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Jagna – Camiguin Route

By Joe Espiritu
So a fast craft now serves the Jagna – Camiguin route. They ply that route three times a week. We sincerely hope it will last.  We are sure it will last. Statistics are favorable. Even when the population was scarce, this route had been once maintained and there s no reason why it will not only be constant these days. It may yet grow. The route not only serves the province of Camiguin but places in northern Mindanao near that island.
 Boholanos were a seafaring people. They were merchant traders selling everything, from tobacco to kitchen ceramics to nipa shingles – every Boholano product saleable. Sloops or single sailed, outriggered bancas locally called bilos and ketches, the double sailed version called dos bilas carried merchandise from Bohol to northern Mindanao from as far southeast as Surigao to as far southwest as Misamis Occidental.
 Those traders may have brought information about productive lands they had seen prompting adventurous Boholanos to settle there. S…

Guinness Book of Records in Inabanga, Bohol

By Ric Obedencio
This predominantly agricultural town, about 70 kms. north of capital Tagbilaran City, had been the base of a revolt known to be the longest in the country, led by Francisco Sendrijas, a.k.a. "Dagohoy" against the Spanish regime. 
The town, led by Mayor Jose Jono Jumamoy, eyed for the Guinness Book of Records when it unfolded the 24-inch by 1,813.5 meters long hand woven raffia fabric during the town's vesper last June 29. 
Hundreds of students and pupils, teachers and personnel of different offices unfolded the fabric along the national highway. Media men in the region, including the two giant TV companies covered the event.
Tourism Undersecretary Phineas Alburo officially declared amid public applause the length of the hand woven. This length of 1,813.5 meters practically overshot the target of only 1.6 kilometers. 
Engr. Greg Sayson of the Department of Public Works and Highways personally measured and certified the length of the fabric with DTI representativ…