A solemn and simple ceremony marked the Provincial Government’s celebration of the 165th Bohol Day.
The program began with a solemn mass at 7 a.m.
Hundreds of officials, employees, and guests have gathered at the Bohol Cultural Center to attend the said celebration.
Among those spotted attending the event is the newly-crowned Miss Bohol 2019 Celina Villoceno in her green Filipiniana terno.
This is her second public appearance ever since she was crowned over the weekend.
Exactly 165 years from then, Bohol still celebrates its independence every 22nd day of July.
On July 22, 1854, Bohol province was separated from Cebu and was created into a politico-military province during the Spanish rule in the Philippines.
It was recognized as a province during the American regime.
Today, through Republic Act (RA) No. 7683, the entire province including the City of Tagbilaran also observes a special non-working public holiday.//