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Daanbantayan is a in the province of, Philippines, the northern tip of Cebu island. According to the, it has a population of.Daanbantayan celebrates the Haladaya Festival from to each year, in honor of Datu Daya, the legendary founder of the town.BarangaysDaanbantayan comprises 20 barangays: Agujo Bagay Bakhawan Bateria Bitoon Calape Carnaza Dalingding Lanao Logon Malbago Malingin Maya Pajo Paypay Poblacion Talisay Tapilon Tinubdan TominjaoIslands and thalassic attractionsThere are several small islands/islets and diving spots some distance from Cebu island, and distant from each other:HistoryThe name Daanbantayan was derived from two words: the word "daan", which means "old" in Cebuano, and the word "bantayan", which refers to a place that served as a tower to look out for Moro raiders before Spain took control of the Philippines. Older usages have the two words separately, as "Daan Bantayan". The original site of the town might have been at an elevated vantage point near Punta, in brgy Tapilon.In 1942, the Japanese Imperial forces occupied the town of Daanbantayan.In 1945, the Philippine Commonwealth Army troops of the 3rd, 8th, 81st, 82nd, 83rd, 85th and 86th Infantry Division of the Philippine Army entered the town of Daanbantayan, supported by the Cebuano guerrillas, and were attacked by the Japanese forces in the Battle of Daanbantayan during World War II.
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