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: 9°47′N 123°54′E / 9.78°N 123.9°E / 9.78; 123.9Coordinates: 9°47′N 123°54′E / 9.78°N 123.9°E / 9.78; 123.9
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 1st district of Bohol
Founded 17 March 1876
Barangay 21 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jose Pahang (LP)
 • Vice mayor Simon Jadulco
 • Town Council
 • Total 99.77 km2 (38.52 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[2]
 • Total 14,481
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6335
IDD: +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071204000

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

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


Antequera comprises 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 in Spain of Bengoechia.[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 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 produce comprises coconut, rice, corn, rootcrops, and vegetables.[1]

Total annual income in 2010 was ₱35,960,730.00.

Former mayors[edit]

Former mayors of Antequera[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 "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 1 April 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Russell Glenn L. Lomotos. "History of Antequera". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ "Population and Annual Growth Rates by Province, City and Municipality: Central Visayas: 1995, 2000 and 2007" (PDF). National Statistics Office. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2011. 
  5. ^ "Antequera Mayors". Municipality of Antequera. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 

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