99 Hugot Road is a stretch of road along the Tajang Causeway in the Municipality of Loon in Bohol where various cheeky and engaging statements are written along colorful cement blocks on both sides of the road.
“Hugot” translated into Filipino literally means to pull or to draw out, but it has become a popular colloquial term used for statements that convey deep, sentimental or emotionally charged feelings and undertones towards someone you fancy or like romantically (a “crush”). Many of these statements inspire laughter and are a great way to break the ice with strangers.
Use the #Hugot hashtag on social media and chances are numerous one liners or funny statements appear on the screen. Riding on its popularity is the 99 Hugot Road, which has become a tourist spot among internet savvy users who post pictures where they pose beside choice lines that are painted on colorful blocks lining the road. It is set against a body of water where mangroves bloom, a beautiful background for taking photos.
Located on a causeway connecting Loon mainland to Brgy. Calayugan Norte , Loon, on Sandigan Island in Bohol, the punchlines are popular among people who want to convey their deep-seated emotions in an engaging manner.
Aside from the 99 Hugot lines, there’s another tourist attraction in the middle of the road you shouldn’t miss. It’s a zebra lane similar to the iconic Abbey Road that the Beatles used for the title and cover of their 1969 album. What makes it special is that it was painted to look like a three dimensional pedestrian lane from a certain angle in photographs - the challenge is to find the right vantage point before taking pictures.
These tourism related development projects highlight the surrounding mangrove gardens along the road.