Authored by: Municipal Councilor ALBERTO E. ARANGOSO

Sponsored by: MASS MOTION

NOW THEREFORE, be it ordained as it is hereby ordained by the Sangguniang Bayan of Maribojoc, Bohol in session duly assembled, that:



SECTION 1: Title: This Code shall be known as the Omnibus Tourism Code of

the Municipality of Maribojoc, Province of Bohol.

SECTION 2: Coverage. The provisions of this Code shall cover the tourist

destinations such as Journey to the Ancient Maribojoc, Maribojoc Mangrove Tour, Maribojoc Bay Coastal Cruse, Mountain Adventure, Maribojoc Bay Watch, Wildlife and Environmental Protection, Tourist Guides, Homestay, Resort, Hotel, Apartel, Floating Restaurant, Floating Cottages, Abatan River, Craft Village, Souvenir Shoppe.

SECTION 3: Definition of Terms:

For the purpose of this ordinance, the following terms and phrase shall be understood in the sense indicated hereunder.

a.) Omnibus – Legislative measure covering many different items.

b.) Tourist spots and destinations – An area designated by the Local Government Unit of Maribojoc as tourist destinations to see what is inside the area and what things to learn for replication and emulation.

c.) Bay Watching – To see the marine lives in the sea for educational and enjoyment purposes.

d.) Mangrove Tour – To travel within the mangroves area thru boardwalk in order to learn the habitation of the mangroves.

e.) Mountain Adventure – To travel by trekking in the mountains for exercise and enjoyment and to see the nature’s wonder.

f.) Journey to ancient Maribojoc – To travel and see the old artifacts / relics of the Spanish Regime in the Maribojoc.

g.) Tourist Guide – a person who guides the tourists in their destinations to see the beauty spots of the town and to learn what is store in the area.

h.) Foreign Tourist – Citizens from other countries who come to visit our locality.

i.) Domestic Tourist – People’s coming from different places of our country.

j.) Code – Abatan Code of 2005 which means body of laws in the operation of Abatan River.

k.) Refuse – is an inclusive term of all solid waste products consisting of garbage, rabish, ashes, night soil, manure, dead animals, and industrial waste.

l.) Stall – shall refer to an open compartment of area designated for the sale or display of commodities or food stuffs.

m.) Food establishment – means an establishment where food or drinks are manufacture, processed, stored, sold or served.

n.) Food Handler – this term includes all persons or personnel who directly handle, prepare, or serve food, drinks and or ice or who come in contact with any eating or cooking utensil and/or food vending machines. Among such persons or personnel are: cooks, assistant cooks, waiters/waitresses, dishwashers, busboys, etc.

o.) Floating Restaurant – is an establishment wherein it is built over two big “cascos” so that it can float on the body of water especially in the river and this is considered a public establishment serving meals. This floating restaurant while serving meals navigates at the river to a certain destination so that the passengers / customers will enjoy their trip.

p.) Comfort Room – a comfort room built within the floating restaurant with a special septic tank built for this purpose so that passengers can dispose their waste or urine during their trip.

q.) Embankment – A mound or bank of earth, stones, etc. raised for any purpose.

r.) River Bank – an area of shallow water bordering on a river.

s.) Docking/Berthing Area- Place of anchorage of vessel.

t.) Homestay Operator – An owner of a private house who operates a lodging house for transient visitors / tourists to stay for a number of days.

u.) Pension House – Continental boarding house.

v.) Hotel – An establishment where guests purchase accommodations.

w.) Apartel – A building containing a number of separate dwellings.

x.) Resort – A vacationary place.

y.) Accommodation Houses – A lodging; place to stay or sleep.



SECTION 4: Regulations for the use of the Punta Cruz Watch Tower and Park


a.) No person is allowed to use the pavement area in front of the historical tower as parking area for vehicles, for drying of copra’s, laundered clothes and other purposes which tend to obstruct view for picnic goers and visiting tourist.

b.) The following acts considered unsanitary destructive and prohibitive acts against the use of the tower, its surroundings and facilities therein.

1. Tying and pasturing of animals inside the park.

2. Graffiti writings on walls of the watch tower and toilets, railing and picnic sheds / kiosk.

3. Improper use of comfort rooms by not flushing after using.

4. Extraction of sand and gravel along the shorelines of watch tower.

5. Urinating inside the watch tower.

6. Throwing of empty bottles within the premises.

7. No reservation for the used facilities such as picnic sheds shall be allowed.

8. Destruction and Graffiti writings in any parts of the Tourism Hall.

c.) Left over and other waste by picnic goers should be placed in the appropriate garbage cans.

d.) Vehicles and motorcycles shall be parked in the designated parking area.

e.) The gate shall be opened from 8:00 A.M. and shall be closed at 6:00 P.M.

SECTION 5: Anti Littering and Vandalism of any form at the Punta Cruz Watch

Tower and Park for cleanliness and beautification.

a. The compound of the Punta Cruz Historical Watch Tower and Park shall be protected from vandalism and littering in any form which can cause an ugly sight of the incoming visitors of the tourism park.

b. Prohibition – To protect and preserve the beauty of the Historical Watch Tower and Park littering and vandalism are prohibited inside the park.



SECTION 6: The Maribojoc Church, Sta Cruz Museum and stone Stairways are

artifacts of the Spanish era and these relics are owned and administered by the Diocese of Tagbilaran thru the Holy Cross Parish of Maribojoc, Bohol.

a. The Maribojoc Church was built in 1767 by the Jesuits Fathers and the things inside the church are considered relics of the Spanish regime.

1. Inside the church there are many things to be seen and these are parts of the history of the ancient Maribojoc.

2. The cleanliness inside and outside the church is being maintained by church workers.

3. The church is a place of worship and prayers, hence nobody is allowed to use the church as quarter or standby is prohibited for people who _________________________

4. Taking pictures and video footage shots are allowed at the Maribojoc church for purposes of remembrance and studies of the Maribojoc Church.

5. Sight seeing inside the church is allowed provided that the church authorities will be notified for such purpose.

b. The Parish Pastoral Council of the Holy Cross Parish established the Sta. Cruz Museum in order to put in place all artifacts and relics in one safety room for the people to see the ancient Maribojoc of the yesteryears.

c. Hereunder are the rules and regulations the Sta. Cruz Museums, to wit:

1. Notify the curator or museum keeper for the visit at the Museum or ask permission for the visit.

2. Visitors are required to log in their names in the logbook keep for this purpose.

3. Donations in any amount are accepted thru the drop box for the visit in the museum.

4. No camera, video footage or picture taking is allowed inside the museum.

5. No touching of things displayed inside the museum.

6. Big bags are to be left outside the museum.

7. No smoking inside the museum.

8. No eating and drinking inside the museum.

9. Loud talking is prohibited while inside the museum.

10. No spitting on the floor and wall of the museum.

11. Cleanliness is maintained inside the museum by church janitors.

d. Ancient Store Stairways leading to the Maribojoc Wharf.

1. The store stairways are found at the back of the Maribojoc church leading to the Maribojoc Wharf.

2. Urinating on the stairways and besides the stairways is prohibited.

3. The maintenance of cleanliness is to be maintained by the people of San Juan, Poblacion thru “pentikasi” called by the LGU-Poblacion, Maribojoc.

4. The old stone stairways is the focus view during sunset time.

5. The stone stairways are artifacts of the Spanish era.



SECTION 7: The San Vicente Mangrove Association (SAVIMA) has established

a long boardwalk inside the mangrove area of San Vicente, Maribojoc.

a. The long boardwalk is constructed inside the mangrove are to enable the people and visitors to walk across the mangroves without being wet by mud while walking from the mainland to the demonstration area wherein lobster, shrimps and shell catching and gathering are demonstrated for educational and emulation purposes.

b. The boardwalk is made of bamboos supported by woods, hence an extra careful walk shall be kept by the travelers for safety purposes.

c. At the end of the SAVIMA boardwalk, the tiny Tintinan Island can be seen and some valuable things maybe found n area which are worth seeing.

d. The SAVIMA boardwalk is being joined by the boardwalk constructed by the ALIMANGO or the Abatan Lincod Mangroves Growers Association so that visitors may enjoy their travel across the mangroves area of Lincod. The boardwalk of Lincod is adjacent to the Maribojoc Fishpond.

e. The visitors are guided by tourist guides provided by SAVIMA who will lecture on the beauty of mangrove habitats and how to catch lobsters shrimps and shells which are good food for the body.

f. Entrance fee per person is collected from the visitors for the maintenance of environmental care of the area and for the improvement of the of the boardwalk and other things to be put up in the area for tourism purposes.

g. No smoking and throwing of garbage waste are allowed inside the mangroves area.

h. Replanting of the vacant spaces in the mangroves area shall be the responsibility of the SAVIMA.

i. Shouting inside the mangroves area is prohibited.

j. Cleanliness shall be maintained inside the mangroves area.

k. Signboard for environmental care purposes shall be mounted in the area especially at the boardwalk for guidance of the visitors.

l. No burning of dead twigs, branches and leaves is allowed in the mangroves area.

m. Cutting of mangrove trees or branches of trees is prohibited within the mangroves area.

n. Construction of rest cottages should be considered by the SAVIMA administration for stop over during the mangrove tour in the area suited for the purpose.

o. The mangrove four guides shall see to it that the visitors will enjoy and be satisfied of the trip.



SECTION 8: The Maribojoc Bay is within the territorial jurisdiction of the

Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol.

a. Although some portions of the Maribojoc Bay belong to the municipalities of Cortes, Tagbilaran, Dauis, and Panglao, the largest area of the Maribojoc Bay belongs to the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol.

b. The LGU-Maribojoc has a Bantay Dagat program in order to protect the marine resources from illegal fishing activities of the fishermen.

c. Within the Maribojoc Bay, different kinds of fishes are found in the sea. Whale and dolphins are found in the Maribojoc Bay but only during summer season during the months of March, April and May.

d. Bay Watching during these months will be promoted and baywatch guides will be trained for this purpose.

e. Bay Watching guides shall be registered at the Office of the Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism Council for guidance.

f. Coastal Clean Up shall be maintained by the LGU_Maribojoc for clean Maribojoc Bay.

g. All available pumpboats and small bancas owned by fishermen can be hired so that the local fishermen can earn for the use of baywatching on whales and dolphins that will appear in the sea during summer season at the Maribojoc Bay.

SECTION 9: In the Maribojoc Bay coastal cruise can be conducted from the Maribojoc Wharf to Punta Cruz area then to Cortes-Tagbilaran areas.

a. During the coastal cruise along the coastal areas of Maribojoc, the Maraag Marine Sanctuary located fronting the barangays of Dipatlong / Bood areas and the Marie Sanctuary located fronting the Punta Cruz area can be seen and observe during the coastal cruise tour.

b. Pumpboats which are used in the Abatan River Cruise maybe use when available for this purpose.

c. Pumpboats and small bancas owned by the fishermen can be hired so that out of its use fishermen may earn a living.

d. Hiring rates of pumpboats and small bancas for the use of the coastal tour are the following:

1. For use of pumpboat – – P 400.00 per hour

2. For use of small banca – – P 200.00 per hour

e. Pumpboat operators / small banca owners shall provide life jackets to the passengers during the coastal cruise at the Maribojoc Bay.

f. The LGU-Maribojoc shall provide at least three (3) life saver’s men, well trained for life saving purposes.



SECTION 10: The barangays of Jandig, Pagnitoan, Candavid and the mountains

of Padhan and the mountain ranges of Bood, Lagtangon, Guiwanon and Punta Cruz shall be designated as mountain trekking areas in the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol.

a. In barangay Jandig, the sitios of Concepcion, San Jose, San Isidro and Sta Cruz shall be the areas of mountain trekking.

b. In barangay Pagnitoan, the Candelaria Forest and Bugho area will be the place for mountain adventure.

c. In barangay Candavid, the sitio of Kangkay until the summit of Kangkay will be designated for mountain climbing.

d. The mountain ranges starting at the foot of Padhan mountain up to the peak of Bood, LagtangoN, Guiwanon and Punta Cruz down to Tangnan of Loon areas are good for mountain adventure.


a. there shall be mountain trekking guides to be trained and these guides shall be sourced out from the barangays and sitios wherein the mountain trekking activities will be conducted for tourism purposes.

b. The mountain trekking guides shall be registered at the Office of the Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism Council.

c. Mountain trekker’s guides shall be paid by the tourists directly to the guides in the amount of P250.00 per trip.

d. The mountain trekker’s guides shall wear a short pant, T-shirt with official marking to be designed by the Municipal Tourism Council of Maribojoc, a hat or cap and a rubber shoes and paraphernalia for life saving.

e. Mountain trekking guides shall be healthy in body with sound mind and good moral character and to be recommended by the respective barangay councils of their barangay.

f. Before the mountain trekking guides shall be allowed to guide, he shall undergo a physical health examination by the Municipal Health Officer and a certificate of good health shall be issued by the Municipal Health Officer for this purpose.

g. The mountain trekkers guide shall understand the English language and know how to speak the English language.

h. The mountain trekkers shall undergo a physical health check-up examination at the Municipal Health Office by the Municipal Doctor before he/she will be allowed to participate in the mountain trekking.

i. The mountain trekkers guide shall be equipped with cellphone and first aid kit for emergency purposes.

j. The mountain trekkers guide shall undergo first aid training by the Municipal Health Office and the National Red Cross Office.

k. The mountain trekkers before they will conduct their trekking shall be registered in the Office of the Mayor for briefing and to coordinate with the Barangay Officials in the barangay where they will conduct the trekking activities.



SECTION 12: Wildlife Protection:

The wildlife in our mountains and forests shall be protected to protect the animals and birds from extinction in our municipality especially the endangered species.

a. Hunting of our pigeons locally known as “tocmo” and the smaller species as “alimocon”, “punay”, “manatad”, “salampati” is prohibited within the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol.

b. Hunting of oriole, “tamsi”, “lansiyang” and other bird species is prohibited.

c. Hunting of all kinds of monkeys including tarsier shall be prohibited within the jurisdiction of Maribojoc, Bohol.

d. Hunting of all kinds of lizards and snakes is prohibited in the Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol.

e. Hunting of bats of bats of all kinds shall be prohibited within its jurisdiction of the town.

SECTION 13: Environmental Protection.

In order to protect the environment of Maribojoc, policies and regulations shall be implemented for this purpose.

a. No person shall take and destroy sea stones and sea corrals along the shorelines of Maribojoc Bay from Lincod to Punta Cruz.

b. No person shall gather “Dunsol” in the seashore of Maribojco, Bohol.

c. Requiring all coconut owners to cut or destroy dead coconut trees in their respective lots.

d. Prohibiting person or group of persons to plant tall trees and coconut trees along the national highways, municipal streets, provincial and barangay roads in the Municipality of Maribojoc for protection of houses and infrastructures of the town.

e. Reverting all mangroves and nipa swamp area in the entire municipality of Maribojoc into permanent timberlands.

f. Prohibiting the hauling of sand from the beaches of the vicinity of Punta Cruz, Guiwanon, Lagtangon, Bood, Dipatlong, Poblacion, Anislag, San Vicente, and Lincod.

g. No person of group of person using bamboo rafts or any fishing boats is allowed to pass across the mangrove plantation at the seawaters of San Vicente, Dipatlong, Bood and Lagtangon, Maribojoc.

h. No person shall stock copra in any block tienda or stall at the Maribojoc Public Market.

i. No person shall engage in treasurer hunting and digging underneath the earth within Maribojoc for it would cause destruction of the natural beauty of our scenic places, relics, artifacts and remain of the artful work of the ancient people in the town.

j. Regulating the cutting of coconut and deregulated forest tress in the Municipality of Maribojoc without securing first the Mangrove Permit.

k. No person shall catch “casili” from any water source and established water shed within 100 meters radius in the Municipality of Maribojoc.

l. No person shall engage in activities that are destructive of environment and or extract mineral marine and forest resources within the territorial jurisdiction of Maribojoc.

m. Requiring all graduating students in the elementary and high school, in both public ad private schools to plants trees before graduation.

n. Regulating the cutting of fruit bearing trees within the Municipality of Maribojoc.

o. No person shall be allowed to execute, dig, and cut trees within fifty meter radius from any existing natural spring which serves for public use.

p. Burning of rice straw by any person within the barangays of Aliguay, San Roque, Bayacabac, Punsod, Toril Busao, Agahay and Cabawan is prohibited.

q. Throwing of garbage of any kinds in any place of Maribojoc is prohibited.

r. Nobody is allowed to gather stones in the seashores of Maribojoc, Bohol.



SECTION 14: Registration of Tourist Guides:

a. All applicants or those who wish to be tourist guides should register first at the Office of the Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism Council.

b. No persons should act as tourist guides in the different tourism spots in Maribojoc without registering first at the Office of the Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism Council this municipality.

SECTION 15: Screening of Tourist Guides – All applicants shall be screened by

the Municipal Tourism Council Office before he/she will be registered formally by the said council for accreditation by the BEMO, Tagbilaran City.

SECTION 16: Requirements for Registration:

a. Birth Certificate / or Baptismal Certificate.

b. Recommendation from the Barangay Captain of his / her barangay.

c. Barangay Clearance

d. Police Clearance

e. Biodata / Resume

SECTION 17: Briefing and Information:

a. All applicants shall be informed and briefed of all tourist spots tourism potentials in the municipality so that they will know the history of the areas.

b. All tourist guides should study what to inform of their clients regarding Maribojoc and its tourist spots.

c. The Municipal Public Information Officer shall act as one of the lectures for the tourist guide applicants.

SECTION 18: Issuance of Tourist Guides Certificate:

a. The Tourist Guides Certificate shall be issued by the Municipal Tourism Council to be signed by the Chairman of said council and approved by the Municipal Mayor.

b. The Tourism Guides Certificate shall be issued by Municipal Tourism Council Office after the applicants shall have passed the screening and evaluation of the committee.

c. All tourist guide shall pay an amount of P 100.00 at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office before he/she will be issued a Tourist Guide Certificate.



SECTION 19: The Municipality of Maribojoc, Bohol is one of the tourist

destinations in the Province of Bohol. To accommodate visiting tourists especially in the tourism areas of the town, there shall be rules and regulations to be followed by operators of accommodation houses in the locality.

Hereunder, are considered accommodation houses, to wit:

a. Homestay

b. Pension House

c. Hotel

d. Apartel

e. Resort

SECTION 20: All owners / operators of Homestay, Pension house, hotel, apartel

and resort shall register their establishments in the Office of the Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism Council before starting its operation for business.

SECTION 21: All accommodation houses shall have decent and clean rooms for

accommodation purposes.

SECTION 22: A homestay shall have a clean comfort rooms and bathrooms for

the comfort of the visitors / tourists.

SECTION 23: All owners / operators of accommodation houses shall install at

least one (1) big fire extinguisher or enough fire extinguishers in their respective establishments for prevention purposes.

SECTION 24: All accommodation houses to be constructed or established shall

be required to obtain a building permit from the Municipal Engineering Office.

SECTION 25: All owners / operators of accommodation houses shall undergo a

seminar to be conducted by the Municipal Tourism Council.

SECTION 26: All owners / operators of accommodation houses shall pay a

business permit at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office before its operation.

SECTION 27: A hotel and a resort shall have a parking area in their respective


SECTION 28: All personnel of the accommodation houses shall be registered at

the Office of the Municipal Mayor thru the Municipal Tourism council.

SECTION 29: All personnel of the accommodation houses shall be required to

obtain a Sanitary Permit from the Municipal Health Office to ensure a sound mind and a healthy body for they will be dealing with persons in their establishments.

SECTION 30: A beach resort operator / owner shall employ life guards to ensure

the safety of the visitors / tourist especially when they go on swimming at the beach or in the swimming pool.

SECTION 31: All accommodation houses and its surrounding shall maintain

cleanliness for sanitation purposes.

SECTION 32: All operators / owners of accommodation houses shall follow the

provisions of the Solid Waste Management and Disposal System of the LGU-Maribojoc, Bohol.



SECTION 33: Docking / Berthing areas:

a. There shall be docking area to be built by the respective municipalities of their choice and convenience for the floating restaurants to anchor while waiting for tourists or customers to hire or use it.

b. The docking are/ berthing place shall conform with the specifications with the Municipal Engineering Office design and approved by the Sangguniang Bayan and the Local Chief Executive.

SECTION 34: Measurement / Size of Floating Restaurant and other


a. A floating restaurant shall be six (6) meters in width, 12 meters in length and 8 ft. in height.

b. The floating restaurant shall be pushed by a 16 Hose Power Pumpboat or a bigger powered engine pumpboat to be able to float and carry the passenger tourists for site seeing and enjoyment purposes in the Abatan River.

c. The floating restaurant shall have its own comfort room and a small canteen.

d. The floating restaurant shall provide enough numbers or 35 life jackets available to all tourist passengers during the trip.

e. The floating restaurant shall carry only not more than 35 tourist passengers.

f. The floating restaurant shall be built with wood lumber and the roofing must be a marine plywood and covered by bamboo slots with a leatherette and foam as a ceiling.

g. The operator / owner of the floating restaurant shall install / provide a big fire extinguisher to be carried on board while navigating in the Abatan River for safety of conflagration.

h. There shall be number to be assigned to the floating restaurant.

i. The floating restaurant shall be printed with any color and mark at the side with Abatan River Cruise.

j. The floating restaurant shall be printed with any color and mark at the side with Abatan River Cruse.

SECTION 35: Regulations on Pumpboat and Baroto:

a. Pumpboat or small banca (baroto) shall be constructed on a wooden “casco” (tablon) with a marine plywood as walling.

b. A pumpboat shall measure not more than 20 ft. in length and the width shall depend on the weight and deepness of the pumpboat.

c. The pumpboat shall be powered either by 10, 12 or 16 Horse Power Engine.

d. The pumpoboat shall be painted in any color of the owner’s choice.

e. The pumpboat shall be marked “Abatan River Cruise.”

f. There shall be consecutive numbering of all pumpboats and barotos navigating in the Abatan River and these numbers will be assigned by the Management Council of the Abatan River Cruise.

g. All small bancas (baroto) for “kayaking” shall be built with a wooden “tablon” and a marine plywood as walling of the small banca.

h. All small bancas shall also be painted by any color and marked at both sides with a marking “Abatan River Cruise” and the numbering shall follow the numbering as provided by the Abatan Management Council for uniformity purposes.

i. A floating cottage shall be mounted on a bamboo raft with a measurement of 8 ft. in width and 12 ft. in length. The roofing shall be made in nipa shingles.

j. All operator / owners of pumpboats, floating cottage and small bancas (barotos) shall provide enough life jackets to the tourist passengers during the sight seeing tour in the Abatan River.

k. All pumpboats shall be roofed with marine plywood for heat protection purposes.

l. Before a floating restaurant pumpboat, floating cottage and small banca will operate it should pass an inspection of the Municipal Engineer’s Office.

SECTION 36: provision on floating restaurants, pumpboats, floating cottages and

small bancas allowed to operate at the Abatan River.

a. Only ten (10) floating restaurants are allowed to operate in the Abatan River.

b. Only ten (10) pumpboats are allowed to operate at the Abatan River.

c. Only ten (10) small bancas are allowed to operate in the Abatan River.

d. Only ten (10) floating cottages are allowed to operate in the Abatan River.

e. Only two (2) floating restaurants, pumpboats, and small bancas will be allowed for each municipality to operate at the Abatan River.

f. Only two (2) floating cottages will be allowed for every municipality.

g. All personnel of the floating restaurant, pumpboats and small bancas and floating cotatged shall wear a uniform for identification purposes.

SECTION 37: Hiring Rates for Floating Restaurant, Pumpboat, Small Banca and

Floating Cottages.

a. Hereunder are the hiring rate of Floating Restaurant from the Abatan Bridge to the following destinations.

1. Agahay area and vice versa – P 600.00

2. Busao area and vice versa – P1,000.00

3. Loreto, Cortes area and vice versa – P1,000.00

4. Antequera area and vice versa – P1,000.00

b. Package deal – P250.00 per person for meal without payment of the floating restaurant for at least 20 persons on board.

c. For the use of Pumpboat:

1. Agahay area and vice versa – P200.00

2. Busao Area and vice versa – P300.00

3. Loreo, Cortes area and vice versa – P400.00

4. Antequera area and vice versa – P400.00

d. For the use of Small Banca (Paddle)

1. Agahay area and vice versa – P 50.00

2. Busao area and vice versa – P100.00

3. Loreto, Cortes area and vice versa – P150.00

4. Antequera area and vice versa – P150.00

e. For the use of floating cottages with pumpboat pushing it.

1. Agahay area and vice versa – P 300.00

2. Busao area and vice versa – P 400.00

3. Loreto, Cortes area and vice versa – P 500.00

4. Antequera area and vice versa – P 500.00

SECTION 38: Licensing / Permits:

a. All floating restaurants, pumpboats, floating cottages and small bancas shall be registered with the Philippines Coast Guard Office in Tagbilaran City and payments of license or permits shall be in the said office.

b. The floating restaurant owned by the residents of the municipality shall be registered at the Office of the Mayor and the BIR Office of the town and payments of license / permits shall be paid at the Municipal Treasurer’s Office and BIR Office in the respective municipalities.



SECTION 39: Protective Measures:

a. To ensure protection of the river bank along the Abatan River each municipality shall adopt a river bank project in the areas which are eroded especially during rainy days in their respective areas of the town.

b. To avoid pollution of the river, no building shall be constructed at the tip of the river bank.

c. A building or a house shall be constructed 15 meters from the river bank to avoid future destruction of the said building which will be caused by soil erosion.

d. A septic tank of a building or house shall be constructed 20 meters or more from the river bank to avoid safepage to the river.

e. The drainage from the different buildings or houses along the river bank shall not be directed towards the river.

f. No planting of towering or tall trees along the sides of the river bank to avoid the dropping of leaves and twigs in the river.

g. Planting of bananas and bamboo trees are prohibited along the sides of the riverbank.

h. Riprapping of stones should be implemented in the weaker portion of the land along the river bank to protect cave ins of the soil.



SECTION 40: All barangay along the Abatan River shall maintain cleanliness

particularly in the river bank.

a. All barangays along the Abatan River shall conduct a monthly clean up in the river bank and in the river bank and in the river to avoid pollution of the area.

b. No piggery / pigeon or poultry house shall be established along the river bank of Abatan River.

c. Throwing of any kind of waste materials in the river is strictly prohibited.



SECTION 41: The establishment of Craft Village is aimed to promote tourism of the

municipality to the people out side its jurisdiction and to other provisions and countries.

a. Any private person or group of persons or a government entity establish display centers for souvenir items to be sold to any customers who come to visit the craft village of the municipality.

b. A craft village must have an Interpretative Display Center and food establishment wherein native handicraft products and processed foods of the locality are sold to the public and at the same time actual demonstrations on how to make the products be demonstrated to the visitors of the center.

c. Any person or group of persons who operates a Souvenir Shoppe or Display center and Stall at the Craft Village shall secure a business permit from the Office of the Mayor and a Sanitary Permit from the Municipal Health Office of the municipality before the start of the operation.

d. Any person or group of persons who desires to build a building for Souvenir Shoppe or Display Center and Stall must secure a building permit from the Municipal Engineer’s Office of the municipality.

e. The site wherein the Craft Village of the municipality be established must be approved by the Sangguniang Bayan thru a Municipal Ordinance.

f. A Souvenir Shoppe / Display Center Stall and Food establishment must have comfort rooms for male and female individuals and it will be maintained in a sanitary condition with a good water supply for its cleanliness everyday.



SECTION 42: Souvenir Shoopes/Disply Centers, Stall and Food establishment maybe

established in the Barangays of Lincod, Cabawan, Agahay, Busao and Toril area which are within the Abatan vicinity.

a. The LGU-Maribojoc, LGU’s of Lincod, Cabawan, Agahay, Busao and Toril may establish display centers, stall and food establishment for souvenir items in their own area of jurisdiction to be sold to the people and visitors provided the necessary requirements shall have been accomplished by the operators/owners of the business establishments before the operation of the entity.

b. Souvenir Shoppe / Display Center Stall and Food Establishment owners shall maintain its cleanliness and follow the rules and regulations of the Craft Village Administration.

c. The owners of Souvenir Shoppe, display center, stall and food establishment shall employ food handlers properly trained by the Municipal Health Office.



SECTION 43: A craft Village and Abatan River are considered public places.

a. Spitting and nose blowing within the premises of the Craft Village including in the sidewalk, alleys and inside the souvenir Shoppe stall and food establishment and floating restaurants / pumpboats are strictly prohibited.

b. Urinating and defecating in all public places within the Craft Village area / and Abatan River are strictly prohibited.

c. Bathing and washing in any portion of the Abatan River from Abatan Bridge area in Lincod to Busao – Toril areas are strictly prohibited.

d. Hauling of river sands from the Abatan River is strictly prohibited for it can destroy the river beds and cave ins along the river bank can be protected.

e. Any person or group of persons within the Craft Village compound is Strictly prohibited to patronize or buy goods from sidewalk vendors.

f. Smoking in the craft village is strictly prohibited.

g. Refuse of all kinds shall be put in a trash box to be collected daily by the garbage collector truck to the dumped at the sanitary landfill area.

h. All business establishments in the Craft Village shall maintain trash box for their refuse.



SECTION 44: All vehicles entering in the craft village shall park in the designated area

for vehicle parking.

a. All vehicles shall have a garbage can to maintain cleanliness in the area.



Section 45: Noise-making revelries and drinking sprees at the craft village, Souvenir

Shoppe, display center, stall, food establishment floating restaurant in the Abatan River are regulated a follows:

a. Audio – amplified machines such as stereos, karaokes, videoskes, cassettes, radio players and similar musical instruments shall not be allowed to play beyond the normally accepted modulation.

b. Shouting and laughing aloud are strictly prohibited in the Craft Village particularly in the Souvenir Shoppe / Display Center, stall and food establishment.

c. Prolong blowing of vehicles horn is prohibited in the craft village.



SECTION 46: installation of any machine within the craft village will be subject to

inspection and permission in order to prevent pollution of the area.

a. Burning of any kind within the craft village is strictly prohibited.

b. Smoking in the craft village / floating restaurant, pumpboat, small banca, floating cottage is strictly prohibited.



SECTION 47: There shall be a Postan Village to be established at the Postan forest in

Barangay Cabawan, Maribojoc, Bohol.

a. The Postan Village shall be owned and operated by the LGU-Maribojoc as a part of the tourism program of the municipality along the Abatan River.

b. The LGU-Maribojoc shall put up a tree house and cottages within the Postan Forest of Cabawan, Maribojoc.

c. There shall be bathrooms and comfort rooms to be constructed in the cottages and tree house for the use of the tourists.

d. Lighting system within the Postan Village will be set up to make the village attractive and alarming.

e. There shall be restaurant to be established at the Postan Village to cater the needs of the tourists and visitors of the area.

f. The Management of Postan Village shall hire security guards to maintain peace and order of the area.

SECTION 48: There shall be a berthing area to be constructed for the landing place of

the “barotos” and pumpboats.

a. Paddled “barotos” shall be provide for rent by the tourists who wish to

use the small bancas for pleasure and enjoyment at the Abatan River.

B.Rental of small bancas of “baroto” shall be in the amount of P50.00 per


c. Small banca or “baroto” can be provided by any private individual who wishes to venture into business for boat rental.

SECTION 49: Management of the Postan Village.

a. The LGU-Maribojoc shall manage the Postan Village as an income generating project of the municipality.

b. The LGU-Maribojoc may use the NGO/PO of Cabawan and Agahay to operate the facilities at the Postan Village with a sharing system scheme for its operation.

c. The sharing scheme between the LGU-Maribojoc and the NGO/PO shall be provided by an ordinance enacted for this purpose.

SECTION 50: Access road for the Postan Village

a. There shall be an access road to be constructed leading to the Postan Village.

b. Street lightings shall be put up along the road leading to the Postan Village.

SECTION 51: Cottages and tree house rtes and other facilities in the Postan Village shall

be provided by an ordinance enacted for this purpose.

SECTION 52: Construction of Boardwalk within the Postan Forest at Cabawan,


a. There shall be a boardwalk to be constructed within the Postan Forest to link the tree house restaurant and cottages for the use of the visitors and tourists visiting the area.

b. Construction of boardwalk inside the Postan Forest shall be one of the attractions at the Postan Village.



SECTION 53: There shall be tourism promotions as soon as the tourism facilities of

Maribojoc will be fully set up for its operation and use.

a. The Municipal Tourism Council shall recommend to the Sangguniang Bayan the mechanics to promote the tourism industry of Maribojoc for a full operation.

b. All kinds of informations shall be use and implemented for the tourism information here and abroad.



SECTION 54: In the absence of any specific penalty, for every section, any violation

hereof shall be penalized as follows:

First Offense – – A fine of P1,000.00

Second Offense and succeeding violation – a fine of P2,000.00 or an

imprisonment of not less than five (5) days and not more than 30 days or both at the discretion of the court.

SECTION 55: Implementing Authority – The MPDC, Municipal Health Office and the

PNP Office are hereby mandated and tasked as the lead agencies to implement and enforce this code.

SECTION 56: Separability Clause. If for any reason or any part of this code shall be

held to be unconstitutional or invalid, other parts or provisions hereof which are not affected shall continue to be in full force and effect.

SECTION 57: Repealing Clause – All ordinances and administrative regulations or part

thereof which are inconsistent with any provisions of this ordinance are hereby repealed or modified accordingly.

SECTION 58: Effectivity. This Ordinance shall take effect upon approval.

APPROVED: __________________

Let copies of this ordinance shall be furnished, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan if Bohol, Tagbilaran City for review and approval.

Unanimously adopted.




Vice Mayor

Presiding Officer



Acting Secretary to the Sanggunian



Municipal Mayor

Date signed: January 13, 2006