Lamanoc is famous for its limestone cliffs and flourishing plant life and wildlife. Check out the caves and you’ll find old clay jars, several boat coffins and a rock shelter that contains graffiti dated during the prehistoric era. Relics of prehistoric painting made using hematite painted on cave walls are observed, but age and meaning of these figures are unknown. The locals practice their centuries-old tradition they were accustomed to, such as offering gifts to a “diwata” whom, according to them, is the protector of the island. For the people of Lamanoc, the observance of such tradition will bring them abundant food harvest which is rooted in their strong ancestral beliefs even before they were converted to Christianity by the Spaniards.
Badiang, Anda, Bohol
2 hours & 29 minutes travel
Lamanok Island can be found in the easternmost tip of Anda. It is underlain by massive to rubbly limestone deposits of the Late Miocene Sierra Bullones Formation. Prominent tidal notches can be observed around the edge of the island facing Bohol Sea showing dynamic movement of the sea during the Neogene Period. Large fossils such as giant shells protrude out of the limestone outcrops and cave walls (Figures B18 and B19). This section of the Anda Peninsula is also considered the seat of Bohol’s civilization as archaeological artifacts and burial sites of ancient settlers are preserved.