Introduction

Once upon a time, there were 2 wanderers namely Jian Paulo Doble & Johnedsel Roca (Us), they roamed from different places from different sectors of the world but they haven’t found what they’ve really looking for. From a tiring adventure they decided to chill out on a certain island named Cebu. Upon arriving on a Fhanthalan they discovered something on the island, Cebu, and that’s how the adventure started. The adventure started from Morning and ended up to the early evening, we had visited many places starting from the capital city pointing to the south region. Then they started by riding a bus to some parts of the South Region of Cebu City, In the bus was also a great adventure for there was a karaoke machine inside the bus and there were eating sessions and siestas, we visited many places here at the south namely Car-Car, Sibonga, Argao, Dalaguete, Boljoon. Our trip was very tiring yet enjoyable; we kept on admiring and criticized the beauty of Cebu, I expect from the readers that have fun on reading our documentation and helps you to know about Cebu down to the South. ENJOY !

The 5 barangays are situated in the hills and mountains where planting crops and etc. the National Museum declared it as a National Cultural Treasure. records. The highlight of Boljoon is their lively and colorful annual town fiesta in honor of Nuestra Señora Patrocinio de Maria which is celebrated every second friday and saturday of November. The museum features different antique collections of Boljoon's church artifacts. in 1999. and fishing are the primary source of income. and the Bohol Strait in the East. The Municipality of Malabuyoc in the West.500 hectares / 111. It has 11.Church & Town History Boljoon. Boljoon is composed of (11) eleven barangays and (6) six of them are coastal. Boljoon's church is one of the oldest original stone church in Cebu that has been preserved for so many years. the Boljoon parish museum was opened. On November 11. Municipality of Oslob in the South. furniture carvings and other treasures. the Church in Booljoon was declared by the National Historical Institute as the National Historical Landmark and in the next year. vestments. Cebu Province Boljoon.2 square kilometers and the total population of 13.380. Cebu is one of the oldest towns in Southern Cebu. images. It is 103 kilometers away from Cebu City to Southeastern Cebu. According to the history. Boljoon is bounded by three neighboring municipality. Municipality of Alcoy in the south. . 2006.

a provisional church may have been constructed but without a resident priest. In addtion. In fact. The Province of Cebu was then under their pastoral care and missionaries from the town of Carcar regularly visited by settlement in Boljoon. With the convention of the people to Catholicism. reported that parishioners increased to 1. OSA (1718-1728). By the year 1760.950 which is equivalent to 650 paying tributes. Father Provincial Pedro Velasco.404 parishioners. the predations of the Muslim raiders upon the settlement continued. Population increases was at such a slow rate due to the Muslim raiders which ransacked everything in the town and left all things on fire.It’s History Boljoon possibly started as a small settlement which eventually grew and prospered. excluding 1. Boljoon once contributed an annual rent of 80 cavans of borona to the convent of then San Agustin Church now the Basilica del Santo Niño de Cebu. Muslim raiders used to raid the settlement which often left the community in shambles. OSA. Boljoon was exempted from any tribute in 1894 and 1896.454 nonpaying tributes that made a total of 3. Boljoon had 1. In 1732 alone. The earliest Christian mission in Boljoon may have been established by the Augustinians in 1599. The population then was 7.760 parishioners.694. Originally. during the time of Bishop Sebastian de Foroinda. . it was due to the incursions of the muslim raiders that a massive stone church was erected by the Missionaries. Royal treasury which is the equivalent of taxes in modern terminology. the Augustinians placed the church under the protection of the Virgin Mary and accordingly enshrined her image in the Church's altar. designed to withstand the raids. A Christian mission was also possibly erected in the place called the "Ermita" where priests perform religious services. one attribute was equal to three persons. The first recorded residency of a priest in Boljoon was in 1692. Even with the presence of a priest in the settlement. This was later reduced to half in 1726 because it was found too burdensome for Boljoon. the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Cebu. until the early 1800s.

the National Museum declared it as a National Cultural Treasure.Church history Boljoon Church shows old and intricate carvings and bass relief. The church is being strengthen for the visit of car-car of the Augustinians long befor 1599 and it became the only church that holds the title of the nuestra señorita de patrocinio. A communion rail with ornate silverworks was stolen from the church. The walls are as thick as the pillars which are two meters thick and made of mortar and lime. a transcript. The interior is decorated beautifully. 1973 ruled by the order of the president no. and twenty-eight pillars which support the walls. 260. 1978. 11th June. 1974 of the no. 1999 affected by the order of the president no. It was proclaimed into a national heritage site. On the 1st of August. on the 14th of January. The following year. In 1999. It is in a pseudobaroque rococo style. It has a main nave. proclaimed by the national research of history in the Philippines on the 15th of December. 1505. the National Historical Institute declared it a National Historical Landmark. 375. . The Boljoon Church is the oldest remaining original stone church in Cebu.

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