Thursday, October 25, 2007

Brief History

The Name "Carmen" - After the coming of the Spaniards, baptism was held as one of the steps taken to christianize all the natives of Bugho. During the first baptismal ceremony, only one woman was baptized. She happened to be wearing a necklace bearing the name "Birhen sa Carmen". A Spaniard who served as a recorder to take down important notes asked her for the name of the village before the ceremony took place. She thought the whiteman was referring to her necklace because he was looking at it. She answered, "Birhen sa Carmen". Not long after that, the town was named CARMEN by the Spaniards.

An excerpt from : "A Publication of the Cebu Association of Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, 1993 - 1994"

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