Heading east from Tagbilaran along the south coast takes you first to the coastal fishing town of BOOL , 5km away. Said to be the oldest settlement on the island, it's also the site of the Blood Compact Site, marked by an attractive bronze sculpture on the seafront. This is the spot where local chieftain Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi concluded an early round of Philippine–Spanish hostili-ties in 1565 by signing a compact in blood. Every year for one week in July, Boholanos gather in Bool for the Sandugo (One Blood) festival which, apart from the usual beauty pageants and roast pigs, includes a passionate re-enactment of the blood ceremony.
About 2km east of Bool, BACLAYON is the site of Baclayon Church, the oldest stone church in the Philippines. Much of the existing facade was added by the Augustinian Recollects in the nineteenth century, but the rest dates back to 1595 and was declared a national historical landmark in 1995. The church's convent has been transformed into an intriguing ecclesiastical museum (Mon–Sat 9am–4pm; P25) that houses a number of priceless religious icons.
One of the most impressive collections is of Spanish colonial santos (statues of saints), including the Nuestra Señora de los Dolores, which has miracles attributed to it. Five kilometres further along the coast, ALBUQUERQUE (known as just "Albur") ofers another impressive church and belfry, built in 1886 and set in an attractive palm-lined square.
Fifty kilometres east of Albur, JAGNA, is a pleasant enough place but all it really ofers the traveller is an alternative port for getting away from Bohol. Mindanao-bound boats operated by Cebu Ferries leave for Cagayan de Oro (5hr 30min; P620–950) on Thursdays and Saturdays and for Nasipit (6hr; P660–990) at midnight on Sundays. - source: Rough Guide Travel Book