IJsselstein, Saturday, 14 January 2012 23:28:36
Panglao is the southernmost town of Bohol. It is one of the two towns on Panglao Island, the other being Dauis. It is of historical significance in that it was the place where the Spaniards went after an unfortunate experience in Cebu.
It is said that the Spanish explorers who came to this island in 1803 named it Panglao after the word 'mapanglao', meaning 'lonesome place'. It is also one of the old towns of Bohol. It had a population of 6,543 in 1879.
Today Panglao, especially its well-known Alona beach, is one of the mayor tourist destinations in the Province of Bohol.
Panglao celebrate its town fiesta on the 28th of August in honor of Saint Augustine
Panglao Police Station: +63 38 502 8081; +63 38 502 8888
|Panglao at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||3890|
|Land area:||5537 ha|
|Number of barangays:||10|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||18 km|
|Barangay||Population (2010)||Population (2000)||Households (2000)|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000 and 2010 from NSO)