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Inside Bohol => First District of Bohol => Baclayon - Bohol => Topic started by: Ligalig-Mike on April 26, 2007, 06:03:31 AM

Title: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on April 26, 2007, 06:03:31 AM
Baclayon is in the eastern part of Bohol. It is the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards and formerly comprised its present territory and those belonging now to Corella, Sikatuna, Alburquerque and Balilihan. This municipality was originally called Bacayan because travellers used to detour (bacay) around a rocky cliff along the shore about half kilometer from the municipal building in order to avoid going over the top of the cliff. The town was founded in 1595 by two Jesuit priests, Fr. Juan de Torres and Fr. Gabriel Sanchez who also built a stone church which is now considered as the oldest stone church in the country. In 1879, Baclayon had a population of 11,142.

source: The Provincial Government of Bohol
Title: Re: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: Vito Andoline on March 18, 2008, 08:41:10 PM
thanks for the info.
Title: Re: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: fdaray on May 16, 2008, 12:28:06 PM
According to my lolo who was alive in 1960 told me that the place was called Baclayon becuase "baclayon ra man namo nang lugara magbarter mig kamote ug asin, isda ug kinhason ". Ang taga Balilihan moagi sa Corella, magbaklay ra. So, the place was called Baclayon.
Title: Re: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: jig37504 on May 04, 2010, 08:43:38 PM
great anecdote, nong. unsay edad sa imong lolo sa 1960? i'd like to put some date on this coz' i'm planning to blog about this together with the first post above. can i use your name (felix daray?) as a source?
Title: Re: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: fdaray on May 06, 2010, 08:37:16 PM
Yes. jig... Probably. my grandfather, Pedro Daray was 75 years old in 1960.
Title: Re: Baclayon in the Beginning
Post by: ilovebohol on May 07, 2010, 10:10:39 AM

thanks po for this info.
this kind of story from the locals makes a town more interesting.
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