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Pasundayag Convergence and Festival for local theater enthusiasts

The Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage (BACH) council held a two-day convergence and festival for Boholano theater enthusiasts in efforts to create a stronger and empowered local theater community. Entitled "Pasundayag," the activity was held Dec 29-30 at the Panda Tea Garden Suites and the National Museum of the Philippines-Bohol and attended by local theater talents...

LANGUAGE EXPERTS CONDUCT DISCUSSION ON BINOL-ANONG BINISAYA

Efforts towards heritage preservation by the provincial government perks up with a discussion on the Binol-anong Binisaya language entitled “Sa Atong Dila: Usa Ka Kukabildo Mahitunog sa Binol-anong Binisaya”. Organized by the Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD) and the Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage (BACH) Council, the forum at the People’s Mansion held...

Ubi Festival list of winners

This year's 2nd Ubi Festival culminated with an awardingceremony for the winners of different contests held during the five-day festivities. The awarding of winners in the different categories and competitions on Dec. 6 at the Bohol Cultural Center was a fitting conclusion to the second ubi festival this year. During the ceremony, awards were given to exhibitors and...

Bohol Holds First International Geopark Forum

Seven months after Bohol was designated as the first UNESCO Global Geopark in the country, the provincial government held its first international forum among stakeholders to discuss sustainable management. The event, held on Dec 5 at the Bellevue Resort, was attended by various stakeholders from tourism, academe, national government agencies, local government units, non-government organizations,...

PGBH AND 28 BOHOL LGUS PROCLAIMED AWARDEES OF GAWAD KALASAG FOR GOOD MANAGEMENT AND RESPONSE

Bohol and 28 of its local government units (LGUs) were announced winners of the 23rd Gawad Kalasag Seal for Excellence in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) and Humanitarian Assistance in the category of Local DRRM Councils and Offices this year. The provincial government, through the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management, and Tagbilaran City...

COMMERCE SECTOR CONVENE FOR REGENERATIVE PROJECT

The provincial government continues its series of workshops with stakeholders aligned to the Bohol Regenerative Island Project which is focused on aligning economic activity to their advocacy. Held on Nov. 7 at the New Capitol Building, the activity is part of a three-day workshop on the Bohol Island Regenerative Project held Nov. 4-9 at the New Capitol Building...

Climate Crisis Journalism Seminar for Emerging Boholano Writers

Emerging young Boholano writers participated in a writing workshop on responsible journalism and accurate reporting on the climate crisis and its effect on local communities in Bohol on Nov. 24-26. writers from school publications in Bohol participated in the three-day activity where they taught about evidence-based reporting, feature writing, photojournalism, and...

Climate Justice for all Boholanos- Greenpeace Philippines

Greenpeace Philippines made a three-day visit to Bohol to call for action to demand reparations for Boholanos experiencing the adverse effects of the climate crisis. The visit on Nov 13-15 was part of its Philippine #ClimateJustice tour, where the environmental group visited different areas in the country susceptible to natural hazards and environmental changes....

Rainbow Warrior ship to dock in Tubigon

The Greenpeace Philippines ship, better known as the Rainbow Warrior, will visit Tubigon on Nov 13-15 as part of the Philippine #ClimateJustice ship tour set for the whole of November. The Rainbow Warrior is expected to arrive in Tubigon on Nov. 13 where Greenpeace Philippines has organized a Bohol Climate Justice Summit for local chief executives, civil society...

MULTI-SECTOR STAKEHOLDERS CONVENE FOR REGENERATIVE WORKSHOP

The provincial government continues with the third series on workshops with stakeholders aligned to the Bohol Regenerative Island Project. Held at the New Capitol Building, the activity was a three-day workshop on the Bohol Island Regenerative Project from Nov. 7-9, engaged various stakeholders to advocate for regenerative practices that will help revitalize Bohol's...

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 2, 2024

WORLD WETLANDS DAY

NO UPCOMING EVENTS

Chocolate Hills

The unique karst landscape is composed of smooth, uniformly shaped conical isolated hills that cover a vast area (14,435 ha) in the central portion of the island. The site was once a platform of thick widespread buildup of coral reefs that thrived during the Pliocene, approximately 2-5 million years ago and later to form a sedimentary formation. Soon, this limestone formation was raised above the sea level and fractured. Rainwater, streams and groundwater dissolved the limestone, gradually forming the present landscape of cone karst.

ALICIA SCHIST

Alicia Schist is the oldest rock identified in Bohol. It was named after the town where it is located, the northeastern town of Alicia. These metamorphic rocks were formed between the Late Jurassic to Early Cretaceous (146 mya – 66 mya). It initially started from ocean floor sediments that were successively buried deep underneath layers and layers of sediments until it turned into sedimentary rock. Afterwards it was subjected to tremendous regional pressure and deformation causing its upward movement and eventual emergence from the…

THE ALICIA PANORAMIC PARK

The Alicia Panoramic Park features the breathtaking landscape of Binabaje Hills of Bgy. Cambaol in Alicia Municipality. The hills, which rise to 400 meters above sea level, are mostly covered in tropical perennial grasses commonly known as Cogon. These tall green grasses wave gently as the breeze passes, giving a soft furry-like appearance to the hills, which is composed primarily of metamorphic rock – the Alicia Schist, the oldest rock in Bohol (Late Jurassic – Early Cretaceous, 146 mya – 66 mya). Many adventure-seekers enjoy trekking the ridge trails over the hills and the picture-perfect and stunning green scenery.

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