Sunday, February 4, 2007

Getting Lost With Names - Clarin

This topic started with this article

Ah there are two!

Still in Region 10, there is a town called Clarin in the province of Misamis Occidental. It is right next door to the cities of Tangub and Ozamiz with the Panguil Bay on its east. This town was named after the senator who proposed to have it made into a town once again after it became a barrio of Ozamiz since their town head failed to appear during a meeting called by the governor in 1903! The place is in close proximity to a lot of tourist hideaways in the province like the fantastic MOAP (Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park).

Clarin is also the name of a town in Bohol (Region 7 – Central Visayas) and this town takes its name from another person also surnamed Clarin. Aniceto Clarin was the island’s first civil governor. This town is just a few clicks from Tubigon. Clarin is a fish town too as there are wide spreads of mangroves. There are even islets off its shores. And ah, this is where you head inland/upland on the way to Sagbayan Peak and onwards to Danao!

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