On the way to Carmen, a few minutes before one reaches the Chocolate Hills Complex, the road cuts through a thick forested area in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. The area is two-kilometer stretch of mahogany trees planted more than 40 years ago in response to the government’s call for a nationwide reforestation under, then president, Diosdado Macapagal. Today, it is popularly known as the man-made forest of Bohol.

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