2016 • 02 • 29
Bohol is best known for the Chocolate Hills. But there is so much more to see in this small island than these limestone formations.
Did you know that there are also rice terraces in Bohol? It’s just one of the many things I learned while watching a video by Dex Maligang.
The video highlighted many of the key attractions that most of us are familiar with — Panglao Island, Balicasag dolphins and snorkeling, and the man-made forest in Loboc and Bilar — but it is when Dex goes off the beaten path that more of the province’s diverse natural treasures are revealed.
Aside from Cadapdapan Rice Terraces, the town of Candijay nestles Can-umantad Falls, which Dex was able to capture with a drone. Dexter also filmed the Tarsier Sanctuary in Corella, Raffia Weaving in Tubigon, and crusing down Loay River.
The old Punta Cruz Watchtower in Maribojoc is also shown in the video. Originally built under the watch of the Spaniards in 1796, this tower was used as a lookout post against invaders. From the top, you could see the neighboring islands of Cebu, Siquijor, and even Mindanao.
Words by: Liza Mae Alcoran-Villarante