Giwan is a village in the municipality of Dapa, in Surigao del Norte province in the Philippines. This village is located at the south shore of Siargao Island. Giwan is synonymous with the Don Paulino Barangay, which the Philippine National Statistical Coordination Board says had a population of 625 persons as of August 1, 2007. Sometimes Giwan is labeled as such on at least one map. Giwan is 2.5 km east of Dapa township and about the same distance west of the village of Union. The entire population of Giwan is Filipino. Most, if not all, of the population of the village is Catholic. Electrical service is available and most residences and other buildings have electricity, although none have air conditioning. There is no telephone, television or internet service, but many residents use mobile phones, as cell service is available from Dapa township. All houses in Giwan appear rudimentary with few or no amenities; the residential part of the village, where about 90% of the population lives, is two blocks wide and two blocks long.
A few houses border the beach area and a few are scattered along the highway running through town or north of the highway. Giwan does not have any large shops, but has a number of sari sari stores scattered through the village; the highway has a shelterhouse for persons waiting to ride tricycles traveling from Union. The entire west side of Giwan is occupied by a petroleum storage site run by Petron Corporation. Petron is one of the largest companies operating gasoline service stations in the Philippines; the site has three large storage tanks. Some small fishing boats are kept by residents at the beach on Giwan's south side. Giwan is along the highway; the main street, the highway, is paved. All the other roads are sand, although all roads in Giwan are reasonably well maintained. Giwan can be reached by walking; the highway is the only road accessing Giwan. Giwan does not have a marina, but can be accessed by boat, as one village street extends to the shore's edge
Robert Maynard "Bob" Hardy is a retired Anglican bishop in the Church of England. Hardy was born on 5 October 1936, he was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School and Clare College, Cambridge. Hardy was ordained in 1963, his first position was at All Saints and Martyrs' Church, Manchester, after which he became a chaplain and fellow) of Selwyn College, Cambridge. Following this he was appointed Vicar of Borehamwood Director of the St Albans Diocese Ministerial Training Scheme. In 1980 he was ordained to the episcopate as the Bishop of Maidstone. In 1987 he was translated to be the Bishop of Lincoln. In retirement, he continues to serve as an honorary assistant bishop in the Diocese of Carlisle. On 16 June 2001, as part of that year's Queen's Birthday Honours, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire "for services to the Church of England, to Prisoners"