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Antequera

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Antequera is a in the province of, Philippines, at north of Tagbilaran. According to the, it has a population of.Popular places of interest in Antequera are the weekly basket market and Mag-Aso Falls, whose cascading waters run into a natural pool that invites swimming in scenic surroundings.BarangaysAntequera comprises 21 barangays: Angilan Bantolinao Bicahan Bitaugan Bungahan Canlaas Cansibuan Can-omay Celing Danao Danicop Mag-aso Poblacion Quinapon-an Santo Rosario Tabuan Tagubaas Tupas Ubojan Viga Villa Aurora (Canoc-oc)HistoryThe early inhabitants of the area were the Eskaya people, who lived in western Bohol, including the lowlands of Antequera at the present barangay of Viga, from the 7th century until the early 17th century. One legendary Eskaya leader was King Lomod or Tamblot, who raised a revolt against the Spanish conquistadors.Originally the town was a barangay of Maribojoc known as Agad. Migration from surrounding coastal areas increased the population and created many new sitios. On March 17, 1876, the Governor-General of the Philippines signed a decree that made Agad and all its sitios a new municipality. That same year, the governor of the District of Bohol, Joaquin Bengoechia, enacted the law that finalized the boundaries and appointed its first mayor, Simeon Villas. The new municipality was named after the home town in Spain of Bengoechia.
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