Welcome to the Municipality of Inabanga, Bohol! Home of the Philippine’s longest rebellion for 85 years, from 1744 to 1829, led by no less than an Inabangnon – Francisco Dagohoy and the majestic and jaw-dropping “The Great Bohol Faultline.”
The town of Inabanga is blessed with natural attractions like vast abundance of lush and green rolling terrains, hills and mountains. Being a coastal municipality, the town is part of the world-renowned Danajon Double-Barrier Reef, the only double-barrier reef in terms of formation in the Indo Pacific region. The reef is blessed with scenic sandbars, stunning seagrass beds, attractive coral reefs and teeming with diverse exotic species of fish, crustaceans and invertebrates that support an abundant and productive marine ecosystem. It is also home of the picturesque Inabanga River, one of the major river in the entire Bohol province, that nourishes, supports and provides the rich agricultural lowland areas that raise the economic viability of the agricultural sector. Add to that is the enchanting and full of fairytale-like-stories of the Macaban Cave which holds captivating and superb-looking rock formations.
Other attractive sights include the centuries old Inabanga Church which is dedicated to St. Paul the Apostle and whose feast day falls on June 30 and of course, the only Great Bohol Faultline – a newly formed reverse faultline which was a remnant of October, 15, 2013’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake.
Inabangnons are naturally born hard-working. With the abundance of natural resources, many are engaged in fishing, mat weaving, nipa making and seafood conservation such as salted ”sisi”, “litub”, “tagimtim” and “kaykay.” The Inabanga women are adept also at raffia weaving - the weaving of sleeping mats, blankets and even uniforms of the Boholano Guerilla against the Spaniards in World War II.
In the 1950’s, it evolved as decorative mats and were used for drying rice and corn for the locals. It was used as housewares, table tops and novelty decors in the 70’s.
At present, woven raffia are now incorporated with polyester and are bleached and dyed and the colored fabrics are made into placemats, table runners, pillow cases, decorative rolls, customized handbags, fashion accessories and even fancy suits and dresses and other lifestyle products.
These locally-made products paired with the vibrant trading businesses and constructions of government infrastructures boosted the local economy of the municipality to a higher level.
With so much to explore and so much to experience, the Municipality of Inabanga has so much to offer.
Come and visit the Municipality of Inabanga!