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Historical Attractions In Siquijor

  • St. Isidore Labradore Church and Convent (Lazi) – Constructed by the Spaniards in 1884, it is reputed to be the biggest and one of the oldest convents in whole Asia. Declared a historical landmark by the Philippine Historical Commission, it is believed to have been the vacation house for the Diocese’s priest at that time.
  • Our Lady Of Divine Providence Bell Tower (Maria)
  • St. Vincent De Ferrer Bell Tower (Larena)
  • St. Francis Of Assisi Church, Bell Tower & Convent (Siquijor) – The church is made of stone, cruciform and had a nipa roof. The adjoining convento was likewise made of stone rubble. The bell tower stands independently from the church in the middle of the plaza. This arrangement suggests that the tower also served as a defensive structure- a watchtower to warn the people of approaching danger.

Historical Sites And Landmarks In Southern Leyte

  • Provincial Capitol Building/ Sunken Garden and Mini Forest (Southern Leyte Provincial Capitol, Asuncion, Maasin City) – this government edifice is a reflection of Southern Leyte’s sovereignty as a province. This was completed in June 1972 under the administration of Governor Salvacion Yñuquez.
  • First Mass Shrine (Magallanes, Limasawa Island) – Built on the very site of the first Christian mass in the Orient which was held on March 31, 1521 by Spanish priest, Fr. Pedro de Valderamma, this historical and religious site has become one of the visited spots in Southern Leyte.
  • First Cross (Magallanes, Limasawa Island) – Retrace the historic footsteps of Ferdinand Magellan over the white beach, up to the 450 steps to where a replica of the cross the Spaniards planted on that fateful day in 1521.
  • Shrine of the Holy Eucharist (Magallanes, Limasawa Island) – Declared as a Holy Shrine by the Catholic Church, this new religious site manifests the significance of the First Mass in our Christian life. It also serves as the church of the Limasawa Parish.
  • Our Lady of the Assumption Shrine (Jalleca Hills, Mantahan, Maasin City) – Believed to be a project that started as a dream, the Our Lady of the Assumption in the Jalleca Hills gives a perfect view of the city’s business district and lush nearby hills. The freestanding statue can be viewed perfectly from port of Maasin.
  • Saint Francis Xavier Pilgrimage Site (Hanginan, Maasin City) – Hanginan is a traditional pilgrimage site of most Maasinhons especially during the Lenten season. The one-hour hike to Hanginan might be tiring but would later be paid off after you receive the blessing from Saint Francis Xavier and after a cup of “kapeng binukbok” coupled with Hanginan’s famed bibingka (baked or steamed)
  • Monte Cueva (Rizal, Maasin City) – A chapel-sized bulit inside a cave located on the top of a hill. A few hikes above it is a statue of the Our Lady of Assumption overlooking the heart of the city.
  • Libagon Municipal Hall (Libagon) – This centuries-old well preserved structure gives a glimpse of our rich heritage.

Dauis Pilgrim Heritage Center

Dauis Pilgrim-Heritage Center
Address: Poblacion, Dauis 6339
Bohol, Philippines

Tel. Nos.: (63-38) 502-3016 / 502-3017
Email Address:

Store Hours:
Mon-Tue-Wed-Thu : 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Fri-Sat-Sun : 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Dauis Pilgrim-Heritage Center speaks impeccably of a blueprint that transformed the Old Dauis Rectory Courtyard not only as a key heritage site in Dauis but also as a center for innovation and pride for creative industries that benefit everyone, including grassroots communities.

With the application of  “adaptive reuse”, the ground floor of the Convent now houses three of Dauis Center’s operating units that serve pilgrims and tourists: Handumanan Shop, Café Lawis and the Assumption Museum.

Cafe Lawis

Café Lawis is Dauis Pilgrim-Heritage Center’s    premier coffee and snack shop where one can   savor innovative food that is uniquely Dauisanon and Boholano.

Café Lawis serves unique Dauisanon and        Boholano cuisine like ube pandesal and pork humba panini. Dauis is known for its rich variety of purple yam popularly called ube kinampay.

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Blood Compact

The pact of peace and friendship between two countries is found first in Bohol – the Blood Compact. Two leaders sealed with their blood this agreement and have been known to us new generations since then- Miguel Lopez de Legazpi from Spain and Datu Sikatuna from Bohol. This significant turn of history is annually celebrated by Boholanos with the Sandugo Festival which is a major event every year. It includes streetdancing, Miss Sandugo beauty pageant, and live entertainment by the bay of Tagbilaran city.

blood compact

The historical site is found in Bool, Tagbilaran city. However, speculation recently arose that the authentic spot of this First Treaty of Friendship is in the town of Loay. It reasoned that ancient artifacts were misinterpreted. The town of Loay also erected a monument and celebrated its first commemoration on March 24, 2008. As to what the real spot is, tourists frequently visit both monuments.