Region of the Week: Bohol, Philippines


With the brightest dazzle of the sun, Bohol creates its own magic-a mesmerizing change 
in the landscape's color.


Other title(s): God's Little Paradise
Continent: Asia
Capital: Tagbilaran
Language(s): Cebuano with a specific dialect of Boholano
Currency: Philippine Peso
Major Religions: Protestants, Iglesia ni Cristo, Mormons, Islam, Catholic, Christian
National symbol: Seal: Two arms holding each other to symbolize brotherhood; Portrays sanduguan to memorialize Datu Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi's blood unification through cut on their wrists; Chocolate Hills Animal: Philippine Tarsier
Famous landmark: Chocolate Hills, Panglao, Dauis, Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church, Sevilla
Movies/series filmed: Muro-ami, Panday, Loveboat, Panaghoy sa Suba
Famous people: Napoleon Abueva, Cesar Montano, Yoyoy Villame, Joan Almedilla
Climate: Bohol, unlike its surrounding provinces, experience less typhoons. It is tropical in climate but is slightly cooler from November to February and hotter from March to May.
Popular festivals: Sandugo Festival, Pandayan Festival, Ubi, Bolibongkingking Festival, Sambat Mascara Y Regatta Festival