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Baclayon is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of.The town is the home town of multi-award winning actor Cesar Montano, and accomplished physicist Caesar Saloma.BarangaysBaclayon comprises 17 barangays: Payahan Cambanac Dasitam Buenaventura Guiwanon Landican Laya Libertad Montaña Pamilacan Poblacion San Isidro San Roque San Vicente Santa Cruz Taguihon TandayHistoryBaclayon was the first municipality to be established in Bohol by the Spaniards and included originally the areas now made up by the municipalities of Alburquerque, Balilihan, Corella, and Sikatuna. Its original name was Bacayan, from the root word bacay, meaning "detour" in reference to the fact that travellers used to make a detour there around a rocky cliff.In 1595, two Jesuit priests, Juan de Torres and Gabriel Sanchez, arrived in Bohol to convert the local populace to Catholicism. With native help, they built a stone church which is considered as one of the oldest stone churches in the Philippines, and marked the beginning of the town. In 1600, Moros raided the fledgling settlement, which prompted the Jesuits to relocate their residencia to Loboc.
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