October 18, 2017: *** The newly-restored Holy Trinity Parish Church of Loay is formally turned-over on Sunday October 15, 2017 from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to the Diocese of Tagbilaran through Bishop Alberto Uy. ***For the very first time, Bohol landed among the 14 finalists in the search for thr Most Business-Friendly Province in the country. ***PDEA-Bohol Head Agent Nicholas Gomez admitted that the drug problem in Bohol persists despite the reduction of supply of shabu coming from Cebu. *** The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an x-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo. *** DILG-Bohol conducted People's Forum on Federalism on October 17, 2017 at JJ's Seafood Village with city/municipal information officers and CSO/Faith-Based Representatives as participants. ***Schools across the province are expected to conduct make-up classes in lieu of class suspensios due to the two-a nationwide raspot astrike, according toDepEdBohol SchoolVGovernace and Operations Division Chief Desiderio Delgero. ***The province is bent on making history by getting a UNESCO recognition as a global geological park, the first for Philippines. ***The symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday will boost Bohol's application for UNESCO declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol May 11, (PIA) --Expect new tourism write-ups for Bohol from a team of writers and television feature people of the country's leading networks and media organizations abroad. 

This as a team led by corporate communications manager Vivecka Singson, of Cebu Pacific Air brought in a team of nine travel and feature writers from giant television networks, major news organizations in the country including somebody from Cable News Network Philippines. 

Eager to see how Bohol has fared after a year of the devastating earthquake and how tourism has stood up after the disaster, the group also tested new products including the ones packaged by the province along with Japan International Cooperation Agency. 

The team, which visited the mystical island of Lamanoc and did the dolphin and whale watching including an island hop at the famed Pamilacan came out of Bohol with positive reviews.
Billeted at the Bellevue Hotel, the group also did a countryside Bohol tour with topnotch tour guide and professor Joseph Eric Canete.

No less than the Lamanoc Island caretaker and inhouse tour guide Fortunato Simbajon who took over the group in the treks and adventures in the mystical island. 

Lamanoc, an islet off Barangay Badiang in Anda has been believed to be a pre-hispanic ritual site of the Visayan healers and medicine men, it is also believed to be an island home of the spirits. 

Also a primary burial ground for early Boholanos, Lamanoc features old graveyards with clay potteries, dug out primary, secondary and tertiary burial coffins, hematite paintings, numerous rock shelters, ritual caves and ritual remnants. 

On the other hand, Pamilacan dolphin experience was a hit for the group, which saw over a thousand spinner and bottle nosed dolphins bow-riding and fishtailing during the early Sunday morning tour. 

The team had Angel's Wings Tours and Travels serving their tour requirements. (rac/PIA-7Bohol/PR)

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