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Coordinates: 9°34′00″N 123°45′00″E 9.583333, 123.75



Panglao is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. It is one of two municipalities that make up Panglao Island, the other being Dauis. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 25,558 people.

Panglao is famous for its world class diving locations and is home to numerous tourist resorts. At the pristine Alona Beach, tours can be organised to world famous diving sites. The dive sites that can be found on the northwest tip of the Panglao Island are Doljo Beach, Napaling and Puntod. These sites are deep and the currents are strong. Panglao has also numerous educational institutions, including the San Agustin Academy, Lourdes National High School, the Cristal-e College, and the Panglao Central Elementary School.

Panglao island is the site of Habitat for Humanity's "Tabalong Habitat Village". The village, still under construction, has capacity for 500 houses on land donated by local merchant Alturas. So far, around 200 houses had been built and inhabited. Tabalong Habitat Village is visited by Global Village Teams, international volunteer teams who travel to the area to assist in construction.[1]


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