IJsselstein, Monday, 14 May 2018 02:51:53

Alicia is a town in the eastern part of Bohol.


Alicia is an old town, that was originally founded in 1768 as one of the settlements for "returnees" from the Dagohoy rebellion in the surrounding hills. Here followers of Dagohoy where given some land to till, but at the same time could be kept under a watchful eye of the Spanish authorities. At that time, the place was known as Batuanon, after the abundance of batuan trees in the locality.

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

Curiously, the entire town was moved a few kilometers to the west in 1870. In July 1901, during the early years of the American occupation of the Philippines, the town was burned to the ground, and only slowly recovered. At that time it became a barangay of the neighboring town of Mabini.

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


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

Alicia Police Station: +63 38 521 2070; +63 521-2270

What to do and see in Alicia If you are up for an adventure, you can cycle or hike at Binabaje Hills or the Alicia Panoramic Park trail where you can see the beautiful panoramic view of the scenic landscapes of Alicia and the neighboring towns. Binabaje Hills is the challenging trails for mountain bikers.

How to get there:From Tagbilaran, you can take a bus from Dao integrated bus Terminal to Alicia. The travel time is about 2 to 3 hours. From Tubigon, you can take a bus bound for Carmen and then change a bus bound for Alicia. Traveling time is about less than 2 hours.

Alicia at a glance
Population (2015): 23517
Population (2010): 22285
Population (2000): 21605
Number of households (2000): 4065
Land area: 11450 ha
Number of barangays: 15
Distance from Tagbilaran: 103 km

BarangayPopulation (2000)Households (2000)Population (2010)Population (2015)
Del Monte775155806834
La Hacienda335260037103758
Poblacion (Calingganay)397278940644214
Sudlon (Omhor)591108648656

(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)


Jeroen Hellingman