Sierra Bullones Bohol Travel Guide
Sierra Bullones is a town located on the northeastern part of the interior of Bohol. It is 71 kilometers away from the province’s lone and component city, Tagbilaran City and may take one hour and forty minutes of travel. The town has a population of 26, 398 people basing on the 2007 census.
Considered a fourth class municipality, the town’s total land area is 10975 hectares which is politically subdivided into 22 barangays, to wit: Abachanan, Anibongan, Bugsoc, Canlangit, Canta-ub, Casilay, Danicop, Dusita, Cahayag, La Union, Lataban, Magsaysay, Matin-ao, Nan-od, Poblacion, Salvador, San Agustin, San Isidro, San Jose, San Juan, Santa Cruz, and Villa Garcia.
Sierra Bullones was once used as a place of refuge by rebels during the Philippine Revolution and during the Filipino-American War.
The town was once a forest. After the provincial road was opened, clearing were made by the settlers from the towns of Jagna, Valencia, Garcia-Hernandez, Candijay, Alburquerque and Loay. The settlers became permanent owner of the clearings when the Homestead Act was approved.
Farming became and now the most important industry of the townsfolk with rice as their chief crop. Tributaries of the Wahig River furnish water for the purpose of irrigation. Now, Sierra Bullones is one of the heavy producers of rice in the province of Bohol.
Another industry is lumbering, however, in a smaller scale compared crop production. Truckloads of lumber are hauled too Calape for use in building barotos.
The people of Sierra Bullones also engaged in cottage industries like the weaving of rattan and bamboo baskets.
The name Sierra Bullones means Big Mountains. It was said that the name was made by a group of young and intelligent people. Bullones is the spanish word for “fog” thus giving the meaning of “a mountain of fogs”. The buhong Tubigan Cave and Mabugnaw Falls can be found in this town.
Cantaub Park and the Daquit Tourist Park are some of the attractions of this town.
Sierra Bullones celebrates its town fiesta every eigth day of December in commemoration of its town’s patroness, the Immaculate Concepcion.
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