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Reader Comments on 'Myth on the Origin of Bohol'

A myth on the origin of Bohol, as told by an old woman who lived just below the forest of Verde in Duero, Bohol.

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claire wrote:
Monday, 26 August 2013 17:58:57 PHT
do you have any other myths of boholanos?
Felvi Tordilla wrote:
Monday, 16 February 2009 08:52:44 PHT
i thnk a gaskit is more on like a duck or a swan base on a book that i've read about bohol myth...
Barok wrote:
Wednesday, 5 October 2005 13:51:19 PHT
Proud to be a Duerohanon the place where the story started. In case you are a Duerohanon and you wish to know more about your hometown, do visit this site http://rytchzmagic.proboards33.com. Let's exchannge what latest with our beloved town and what novel with each one of us. God bless and more power to all Duerohanon Worldwide.
Jacqueline Risteter wrote:
Tuesday, 13 September 2005 04:35:02 PHT
I think it is somewhere i would want to visit. I've never been there. I am 1/2 phillipino and haven't had my mother(thats where the phillipino influence would come from) in my life but am interested to learn about it. Enjoyed the story.
Hacel Namocatcat Oclarit wrote:
Saturday, 13 August 2005 20:34:03 PHT
My father is from Bohol. I was born and raised in Manila. But the very first time i set foot on Bohol, I fell in love with it. New comers have this sense of joy that they would want to be there, live there forever. Correct me if I'm wrong but is Ms. Maria Pajo the mother of Msgr. Pajo? If she is so it was nice to know coz she's a family friend, a neighbor of my Lola Sepa Namocatcat. This story is new to me. I've heard about myths on how each town of Bohol has come to be and indeed a woman is involved. Hmmmm! Maribojoc - which was said to be derived from Maria nga taas ug bohok, Baclayon, the place where people long before can only reach through walking "baclay", Lila the place where townfolks sang " Lilili Lalala" in happy tunes for the visiting of this woman of wonder, etc. It connotes how the Bol-anon people gives respect and high accolade to women. Hope someday these "alamats" would be published and enjoyed by all.
Jeninah wrote:
Thursday, 4 August 2005 19:02:47 PHT
I am so glad that i finally read thi kind of origin. This is the best tory ever. If anyone read this don't ever forget to mprint.Anyway here my friendster jeninah_cool@yahoo.com
Daniel Betco Tutor wrote:
Monday, 27 June 2005 20:14:37 PHT
I'm a lad raised in the eastern part of bohol in the beatifuland nature best town of candijay the town full of history. i appreciate the author of this piece it is very good folklore promise i will share this info to my friends and to the community i served. thank you...
Rytchz Salamanca wrote:
Thursday, 7 April 2005 11:13:22 PHT
I really feel elated knowing that this myth speaks of my very hometown DUERO. this made me love more my cool and beautiful town. How i wish through this i will be able to meet more DUEROHANONS WORLWIDE. I am inviting you to join the group that i tried forming at www.hi5.com (click join group DUEROHANONWORLWIDE)
Mitzi Literature wrote:
Wednesday, 1 December 2004 11:01:52 PHT
I am very happy to read the "Myth on the Origin of Bohol". I am very interested in the folk literature of Bohol.
karen wrote:
Sunday, 11 July 2004 10:51:10 PHT
Im also from Bohol particularly in the town of alicia Bohol. Im very glad that most people love to explore Bohol and to know the things about bohol especially its origin and myth. This myth is very interesting.
Julie Gultiano wrote:
Sunday, 4 July 2004 06:56:04 PHT
I am from Candijay Bohol, it is the prettiest place on earth...
Daniel Cajiuat wrote:
Tuesday, 25 May 2004 07:42:59 PHT
Very amusing and typical folklore. We will be visiting bohol and hope to see the turtles and taste the crabs. we hope to stay for a year.
Wainape wrote:
Friday, 21 May 2004 08:32:20 PHT
This is new to me one day i just got board and started look up names so ilooked for Bohol. i read about the Myths and i think that its realy cool. even thou i dont no much about it all i no is there are alot of people i no who carries this name;and i would love to visit this place one day and hope to see new people there. I heard its very unusual but it will be worth for an adventure. i cant wait till the day icome.
melan bcosa wrote:
Saturday, 15 May 2004 15:49:31 PHT
I was assigned in Bohol for a month long. Great places and foods are the one that catches my attention. Old churches and fascinating scenes of panglao beach and chocolate hills in carmen and sagbayan peak in sagbayan are best places to visit. Hope someday I could visit Bohol again escially during summer where green grass of hills turn into brown so as we called it CHOCOLATE HILS. Regards to all my friends in Bohol.
Susie wrote:
Wednesday, 28 April 2004 00:37:17 PHT
I loved the myth on the origin of Bohol. I am a special education teacher and was born in the United States. My dear departed father was from Bohol. Although I am not full Filipino I have dreams of going to visit there someday. The myth was a joy to read.
Yram wrote:
Friday, 16 April 2004 11:49:47 PHT
Bohol is a very nice place.
Rene wrote:
Wednesday, 17 March 2004 08:02:12 PHT
There's no other place like Bohol. It is not just a beautiful and powderly white sand beaches there's something more in Bohol. WowBohol its more than the usual Island
mike punzalan wrote:
Thursday, 4 March 2004 20:30:23 PHT
me and my family were in bohol a few days ago. the people are so nice! they are very courteous and very accommodating! the beaches are extremely gorgeous! my 2 sons enjoyed the white beaches of panglao very much! i realized i chosed right (choosing bohol atop boracay). bohol has numerous places of interests compared to other destinations. i will surely come back with the rest of my family this summer vacation!
Jojo Coquilla wrote:
Wednesday, 3 March 2004 00:24:56 PHT
I was in Bohol for a few days. (January 14-18, 2004). I've met old friends and acquaintances, relatives, etc. I hope I could visit Bohol again especially in May when there will be a lot of fiesta celebrations.

Greetings from the Garden State.

James McLaughlin wrote:
Tuesday, 24 February 2004 23:22:06 PHT
Very interesting. Enjoyed it an would like to hear more stories of Bohol an the other Islands there. Have visited Bohol,Mindanao,Cebu an Luzon there. Went to a lot of the cities on Mindanao. Met a lot of good people there. One of the ladies I met there in the airport at Taglibaran City is now living here in La. I have loved every visit I have made to the Philippines an have been there four or five times. Plan on another visit this next year. Loved the bake shop there in Taglibaran
jennifer wrote:
Wednesday, 18 February 2004 04:10:58 PHT
Some parts dont make sense. Perhaps you can narrate it better next time. But other than that, Bohol IS a pretty island.
juliet c. martin wrote:
Wednesday, 11 February 2004 13:43:00 PHT
this is a very unbeleivable story but im impressed. i am hoping that someday i can go in your place.
roan c. mahinay wrote:
Wednesday, 11 February 2004 13:38:23 PHT
i was in bohol last summer vacation (may 16-28-2003) i was impressed with the attitudes of boholanos. They are very accomodating. In regard to this article i remember one of my fellow campers saw a turle and tend to catch it. One of boholanos says that "ayaw kay gabaan ta niana, wala na siya nanghilabot" im so impressed and i thought that is only a part of being nature lover. But as what i read in this article i can believe in this bohol myth even this is only an old story.daghang salamat boholanon.
al brian a. albarico wrote:
Sunday, 8 February 2004 20:02:47 PHT
i went to bohol last oct. 21, 2003, i saw the tarsiers and the chocolate hills. i wish to help and to maintain the nature because in that place will see the true man-made forest there in bohol. im from nagcarlan, laguna (CSIW) delegate.
Kenneth wrote:
Thursday, 15 January 2004 16:02:39 PHT
I also like the story very much. Can you add more legends of the different places in Bohol? I would really appreciate very much to read more legends about the different places in Bohol, I'm studying my college years in Bohol, but graduated my high school and elementary years in cagayan de oro. I would be happy to read more stories during my leasure times. Bohol is really a beautiful island, my stay here will not be forgotten. I would also like to tell others about the legends in Bohol. In this way, I can learn to communicate well with them.
Gracelyn wrote:
Monday, 1 December 2003 10:07:50 PHT
I just wante to let you know there is a spelling error in the 2nd paragraph. It says "rot" instead of "root". Good article though!!!

Fixed! Thanks!--Jeroen.

perla de mesa wrote:
Thursday, 6 November 2003 16:10:24 PHT
maayo paminawon sa mga bata ug tiguwang nga hilig ug mga istorya nga makalingaw.sa laktod nga pagkaistorya nindot siyang sugilanon sa usa ka boholano.daghan salamat sa higayon nga nakakomento ko bahin sa pagkaanindot sa bohol.
Ashley Pereira wrote:
Saturday, 25 October 2003 11:35:41 PHT
It was a nice interesting story. Although I am from India and don't know anything much about Phillippnes, just happened to read this story as I was browsing for information. I would be pleased if anybody can send me some snaps of Bohol city.

Bohol isn't a city, but an island, and you can find loads of pictures when you browse this site.--Jeroen.

Pete Linares wrote:
Tuesday, 7 October 2003 21:27:24 PHT
I think I like the story. It's cute though. My parents are from Bohol but I grew up in Mindanao. I remember as a little child, they used to tell me many legends and tales about Bohol. I couldn't remember them all, yet I enjoyed listening to them. We used to go to Bohol every summer, usually in May. They used to tell me that Bohol actually once floated, like a cork, but during the month of May, when a lot of Bohol's towns celebrate fiesta, Bohol would sink by a few inches due to the huge influx of Boholanos from all over the world who would come for a visit. What I like in Bohol are the smiling faces, different accents... and beautiful Churches...

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