Bool, Tagbilaran

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Bool
Barangay Bool
Barangay ng Bool
Coordinates: 9°37′58.80″N 123°52′48.00″E / 9.633°N 123.88°E / 9.633; 123.88Coordinates: 9°37′58.80″N 123°52′48.00″E / 9.633°N 123.88°E / 9.633; 123.88
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
City/TownTagbilaran City
Purok/Sitios7
Government
 • Punong Brgy.Nestor B. Mendez
 • SK ChairmanMaria Angelique B. Lumagbas
Area
 • Land3.488 km2 (1.347 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total4,929
 • Density1,413/km2 (3,660/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Postal Code6300
Area code(s)38
Websitewww.tagbilaran.gov.ph
 
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Bool
Barangay Bool
Barangay ng Bool
Coordinates: 9°37′58.80″N 123°52′48.00″E / 9.633°N 123.88°E / 9.633; 123.88Coordinates: 9°37′58.80″N 123°52′48.00″E / 9.633°N 123.88°E / 9.633; 123.88
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas (Region VII)
ProvinceBohol
City/TownTagbilaran City
Purok/Sitios7
Government
 • Punong Brgy.Nestor B. Mendez
 • SK ChairmanMaria Angelique B. Lumagbas
Area
 • Land3.488 km2 (1.347 sq mi)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total4,929
 • Density1,413/km2 (3,660/sq mi)
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
Postal Code6300
Area code(s)38
Websitewww.tagbilaran.gov.ph

Barangay Bool was a part of the Town of Tagbilaran, at its creation sometime in the 1750s during the Spanish regime, and then the Municipality of Tagbilaran after the American regime. It became Barangay Bool on July 1, 1966 when Tagbilaran became a chartered city by virtue of R.A. 4660.[2]

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Location

Barangay Bool is located on the south-eastern part of the City, and a ten-minute ride from the City Hall. It has a rolling terrain rising gently up to the foot of Banat-i Hill, the city's highest point, at which rises steeply to the top at about 150 meters above sea level, then a gentle slope lowers the elevation down to the north at the Bool-Dampas border. To the east, it has a common border with the town of Baclayon; to the west with Barangay Mansasa, and to the south is Mindanao Sea.[3]

History

Legends has it that at the time of the Spanish occupation of the Philippines, a Spanish officer inquired a native about the name of the place. The native thought that the officer was asking for the name of a big tree to which his fingers seemed to point. "Bo-ow" was the immediate answer from the native. From that time on, the place was called BO-OW or Bool. "W" was changed to "L" for easy pronunciation by the Spaniards.[3]

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Political Subdivision

Bool is divided into 12 puroks or sitios.[4]

Industry

Tourism

The renowned Blood Compact was held in Bool, which is considered as the First Treaty of Friendship between Filipinos and a foreign country.[3]

Tourist Spots:[4]

References

  1. ^ "Philippine Census August 1, 2007 Official Count". http://census.gov.ph/data/pressrelease/2008/pr0830tx.html.
  2. ^ Bool, Tagbilaran City www.tagbilaran.gov.ph Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  3. ^ a b c Bool History, Tagbilaran City www.tagbilaran.gov.ph Retrieved December 6, 2009.
  4. ^ a b c Bool Profile, Tagbilaran City www.tagbilaran.gov.ph Retrieved December 6, 2009.

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