Antequera, Bohol

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Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
Antequera is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 09°47′N 123°54′E / 9.783°N 123.900°E / 9.783; 123.900Coordinates: 09°47′N 123°54′E / 9.783°N 123.900°E / 9.783; 123.900
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st district of Bohol
Founded March 17, 1876
Barangays 21
 • Mayor Jose Mario J. Pahang
 • Total 99.77 km2 (38.52 sq mi)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 14,481
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6335
Dialing code 38
Income class 4th class

Antequera is a fourth class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Tagbilaran City. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 14,481 people.[2]

Popular places of interest in Antequera are the weekly basket market and Mag-Aso Falls. The cascading waters of the Falls run into a natural pool that invites swimming in scenic surroundings.


Antequera is politically subdivided into 21 barangays.

  • Angilan
  • Bantolinao
  • Bicahan
  • Bitaugan
  • Bungahan
  • Canlaas
  • Cansibuan
  • Can-omay
  • Celing
  • Danao
  • Danicop
  • Mag-aso
  • Poblacion
  • Quinapon-an
  • Santo Rosario
  • Tabuan
  • Tagubaas
  • Tupas
  • Obujan
  • Viga
  • Villa Aurora


The early inhabitants of the area were the Eskaya people, who lived in western Bohol, including the lowlands of Antequera at the present barangay of Viga, from the 7th century until the early 17th century. One legendary Eskaya leader was King Lomod or Tamblot, who raised a revolt against the Spanish conquistadors.[3]

Originally the town was a barangay of Maribojoc known as Agad. Migration from surrounding coastal areas increased the population and created many new sitios. On March 17, 1876, the Governor-General of the Philippines signed a decree that made Agad and all its sitios a new municipality. That same year, the governor of the District of Bohol, Joaquin Bengoechia, enacted the law that finalized the boundaries and appointed its first mayor, Simeon Villas. The new municipality was named after the home town of Bengoechia in Spain.[3]

In 1899, the town of Catigbian was abolished, and the barangays of Caimbang, San Isidro, and Causwagan were added to Antequera. But it lost these barangays, along with half of Barangay Cansague, when Catigbian was reestablished on June 17, 1949. On January 10, 1970, the Municipality of San Isidro was formed, taking the barangays of Cambansag, Abehilan, and Baunos from Antequera.[3]


Population census of Antequera
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,348 —    
1995 12,072 −0.42%
2000 13,758 +2.84%
2007 14,357 +0.59%
2010 14,481 +0.31%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][4]


The primary economic activities are farming, handicraft or cottage industries (especially basket weaving), and carpentry (including bamboo and wood furniture making). Its main agricultural products are coconut, rice, corn, rootcrops, and vegetables.[1]

Total annual income as of 2010 is PHP 35,960,730.00.

List of former mayors[edit]

The former mayors of Antequera include:[5]

  • Vicente Tambis 1896–1897
  • Julian Calipes 1909–1911
  • Pedro Omila 1912–1915
  • Eustaquio Tambis 1922–1925
  • Eufemio Morgia 1919–1922, 1926–1934, 1944
  • Luis B. Gementiza 1934–1937, 1938–1940, 1946–1951
  • Demetrio Jadulco 1940–1941, 1945–1946
  • Leoncio Paña 1943–1945
  • Sabino E. Rebosura 1952–1963
  • Conrad Vallestero 1963
  • Isabelito B. Tongco 1964–1992
  • Vicente K. Nunag 1987–1988
  • Arnulfo L. Labendia 1992
  • Felipe M. Gementiza 1992–1998
  • Samuel O. Rebosura 1998–2007
  • Cecelia B. Rebosura 2007–2010
  • Jose Mario J. Pahang 2010–



  1. ^ a b "Brief municipal profile". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  2. ^ a b c "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City, and Municipality - Region VII - Central Visayas: 1990, 2000, and 2010". National Statistics Office. 
  3. ^ a b c Russell Glenn L. Lomotos. "History of Antequera". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ National Statistics Office - Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007
  5. ^ "Antequera Mayors". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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