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Palawan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia El Nido has been
inhabited by humans as early 2680 BC, or even up to 22,000 years
ago. This was confirmed by the fossils and burial sites, dating
back to the Late Neolithic Age, that can be found in many caves and
excavation sites surrounding the municipality, particularly the
Ille Cave in New Ibajay. Chinese traders had been regularly
visiting the area of El Nido for its edible birds' nests during the
Sung Dynasty (960-1279 Be. In fact, El Nido is specifically
mentioned in Chinese records as far back 1225 BC. Caho Ju-Kua, a
member of the Chinese Royal Family, Trade Commissioner and
Superintendent of Customs of the Port of Chuan How wrote about the
island, Pa-Lao-Yu or Land of Beautiful Harbors in his book Chu Fan
Chai. The town traces its roots from a small Tagbanua village
called Talindak. Some time in the 16th century, waves of migrants
from Cuyo Islands came here to settle. In the 1800s, the Spaniards
arrived, and they moved to the part where the present-day Poblacin
and Mabini are located. The first Spanish families were the
Canovas, Vzquez, Ros and Rey. In 1890, the Spaniards renamed it as
Bacuit. At the time, the center of the town was Cabigsing, then
known as Inventario. Chinese families moved into the area about the
same period, first settling in Langeblangeban. The first Chinese
settlers were named Lim, Chin, Liao, Edsan, Ambao, Que-Ke, Lim
Piao, Yu His, Pe Phan and Pe Khen. Aerial shot of Poblacin, El
Nido's town proper.During the Spanish colonization of the
Philippines, the town was under the jurisdiction of the
Municipality of Taytay, which was the capital of the former
Province of Calamianes from 1818, and the Province of Castilla, the
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