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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 Church in Booljoon was declared by the National Historical Institute as the National Historical Landmark and in the next year. in 1999. vestments. 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.Church & Town History Boljoon. Municipality of Alcoy in the south. and fishing are the primary source of income. Boljoon's church is one of the oldest original stone church in Cebu that has been preserved for so many years. Cebu Province Boljoon. Cebu is one of the oldest towns in Southern Cebu. Boljoon is composed of (11) eleven barangays and (6) six of them are coastal. On November 11. It is 103 kilometers away from Cebu City to Southeastern Cebu. 2006. . furniture carvings and other treasures.380. images. records. The 5 barangays are situated in the hills and mountains where planting crops and etc. Municipality of Oslob in the South. According to the history.2 square kilometers and the total population of 13. It has 11. and the Bohol Strait in the East. the Boljoon parish museum was opened. the National Museum declared it as a National Cultural Treasure.500 hectares / 111. The museum features different antique collections of Boljoon's church artifacts. Boljoon is bounded by three neighboring municipality. The Municipality of Malabuyoc in the West.
In 1732 alone. In fact. This was later reduced to half in 1726 because it was found too burdensome for Boljoon. the Augustinians placed the church under the protection of the Virgin Mary and accordingly enshrined her image in the Church's altar. the predations of the Muslim raiders upon the settlement continued.950 which is equivalent to 650 paying tributes. A Christian mission was also possibly erected in the place called the "Ermita" where priests perform religious services. 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. designed to withstand the raids. it was due to the incursions of the muslim raiders that a massive stone church was erected by the Missionaries. a provisional church may have been constructed but without a resident priest. Muslim raiders used to raid the settlement which often left the community in shambles. excluding 1. Boljoon was exempted from any tribute in 1894 and 1896.It’s History Boljoon possibly started as a small settlement which eventually grew and prospered. The first recorded residency of a priest in Boljoon was in 1692. Father Provincial Pedro Velasco. In addtion. reported that parishioners increased to 1. OSA (1718-1728). Even with the presence of a priest in the settlement.760 parishioners.404 parishioners. Originally. 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. the ninth Bishop of the Diocese of Cebu. The earliest Christian mission in Boljoon may have been established by the Augustinians in 1599. during the time of Bishop Sebastian de Foroinda. With the convention of the people to Catholicism. Boljoon had 1. OSA. one attribute was equal to three persons. The population then was 7. . The Province of Cebu was then under their pastoral care and missionaries from the town of Carcar regularly visited by settlement in Boljoon. until the early 1800s. By the year 1760. Royal treasury which is the equivalent of taxes in modern terminology.694.454 nonpaying tributes that made a total of 3.
The following year. 1974 of the no. 1973 ruled by the order of the president no. a transcript. 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. It was proclaimed into a national heritage site. 375. 1505. 1978. It has a main nave.Church history Boljoon Church shows old and intricate carvings and bass relief. 11th June. The Boljoon Church is the oldest remaining original stone church in Cebu. 260. proclaimed by the national research of history in the Philippines on the 15th of December. the National Museum declared it as a National Cultural Treasure. The walls are as thick as the pillars which are two meters thick and made of mortar and lime. . on the 14th of January. In 1999. the National Historical Institute declared it a National Historical Landmark. A communion rail with ornate silverworks was stolen from the church. 1999 affected by the order of the president no. and twenty-eight pillars which support the walls. On the 1st of August. It is in a pseudobaroque rococo style. The interior is decorated beautifully.