The name of the town was derived from the dalakit tree, which served as a major landmark among the locals before the coming of the Spaniards. The town is home to one of the more popular trails going to the highest peak in Cebu, the Osmeña Peak. It is also home to the Vegetable Basket of Cebu as well as the Little Baguio of Cebu. In addition, Dalaguete also home to a number of structures significant to the history of Cebu. Aside from the Obong watchtower, the town also had a bronze cannon that was used to protect its residents.
The bronze cannon in Dalaguete was used by the Spaniards in defending this southern Cebu town. It was a part of the defense system of the town to protect the residents from attacks by Moro raiders. The cannon was the most powerful weapon the Spaniards used against the raiders.
You can reach Dalaguete by getting on a bus headed for this town in southern Cebu at the Cebu South Bus Terminal. The bronze cannon is located close to the main church of the town, just ask the locals to point you in the right direction.
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