Pilar is part of Camotes Island but it is a separate island. Among the five towns, Pilar is separated from the rest. It’s like Olanggo Island (which is behind of Mactan Island).
Pilar got its name from the beautiful wife of Martin Borinaga, the son of Solferino Borinaga, an eskrima expert who migrated to the islet from Leyte in the early 1800s and who successfully defended the islet from Moro bandits. Martin Borinaga himself became the kapitan of the islet, who was then known as Isla sa Puting Baybayon (White Beach Island), and took over its leadership. Martin later renamed the islet after his wife Pilar.
Halikana Beach Resort (Photo: fb/pilar.camotes.cebu)
Cawit Resort and Cafe
Moabog Reef and Resort
Cave in Esperanza
Pamugsay Festival Seaside Chapel
Mangroves of Pilar
Halikana Beach Resort
Pilar Wharf’s Sunset View
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