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Reader Comments on 'Doing Bussiness in Bohol'

Bohol is actively promoting investments from both foreign and domestic investors. The following information was provided by the Bohol Investment Promotion Center (BIPC), to give potential investors an overview of the oportunities and possibilities Bohol has to offer.

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Jesse Bridges wrote:
Wednesday, 15 June 2022 14:06:06 PHT
Hello, I am an American from. California. I have spent my life in the construction industry working my way up to a superintendent position building schools throughout Sacramento county in USA. I am looking to place roots I. Bohol or some Philippines island. I have management skills as running an American job building schools is fast pace and requires a ton of multitasking and the ability to improvise and organize many trades. Quality and fairness are huge in my profession and my beliefs. I'm open to any opportunity which you may have to offer. I'm 39 years old and willing to learn as well as put in the effort to make a business successful. Please let me know if you have any suggestions or questions. Thank you for your time .
Cliff Persigas wrote:
Saturday, 6 June 2020 19:54:17 PHT
I am looking for a very good location farmland around 2-5 hectares with water and accessible to road anywhere in Bohol. Thank you.
Bohol Online Store wrote:
Tuesday, 4 February 2020 23:33:57 PHT
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Blue Freedom Apnea wrote:
Monday, 6 January 2020 12:18:33 PHT
There is new freediving school open in Panglao, Bohol. They are non-profit organization that offer AIDA and Molchanovs courses from beginner level to instructor level. If you want to explore Balicasag island in Panglao, you can also do fun dive with them. Checkout their website is . You can also send an enquiry to their enquiry page Send Enquiry. #freedive #freediving panglao #freediving bohol #freediving philippines
John Patrick wrote:
Sunday, 7 July 2019 15:33:47 PHT
To those who wanted to buy a COMMERCIAL LOT in PANGDAN, JAGNA, BOHOL Area of about 1,950 sq. meter, best for hotels, resort, restaurants(Jollibee, Mang Inasal, KFC) at a very low price or you can also have a business partner with me. You can contact my cellphone number (Globe) +639952942216 . You can free to ask anytime.
Your ann wrote:
Tuesday, 4 June 2019 13:37:39 PHT
Hello everyone I would like to know if There is a space to open a car wash and oil change business in town of Batman bohol. Please let me know Thanks, Ann
pinky wrote:
Tuesday, 23 April 2019 23:17:56 PHT
Hi everyone, My friend looking available space for rent here in tagbilaran or panglao for his branch of tea business. please Thanks.
Tomas wrote:
Wednesday, 6 February 2019 06:03:23 PHT
A strategic property of more than 5,000 square meters located along the national highway between Tagbilaran and Baclayon is open to a joint-venture business development project. For further details, please contact 0927 1546471.
Jhan wrote:
Monday, 5 November 2018 16:29:13 PHT
Hello Good Day,i want to start a new business in Tagbilaran,I need ur help, beacause my friend wants to coordinate as a business partners in Tagbilaran Bohol..I need ur opinion about the estimated cost of Auto tyre trading business.Thank you
jhay wrote:
Saturday, 20 October 2018 22:15:28 PHT
@Jhyen email ( me your proposal/business plan. I am interested on doing business.
junroe lafradez wrote:
Tuesday, 16 October 2018 09:47:15 PHT
Hi, I am looking for warehouse for rent more or less 1,000 sq.m. in Tagbilaran City, Bohol or nearby barangay. Urgent requirement, must sign contract before Oct. 20, 2018. Please contact me at 09228361102 or email at To the website owner: Thank you and more power.
Jhyen wrote:
Friday, 5 October 2018 15:13:10 PHT
I am looking for a partner to do business in Bohol Philippines, mainly in Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island. If you are interested, send me a message ASAP.
Jhyen wrote:
Thursday, 4 October 2018 16:08:07 PHT
I am looking for a partner to do business in Bohol Philippines, mainly in Tagbilaran City or Panglao Island. If you are interested, send me a message ASAP.
Charryrose wrote:
Tuesday, 28 August 2018 10:18:57 PHT
Hi, who wants to buy fresh husked coconuts, we can provide 20000-3000 pcs of coconuts per week.we are located at poblacion maribojoc, Bohol, You can contact us at 09464494391/09482243599/
Maimai wrote:
Tuesday, 5 December 2017 17:08:30 PHT
Lot for sale, 11,761 sq. meter a titled lot at Punta Cruz, Maribojoc Bohol, selling price is 1,000 pesos per sq. meter. Overlooking Oceanview property. if you are interested just contact me in my email address: Thank you and advance Merry Christmas and Blissful New Year to all of us.
Francis wrote:
Friday, 2 September 2016 03:43:38 PHT
Are you looking for an installment in Panglao with good location? We have it! -For as LOW as P6,833.33/month -Payable up to 5 years / 0% Interest -near Panglao Airport -walking distance to Crystal-e College
Michelle wrote:
Monday, 15 August 2016 23:10:09 PHT
Hello everyone I'm looking for a land with clean title in Panglao if anyone knows I can have a good deal with please send me at email @ thank you
rainero morgia wrote:
Saturday, 30 July 2016 17:24:36 PHT
organic lechon de leche business pls call or text 09158964723 for opportunities.
cheleo wrote:
Wednesday, 6 July 2016 18:51:19 PHT
I need interested investor local or foreigner in Bohol. I own 8 hectare lot and plan to make an agri resort farm.Its a nice place and very good business oppotunity.
Liz Bsech wrote:
Thursday, 2 June 2016 10:54:08 PHT
Its hard to find supplier here in Bohol.I need fruits supplier i can pick it up do the picking i like to buy the tree with fruits .Im very interested in Lomboy,Guyabano,mangoes,But i need a good quality and good price and realible people to communicate and plan ,Looking forward to start my own fruit and veggie stand business soon just need supplier My Partners on business need also a coconut supplier and buko supplier once a week delivered and realible also they are willing to expand order by bulk if they find good supplier Milk Real fresh milk Raw or Pasteurised supplier Our Needs Fruits Veggies Coconut brown Buko Green Fresh real milk raw or pasteurised Contact me:09476802960
Richy wrote:
Sunday, 3 April 2016 19:55:10 PHT
I am a private lender and Investor, Do you need a legit, honest, reputable and quick loan?? I can help you with 100% guarantee loan, I offer business and individual loan, More also we financing all kind of projects. For more details contact us at
Dan wrote:
Friday, 25 March 2016 18:24:41 PHT
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Francis wrote:
Tuesday, 1 March 2016 11:26:51 PHT
We have an Easter Sunday Promo on our house and lot construction at Alberta Homes Tagbilaran City. Grab this opportunity. Buy lot and let us build your home.
franciap wrote:
Sunday, 21 February 2016 02:12:42 PHT
Rental business is best now in Bohol. If you look to acquire lot, let me know. We have some installment lot in Panglao Island and Tagbilaran City. send me an email:
Ralf Gasteiger wrote:
Monday, 25 January 2016 03:51:02 PHT
Canadian/German investor looking for real estate,Hotel or coconut/Mango plantation in Panglao.If interested reply back to my email.I am in Panglao/Cebu in May 12 to 18.
rhine wrote:
Sunday, 17 January 2016 21:57:55 PHT
I am looking for a partner to build and start a resort business in Bohol which offer some services like padi courses.pls contact or email me
Donna wrote:
Thursday, 27 August 2015 01:45:47 PHT
I am looking for fruit dealer or supplier in Bohol. Best quality!
jovelyn wrote:
Tuesday, 25 August 2015 21:52:37 PHT
hello, im looking for a space for rent in tagbilaran or in planning to start an eatery, anybody can help me ?pls send me mail
ken wrote:
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 00:11:06 PHT
We have mangoe farm in ubay and I'm looking for a business partner who will help with the harvesting. Send me a message. 0917-5321550
kent wrote:
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 10:38:49 PHT
If you're interested to start a water refilling station e.mail me or text me in this number 09207704305
Wella wrote:
Saturday, 16 May 2015 15:15:53 PHT
I am looking for Mud Crab Supplier from Bohol for our Crab business. We are Manila-based and is engaged in export. KingCrab / Green Claw po kinukuha M5 pataas ang size. Kingcrab, babae at bakla po kinukuha namin. Text me your best offers 09176890142 / 09178134134
La Pernela Resort wrote:
Thursday, 20 November 2014 17:06:34 PHT
Bohol is the best city in Philippines Visit:
Charles wrote:
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 11:40:11 PHT
Finding opportunities to do business in bohol, and then grab now. If you just have cash you want to invest, depending on the level of risk you're willing to take, , investment fund, or stock may be options. If you have idealistic reasons to invest in Bohol, . If you want to be a (co-owner) investor in some business directly, you'll have to know the market, and stay informed. In Bohol can certainly absorb investments in tourism or agricultural such as motorcycle and car rental rent out tourist for sight seeing in bohol tourist attraction or resort investment,fish and shrimp growing . call 09288418929 09065077848 email us
Maria Townes wrote:
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 06:32:32 PHT
Where can I buy hanging flat round sea shell lamp? I'm interested into buying in bulk for retail on this upcoming holidays. Thanks,I will be waiting for response.
Giovanni wrote:
Monday, 26 May 2014 09:52:47 PHT
hello i am a foreigner, i would like to have a business in bohol, but i don't know how i can do it and what is rulles someone can give me enough information about rulles and what kind of business it is allowed for a foreigner? thanks
Aldrik wrote:
Monday, 21 April 2014 10:18:29 PHT
Hi Everyone, I would like to ask if is there anyone selling cheap tabliya in Bohol? May I know how much and minimum of orders
Aleth wrote:
Thursday, 10 April 2014 12:00:44 PHT
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Peter wrote:
Thursday, 27 February 2014 19:33:31 PHT
Can someone put me in touch with someone who deals in retail property I'm taglibar city ? Look forward to hearing from u?
Gee wrote:
Saturday, 5 October 2013 22:22:39 PHT
To whom it may concern I have a interest in investing in palm oil farming in Bohol , I like to know how the security there as for NPA,s ..... I have been researching around mindanao as well and It was not to safe. Thanks and hope to have a positive feed back '
Thursday, 8 August 2013 03:07:54 PHT
Investment Property San Pascual Ubay, Bohol Very feasible for poultry house, factory, retirement property etc 40meters frontage 1hour drive from Tagbilaran airport ONLY P900 PER SQ.M. VERY NEGOTIABLE market value of P1000/sqm or more CLEAN TITLE market value of P1000/sqm or more CLEAN TITLE please contact 0915 2800 899 0933 3529 170
Saturday, 18 May 2013 22:30:28 PHT
To whom it my concern; Im planning to put-up a meat shop with an own slaughter house the province. what are the required permit in operating it.... By the way I'm not a big fish in this business, thus the meat shop is not state of the art or equipment wise like montery... Pwde nyo kami matulongan?
Charlie wrote:
Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:29:11 PHT
Hi we have lot of House and Lot for sale in Cebu or Bohol just contact me... FOR MORE INQUIRIES CONTACT: Charlie B. Aparicio Sales and Marketing Consultant CebuHouses Forsale Team Leuterio Realty (Filipino Homes International) Mobile: +639461911325 Landline: (032) 414-0065 Skype: Charlie Aparicio
Charlie wrote:
Sunday, 21 April 2013 00:28:52 PHT
Hi we have lot of House and Lot for sale in Cebu or Bohol just contact me... FOR MORE INQUIRIES CONTACT: Charlie B. Aparicio Sales and Marketing Consultant CebuHouses Forsale Team Leuterio Realty (Filipino Homes International) Mobile: +639461911325 Landline: (032) 414-0065 Skype: Charlie Aparicio
Charlie wrote:
Friday, 19 April 2013 15:00:46 PHT
Hi are you looking (Cebu-Bohol) *house and lot? *Condominium? *Farmland? *commercial? *industrial? *lot only? *townhouse? *beach house? *beach properties? *Apartment ? *House for rent? you came to the right destination. Here we give you the best information about property investment in Cebu. Feel free to contact me and I am here to help you. Charlie B. Aparicio Sales and Marketing Consultant Cebuhouses Forsale Team Leuterio Realty (Filipino Homes International) Mobile: +639461911325 Landline: (032) 414-0065 Gmail: Skype: Charlie Aparicio
Evelyn wrote:
Monday, 25 March 2013 15:22:17 PHT
Hi, We have a land for lease in bingag, panglao, Bohol. It's a commercial lot near gaisano mall. It's more than Two thousand sqm. Ideal place for business ventures. If you are interested, kindly email me at or call at +63-905-6313618. Thanks!!
Al wrote:
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 10:32:43 PHT
I have a 2 year old 2 bedroom nice furnished house to rent in panglao. its near a beautiful beach in bolod,libaong 5 mins walk, near to the chicken restaurant ati atihan and near to supermarket. ideal for long stay tourists to the island price 20,000php per month. this is well priced and will not be vacant for long....its is postioned on a 1600 sqm plot of land which is walled. i can be contacted on 09284696221
mileth wrote:
Friday, 1 February 2013 01:08:52 PHT
I have lot for sale located in Taloto, tagbilaran. Its residential area its first lot from ocean. Pls email me at if you want to see the lot.
Aleth wrote:
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:38:33 PHT
Those who are interested to engage in business in Bohol, you can email me at
Aleth wrote:
Wednesday, 28 November 2012 09:32:06 PHT
Mr Willem please email me at
Anne wrote:
Thursday, 8 November 2012 19:24:17 PHT
For sale 375 sqm Residential Lot with 6 coconuts tree Property is just at the back of them barangay hall and elementary school of villa garcia 1min(walk) from the Hi-way (going to jagna) 10mins(walk)from the sierra bullones public market. price: Monthly is 31,250 For inquiries contact: Look for ANNE MOBILE # 09996258990 09497175231 smart 09164286005 globe email add:
Sarah wrote:
Thursday, 25 October 2012 15:33:42 PHT
Hi there....Who wants to visit are all welcome...For those who do not knew bohol its my pleasure to help...just email me @ Thank you.... and god bless...see you soon.. :) my cell number is 09302300745
Riochie wrote:
Friday, 5 October 2012 12:41:51 PHT
Hi Buyers: We have a lot for sale in Alburquerque, Bohol, A total of 7,000 sq.meter with trees and coconuts we sell it for 450 pesos per/sq. meter. Good for Building a house and overlooking at the sea. see it to appreciate contact me in email "" or at my cel # 09206738792. We have also a lot for sale in Loay, Bohol 5,000 square meter for very low price 250 pesos per square meter.
Willem Lensselink wrote:
Sunday, 30 September 2012 01:14:15 PHT
Thanks for all your information abut your beautifull Island. I have big experience in prefab houses. 30% cheaper than normal house, easy to build by local people within some weeks and local material. Like to start living on your Island and introduce this unique prefan buildingsystem. For that I need a local company wich is interesting in co-operation with me. All prefab houses are also excellent to build up fast small temperarely houses for people with lost their houses with an earthquake or waterflood / tsunami. To be succesfull I like to build a model house on your Island to show especially your government. Looking forwrds to hear something from a company, an entrepeneur or enthousiastic people. Willem Lensselnk
Antonio wrote:
Thursday, 19 July 2012 14:22:18 PHT
Your article is out of date and do not reflect the truth, if i wose you i will give the reserch a second chance good luck regards antonio
Wolforce Security Agency wrote:
Wednesday, 18 July 2012 14:08:48 PHT
Twice a month we visit Bohol because we have our assigned security guards in one of the big establishment there, the place is very peaceful and there are many tourist spots.
Michelle wrote:
Tuesday, 3 July 2012 17:20:37 PHT
Price: PHP 1 500 Size: 2011 sqm Type: Land / Agriculture Title type: Freehold A vacant lot for sale ideal for building a house. The lot is accessible to electricity, water supply, phone, mobile, and Internet. Located in a peaceful and quiet area in Poblacion Panglao,Bohol. It is near the beutiful beaches and resorts of Panglao.
Mimi wrote:
Saturday, 9 June 2012 19:18:00 PHT
Lot for sale in Ubay bohol, total lot area: 1,452sq meter total value:ph. 2 million, location: beside ubay central school, near the municipal hall and number: +639105764647, contact person: Mimi basilgo
Jennie wrote:
Saturday, 12 May 2012 11:05:14 PHT
We are selling our farm in el progreso, carmen bohol. Farm has coconut trees, mahogany trees, rice field. Total lot area is almost 3 hectares. For interested buyers, send your email at
Leonela wrote:
Sunday, 15 April 2012 20:56:23 PHT
My husband and i are planning to move to the philippines next year, specifically in bohol, we found big aricultural and farm lands which got us interested, my question is, is this agricultural and farm land possible for building business establishments?
Frosty wrote:
Monday, 9 April 2012 06:38:15 PHT
Monday 9th of April 2012. Great website to share the knowledge of people that want to and are doing business in Bohol.I am at the age of 50 years young and living in Australia with my filippino wife I am going to school next year to further my education as I want to come and live in Bohol can any one suggest to me what field of education is needed in Bohol.
louise wrote:
Sunday, 23 October 2011 00:28:26 PHT
Dear Foreigners, If you are interested to set up a company in Bohol, maybe I can be of help. Please email at
Ronald Catap wrote:
Saturday, 1 October 2011 21:09:46 PHT
I am from Tagum city , i have a friend here who asked help from to find a bar, or beach resort or coffee shop for rent in bohol....he really likes Bohol and want to put up some business there related to that, i hope any one from there could help me to find for my friend...i hope to hear as soon as possible. please email me to thanks and god bless!
Sanjit wrote:
Friday, 23 September 2011 13:26:02 PHT
Good day bohol! bohol is a good place to live but the only problem is that, most of the road are need an improvement. especially in TAGBILARAN CITY. during xmas, government were giving P30K bonuses per government employees. barangay are also collecting huge taxes/fee for issuing business permit, barangay clearance and cedula, but we don't see some improvement for the barangay roads. also other problem is, traffic enforcer were hiding during work hours. well, we are paying them. so they should perform their work as written in their Job Description. +post not only the good comments+
Pia wrote:
Saturday, 3 September 2011 18:24:17 PHT
I have inherited a 1.5 hectare agricultural property in gabi, ubay, bohol...just wanted to ask if by any chance you would know how much land cost in that area? thank you so much
Red wrote:
Friday, 26 August 2011 22:02:51 PHT
Hi Jeroen, I am currently doing a thesis about resorts in Bohol. I've been trying to research on updated costs in doing business in Bohol to make it more realistic than obsolete. Is there a way that you can help me on these? Much of the data needed were: Land cost in Panglao per sq. meter Building Cost(commercial) labor cost Cost of business tax annual Hope to hear from you soon. Thanks and God bless.:)

I don't have all the information at hand, but as a guidance: Beach front property in Panglao at 2000 pesos per square meter (Alona beach is considerably higher, if available at all); Minimum wage 245 pesos per day.--Jeroen.

Aleth wrote:
Saturday, 13 August 2011 13:09:05 PHT
Thanks for the information. Can we request for the current data?
Michael Pecheos wrote:
Sunday, 24 July 2011 14:37:45 PHT
I am relocating to the Bohol area from America where I own a bar and restaurant. I am interested in buying a business and would like to hear from people who have information. Michael Pecheos
Davide wrote:
Wednesday, 20 April 2011 22:50:07 PHT
Hi, I'd like to find a real opportunity of investment in Bohol. Please contact me only.
Ruth wrote:
Friday, 18 February 2011 09:59:43 PHT
Any golf courses in Bohol?
Toinet wrote:
Saturday, 18 December 2010 10:35:02 PHT
Hi Im looking for local furniture maker in bohol. We are planning to open a resto in bohol. I f you could send me a list of Fur. maker. Thanks!!! Toinet
Dennis Tubo wrote:
Friday, 10 December 2010 14:55:46 PHT
Dear business minded people of Bohol, i am introducing you seaweed business a very promising business now. Markets are ready waiting for harvest. 45 days only you can harvest. If you are interested and looking for business opportunities, i have 100 hectare farm suitable for seaweed culture. You can contact me 0927 696 4643 or email Thank you
John Howard wrote:
Saturday, 7 August 2010 00:25:48 PHT
You need to update your data. Alot of changes in Bohol over the last 5 years. 1994-2001 data is out dated you need to stay more current.
Wilvette Asunto Sumampong wrote:
Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:16:15 PHT
hi! anybody who knows of a beach lot for sale in Panglao, Bohol? a ready buyer is looking for such property. please contact me at 0921-7311751 or e-mail me at thank you. God bless! :-)
Vinciremos CS D. Paredes wrote:
Thursday, 15 July 2010 11:11:48 PHT
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allan raaj wrote:
Thursday, 10 June 2010 21:11:18 PHT
hi everyone, currently I live in Malaysia, I have a piece of land about 3 hectares nearby the beach called dauis area. I intend to parcel my land into 10 lots. Im looking for investors where they can invest and develop my land into famous and adoring tourist place. Very good location and beautiful place to invest. Please send me an email: (+60163359969 or +60126099802.
Mytindahan wrote:
Thursday, 3 June 2010 11:14:09 PHT
We are planning to extend our grocery delivery service to Bohol. We have an online store We are finalizing the extension program and since I am a Boholano, I am very glad to serve my province.
Victoria wrote:
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 14:52:21 PHT
Lot for sale with house in Dauis Bohol. area is more or less 1,000sq.m. titled and negotiable.
Dan wrote:
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:57:40 PHT
Hi from Canada again, its Dan, i guess i should have added my email address hehe, anyways further to the last message my email address is thanks again , Dan
Dan wrote:
Wednesday, 14 April 2010 00:54:14 PHT
Hi from Canada, I am interested in purchasing a one or two bedroom condo, in Bohol, somewhere nice, prefer on the beach/ near the beach etc. Would be staying there a few months each year and having a property management arrangement to manage and rent the property when i am not there. All information would be appreciated, to my email address. thanks and hope we can do some business
Lesley Hu-Masumoto wrote:
Saturday, 10 April 2010 05:55:28 PHT
Your Comment I would like to retire in Bohol, could you direct me to real estates there. Also, how can an American help the Pilipino economy terms of helping/partnering with the locals in a business enterprise. Thank you.
Dennis Tubo wrote:
Thursday, 21 January 2010 11:17:43 PHT
I want to do seaweed business in bohol and put up a cooperative for the coastline farmers. If you want to be my business partner and quite curious and interested in this business, i am willing to assist ad discuss it with you. please contact me, 0927 696 4643, or email me:
fred greutink wrote:
Monday, 21 December 2009 12:49:16 PHT
hi there , my name is fred, my wife Arah and i just stabilise a new busines in Lilla Bohol, it cal the "KAMAYAN BEACH RESORT" the Grant Opening is on the 18 Jan 2010 . for More information call madam Arah at +639184658285
Monday, 14 December 2009 11:08:15 PHT
Good morning. May I know who would be the person to contact at the Bohol DTI to get details on setting up a small business in Bohol? We plan to retire there this coming year and have a business idea, but want to create a good feasibility study and business plan first. We also need all sorts of information related to doing business there, such as required licenses, etc. Your guidance will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Junre M. Opalla wrote:
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 21:57:18 PHT
Your Comment Bohol is an ideal place for new investment,it has it's own resources that can boost the economy. Later, I will go back there and take part of the bigger development. Thank you.
cele lina wrote:
Friday, 6 November 2009 15:30:20 PHT
I would like to ask about the BARANGAY CLEARANCE. If a relative is seeking information about me at the BARANGAY OFFICE and I have not given that relative any permission to obtain any information about my documents---- would that relative be able to get it , like a barangay clearance?
Barry wrote:
Wednesday, 26 August 2009 14:13:01 PHT
Anyone intersted in high grade guano or rock phosphate either in raw or milled form - sold bye the ton, then please email me....
Daigo Ishikawa wrote:
Friday, 7 August 2009 01:27:04 PHT
To whomever this may be of concern, My name is Daigo Ishikawa and I work for Plasticos Toyo in Mexico. We are the biggest manufacturers of plastic Raffia yarn for Hula Skirts in Latin America. Over 100 Metric Tons of Monthly Production. We are very interested in introducing to Mexico Natural Raffia yarn and during my Visit in Hawaii I was told that most of the raffia for hula skirts is manufactured in Phillipines, Province of Bohol. Would you please be kind to contact me, a manufacturer or somebody who knows about Manufacturing raffia in Bohol. My contact is as follows Name: Daigo Ishikawa Company: Plasticos Toyo Position: General Manager HomePage: Address: Lopez Cotilla 568 City: Zapopan State: Jalisco Country: Mexico ZipCode: 45100 Tel: +5233-3633-2291 Fax: +5233-3656-3748 Kina Regards, Daigo
Gina Mutuc wrote:
Sunday, 26 July 2009 08:39:36 PHT
I read in an article that Bangko Sentral has commended Bohol for its well managed cooperatives. I work in a transport shipping company and would like to explore with Bohol's various cooperatives for potential deals for their travelling members. Would you be kind enough to advise who would be the overall head and contact details of these cooperatives?
melai wrote:
Thursday, 2 July 2009 12:36:22 PHT
i am an architecture student currently having my proposal is a marine resource center..would this type of development be ok for bohol?..i really need an answer regarding this issue.
julito wrote:
Tuesday, 12 May 2009 05:18:25 PHT
Hi celsa if ever you can connect to the tourism office then they can give you an idea or some advises or an assistance in developing the area i am willing to have a business in that place. this is my email ad just to keep in touch
julito wrote:
Monday, 11 May 2009 04:04:35 PHT
kaning magsugod ug bussiness pila man ang andamon nga puhunan ug unsa man ang maayo nga negosyo. basin naa mo nahibaw an nga mga idea.
Wednesday, 18 February 2009 00:49:11 PHT
as i read the website in bohol, i really appreciated all the details of the development of my birthplace. i am from Bayongan, San Miguel, Bohol and i graduated in the University of Bohol batch "82 and i am connected in Fullerlife Direct Selling Philippines Inc, an d free launcher Real Estate Agent in Moldex Realty Marketing, Inc. I am self motivatedly intersted to help Bayongan Dam as to be one of our Tourist Site very soon. i am one of the land owners at the heart of the Bayongan Dam Site willing to develop the said site as one of our tourist nest. How can i connect with the Tourism Office so i can ask in their good office an assistance in developing the area.
Jean Baptiste wrote:
Saturday, 31 January 2009 23:49:53 PHT
Does anyone know if a telephone line can be installed in my house in San Miguel, (San Isidro). I need Internet connection very badly. Thanks
Robert Smith wrote:
Friday, 30 January 2009 19:04:16 PHT
I have a vision, that we can build bigger airport in Tagbilaran. Keep the natural vegetation. Help the "Locals" to be independent. Educate all young and old people of Bohol to keep Bohol clean. Be proud of your Island. Build bigger and better schools and universities. The rest of the world will come to Bohol.
Robert Smith wrote:
Friday, 30 January 2009 19:03:36 PHT
I have a vision, that we can build bigger airport in Tagbilaran. Keep the natural vegetation. Help the "Locals" to be independent. Educate all young and old people of Bohol to keep Bohol clean. Be proud of your Island. Build bigger and better schools and universities. The rest of the world will come to Bohol.
Will wrote:
Saturday, 24 January 2009 06:13:37 PHT
Has any construction on the new airport actually began yet?Thanks
lexy wrote:
Friday, 2 January 2009 01:35:51 PHT
sir, may i know the exchange rate of peso in dollar? i.e a 100 dollars will be how much peso in international market?

Just look at our exchange rate page, updated daily.--Jeroen

Arogo wrote:
Monday, 8 December 2008 17:04:44 PHT
Greetings. Is there a more updated version of this? Thanks.
Shoi wrote:
Saturday, 23 August 2008 13:33:04 PHT
I am looking for the best site for grill & seafood resto at Tagbilaran city.
Rhoda wrote:
Friday, 15 August 2008 03:27:38 PHT
I would like to know how much are real state near the beach. can you give me the best price with the best location. Great website!
Tom Flynn wrote:
Monday, 11 August 2008 22:39:25 PHT
Looking for real estate (house) near beach area. Could you send me any realtor links. Regards, Tom Flynn
Josie Cham wrote:
Wednesday, 6 August 2008 22:00:59 PHT
Im interested in knowing if there are sites available for retailing fashion accessories in between the towns of tagbilaran and talibon. please make these sites available.
jerico wrote:
Saturday, 28 June 2008 20:09:20 PHT
Can you give some info on when the internet service will be available in town of San Miguel particularly in barangay Mahayag
Jill wrote:
Tuesday, 6 May 2008 02:42:58 PHT
Can you please provide the names of bank/financial institutions particularly at Ubay, Bohol? Tagbilaran would also be very helpful. THANK YOU!
Me wrote:
Saturday, 23 February 2008 20:35:14 PHT
Good Website important infos are there already . Congrat Guys ! well done Next month i decide already that i will leave there im interested to know about INTERNET CONNECTION from PLDT with DSL bundle , how it is working .... Hope i can get this info as soon as possible ........
Helen wrote:
Sunday, 9 December 2007 08:16:26 PHT
I am looking for investment opportunities in mariculture in Bohol. Region 8 has at least 12 mariculture parks/zone and actively doing different kinds of fish culture in cages. (Please check BFAR region 8 and see for yourself their progress in fishing industry as a result of a well controlled sea farming). I am just wondering if we already have that type of industry in our coastal waters. If we do I would like to be a part of it. Thank you.
Joyce Putman wrote:
Saturday, 20 October 2007 13:55:55 PHT
I have enjoyed your site and looking at different regions . I am interested in finding the property value in these regions . nueva ecjin, north part of luzon, visayas region and Bagiuo. We have friends who have family there and it sounds like the living expense are so unbelievable . So we are getting ideas on place to visit and may at some point move there . Thank You, Joyce Putman
Frank wrote:
Monday, 8 October 2007 17:29:22 PHT
Many information on this side. My compliments. Maybe Jeroen can tell me how land property rules are for foreigners? I mean for private ppl if they want to retire there or only for holiday home. tnx
Jackie wrote:
Sunday, 23 September 2007 13:14:15 PHT
Great site, by the way. Glad to have found this. Kudos to all those responsible for the great effort. Keep it up!
Sherralyn wrote:
Monday, 6 August 2007 16:45:00 PHT
This is a very helpful site. Hope i could find a buyer for my agricultural lot located in Valencia, Bohol 45 minutes from Tagbilaran. Three parcels of agricultural lot for sale 302, 574, 7776 sq.m. lots two tax dec and one titled for a very cheap and reasonable price please contact me 09282169829 if interested. Thanks
Dave P wrote:
Tuesday, 29 May 2007 21:34:56 PHT
Try Playa Blanca in Alona Beach for a resort that needs "tidying up"/re-investment...located next door to Lost Horizon at the end of Alona Beach road....or follow signs on the way to Danao Don't know if it's for sale but you can always ask
Klaas wrote:
Monday, 21 May 2007 13:18:26 PHT
Hi Jeroen,

Een prachtige site bomvol met waardevolle informatie. Uit alles blijkt dat Bohol je hart gestolen heeft. Voor de vele uren - het zullen wel weken zijn - die je in dit project gestoken hebt neem ik mijn petje af. Nogmaals bedankt.

Groeten Klaas

Hartelijk dank voor de lof. Ik hoop dat je net zoveel van Bohol geniet als ik.--Jeroen.

Shakil Hashmi wrote:
Wednesday, 28 March 2007 22:56:05 PHT
Very resourceful and well organized. Like Mumar said - some latest updates would be perfect. I think Jeroen's work is highly commendable. If only there was a way to support and reward Jeroen's dedication - that would be just the right thing.
Henry Vasquez wrote:
Wednesday, 21 March 2007 04:44:08 PHT
Great and informative i will continue to visit. Me and my wife are interested in purchasing a lot for a small resort or a resort which needs repair any info from you that can help would greatly be appreciated thank you.
Mumar, Edgar wrote:
Saturday, 10 March 2007 13:05:27 PHT
It's better to have a latest data so as viewers can have a better idea on improving our business in Bohol province.

I agree, and will try to get updated information here ASAP.--Jeroen.

Bruce Nicholls wrote:
Tuesday, 27 February 2007 10:59:56 PHT
Great site very imformative thanks. I'm from Australia very keen on buying or leasing a resort in this area especialy one that needs tidying up renovating ect any tips out there for me
Moha wrote:
Tuesday, 6 February 2007 13:13:48 PHT
What is the Law in Bohol about Investment honey Farms.
Annabelle Kay wrote:
Friday, 12 January 2007 20:37:20 PHT
I cannot, but admire ... at how comprehensive is the info one could find on your site!
Eddie Wilson wrote:
Wednesday, 18 October 2006 22:55:36 PHT
Interested in buying property (lots)Sub Division, near the beach. Would you send me a web site to go into to research the possiblities. Regards, Mr. Wilson
Joelle wrote:
Wednesday, 4 October 2006 14:30:50 PHT
How accurate are the real estate price estimates stated here? Are they current? Thanks so much, Joelle
Abdul Kader wrote:
Wednesday, 23 August 2006 19:18:58 PHT
I'm from India, Mumbai City, I have to do exports business of gold jewellery. Can I export goods there. Thanking You.

My understanding is that the Philippines is a net gold exporter, whereas India is a gold importing country. Skilled labour cost will be roughly similar, so you will probably be better of exporting gold from the Philippines instead of trying to bring it there, that is if you can deal with the red-tape associated with this trade.--Jeroen.

Gil Martin wrote:
Friday, 18 August 2006 02:33:03 PHT
I am interested to purchase an agricultural land in Bohol. How much would it take to transfer a title and to separate a land into two.
Carmel wrote:
Saturday, 15 July 2006 13:28:10 PHT
To the people responsible for having this site: I would like to thank you for having this site. It helped me a lot in my assignment about your province. This so wonderful because most of the essential data needed is posted here. More power to you guys! God Bless
Cherilyn wrote:
Sunday, 21 May 2006 09:15:47 PHT
Any comments about the viability of building an exclusive rental apartments in our beachfront lot in Panglao island, Bikini beach? Do you think we have good enough supply of tourists that are looking for places for extended periods of stay, let's say renting monthly? Just concern on return of investment potential in this type of business in Bohol. Well, in the U.S. if you have a house or apt. for rent esp. summer time, you can "never" go wrong. Thank you in advance.......

A number of people have such facilities, but not directly on the beach. At Alona beach, or other developed beaches, this will be difficult, although on other beaches it may still be possible. However, I think long-stay visitors are less inclinded to stay immediately on such beaches anyway. With this business, I can identify two key issues you have to resolve: First is marketing. How do you make sure potential visitors can find your place, and decide it is worthwhile to stay there, and second: maintenance: you will need somebody on the spot, who can be trusted to keep the place clean, and perform necessary repairs. You will be amazed about how quickly things break down with paying visitors in your house. If you have an answer to these two things, you might have a great business plan.--Jeroen.

Gemma wrote:
Monday, 8 May 2006 13:17:37 PHT
Great website ... contains a lot of information that we need. I really appreciate this. I am helping out a good friend to start a resort business in Bohol, we will need an updated data of all of the above info. Can you please provide us with that ? We are already on the planning stage so that we can already go forward. Thanks so much and I hope to hear from you soonest - gemma
Cheryl wrote:
Tuesday, 25 April 2006 15:42:20 PHT
For Sansai: Hello there I have just read your query about getting into business in Bohol, I have a German friend who has a mango plantation as well as kalamansi/citrus trees in Tinago, Panglao Bohol, its not with seaview though, but the place is perfectly matched to vegetations, Panglao has 3 provincial road and his place is in the middle road, on this road you can pass by some of those flower businesses.

On the other hand, we could show you a overlooking place I mean its really a border cliff to the ocean, the area is 17,558sqm, it has a 50 mango trees there well growned (10yrs old) and it has a house for staying.

Madame Sansai, we can give you much land for your satisfaction, just call me in 0918-419-4856 or 0919369-2999 Cheryl or Peter we are staying here in Panglao, Bohol

we're glad to hear from you soon.

regards, Cheryl

I think I will revive the advertisment section on this site... --Jeroen.

Cheryl wrote:
Tuesday, 25 April 2006 12:39:57 PHT
Hi Arnold Just trying to give you some info about starting up a house rental business, this is my ultimate dream as well putting up a residential houses for rent must be or at least near in the center of commercial places like well known beaches, food center, etc. According to my neighbor who built up a bungalow just this year she spent more or less 900,000 pesos, not including the furniture and some primary appliances inside the house, the bungalow is divided to 2 rooms, she both give it for 7,500 a month,and its all the time rented for years. Each room has an area of just 50 sqm so the entire house is more or less 100 sqm My landlord built a bungalow house which has also measured to 100sqm and he spent 500-600,000 pesos it has 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom house in your case you would like a 3bedrooms with 2 bathrooms right? That might be between 700 to 800, 000 pesos budget including labor. If you still need to purchase a lot, it depends on the location, ist lot from the road is 1000 and up per sqm, 2nd lot would be 700to 800 per sqm, 3rd lot is mostly 500 per sqm. If you have 1,800,000 on hand then you're rock just find the right people to help you out... Good luck! Godspeed... Cheryl
Cheryl wrote:
Tuesday, 25 April 2006 11:28:51 PHT
Gina hello, The proposed Panglao International airport is situated in between Danao and Bolod, we are also working on this because we have some German investors who wants to join the bidding on this project email me in so I may send you the layout. good day,God bless cheryl
cheryl wrote:
Tuesday, 25 April 2006 11:24:38 PHT
for sansai: hello there i have just read your querry about getting into business in bohol, i have a german friend who has a mango plantation as well as kalamansi/citrus trees in tinago,panglao bohol,its not with seaview though, but the place is perfectly match for vegetations, panglao has 3 provincial road and his place is in the middle road, on this road you can pass by some of those flower businesses. in the other hand, we could show you a overlooking place i mean its really a border cliff to the ocean, the area is 17,558sqm,its has a 50mango trees there well growned (10yrs old)and it has a house for staying. madame sansai, we can give you much land for your satisfaction, just call me in 0918-419-4856 or 0919369-2999 cheryl or peter we are staying here in panglao, bohol were glad to hear from you soon. regards, cheryl
Arnold Locsin wrote:
Monday, 20 February 2006 15:12:52 PHT
Please give me some info regarding residential houses. The cost of a typical three bedrooms two bath house. Thanks! For a small scale start up of any business, how much should I have on hand to be able to open my door to the public?

Both questions cannot be answered without much more information. A small sari-sari shop can be started with a few thousand pesos; a fully fledged beach resort will require several million US dollars. Similarly, houses with three bedrooms and two baths can be build for about a million pesos, or cost as much as ten, depending on location, luxury and quality.--Jeroen.

Sansai Wang wrote:
Thursday, 16 February 2006 08:10:51 PHT
Your info on the island is great but I wanna know the exact location as to where business opportunities are available. Think some sort of business adds or buy and sell maybe can help? I know there are lots of OFW's, businessmen or small entreprenuers who really want to invest. Thank you.

Much of the art of doing business is finding these opportunities, and then to grab them. If you just have cash you want to invest, depending on the level of risk you're willing to take, a savings account, investment fund, or stock may be options. If you have idealistic reasons to invest in Bohol, look for a micro-credit organisation. If you want to be a (co-) investor in some business directly, you'll have to know the market, and stay informed. In my non-professional opinion, Bohol can certainly absorb investments in tourism, taking care to differ from existing ventures. For example, there is space for a company oriented towards active holidays other than scuba diving, such as trekking, spelunking, mountain biking, etc. In the agricultural field, I think fruits and vegetable gardens are under-represented. Maybe there is even an opportunity to grow flowers (orchids, etc.) for the international market. A lot of skilled and creative people leave Bohol, but it may be worthwhile to see if some creative outsourcing company can be set-up, aiming at design and arts, ranging from high-tech IT job, web-design and DTP, to paintings from pictures on request.--Jeroen.

Gina Lopez wrote:
Thursday, 9 February 2006 13:38:15 PHT
There is a lot of great information on this site. Can you tell me where exactly is the location of the new airport going to be on Panglao. Does anyone know? Thank you.
Emman wrote:
Wednesday, 18 January 2006 18:00:45 PHT
A group of boholano ofw entreps are interested to start a business in Bohol on eco-tourism and services. We need more particular info (demand and supply). Thank you.
Sansai Wang wrote:
Saturday, 24 December 2005 20:04:10 PHT
Hi,if you can help me find a suitable place to plant fruit trees as well as veggies and flowering plants. I mean a farm maybe 1 to 2 hectars not so interior, along the coast or if not in the upland part but with a view of the sea? I really love the place. Thank you
Annie wrote:
Tuesday, 29 November 2005 16:18:28 PHT
I want the information about the business establishment in Bohol. Or how many industrial here in Bohol. How many business here in Bohol.
Willem K.E. Willems wrote:
Saturday, 5 November 2005 09:29:27 PHT
Message for Mr. Roger Carraway Please contact us regarding your inquiry dated on Sunday June 19. Thank you.
Earl wrote:
Friday, 23 September 2005 17:33:11 PHT
Is there any information regarding the process of business registration? How can I create my business of there is no information about this?
Maricel wrote:
Saturday, 13 August 2005 10:09:27 PHT
Any information on Jackfruit Plantation in Bohol?
Shearel Marie Lara wrote:
Monday, 1 August 2005 14:22:14 PHT
Any information relating to bamboo production
Roger Carraway wrote:
Sunday, 19 June 2005 00:41:08 PHT
Seeking 1 or 1/2 Hectare of Land to build retirement home near Panglao. Just returned from BOHOL and found it very charming. My wife and I would like to find 5000 to 10000 SQ Meters of land, within 30 minutes drive of Alona Beach. Land does not have to flat but would like easy access to the property. I am a SCUBA Instructor and desire to work partime so will need to be relatively close to the beach. Thanks for any responses..
Strawberry wrote:
Thursday, 16 June 2005 06:50:36 PHT
I was encouraged by my brother to invest in Bohol because he had gone there twice and loved it so much. I'm interested in buying a property near the beach where I can also do business like a resort. If anyone would know any contact for this proposal, please email me at once.
Maria Bince wrote:
Friday, 22 April 2005 00:37:25 PHT
Please let me know if there's a beach residential site around 1500-2000 M2
F.Cruz wrote:
Sunday, 27 March 2005 13:28:07 PHT
Most Boholanos emigrate to Cebu, Manila or the United States to build businesses unknowned to locals, as gleaned from the news below: "79 Rule The Philippine Market Excluding institutional investors and broker firms, the individuals who gained most from the recent stock market bull run are the shareholders who own and control the market operator - the 79 stockholders of the Philippine Stock Exchange, Inc: 1. Abes, Bernardino 2. Alvarez, Roderick Alain 3. Ang, Benito 4. Ang, Ramon 5. Ang, William 6. Antonino, Arthur 7. Araullo, Alfonso 8. Araullo, Jose 9. Arce, Daisy 10. Arroyo, Alicia Rita 11. Bate, Conrado 12. Buenconsejo, Corazon 13. Chan, Gregorio 14. Chan, Vicky 15. Chia Kim Teck 16. Chilip, Christopher 17. Ching, Carlos 18. Chong, Jose 19. Chua, Francis 20. Chua, Michael 21. Chua Chiaco, Ernesto 22. Co, Emmanuel Edward 23. Coyiuto, Robert Jr. 24. Cruz, Ismael 25. Cruz, Rodolfo 26. De Guzman, Eduardo 27. Dela Cruz, Emilio 28. Favila, Peter 29. Francisco, Filomeno 30. Garcia, Ramon Jr. 31. Garcia, Winston 32. Gili, Guillermo Jr. 33. Go, David 34. Go, Genevieve 35. Gobing, Eddie 36. Herrera, Domingo 37. Kalaw, Ma. Trinidad 38. Kilayco, Gregorio 39. Koo Kiao Go 40. Lagmay, Anthony 41. Lao Hian Liong, Andres 42. Laurel, Maria Paz 43. Lee Luy, Edwin 44. Lim, Federico 45. Lim, Francisco 46. Lim, Luisito 47. Lim-Chua, Anabelle 48. Limlingan, Luis 49. Limlingan, Ma. Cristina 50. Limlingan, Marita 51. Limlingan, Regina 52. Limlingan, Victor 53. Limlingan, Victor Alfonso 54. Liu, Harry 55. Locsin, Bianca Micaela 56. Locsin, Margarita Vicencia 57. Luy, Enrique 58. Madrid, Joseph 59. Magat, Milagros 60. Manalac, Ma. Erlinda 61. Matoto, Senen 62. Nubla, Ralph Jr. 63. Olondriz, Marino Jose 64. Pangalangan, Raul 65. Papa, Myron Timothy 66. Paras, Agerico 67. Peralta, Cornelio 68. Recto, Florinda 69. Remollo, Felipe Antonio 70. Roxas, Joseph 71. Santos, Florentino Jr. 72. Soliven, Stephen 73. Tanco, Eusebio 74. Uy, Lino 75. Velasco, Geronimo Jr. 76. Villaroman, Francisco 77. Wee, Paul 78. Yap, Felipe 79. Yuchengco, Vivian Ma."
A Reader wrote:
Sunday, 20 March 2005 17:00:51 PHT
Good day!I'm searching for a resort in bohol, if you know somebody who would like to sell their resort and w/ complete document just e-mail provide the information of the resort so as the price,lot area and the contact person.Thank you very much!Godbless!
Danny Carrillo wrote:
Tuesday, 7 December 2004 18:40:42 PHT
Born and raised in Manila. Went to Pangalao for some R&R.. fell in love with the province and ended up buying and house somewhere near the airport. Previous owner said it was noisy. Me being a Manila boy thought, "this is way too quite... good!" Thinking of putting up a little coffee shop around the city.
Arnold wrote:
Sunday, 28 November 2004 15:41:44 PHT
You did a good job! Congratulations... very informative. It will be nice if you will continue to update this site on a weekly or monthly basis. How about advertising what business are suited on a small scale. For sure you have a lot of people who are interested in starting their own but do not know what kind and how to go about it. Thanks!
Antoinette L Ryan wrote:
Wednesday, 8 September 2004 09:56:31 PHT
Dear Mr. Hellingman, I am a native from San Miguel,Bohol. I also thinking of starting a business in my home town. But as you mentioned it's polluted with so many little shops. Not only that we don't have pave road yet. It's so difficult for anybody to start a bigger scale business. I don't know if you heard about the new DAM in Camanaga. It's in my hometown. I don't know what business opportunity it will create. Need an opinion about this matter. Sincerely, Antoinette l Ryan
Debbie Phillips wrote:
Friday, 27 August 2004 10:53:11 PHT
Thank you very much whoever thought about doing this website and pushed to make it happen. Its very helpful and i feel excited. Me and my husband are one of those who see big potentials in Panglao Island, especially when the airport gets going. In fact we already started our building and 60% finished. Im glad to hear news on positive government plans in Panglao Island and I see this website which is geared towards business economic projections. I hope what the government is planning on eco-tourism in Panglao Island will push through and not be wrapped with some bureaucratic hindrances. Are there any other current or recent news about GMA's move towards Bohol or Panglao Island now that she's seated again as president? Thank you very much and more power to Bohol and Panglao Island... Best Regards, Debbie
Willy wrote:
Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:45:31 PHT
Looking for real estate to buy in Panglao area. Please e-mail me, briefly state description of property and your indicative selling price.
Mr R Van Raay wrote:
Tuesday, 3 August 2004 17:31:45 PHT
Congratulations on a very professional web site. I am very impressed with the detail and information. My wife and I are thinking of moving back to her home area of Guindulman and investing a substantial amount in a local business. We consider tourism is probably the area we could expect best returns from and as such thought maybe a scuba resort near Bituon beach might be a good idea. When we visited earlier this year there seemed to be one or two resorts that had fallen on hard times and wonder if we could find out more about them to reactivate them, alternativly we might have to start from scratch or consider alternatives such as a shop. We also met the local mayor, Mr Oriculo Granada who seemed very enthusiastic about the opportunity for new development. We would be very pleased to create job opportunities on the island of Bohol .

Looking forward to seeing Bohol again soon

Richard and Irene Van Raay

Although there are now three resorts in operation (as far as I know), we believe the area still has enough potential, if handled with care. Not only the beaches, but also the hills in the area and on the Anda peninsula are nice (and you can still find tarsiers in that area, if you know how to find them). The only issue is the two hour's travel time from Tagbilaran or Talibon, which makes it a bit further from the most common ports of entry, and requires a more self-contained type of operation.--Jeroen.

Marie wrote:
Sunday, 1 August 2004 13:39:29 PHT
I want to start a new business in Tagbilaran, but I don't really what are the in demands of the people. I want to know if what kind of business will best click in a place like Bohol? A business which does now require big capital or investment. A small scale that I can start my own with some help of my family.
Dong Bonite wrote:
Tuesday, 6 July 2004 18:11:38 PHT
We, Boholanos from Saudi Arabia, formed a cooperative named Boholano Overseas Workers and Community Credit Cooperative or BOWACCC. Can you recommend us any business or project that we shall be venturing in the near future? Is there any agency (NGO or gov't.) which could possibly help us out, in terms of financial assistance, to pursue our business and/or project.

We are temporarily holding office at Door 3 Mascarinas Apartment, 11 New Calceta St. Cogon, Tagbilaran City care: Mrs. Glo L. Bonite.

Thank you and regards,

Dong Bonite
hometown: Panglao

This depends on the objectives you have with your cooperative. The name suggests something along the lines of the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and their US branch, and I can advice you to study materials on this initiative.

Reach out for those who cannot access the commercial or even government banks. Support projects that enable people to supply local needs, and do so in a sustainable way, but also product that enable the same people to earn hard cash, and develop something bigger and better than just survival.

There are already too many sari-sari shops, poluting tricycles, internet cafés, and both local and large scale fishing activities are depleting the seas surrounding Bohol in a scandalous way. I also think there are too many fishponds.

However, these negatives may be turned in positives: projects that research for alternatives for expensive and poluting fuels, using the islands waning copra production to create an alternative for diesel. Supporting local marine sanctuaries, or "fish nurseries" in various ways, including ways to enable those who invest time and money in them to reap the profits of them. There is a lack of fruits and vegetables in the Boholano's diet, so building up accessible knowledge centers on fruit and vegetable production will be welcome--even though it means educating the public on their diet. I'm thinking about small scale Mango farms and vegetable and spice gardens.

In the tourism sector, mostly the realm of foreign or Filipino-Chinese investors, their might be space for various kinds of support facilities: trekking, mountain-biking, canooing, spelunking, and even educating local dive-masters and whale and dolphin watching guides.

In the field of education, there is huge demand for computer education, but I find the levels of such courses often extremely low. It would be better to integrate computers into regular courses, as most that is required is operational knowledge of using computers in a certain profession, recognizing that a computer is an universal tool. Having said that, I think their is space for course that tap of the artistic creativity of the Boholano's, using technology, such as graphic design, art, traditional crafts, as well as courses that teach skills at the vocational level in many fields -- in the Philippines there is a big gap between unskilled labour and engineers, which needs to be filled to enable the local industry to produce products at more durable quality standards -- carpenters, plumbers, electricians, masons, etc., and try to find ways to make employers reward these extra skills.

I expect little from Government institutions in way of funding -- you'll spend more pursuing subsidy oppertunities than they will eventually yield, and NGO's often have a lack of funding themsselves. In all these undertakings, I think it is wise to start small, and try to achieve growth from successful projects.

Success with your projects, and please keep me updated.

--Jeroen Hellingman.

manish kumar wrote:
Sunday, 20 June 2004 19:04:02 PHT
Dear sir, I am doing a job from last 10year in a company who is export more then 15 ctn. 40' hq in a month. now i trying to start my own bussiness may you help me or guide something else Thanks Best regards M.kumar
aileen wrote:
Tuesday, 18 May 2004 21:35:29 PHT
william - you inquired about buying farmland in bohol. a friend based in Tagbilaran City sells real estate, primarily residential and i'm sure he can find you a farm for a reasonable price. if you wish you can contact me on above email address for more details.
william wrote:
Sunday, 4 January 2004 14:48:45 PHT
can you help me with a source that can help me with buying farmland in bohol at a reasonable a good location please.thanks william
Annie wrote:
Tuesday, 15 April 2003 04:53:47 PHT
I want to known if there is Car & Truck wash in Tabilaran City, or Laundromat for washing clothes. I need to know also if there's is water running everyday in the City? have a nice day to you all!

Running water normally is not a problem. I don't know about car or truck washing services, but most of the larger hotels will be able to provide laundry service. If your staying for a longer time, just ask around, and you'll probably be able to find such services easily.--Jeroen.

Bernardita Sia wrote:
Wednesday, 19 March 2003 14:43:08 PHT
The nearest bank near Clarin is in Tubigon. Clarin does not have a bank yet. wrote:
Saturday, 19 October 2002 04:29:13 PHT
I need to know if there is a bank in Clarin, Bohol. If not, how far from Clarin is the nearest bank? Also, please tell me how much would a carabao (for planting crops, heavy work) cost if bought in rural Bohol? I need to know in American dollars, please. Thank you.
Jeroen Hellingman wrote:
Sunday, 21 April 2002 05:15:54 PHT
More recent statistics can be obtained from the NSO website.

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