"Tagbilaran Town is the main town of the Bohol province: the centre of trade and the only town on the isle. This is the most important gate to the Bohol archipelago and is known as the "City of Peace and Friendship". Tagebilaran is celebrated as one of the eight "Philippine Dream Cities" by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) together with the Inselgartenstadt Samal, San Fernando, La Union, Cebu city, Iloilo town center, Marikina, Naga, Calbayog town center and Surigao town center.
The Tagbilaran has a surface area of 3,270 ha, 13 km of which is coast, and is a long stripe of burrs and gentle slopes. There are two summits at both ends, Elly Hill (100 metres) to the N and Banat-I Hill (145 metres) to the S.. TAGBILARAN derives from the name Tagubilaan, an abbreviation of two dialectal words from this period; Tagubilaan - which means "hide" and BILAAN - refers to a Moslem invading strain or Moros dreaded by the early migrants.
TAGBILARAN means "to be hidden from the Moros". Tagbilaran's story goes back to the fifteenth centuary when it became known as the "Bool Kingdom". Some of the city's most important sights are Kaingit Beach, Circum Compact Marker, Plaza Rizal, Provincial Capitol Building, Pres Carlos P. Garcia Memorial Park, Ubujan Marker, Bohol Museum, Banat-I Hill, Elly Hill, Jaycee Promenade (commonly known as K of C Promenade) and Mini Park.
Kaingit Beach, a popular weekend seaside resort with clear water, is located along the Tagbilaran coastline. This area is designed and managed by the municipality. The act is regarded as the first "treaty of friendship" between the tan and adult breeds. It is the headquarters of the Bohol Province Council.
Another well-visited place is the scenic Bohol Church along Carlos P. Garcia Avenue on the Corner of Torralba St., just opposite the Plaza. It is the church of St. Joseph, the city' s saint whose solemnity dates from May 1st. This is the diocese of Bohol.
Bohol was once home to former President Carlos P. Garcia and his team. You can admire the memories of the Bohol families, old reliquaries, pieces of furnishings and a shell and shell collections found on the banks of the river Bohol. It' a place where you can remember what Bohol was back then and with the tour you will understand better how Bohol developed into what it is today.
Tagbilaran's southern boundary, 145 metres high, is the Banat I-mountain. It offers a picturesque panoramic views of the wide Mindanao Sea, the Negros and Siquijor counties and the Strait of Panglao Island. Elly hill is 100 metres above Tagbilaran City to the northern side, from where you can admire the magnificent views of lush green and lush green hillocks and lowlands.
It' located about five kilometres from the town. Jaycee Promenade stands out from the recultivation area K of C and is a collaborative venture between the Bohol Jaycees and the municipality. It' an excellent place for an afternoons walk and sundown with views of Tagbilaran Bay and the Panglao Isle.
Tagebilaran City is 630 kilometres south-east of Manila and 72 kilometres southwest of Cebu City. Situated in the southwest of the provinces, bordered to the N by the city of Cortes, to the northwest by the city of Corella, to the Easterly of Baclayon and to the S and W by the Maribojoc Bay and Tagbilaran Strait respectively.
The Tagbilaran has its own private international airfield about 5 min from the town centre. Tagbilaran International and Tagbilaran Airports is the provincial hub and serves three major airlines including Asian Spirit, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. Tagbilaran Town Seaport is the major harbour of Bohol and is home to large merchant ships and freighters from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
From January to December Tagbilaran is celebrating various festivities in each of its bars. The most famous of these are featured on the Tagbilaran Festival page. Founded in 1742 as an autonomous Baclayon municipality, on 1 July 1966 R.A. 4660 turned it into a municipality with a GDP of 1.9 million pesos.
Now the town has expanded and can use its current incomes to earn a grade 1 qualification. It is divided into 15 political areas of the town: bars and districts: Tagbilaran has an expected populations of 94,137 (OCPDC estimate) for 2007, with an average year on year increase of 3.2%.