Antequera, Bohol

Antequera, officially the Municipality of Antequera (Cebuano: Munisipalidad sa Antequera; Tagalog: Bayan ng Antequera), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Bohol, Philippines. According to the 2020 census, it has a population of 14,990 people. [3]

Antequera
Municipality of Antequera
Antequera, Bohol
Antequera, Bohol
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Antequera is located in Philippines
Antequera
Antequera
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 9°46′52″N 123°53′51″E / 9.7812°N 123.897497°E / 9.7812; 123.897497Coordinates: 9°46′52″N 123°53′51″E / 9.7812°N 123.897497°E / 9.7812; 123.897497
CountryPhilippines
RegionCentral Visayas
ProvinceBohol
District 1st district
Founded17 March 1876
Barangays21 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorLilioso M. Nunag
 • Vice MayorJose Mario J. Pahang
 • RepresentativeEdgardo M. Chatto
 • Municipal Council
Members
 • Electorate9,725 voters (2019)
Area
 • Total118.60 km2 (45.79 sq mi)
Elevation
120 m (390 ft)
Highest elevation
322 m (1,056 ft)
Lowest elevation
3 m (10 ft)
Population
 (2020 census) [3]
 • Total14,990
 • Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
 • Households
3,478
Economy
 • Income class4th municipal income class
 • Poverty incidence18.43% (2015)[4]
 • Revenue₱96,966,803.57 (2020)
 • Assets₱254,374,657.44 (2020)
 • Expenditure₱89,573,356.58 (2020)
 • Liabilities₱67,753,562.78 (2020)
Service provider
 • ElectricityBohol 1 Electric Cooperative (BOHECO 1)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
6335
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)38
Native languagesBoholano dialect
Cebuano
Tagalog
Websitewww.antequera-bohol.lgu.ph

Located 18 kilometres (11 mi) north of Tagbilaran, 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]

HistoryEdit

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]

BarangaysEdit

Antequera comprises 21 barangays:

PSGC Barangay Population ±% p.a.
2020[3] 2010[7]
071204001 Angilan 6.3% 947 1,012 −0.62%
071204002 Bantolinao 8.5% 1,274 1,226 0.36%
071204003 Bicahan 5.1% 766 783 −0.21%
071204004 Bitaugan 4.1% 622 591 0.48%
071204005 Bungahan 5.6% 832 744 1.06%
071204007 Canlaas 4.3% 650 736 −1.16%
071204008 Cansibuan 3.8% 569 512 1.00%
071204009 Can‑omay 3.6% 543 721 −2.64%
071204010 Celing 4.6% 684 671 0.18%
071204011 Danao 3.2% 473 453 0.41%
071204012 Danicop 4.4% 659 576 1.28%
071204013 Mag‑aso 2.7% 407 434 −0.60%
071204014 Poblacion 9.4% 1,404 1,332 0.50%
071204015 Quinapon‑an 1.9% 283 278 0.17%
071204016 Santo Rosario 3.5% 528 475 1.00%
071204017 Tabuan 3.9% 579 584 −0.08%
071204018 Tagubaas 3.0% 456 386 1.58%
071204019 Tupas 5.7% 850 935 −0.89%
071204020 Ubojan 3.0% 450 529 −1.51%
071204021 Viga 3.9% 586 614 −0.44%
071204022 Villa Aurora (Canoc‑oc) 5.8% 863 889 −0.28%
Total 14,990 14,481 0.33%

ClimateEdit

Climate data for Antequera, Bohol
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
31
(88)
31
(88)
30
(86)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
29
(84)
28
(82)
28
(82)
29
(84)
Average low °C (°F) 22
(72)
22
(72)
22
(72)
23
(73)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(74)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 102
(4.0)
85
(3.3)
91
(3.6)
75
(3.0)
110
(4.3)
141
(5.6)
121
(4.8)
107
(4.2)
111
(4.4)
144
(5.7)
169
(6.7)
139
(5.5)
1,395
(55.1)
Average rainy days 18.6 14.8 16.5 16.7 23.9 26.4 25.6 24.1 24.4 26.3 23.7 20.5 261.5
Source: Meteoblue [8]

DemographicsEdit

Population census of Antequera
YearPop.±% p.a.
1903 7,578—    
1918 11,129+2.60%
1939 15,974+1.74%
1948 16,070+0.07%
1960 12,254−2.23%
1970 10,397−1.63%
1975 11,130+1.38%
1980 11,641+0.90%
1990 12,348+0.59%
1995 12,072−0.42%
2000 13,758+2.84%
2007 14,357+0.59%
2010 14,481+0.31%
2015 14,425−0.07%
2020 14,990+0.76%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[9][7][10][11]

EconomyEdit

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.[18]

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

Local governmentEdit

List of former mayors of Antequera:[19]

  • Vicente Tambis - 1896–1897
  • Julian Calipes - 1909–1911
  • Pedro Omila - 1912–1915
  • Eufemio Morgia - 1919–1922
  • Eustaquio Tambis - 1922–1925
  • Eufemio Morgia - 1926–1934
  • Luis Gementiza - 1934–1937
  • Luis Gementiza - 1938–1940
  • Demetrio Jadulco - 1940–1941
  • Leoncio Paña - 1943–1945
  • Eufemio Morgia - 1944
  • Demetrio Jadulco - 1945–1946
  • Luis Gementiza - 1946–1951
  • Sabino Rebosura - 1952–1963
  • Conrad Vallestero - 1963
  • Isabelito Tongco - 1964–1992
  • Vicente Nunag - 1987–1988
  • Arnulfo Labendia - 1992
  • Felipe Gementiza - 1992–1998
  • Samuel Rebosura - 1998–2007
  • Cecelia Rebosura - 2007–2010
  • Jose Mario Pahang - 2010–2019
  • Lil Nunag - 2019–present

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Municipality of Antequera | (DILG)
  2. ^ "2015 Census of Population, Report No. 3 – Population, Land Area, and Population Density" (PDF). Philippine Statistics Authority. Quezon City, Philippines. August 2016. ISSN 0117-1453. Archived (PDF) from the original on May 25, 2021. Retrieved July 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2020). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 8 July 2021.
  4. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  5. ^ The Bohol Chronicle 2015.
  6. ^ a b c Municipality of Antequera 2012b.
  7. ^ a b Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ "Antequera: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". Meteoblue. Retrieved 9 May 2020.
  9. ^ Census of Population (2015). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  10. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region VII (Central Visayas)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  11. ^ "Province of Bohol". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  12. ^ "Poverty incidence (PI):". Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 28 December 2020.
  13. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/NSCB_LocalPovertyPhilippines_0.pdf; publication date: 29 November 2005; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  14. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2003%20SAE%20of%20poverty%20%28Full%20Report%29_1.pdf; publication date: 23 March 2009; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  15. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2006%20and%202009%20City%20and%20Municipal%20Level%20Poverty%20Estimates_0_1.pdf; publication date: 3 August 2012; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  16. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/2012%20Municipal%20and%20City%20Level%20Poverty%20Estima7tes%20Publication%20%281%29.pdf; publication date: 31 May 2016; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  17. ^ https://psa.gov.ph/sites/default/files/City%20and%20Municipal-level%20Small%20Area%20Poverty%20Estimates_%202009%2C%202012%20and%202015_0.xlsx; publication date: 10 July 2019; publisher: Philippine Statistics Authority.
  18. ^ Municipality of Antequera 2012a.
  19. ^ Municipality of Antequera 2012c.

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