It is said that Antequera was already populated by the year 600 A. D. It was based on the books of the Eskaya tribe which was handed down from generation to generation to the present day Eskayas now living in Taytay, Duero, Bohol. It was stated there that the first Eskayas settled in the town of Talibon. Sometime later, they settled in Loon, and then they migrated to the mountainous barangays of Loon like Campatud and Cansubayon.

Then they later went down and settled in a place they called Canlaas Panas, which is now graphically located in the present lowlands of Antequera. There they lived for long period of time from the year 600 A. D. up to approximately the year 1600 A. D. that already was the time of the Spanish Regime. The kingdom of the Eskayas was located in the lowlands of Antequera where their established capital was said to be the present barangay of Viga, stretching to the riverside valleys beyond the present day Abatan Bridge.

Municipal Officials: 2022-2025

Mayor : Borenaga, Rene
Vice Mayor : Hoylar, Ods
SB Members: : Garcia, Jan-Jan
Querubin, Leonardo Jr.
Villarias, Joselyn
Macua, Taboy
Avenido, Ninay
Autida, Ver Ang
Boniel, Rosemarie
Mabalatan, Alex
ABC President :
SK President :

Facts and Figures:

Location : Northern Part of Bohol
Congressional District : 2nd District
Number of Barangays : 15 Barangays – 6 Coastal Barangays, 8 Island Barangays, 1 Mainland Barangay
Income Classification : 4th( Per MC No. 01-MC 15-08)
Ave. LGU Annual Income : P 39,901,476.00
Total Municipal Land Area : 4,482.00 hectares
Timberland Area : 582.00 hectares
Alienable & Disposable (A & D) : 3,900.00 hectares
Soil Cover : Sevilla Clay and Hydrosol
River Basins (Watershed Areas) : Ipil RB, Soom RB
Population :

23,412 (2000)

23,412 (2007)

24,100 (2010 projected)

24,779 (2012 projected)

25,017 (2015 projected)

Average Population Growth Rate : 0.75% (2000-2007): Bohol’s APGR – 1.06%
Total Number of Households : 4,454 (2007)
Major Industries : Fishing, Farming, Mat-weaving
Literacy Rate : 94.69%
Higher Education Institutions : None
Number of Secondary Schools : 4
Number of Primary/Elementary Schools : 4 Primary; 10 Elementary
Language/Dialect : Boholano (Binisaya)
Religion/Religious Affiliation (1990) : Roman Catholic (Majority)
Main source of potable water : Groundwater
Energization Status (as of Dec. 2010) : 215 Barangays Energized (100%) 2,040 houses connected (92%)
No. of HH w/ accessed to Safe Water : 3,039
No. of HH w/ accessed to Sanitary Toilets : 3,403
Drainage and Sewerage System : None
Number of Barangay Health Stations : 7
Number of Hospital : None
Number of Municipal Health Center : 1
Number of Day Care Centers : 15
Carpable Areas : None
Total Road Length : 20.355 kilometers (Municipal& Barangay Road)
Total Number of Bridges : 7
Communication System 2 Cellsites
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