Boljoon is southward bound and could be reached within 3 hours approximately from Cebu City. It is bordered to the north by the town of Alcoy, to the west are the towns of Malabuyoc, to the east is the Cebu Strait, and to the south is the town of Oslob. Boljoon, is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 16,344 people.
There were 5 renditions of the town’s name: Bolhon, Bolhong, Bolhoon, Bolhoong, and the current one of Boljoon.
There are various stories as to how the town got its name but the one that’s widely believed refers to the first interaction between the Spaniards and natives that occurred at the Baño sa Poblacion.
This spot is the site of a gushing spring in the town center and it is where the early settlers congregated to get their water requirements or do their bathing and washing needs.
The narration goes that the natives answered “bolho” – which is the local term for gushing water – when the Spaniards asked them for the name of the place.
Boljoon Parish Museum
El Gran Baluarte de Boljoon
Patrocinio de Maria Parish
ELI Rock Viewdeck in Boljoon You might wonder what is that huge carving that is visible from a distance or might think that’s a kind of mining at road side in Boljoon.. well that’s the ELI Rock Viewdeck..
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