Then just this week, my brother Roger shared with me these rare photographs.
One shows a black & white image of St. Josph's Cathedral in the then Municipio of Tagbilaran, Bohol
|St. Joseph's Cathedral, Tagbilaran, Bohol Circa 1901|
Gatal- Torralba Clan. The youngest in the photo is Uncle Rey Gatal .
Holding him is his mom Albina
| Gatal grandparents Galicano & Albina Gatal |
with Uncle Rey as a young boy during the 1930's
It shows two of the three important elements of the Spanish- laid out Cathedral- Plaza- Municipio del Principe triumvirate.
aerial view of the Plaza & Municipio del Principe of Tagbilaran
OLD TAGBILARAN PORT CIRCA 1930'S
Finally, here's a glimpse of what used to be the original port of Tagbilaran back in the 1930's
During the late 1940's & 1950's, Tagbilaran was just a sleepy town and well- wishers could still go to the airport runway to send off or welcome visitors.
PARADES WERE FORMS OF ENTERTAINMENT
Back then, school parades were highly- anticipated spectacles not only for the floats but also for the lovely muses on them. The floral parades were scheduled on the "Tabo" Day when farmers & ambulant vendors sold their wares and their produce from the farm.
FIRST MISS HOLY NAME COLLEGE: Pastora "Pasty" Mendoza later
became Mrs. George Visarra. Circa 1947
Can you share some old photographs that show life in vintage Tagbilaran or Bohol?
Photos shared by Roger Gatal