IJsselstein, Monday, 14 February 2011 00:30:00
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
|Alicia at a glance|
|Number of households (2000):||4065|
|Land area:||11450 ha|
|Number of barangays:||15|
|Distance from Tagbilaran:||103 km|
|Barangay||Population (2000)||Households (2000)||Population (2010)||Population (2015)|
(Based on figures from the census of 2000, 2010, and 2015 from PSA)