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Pottery Workshop by National Museum Boosts Asin Tibuok

A saltpot-making workshop conducted by the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP)-Bohol draws attention to the homegrown Asin Tibuok. Bannered as "Hulma", the master potter's guided workshop on Bohol’s pottery heritage is a series held in collaboration with the provincial government’s Center for Culture and Arts Development (CCAD). The initiative also aligns with...

Preserving Paradise: Geopark Information Booth Opens in Carmen

Designated as a UNESCO Global Geopark (UGGp) on May 24, 2023, the provincial government remains resolute in its commitment to preserve the rich natural and cultural heritage of Bohol island. In an effort to raise awareness of Bohol's status as a designated UGGp, Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado spearheaded the ceremonial turnover and ribbon-cutting of the Bohol UGGp...

Bohol Takes World Tourism Stage

Bohol bids to take its place among the best in the world tourism stage at the Internationale Turismo Borse (ITB) Berlin in Germany this coming March 5-7. Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado will be leading the province’s delegation at the world’s largest travel and tourism trade fair to be held at Messe Berlin. Aumentado will be joined by provincial administrator Asteria Caberte and Joanne Pinat, Bohol...

Bohol Hosts 7th Farm Touorism Confab

Bohol will welcome 300 participants who are expected to attend the 7th Philippine Farm Tourism Conference on Feb. 26-28 in Panglao to discuss business prospects in farm tourism. Gov. Erico Aristotle Aumentado will be among officials who will lead the opening of the conference tomorrow. Dr. Mina Gabor, chairman and president of the International School of Sustainable Tourism (ISST), said...

Bohol to Submit Asin Tibuok-Making for UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

After its successful designation as the first UNESCO Global Geopark in the Philippines, Bohol is exploring more designations and inscriptions to promote the country's rich cultural heritage. The provincial government, through the Center for Culture and Arts Development, the Bohol Arts and Cultural Heritage Council, the local government unit (LGU) of Alburquerque, the National Museum of the Philippines-...

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, cultural...

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 proper documentation of...

DOT-7 Conducts Geopark Seminar for Tour Guides

The Department of Tourism (DOT) Region 7 conducted a familiarisation seminar for tour operators on geotourism in line with Bohol's designation as a UNESCO Global Geopark. Dubbed “Continuing Education for Tour Guides”, the information seminar held Oct. 18 at the Belian Hotel in Tagbilaran, drew 29 participants. DOT-7 said this event aims to create more awareness of Bohol's designation as a UNESCO...

PHIVOLCS Holds Commemorative Earthquake Exhibit

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) held a public exhibit to commemorate the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that rocked Bohol in 2013. Held at the Island City Mall's activity center, PHIVOLCS displayed informational materials on the magnitude 7.2 earthquake that struck on Oct. 15 a decade ago, geological hazards, the Bohol Island UNESCO Global Geopark, and disaster response...

PHIVOLCS Holds #HANDAANGMAYALAM Science Education Forum

The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) held a science education forum entitled "HandaAngMayAlam" to promote geohazard awareness and disaster preparedness among Boholano students. This event took place at the Island City Mall activity center on Oct. 13 to inform students on the dangers of earthquakes and tsunamis, promote community preparedness measures, and proper response...

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

Photo is taken by:Micah Lumaad

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.

Photo is taken by:Micah Lumaad

The Bohol Island UNESCO Global Geopark is thrilled to participate in the 2nd Global Geoparks Network Film Festival, an event amplifying the Geopark advocacy through the medium of film.

To achieve our goal, we have approached talented Boholano filmmakers and creatives, encouraging them to participate in the competition. This year, the Bucketlist Bohol Team, a staunch supporter of the Geopark, has accepted the challenge.

With the support of local communities and partners, the Bucketlist Bohol team presents “Threads of Hope,” a love letter to the Bol-anon way of life and how it interweaves into Bohol’s geological landscape. This is our official entry for the 2nd Global Geoparks Network Film Festival in Morocco this September 2023.

IBAHAGI ANG IYONG KARANASAN

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