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04 July 2013

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Cry me a River: A Loboc, Bohol Floating Restaurant.

Loboc River was named after the Municipality of Loboc. Loboc is a fourth Class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines which has 16,312 populations and it is located 25 kilometers away from the City of Tagbilaran.


Since I grew up in Bohol, with unforgettable experiences like swimming in the river and so on.. I have not seen yet this famous placid looking river in Bohol that attracts a lot of tourist .Even when I was a child I already heard this Loboc River then. I was wondering how it looks like. Does it look like a small river that I used to swim every now and then? Every time before I go to school way back in my grade school, we make sure that we take our bath first. Since we don’t have a commercial water supply we really spent time to go to the river just to clean up our body, and that’s our daily routine.

Up until, I transferred here in Manila for schooling. Those curiosities of mine are still on my mind, how Loboc River looks like. Until I was given a chance to Travel Bohol, my Pillar Publication Family planned for a Vacation. Guess What?..... Its 8 years since I moved from Bohol to Manila without even visiting. So basically it was my first time to go back to the place where I grew up. I miss everything!





Reminiscing with Past

“At last, I can now see the River”, I said it to myself while we are about to arrive. During that time, I almost cried when a flashback came out from within. OH YEAH!!! The River! Its all about the River!! “ I can now feel the fresh air” , smiled. “ I thought that I can’t experience this anymore, I thought that I can only see this glorifying sceneries through the Calendar pictures and /or the Cyberspace online. But Now I am here in Loboc River.

What About Loboc River ?


Early 1980s when Loboc River was introduced to the tourist as one of Bohol’s destination. The Local inhabitants build their homes along the River, since it was also there source of living and you can see them up until now. Loboc lies from the Loay Bridge (in Loay) and at the Poblacion of Loboc.. Loboc River was named after the Municipality of Loboc. Loboc is a fourth Class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines which has 16,312 populations and it is located 25 kilometers away from the City of Tagbilaran.

Here is the list of Barangays:
  1. • Agape
  2. • Alegria
  3. • Bagumbayan
  4. • Bahi-an
  5. • Bonbon Lower
  6. • Bonbon Upper
  7. • Buenavista
  8. • Bugho
  9. • Cabadiangan
  10. • Calunasan Norte
  11. • Calunasan Sur
  12. • Camayaan
  13. • Cambance
  14. • Candabong
  15. • Candasag
  16. • Canlasid
  17. • Gon-ob
  18. • Gotozon
  19. • Jimilian
  20. • Oy
  21. • Poblacion Sawan
  22. • Poblacion Ondol
  23. • Quinoguitan
  24. • Taytay
  25. • Tigbao
  26. • Ugpong
  27. • Valladolid
  28. • Villaflor


Greener than Green

Riding a small motorized bancas can be chartered for an amount of P650. It includes “eat all you can” of Filipino cuisine buffet and local delicacies while cruising. Floating restaurants will bring you from point A to point B. wherein you can enjoy the music of HARANAS (serenade). Simultaneously you will experience cool green vegetation along the river that will make you relax for the span of your trip. You will also noticed some inhabitants along the river who are catching fish, washing their laundry and the best thing that made me cry and reminisce me from my childhood are those children were enjoyed swimming. The Climax of the said cruising is very breathtaking once you reach the BUSAY (falls) of the said river

Aside from agriculture, floating restaurants have become a major business that has contributed in boosting the tourism industry not only of the town but also of the province of Bohol.

The said business was very popular on providing with a first class dining experience on board floating restaurants. The floating vessels are made up of a covered platform on top of two large outrigger boats which are joined together. The Floating Restaurant can accommodate up to 50 people

Trivia :

1. The Entire Movie “ Panaghoy sa Suba” by Cesar Montano was taped in Loboc River
2.  Wi-fi is also available in Loboc River at the Port.
3. Souvenir Items are available .



Lemme Leave you a Question.

Have been in Loboc River?
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