The old congressional districts of Bohol
CEBUPEDIA - Clarence Paul Oaminal (The Freeman) - July 5, 2019 - 12:00am

(Part 6)

In the 1700s, the island of Bohol was part of the Diocese of Cebu. The proximity of the island of Cebu to Bohol resulted in migration and inter-marriages between the two places. Majority of Cebuanos and Boholanos are interrelated by affinity or blood, the result of this is that their politics and religious practices share common roots.

Old 2nd District of Bohol (1907-1972)

SAGBAYAN was created on February 9, 1949 by virtue of Executive Order No. 204 issued by President Elpidio Quirino. Its original was Borja named in honor of Salustiano Borja, the first elected civil governor of Bohol. The barrios of the towns of Clarin, Inabanga, and Balilihan were separated to form the new town. On July 21, 1957 Congress renamed the town from Borja to Sagbayan via Republic Act 1741.

CATIGBIAN was created by virtue of Executive Order 229 issued by President Quirino on June 17, 1949 it was originally called as San Jacinto. It was renamed Catigbian by virtue of Republic Act 1032 enacted on June 12, 1954.

ALBURQUERQUE was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on June 18, 1869. It is under the patronage of Santa Monica. It separated from its mother parish, Baclayon.

TUBIGON was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on January 11, 1854. It is under the patronage of San Isidro Labrador, separated from its mother parishes, Calape and Inabanga.

INABANGA was created as a parish in 1724 under the patronage of Apostle St. Peter. It was administered by the Jesuit Fathers, but passed on to the Recollect Fathers in 1768.

LILA was erected as a parish by Diocesan decree on July 6, 1869 under the patronage of Our Lady of the Rosary, separated from its mother parish, Dimiao. It was reverted into a barrio but was re-established as a town in 1915.

LOAY dates back to 1799 in existence, it separated from Loboc, its mother church. It is under the patronage of the Most Holy Trinity. Dimiao, on the other hand, is under the patronage of San Nicolas de Tolentino and the oldest entry in its canonical books is dated 1750, according to the book by Fr. Felipe Redondo in 1887. (To be continued)

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