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YWAM Tagbilaran (Island of Bohol)

YWAM Tagbilaran city runs a very effective evangelism coffeehouse to reach out to students in the city. Also run are Discipleship Training Weeks. Tagbilaran City can be reached via a short boat ride from Cebu.

Bohol - The island province lies southeast of Cebu in Central Philippines and is approximately one hour and fifty minutes from Manila. Apart from its world-famous Chocolate Hills as its attraction, Bohol's beauty lies in its unpolluted waters which are rated among the best diving havens in the world. Bohol is also the home of the tarsier, the big-eyed insect-eating monkey whose size is smaller than a boy's fist. Created by virtue of Act 2711 on 10 March 1917, this island province of Bohol is the 10th largest island of the Philippines. Its people are said to be descendants of the last group of inhabitants of the country called "pintados", meaning the tattooed ones.

The name Bohol was supposedly derived from the word Bool, the place where a treaty of friendship between two people of different races, culture, religion and civilization occurred in 1565 between Datu Sikatuna, a native chieftain and Miguel Lopez de Legaspi, representing the King of Spain through a blood compact known today as the "Sandugo".

During the Spanish regime, two significant revolts occurred in Bohol. One was the Tamblot Uprising in 1621 led by a native priest or Babaylan. The other was the Dagohoy Rebellion, led by one Francisco Dagohoy from 1744 lasting until the year 1829.

Bohol became a separate politico-military province on July 22, 1854. The Americans, led by Major Henry Hale of the 44th Infantry Battalion, arrived in Tagbilaran on March 17, 1900. The Japanese also occupied Bohol several years later during World War II. The American liberation forces arrived in Bohol on April 11, 1945.

Tagbilaran is located in the central Philippines on the Island of Bohol, which is labelled with blue lettering, second from the bottom on this map, above Davao)

Map of The Island of Bohol. You can see Tagbilaran City in the lower left area, and the famous Chocolate Hills are located in the middle of the Island.

For More information contact:

Marlon Roa
Tagbilaran City, Bohol Student Center
Youth With A Mission
P.O. Box 46
3600 Tagbilaran City, Bohol
Base Ph: 38-500-1392

YWAM Bohol is a ministry of YWAM International

This website last updated April 1, 2009


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