Barangay ng Bool
|Region||Central Visayas (Region VII)|
|- Punong Brgy.||Nestor B. Mendez|
|- SK Chairman||Maria Angelique B. Lumagbas|
|- Land||3.488 km2 (1.3 sq mi)|
|- Density||1,413/km2 (3,659.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||PST (UTC+8)|
Barangay Bool was a part of the Town of Tagbilaran, at its creation sometime in the 1750's during the Spanish regime, and then the Municipality of Tagbilaran after the American regime. It became Barangay Bool on July 1, 1966 when Tagbilaran became a chartered city by virtue of R.A. 4660.
Barangay Bool is located on the south-eastern part of the City, and a ten-minute ride from the City Hall. It has a rolling terrain rising gently up to the foot of Banat-i Hill, the city's highest point, at which rises steeply to the top at about 150 meters above sea level, then a gentle slope lowers the elevation down to the north at the Bool-Dampas border. To the east, it has a common border with the town of Baclayon; to the west with Barangay Mansasa, and to the south is Mindanao Sea.
Legends has it that at the time of the Spanish occupation of the Philippines, a Spanish officer inquired a native about the name of the place. The native thought that the officer was asking for the name of a big tree to which his fingers seemed to point. "Bo-ow" was the immediate answer from the native. From that time on, the place was called BO-OW or Bool. "W" was changed to "L" for easy pronunciation by the Spaniards.
Bool is divided into 12 puroks or sitios.
The renowned Blood Compact was held in Bool, which is considered as the First Treaty of Friendship between Filipinos and a foreign country.