Maribojoc Marvels

Maribojoc, a quiet town in Bohol, has some marvels that tourists ought to take note: the Punta Cruz watchtower, the uplifted ridges of Maribojoc caused by the 2013 earthquake, the ruins of the Santa Cruz church, and the JICA-funded Binhi sa Panginabuhian demo farm.

Binhi sa Panginabuhian Organic Demo Farm

The Binhi sa Panginabuhian organic demo farm in Barangay Bayacabac is a LGU-run facility with funding support from the Japan International Cooperation Agency(JICA). The demo farm is part of the local government unit's poverty alleviation program conceptualized by incumbent mayor Jun Evasco. Maribojoc turned what once a barren land into a productive agricultural and livestock farm that is now making life for a lot of Maribojoc citizens easier. Pigs, cows, goats, and chickens are raised here. Tourists can have a taste of farm life as they can experience feeding the animals in the farm. One would particularly enjoy feeding the Anglo-Nubian goats. The farm is a truly organic farm and utilizes no artificial feeds or fertilizers.

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Binhi sa Panginabuhian organic demo farm in Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines

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Piggery at Binhi sa Panginabuhian organic demo farm in Maribojoc, Bohol, Philippines
Related article: Binhi sa Panginabuhian Demo Farm and Training Center

Punta Cruz Watchtower Ruins

The Punta Cruz watchtower ruins in Barangay Santa Cruz is Maribojoc town's most famous landmark. This Spanish-era building was partially-damaged during the 2013 Bohol earthquake. Built in 1796, this building dedicated to San Vicente Ferrer is the only perfect isosceles triangle tower ever built in the country. It was built to provide citizens an early warning against pirates.

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Punta Cruz watchtower ruins

Santa Cruz Church Ruins

One of the viral images from the 2013 Bohol Earthquake was what was left of Maribojoc's Santa Cruz Church providing a background to the Saint Vincent Statue that remained standing after the earth shook violently. There are plans for the National Commission of Culture and the Arts to reconstruct the church but no big strides have been made so far.

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Santa Cruz Church Ruins

Maribojoc Uplifted Ridges

In the aftermath of the 2013 Bohol Earthquake, the coastline of Maribojoc receded some 50 to 100 meters and the seabed was lifted by more than a meter. As a result, the Punta Cruz watchtower is no longer directly above the sea.

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Maribojoc uplifted ridge

Other Attractions

Other popular activities in Maribojoc are firefly watching at Abatan River, mangrove tours, and a river cruise.

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