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Panglao

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Gardens · Shark Diving
Panglao is a in the province of, Philippines. According to the, it has a population of, from Tagbilaran.It is one of two municipalities that make up (the other being Dauis), and its territory also includes the three smaller islands of Balicasag, Gakang, and Pontod (or Pungtud, also known as Virgin Island). Panglao is known for its diving locations and tourist resorts.The name Panglao may have come from its former name Panglawod, meaning "to the open sea", or derived from the word panggaw, referring to a fishing implement used by locals.Panglao has educational institutions, including the San Agustin Academy (Panglao), Lourdes National High School, the Cristal and elementary schools located in every barangay (including the Panglao Central Elementary School).There are no fresh water streams or lakes on the island, so for its drinking water, the municipality is dependent on wells and the Canhilbas Underground Spring.HistoryWell before the Spanish colonization, the area was already long visited by Chinese and other Asian traders, as evinced by archaeological finds of Tang, Song, and Ming dynasty porcelain and trade wares.Panglao flourished during the rule of the Dapitan kingdom, but raids by Moluccans and conquest by Ternate resulted in periods of depopulation when its population fled mostly to Panay and Mindanao, including Dapitan.
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