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IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012 (updated: Thursday, 8 March 2012)

Francisco Dagohoy Shrine
Francisco Dagohoy Shrine
Danao is the birthplace of the famous Boholano leader, Francisco Dagohoy. It was the place where he established his independent government. During the Japanese occupation it became a concentration camp for World War II prisoners of war. The town used to be a barrio of Talibon but was turned into a municipality by an Executive Order issued on March 16, 1961 by then Pres. Carlos P. Garcia. It was inaugurated as an independent municipality in July 9, 1961.

E.A.T. Danao

E.A.T Danao, The Suislide
E.A.T Danao, The Suislide
E.A.T Danao, The Plunge
E.A.T Danao, The Plunge
Danao is a remote inland municipality, with a lot of natural beauty, and thus an ideal spot for adventurous people. E.A.T. (Extreme Adventure Tours) Danao, an initiative of the municipality, has organized a number of spectacular attractions, including rafting, the suislide, a zip-line across a 480 meters wide and 200 meters deep valley, the plunge, where you can drop down and swing across this same valley, and various other attractions.

Danao Police Station: +63 917 306 0251 Email:

Danao at a glance
Population (2015): 17890
Population (2010): 17952
Population (2000): 17265
Number of households (2000): 2958
Land area: 9786 ha
Number of barangays: 17
Distance from Tagbilaran: 92 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
San Carlos111620112361170
San Miguel42275499559
Santa Fe48995526567
Santo Niņo728114748719
Villa Anunciado22742150112

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)

Jeroen Hellingman

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ptlofranco wrote:
Thursday, 29 November 2012 03:45:40 PHT
I love Danao.

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