Loboc is an interior town located in a valley through which the Loboc river winds. According to Filipino historian Fr. Horacio de la Costa, Loboc was founded by Fr. Juan de Torres who succeded in persuading the local population to settle their barangays in this site in 1602. This makes Loboc one of the oldest towns of Bohol. In 1879, it had a population of 11,430.
Loboc is also the site of an historic Spanish period church and a small attached museum, and a separate bell tower. You can also witness here one of the biggest blunders in planning in Bohol: a partly completed bridge, which if it where to be completed would require the church to be destroyed. A few kilometers down the road, you can come across a traditional hanging bridge.
|Loboc at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||2738|
|Land area:||8541 ha|
|Number of barangays:||28|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||24 km|
|Barangay||Population (2010)||Population (2000)||Households (2000)|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)