The old folks if the Municipality of Tabuelan attribute the origin of the town’s name from several sources. In the old days, Batawang River and the locality’s fishing grounds are noted for its plentiful “tabugok,” a kind of octopus. People would refer to this place as “tabugokan” (a native word meaning “the place where tabugok are found”) and through the evolution of words, the place cam to be known as Tabuelan. (From http://www.tabuelan.gov.ph/)
It is a 5th class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 21,421 people.
You will reach Tabuelan by riding a mini-bus at the North bus terminal of Cebu. The travel will take 3 hours and will cost you 80Php. To reach its respective Barangays you will need to ride a habal-habal (a motorcycle) which will cost you 25 pesos/person.
We went to the place of one of our teammate Mary Ann Ong who warmly welcomed us in their humble house. They live in Maravilla, Tabuelan. The best thing about it is that they are situated nearby the shore. This makes it the best place to relax because of the cool breeze of the wind from the sea. It was such an adventure. The water was so clear and cold that you could not even notice the heat of the sun. The sand is so fine where you can freely run in your feet.
At night was as well the best time ever. Sitting on the sand nearby the shore under the moonlight talking about aswang stories with my friends was such a fun. You can only hear the sounds created by the waves of the water of the sea and the sounds of the crickets. It was also a terrific place to unwind from our stressful life.