Aloguinsan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,100 people. By road it is 59 km (37 mi) southwest of Cebu City. Aloguinsan is bordered to the north by the town of Pinamungajan, to the west is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the city of Carcar, and to the south is the town of Barili.
Aloguinsan was formerly a barrio of Pinamungajan. However, later in the 18th century, by virtue of the Royal Decree of the king of Spain decreed to make Aloguinsan a town.
Bulwarte, a historic landmark, still stands as a mute testimony to the courage of the early inhabitants of Aloguinsan. Because of the frequent Moro attacks, the natives, under the supervision of the Spaniards, constructed a watchtower on top of a hill at the mouth of a river. From this vantage point, they could see incoming Moro vintas.
Among its historic landmarks, Bulwarte is one of them still standing and symbolizes the courage of the inhabitants to protect the place and its inhabitants against invaders from other regions. The attacks from pirates and kidnappers prompted the Spanish authorities to organize and build this watchtower. This watchtower is built on top of a hill and overlooks the mouth of the river, a suitable vintage point of incoming invaders.
The Farmhouse in Aloguinsan
Town Market and Municipal Grounds
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