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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: 2019 – 2021



Ayuban, Lahar

Vice Mayor


Cubarol, Jan-Jan

SB Members:


Bullecer, Bong

Adiong, Ondoy

Flores, Willy

Tejano, Paulino

Romero, Tata

Sagaral, Raimundo

Maquiling, Sinio

Supanga, Rey Anthony

ABC President


SK President


Facts and Figures:

Location : Southern Part of Bohol
Congressional District : 3rd District
Number of Barangays : 24 Barangays (15 Coastal barangays, 9 Inland barangays)
Income Classification : 5th( Per D.O. 24-97 )
Ave. LGU Annual Income : P34,626,276
Total Municipal Land Area : 4,685 Hectares
Timberland Area : 50 hectares (as of 2001)
Alienable & Disposable (A & D) :
Soil Cover : Hydrosol and Faraon, Sevilla, Loay,; Bolinao and Calape Clay
River Basins (Watershed Areas) : Tocdog RB; Loboc RB; Tagbuane RB
Population :

15,881 (2007 NSO Census )

16,536 ( 2010 projected )

17,665 ( 2015 projected )

Average Population Growth Rate : 1.33% (2000-2007 NSO )
Total Number of Households : 2,385 ( 1995 Census )
Major Industries : Fishing, Farming
Literacy Rate : 97% (CY 1995)
Higher Education Institutions : None
Number of Secondary Schools : 2 (Barangays Poblacion Ubos and Hinawanan)
Number of Primary/ Elementary Schools : 12
Language/ Dialect : Boholano (Binisaya)
Religion/ Religious Affiliation (1990) : 96% Roman Catholics (CY 2001)
Main source of potable water : Groundwater extraction
Water Supply :

L1 facilities serving 1,087 households

L2 systems serving 452 households

L3 systems serving 662 households

Portable Water Demand : 665 cubic meters per day (cum/d), CY 1998; 1,965 cum./d (CY 2030)
Estimated Groundwater Recharge :
Water Demand for Irrigation : none
Energization Status (as of CY 1999) : 24 (100%) Barangays Energized,; 4,244 Total Number of HH Served
No. of HH w/ accessed to Sanitary Toilets : 2,315 (CY 1999)
Drainage and Sewerage System : none
Number of Barangay Health Stations : 5
Number of Hospital : none
Number of Municipal Health Center : 1 located in the Poblacion
Number of Day Care Centers : 4
Carpable Areas Tocdog Daku, Tocdog Ilaya, Botoc Occ., Villalimpia; (6 beneficiaries with a combined area of 0.429 Has.)
Total Road Length 105.031 Kms. Total; (13.1National, 7.330 Provincial, 11.155 Municipal, 73.446 Barangay)
Total Number of Bridges 6
Communication System 1 Public Calling Office; Globe line connections
Official Website