Antequera, Bohol

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Antequera
Municipality
Antequera, Bohol
Antequera, Bohol
Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
Map of Bohol with Antequera highlighted
Antequera is located in Philippines
Antequera
Antequera
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
Government[1]
 • Type Sangguniang Bayan
 • Mayor Jose Mario Pahang (LP)
 • Vice mayor Leo Jadulco
 • Town Council
 • Representative Rene Relampagos
Area[2]
 • Total 118.60 km2 (45.79 sq mi)
Population (2015 census)[3]
 • Total 14,425
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Voter(2016)[4] 8,691
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 6335
IDD:area code +63 (0)38
Income class 4th class
PSGC 071204000
Website www.antequera-bohol.lgu.ph

Antequera is a 4th municipal income class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines,[2] at 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Tagbilaran. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 14,425.[3] In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 8,691 registered voters.[4]

Popular places of interest in Antequera are the weekly basket market and Mag-Aso Falls. The Mag-Aso falls, whose cascading waters run into natural pools, were greatly altered by the 2013 Bohol earthquake and even more so by flash floods caused by Tropical Storm Seniang in December 2014.[5]

History[edit]

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.[6]

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 17 March 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.[6]

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 17 June 1949. On 10 January 1970, the municipality of San Isidro was formed, taking the barangays of Cambansag, Abehilan, and Baunos from Antequera.[6]

Barangays[edit]

Antequera comprises 21 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2015[3] 2010[7]
071204001 Angilan 6.6% 947 1,012 −1.26%
071204002 Bantolinao 8.8% 1,274 1,226 0.73%
071204003 Bicahan 5.3% 766 783 −0.42%
071204004 Bitaugan 4.3% 622 591 0.98%
071204005 Bungahan 5.8% 832 744 2.15%
071204007 Canlaas 4.5% 650 736 −2.34%
071204008 Cansibuan 3.9% 569 512 2.03%
071204009 Can‑omay 3.8% 543 721 −5.26%
071204010 Celing 4.7% 684 671 0.37%
071204011 Danao 3.3% 473 453 0.83%
071204012 Danicop 4.6% 659 576 2.60%
071204013 Mag‑aso 2.8% 407 434 −1.22%
071204014 Poblacion 9.7% 1,404 1,332 1.01%
071204015 Quinapon‑an 2.0% 283 278 0.34%
071204016 Santo Rosario 3.7% 528 475 2.03%
071204017 Tabuan 4.0% 579 584 −0.16%
071204018 Tagubaas 3.2% 456 386 3.22%
071204019 Tupas 5.9% 850 935 −1.80%
071204020 Ubojan 3.1% 450 529 −3.03%
071204021 Viga 4.1% 586 614 −0.88%
071204022 Villa Aurora (Canoc‑oc) 6.0% 863 889 −0.56%
Total 14,425 14,481 −0.07%

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Antequera
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 12,348 —    
1995 12,072 −0.42%
2000 13,758 +2.84%
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
2007 14,357 +0.59%
2010 14,481 +0.31%
2015 14,425 −0.07%
Source: Philippine Statistics Office[3][7][8]

In the 2016 electoral roll, it had 8,691 registered voters, meaning that 60% of the population are aged 18 and over.[4]

Economy[edit]

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.[9]

Total annual income in 2010 was ₱35,960,730

Local government[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Municipal: Antequera, Bohol". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 8 January 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (2015): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c "2016 National and Local Elections Statistics". Commission on Elections. 2016. 
  5. ^ The Bohol Chronicle 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Municipality of Antequera 2012b.
  7. ^ a b "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population and Housing (2010): Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay (Report). NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  8. ^ "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Census of Population (1995, 2000 and 2007): Total Population by Province, City and Municipality (Report). NSO. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. 
  9. ^ Municipality of Antequera 2012a.
  10. ^ Municipality of Antequera 2012c.

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