IJsselstein, Saturday, 19 May 2018 20:04:13
Antequera is an interior town located 19 kilometers from Tagbilaran City and lying northeast of Maribojoc.
Antequera used to be a barrio of Maribojoc, known as Agad, meaning 'hope'. In 1876, Agad, together with some barangays of Cortes was made into a municipality. At that time, it was named after the birthplace a high Spanish official, Antequera, a city in Spain. Simeon Villas, one of the early settlers of the place became its first gobernadorcillo (as the mayor was called in Spanish time).
Antequera is well known for its native basketware. Every Sunday morning (make sure to arrive before noon), you can visit the market of native products.
After your visit to the market, it is a small walk down to the Mag-Aso falls for a refreshing dip in one of Bohol's famous falls. Be aware though, that in the rainy season, the normally peaceful stream can become quite rough.
The town is further known for its many caves. Some of these caves can only be accessed if you bring scuba diving gear. Interested people can read this article by Doc Amores.
|The old Mag-Aso Falls|
|Mag Aso Falls|
|Diving in Dahonog Cave|
Antequera celebrate its town fiesta on the last Saturday of October in honor of Virgin of the Most Holy Rosary.
|Antequera Community Hospital|
Address: Poblacion, 6335 Antequera, Bohol, Philippines
Phone: +63 38 411 3043
The Antequera Community Hospital has 24 beds capacity. Dr. Hidelgardo Labado, Jr. - Medical Director
Antequera Police Station: +63 38 506 5007
Bank: First Consolidated Bank "FCB"
From Tagbilaran: You can take a bus or jeepney to Antequera. You can also take a bus from Dao Integrated bus termainal bound to Tubigon via San Isidro, Bohol.
From Tubigon: You can take a bus bound for Tagbilaran via San Isidro.
|Antequera at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||2801|
|Land area:||8205 ha|
|Number of barangays:||21|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||19 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
|Villa Aurora (Canoc-oc)||757||167||889||863|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)
Wikipedia article on Antequera.
Jeroen Hellingman and Rodelyn Gallo Hellingman