Alicia, Bohol

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Skyline of Alicia
Official seal of Alicia
Map of Bohol with Alicia highlighted
Map of Bohol with Alicia highlighted
Alicia is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°54′N 124°27′E / 9.9°N 124.45°E / 9.9; 124.45Coordinates: 9°54′N 124°27′E / 9.9°N 124.45°E / 9.9; 124.45
Country Philippines
Region Central Visayas (Region VII)
Province Bohol
District 3rd district of Bohol
Founded 18 January 1950
Barangay 15 (see § Barangays)
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Marnilou Ayuban (LP)
 • Vice mayor Basilio Balahay
 • Town Council
 • Total 114.50 km2 (44.21 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[2]
 • Total 22,285
 • Density 190/km2 (500/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6314
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071202000

Alicia is a fourth income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines, at 103 kilometres (64 mi) from Tagbilaran. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 22,285.[2] It was formerly part of Mabini and was known as Batuanan (or Batuanon).[3][4]

Alicia celebrates its town fiesta on 26th July in honor of Saint Joachim.


In the mid-19th century Alicia was one of the three largest and oldest towns of Bohol along with Catigbian and Balilihan. The town was where former followers of Dagohoy were given some land to till, but at the same time could be kept under the watchful eye of Spanish authorities.

In 1829, the year the Dagohoy Rebellion ended, the town was the largest of five such settlements, with over 6000 inhabitants.

In 1949, it became an independent municipality, and was renamed Alica after the wife of former president Elpidio Quirino.


Alicia comprises 15 barangays:

  • Cabatang
  • Cagongcagong
  • Cambaol
  • Cayacay
  • Del Monte
  • Katipunan
  • La Hacienda
  • Mahayag (Upper, Lower, Caizog, Norte)
  • Napo (Ilaud and Ilaya) (note: Napo Ilaya is part of Poblacion Alicia)
  • Pagahat
  • Poblacion (Calingganay)
  • Progreso
  • Putlongcam
  • Sudlon (Omhon)
  • Untaga


Population census of Alicia
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 18,653 —    
1995 19,402 +0.74%
2000 21,605 +2.33%
2007 23,422 +1.12%
2010 22,285 −1.79%
Source: National Statistics Office[2][5]


Mayors of Alicia[3]
Pedro Huiso 1950–1955
Exequiel Madriñan Sr
Leoncio Garcia 1956–1959
Jesus Madriñan 1960–1980
Dominador Molina 1980–1987
Exequiel Madriñan Jr 1988–1995
Basilio H. Balahay 1995–2001
Bienvenido C. Molina 2001–2007
Pedro B. Miasco 2007–2010
Marnilou S. Ayuban 2010–



  1. ^ a b "Municipality of Alicia". Province of Bohol. 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 "Historical Sketch of the Municipality of Alicia". Municipality of Alicia. Retrieved 2012-09-07. 
  4. ^ Tirol, Jes. Establishment of Batuanan town, its abolition and re-establishment as Alicia town
  5. ^ "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. 

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