IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:05:25
Loboc is an interior town located in a valley through which the Loboc river winds.
According to Filipino historian Fr. Horacio de la Costa, Loboc was founded by Fr. Juan de Torres who succeeded in persuading the local population to settle their barangays at this site in 1602. This makes Loboc one of the oldest towns of Bohol. In 1879, it had a population of 11,430.
Loboc is also the site of an historic Spanish period church and a small attached museum, and a separate bell tower. This church is the home of the famous Loboc Children's Choir.
You can also witness here one of the biggest blunders in planning in Bohol: a partly completed bridge, which if it where to be completed would require the church to be destroyed. It has now been converted into a kind of promenade. A few kilometers down the road, you can come across a traditional hanging bridge.
Loboc celebrate its town fiesta on the 29th of June in honor of Saint Peter the Apostle and on the 24th of May in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the second patron.
Loboc Police Station: +63 38 537 9086
What to do and see in Loboc: Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Church, Loboc Children choir, Loboc river Cruise, Loboc Ecotourism Adventure park.
How to get there: You can take a bus from Dao Integrated Terminal bound for Carmen.
The Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Church in Loboc is one of the historical monuments that was badly damaged by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake
Saint Peter the Apostle Parish Church
|Loboc at a glance|
|Population (2015): ||15993|
|Population (2010): ||16312|
|Population (2000): ||15734|
|Number of households (2000): ||2738|
|Land area: ||8541 ha|
|Number of barangays: ||28|
|Distance from Tagbilaran: ||24 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)
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