Bien Unido, Bohol

Bien Unido is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines.[2] According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 27,115.[3] In the 2016 election, it had 15,858 registered voters.[4]

The name “Bien Unido” is a Spanish word translated to “well united” in English and is the youngest municipality in Bohol being founded in 1981 after it was carved out and separated from the municipalities of Trinidad and Talibon.[5] Among the principal industries in Bien Unido are rice farming, seaweed farming, livestock farming, algaculture, fishing, and mat weaving.

Bien Unido is 108 kilometres (67 mi) (2 hours or more) from Tagbilaran by road. Cebu City is approximately over 4 hours via the Cebu—Talibon or Cebu—Tubigon RORO, while it takes approximately 3 hours via the Cebu—Getafe ferryboat. Bien Unido can also be reached directly from Cebu City through Barangay Pasil Fish Port via ferryboat in more than 3 hours.

The “Bien Unido Double Barrier Reef Marine Park” is the first underwater pilgrimage in Asia, established in 2012. It is situated along the Danajon Bank