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Liloan is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of.Liloan lies within Metro Cebu.HistoryAlong its coastline, there is spot called Silot, where a whirlpool is created by the ebbs and flows of the waters from the bay. This phenomenon is called lilo in Cebuano. Because of this, the town was known as Liloan, meaning "a place where there is a lilo".Some time in the 1970s, a newspaper article stated that the "pueblo de Liloan" was separated from the municipality of Mandaue (now Mandaue City), and was created a new municipality in 1840. However, in his "Breve reseña de lo que fue y de lo que es la Diócesis de Cebú en las Islas Filipinas," states that Liloan was created as a parish in 1845The creation of the municipality of Liloan could have been at the same time the parish was established, but not earlier than its being a parish. As recorded, the first priest of Liloan served in 1845. The term of the first mayor was from 1845–1846.During the war years (World War II), Liloan had three mayors at one time. The elected mayor was Catalino Noval. The Japanese Occupation Forces appointed another, Pascual Delgado. Not to be outdone, the Guerilla Forces also designated another, Jose Cañete.BarangaysLiloan comprises 14 barangays: Cabadiangan Calero Catarman Cotcot Jubay Lataban Mulao Poblacion San Roque San Vicente Santa Cruz Tabla Tayud YatiLandmarksLighthouseOne of the best known landmarks in Liloan is its historic lighthouse at Bagacay Point. The original lighthouse was built in 1857 by the Spanish. The current tower was constructed in 1904 by order of William Howard Taft, the first Governor-General of the Philippines and later the President of the United States. The tower is 72ft tall and remains in active use today, using solar energy. The lighthouse was declared a National Historical Landmark in 2004 by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (formerly known as National Historical Institute).
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