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In Anda, visitors can discover a world of earth and sea so elemental it fills you with a deep sense of belonging to the infinite.

Anda is located at the eastern tip of Bohol. Like other towns in Bohol it is rich in history and culture, but nature’s drama prevails most completely over the imagination.

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Jhoythevixen wrote:
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 15:34:56 PHT
I was facinated to Bohol, is Anda a large place? i am looking for a person in Anda , i don't know his location and sure name.. but someone told me he is popular in Anda...
Jerwin Jala wrote:
Thursday, 10 May 2012 23:49:35 PHT
Rebecca Widawski: The article didn't say AZrvin Rubillos is no longer the tourism officer of Anda. It said, "He is an ambassador of Anda promoting the town he called "paradise" possibly he can even without the support of the LGU."
ruben gulde jr wrote:
Monday, 22 August 2011 14:21:28 PHT
i really agree that anda is truly a paradise not just for being andahanons but if you try to visit this small town you really experience the real beauty of tis town in wic you can found the beautiful sandy wite sand beaches not just only that seen beautiful caves and many more tats why i really love my home town anda mabuhay ang andahanons and also the town officials on it go. go..go.. anda
Backpacking philippines wrote:
Monday, 23 May 2011 17:34:54 PHT
Anda doesn't have a monopoly of rock paintings in PH, look for rock drawings angono cave...there are two verified sites. i will try to visit it when i go to bohol that's why i stumbled into this page
Concerned Citizen wrote:
Friday, 30 July 2010 13:11:18 PHT
Anda may be a paradise now but in a few years time much of it will be gone. The local officials do not have the slightest idea how to protect the environment! You see destruction of marine resources everyday even in areas which is supposed to be dive sites. You also see people toppling down trees to sell it for firewood. You are free to take out rocks anywhere and smash these rocks to be sold to construction suppliers. People are always complaining about very poor water supply even if you see spring water just freely flowing towards the sea.
Julie Vomberg wrote:
Thursday, 22 July 2010 19:56:28 PHT
Politcians from Anda should take care the road going to badiang, there's no sense of having this endless beauty of this town or everywhere when there's no convenient access!
Rebecca Widawski wrote:
Sunday, 4 April 2010 10:40:28 PHT
Thank you for giving me this opportunity to clarify some details about my 1st cousin Arvin Rubillos, who is the Tourism Officer of Anda, Bohol. After reading the article "it's sad to say that Arvin Rubillos resigned as Tourism Officer. He's not supported with his..........." I rang Arvin in Bohol this morning, 4th of April, 2010 and verify the validity of this article and I learned that the ARTICLE IS NOT TRUE. HE IS STILL THE TOURISM OFFICER IN ANDA, BOHOL. It's great to have Arvin in that field because of his commitment to make Anda, popular with tourists.
rosalyn wrote:
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 11:43:14 PHT
no argument about the beauty of anda. but the LGU of anda is another matter. a friend of mine who invested so much money and time and effort to develop a property located in anda is complaining of illegal mining, fishing, no water but her complaints has fallen into deaf ears. she has approached the office of the governor, bohol and cebu media but to no avail. it's really frustrating when u see well-intentioned people get bumped by ineffective government officials. I would appreciate very much if you can help her cause. who to approach????
leah wrote:
Sunday, 23 August 2009 15:09:18 PHT
one of the best accdg to my father, florentino piel delegencia, he mentioned that it was the hometown of his ancestors. I wish i can vist this excellent place soon..
leah wrote:
Sunday, 23 August 2009 15:08:48 PHT
one of the best accdg to my father, florentino piel delegencia, he mentioned that it was the hometown of his ancestors. I wish i can vist this excellent place soon..
Ronald Tinio Lovete wrote:
Thursday, 20 August 2009 11:27:22 PHT
An amazing change had taken place in Anda since the last time i set foot in the place way back in 1991. The seemingly "lifeless and pathetic" scenario of the town has been transformed into an enigmatic, jovial and bursting with pride. Thanks to the sprawling beach resorts that were built by both local and foreigners. In my visit in 2008 I was greatly amazed because I never had foreseen that at a very fast rate this town will become as it is right now. By the way I was born in this town and graduated from Holy Infant Academy. My relatives are from barangay Candabong.. Kudos to the local government and the tourism council for the initiative in spearheading the change.
Hunson Hume Marquez wrote:
Wednesday, 11 March 2009 23:08:54 PHT
Your Comment It's a heaven here on earth. My grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and basically the whole ancestry of my mother (deligero's)( not to mention my handsome uncle arvin who's taken most of his bachelor's life making Anda within the reach of mankind) are sheltered in this haven of tourism. My oh my, I'll definitely go back there before I go to highschool here in Canada. I miss the beach and eating the pau.
Taratitat wrote:
Monday, 18 August 2008 22:20:39 PHT
You are right d LGU of Anda needs reorientation of priorities and values we really need new set of officials and a total change of people in our lgu they have been there for a long time but has not done anything good hope they will have conscience and they will not buy votes again and fool d people of Anda Andahanons let us now wake up our town needs a leader who is morally upright and a strong sense of responsibility dinata pailad nga madala rata paimnun ug kulafu ug pakan on sa atong mga officials
Paterno R. Ruaya Jr. wrote:
Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:41:57 PHT
When I was a kid an aunt brought me to the chapel of Inday Potenciana sometime in the 1960s. I saw the preserved image of the corpse in an open bed. Her hair was intact. But I was a kid then. From there we proceeded to Badian, where a swimming pool they was overflowing with water.We took a bath there after we lighted some candles in the chapel. But that was long ago. In fact I have no idea how we got there. By the way, from the photos Anda's foreshore area needs promotion. I have been to Palawan and I had seen the beauty of the place. You are right, there's no need for Boholanos to go the El Nido or Taytay in mainland Palawan. Anda is really beautiful. What happened to Anda is like what is happening to Maribojoc. The local leaders are apathetic about grassroots tourism. I suggest you organize a historical society to promote Anda, forget about the town government.
Marlou wrote:
Monday, 12 May 2008 11:35:47 PHT
Brings a lot of wonderful memories. Anda and it's people are amazing.
ate sandra wrote:
Monday, 26 November 2007 06:45:24 PHT
anda, such a great place, the beaches, the air, the hospitality of people makes us alive. I will visit ANDA, by the time I return home. sandra, DOHA QATAR
Ralph Arnel Lim wrote:
Saturday, 5 May 2007 04:29:57 PHT
Thanks for featuring Anda. Here in Canada, I always promote Bohol to touring Canadians and Pinoy balikbayan. Anda is an addition to my long list of where-to-go places in Bohol.
Leo Udtohan wrote:
Friday, 4 May 2007 14:24:34 PHT
It's sad to say that Arvin Rubillos resigned as tourism officer. He's not supported with his effort to promote the tourism of Anda. The local officials are WEAK. They don't see the potentials of their place. Anda remains a poor municipality, that's a fact, and the leaders are still to be tested.
Rubie Knapp wrote:
Wednesday, 2 May 2007 08:21:21 PHT
Linawan, Anda Bohol is my mother's home town. Mom's family name when she's single is Deligero its been a long time since I visited Anda I love the beach and the view. We went back to Davao march 2007 but my mom is in Linawan right now to celebrate there Mayo fiesta. Maybe next time I went back to the Philippines we will going to visit Linawan. I'm in Portland, Oregon U.S.A.
Dario Delegencia Orehuela wrote:
Friday, 13 April 2007 12:34:10 PHT
How I wish to visit the place. Anda is the hometown of my later mother Gertrudes Amoguis-Delegencia. But never visited my ancestors land...
Marino Olaivar wrote:
Friday, 6 April 2007 19:45:41 PHT
kung saan man mapunta sa mundong ito laging nasaisip ang iyong ganda
Mahalia wrote:
Tuesday, 20 March 2007 14:20:13 PHT
I'm happy you're promoting my mom's hometown! My childhood years were spent in Anda. It reminds me of Lamanok, lots of jellyfish! But the blue & orange corals are breathtaking! Anda is my paradise too.. the beaches there are the best compared to Panglao. Pf only it would take an hour from Tagbilaran, tourists would drool over!
Louie wrote:
Tuesday, 13 March 2007 10:47:43 PHT
Do you have any feature regarding Pandanon island? It's a small island between Jetafe, Bohol and Cebu?
Agbon, Adrian wrote:
Friday, 9 March 2007 19:44:47 PHT
Wow its great that Anda is now recognized as eco-tourism destination in bohol. I salute your tourism officer for recognizing the role of tourism in the local economy. I visited Anda way back in 1993, when i joined the bibacasipi athletic meet. We were housed at the old high school i think, fronting the beach grounds. I hope i visit Anda very soon. How will i spend? Point of origin Cebu city.
Trophix wrote:
Sunday, 4 March 2007 23:18:10 PHT
Been there too...I have stayed in this beautiful place for a couple of years at my sisters house in ipo, candabong...they called their place KINGFISHERLAND. It's truely a paradise, a very peaceful place, far away from the city noise. Truely the right place for vacation to forget all your pressures,
Anon wrote:
Sunday, 25 February 2007 16:38:41 PHT
Hi Arvin, C Nang Anon ni Tara sis..happy to see you promote our hometown:s natural resources. I am proud to tell foriegn people how unspoiled our beaches are ...white beaches..and the mountains so green..
Jon Duterte-Enriquez wrote:
Thursday, 1 February 2007 17:51:40 PHT
It is a beautiful place unspoiled by the tourist crowd. Nature at its best. I am half-Boholano (my dad's from Getafe)and I had not heard about Anda until 5 years ago when a close friend, Arvin, invited me to their fiesta. I never thought a place like this existed in Bohol - such beauty and wonder. Its pristine beauty is still undisturbed. The people are warm. Evrything's just gorgeous. Finding Anda in the map is like looking for a needle in a haystack but once you'll find it, you'll easily fall in love with the place. Believe me... I did!
Charito Garcia wrote:
Friday, 15 December 2006 14:37:35 PHT
Bravo, finally the place makes a news in the net. I've had several trips to Anda and yes the place is so amazing. The tranquility and its awesome beauty is definitely world class, a paradise that is. You can see this portion of the world untouched by human hands and just marveled on its beauty. I hope people will visit this place
Yokon wrote:
Friday, 8 December 2006 23:31:09 PHT
WOW, my home town has a place in the net. Lamanoc is one of my playground when I was yet a child. Why not go to Big-OT my paradise. hehehehe THanks
Gwargz wrote:
Sunday, 3 December 2006 21:38:51 PHT
I really love reading articles about Bohol, my native land. The feature re: Anda is very breath-taking; the beaches minus that Mummified Cadaver. A friend of mine went home last summer and told me stories of the beaches in Anda. He told me of their beauties. This article and the story of my friend have one Common Denominator = They lack pictures to confirm my desire to visit Anda. Huhuhuhu.

We have pictures, just a technical issue is preventing us from uploading them right now, they will follow.--Jeroen.

Solved, you can now enjoy the pictures!--Jeroen.

Tessie Bertumen Wilms wrote:
Sunday, 3 December 2006 17:10:54 PHT
Maayong Adlaw kaninyo mga ´Sano, I am from Guindulman and now residing in Germany. Since there are plenty of Europeans who are all praises about the natural beauties of Bohol, may I suggest that Alvin & co makes some pictures and remarks/comments so I can feature it in our website here in Germany, Daghang salamat and Bless Bol-anons.
Ray Lamdagan wrote:
Friday, 1 December 2006 23:20:13 PHT
I salute you for your dedication in promoting your beautiful town. Although i am from tagbilaran, i heard anda since i was a kid in the early seventies when a doctor from anda, dr. menelo timaan, married my cousin, dr. rosalinda lamdagan. i have never been to anda, nor to almost all towns in bohol. but i plan someday to visit your beautiful place.

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