Mar 20, 2011

Blood Compact “Sandugo” Monument – Bohol

On March 16, 1565, Captain General Miguel Lopez de Legaspi of the Spanish expedition and Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol then, they sealed the friendship through blood compact. Blood compact ("Sandugo" is a Visayan word which means "one blood".) was a native custom at that time where both parties draw drops of blood from their arms, mix the blood with wine and then equally drunk the mixture. This is considered as the first treaty of friendship between the Spaniards and Filipinos.

The monument/sculpture is situated in an open space near the Bohol Sea. It is specifically located in Barangay Bool, which is just alongside the national road. To get to the Blood Compact site, you just need a tricycle in Tagbilaran City (actually there are hotels and inns near the area). A few minutes ride from will bring you to the site and It’s just a few minutes from the airport so there is no reason to miss out the Blood Compact site and monument.

Some photos are courtesy of LeeWay.

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