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Blood Compact Shrine – Monument in Tagbilaran City Bohol Philippines

Blood Compact Shrine is about an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or treaty.

The Blood Compact Shrine was in the year 1565, commemorating Sandugo (the friendship) between Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna, the chieftain of Bohol in the first international treaty of friendship.

What is the purpose of blood compact?

Blood compact (Spanish: Pacto de Sangre; Filipino: Sanduguan) was an ancient ritual in the Philippines intended to seal a friendship or a treaty to validate an agreement.
The contracting parties would cut their wrists and pour their blood into a cup filled with liquid, such as wine, and drink the mixture.

Where did the blood compact happen?

The Sandugo was a blood compact, performed on the island of Bohol in the Philippines, between the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565, to seal their friendship as part of the tribal tradition.

Location: The Blood Compact Site is located in Barangay Bool, Tagbilaran City, Bohol, Philippines.
The site was built in honor of the Spanish explorer Miguel López de Legazpi and Datu Sikatuna the chieftain of Bohol on March 16, 1565.
The government of Bohol found out in 2006, the actual site where it happened.
They found that the actual Blood Compact happened in Loay, the municipality between Alburquerque and Loboc.

Location Map to Blood Compact Shrine – Monument in Tagbilaran City Bohol Philippines

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