Antique Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in Antique, province of the Philippines
Anini-Y | Barbaza | Belison | Bugasong | Caluya | Culasi | Hamtic | Laua-An | Libertad | Pandan | Patnongon | San Jose (Capital) | San Remigio | Sebaste | Sibalom | Tibiao | Tobias Fornier (Dao) | Valderrama
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Location of Antique within the Philippines
Provincial Capitol Building of Antique
Entering Antique from Iloilo City
Antique Province, Philippines
- The province of Antique is in Region VI and is in the island of Panay.
- Antique has 18 Municipalities and 590 Barangays - Every barangay in the province of Antique has an Interactive Webpage of its own.
- Register voters as of 2010= 241,977
- Population of Antique per Census as of 2007= 515,265
- Land Area of Antique (as of 2007, in hectares) = 272,917
- The municipality of San Jose is the capital of the province of Antique
Geography of Antique, Philippines
Geography of Antique
Location of Antique, Philippines
"Antique is one of the six provinces comprising the island of Panay in Western Visayas. It can be reached by land from Aklan, Iloilo or Capiz. From Iloilo, one could take a Seventy-Six Express, Ceres Liner or any of the smaller buses that ply the San Jose Antique route. Both bus companies have direct trips to Libertad and Kalibo. From Iloilo City, San Jose de Buenavista, the capital center of Antique, is almost two and a half hours ride via passenger bus. From Kalibo, Antique could be reached through its northern backdoor in Pandan." Source Verbatim: www.nscb.gov.ph
History of Antique, Philippines
- article from the lgu of Antique.
The History. In the 13th century, oral tradition has it that Datu Puti, a chieftain during the Shri-Vishaya / Majapahit Empire, together with nine other datus, among them Sumakwel, Bangkaya, Paiburong and their respective followers, left Borneo to escape persecution from Makatunao, the wicked ruler of the empire. They first landed in Sinugbuhan, San Joaquin, Iloilo along the western shores of Panay Island. Shortly thereafter, they succeeded in bartering the island from a friendly Negrito king, Marikudo, , for one “sadok”- a native head gear - of gold and a golden necklace for the king's wife, Maniwan-tiwan.
Datu Sumakwel was then installed as the chief ruler of Panay. He established a settlement in a place now called Malandog, a barangay in the town of Hamtic.
The population growth that followed enabled the settlers to occupy almost all of the lowlands, forcing the aborigines to live in the hinterlands. The whole island was divided into three political units called “sakops”, namely Hamtic (Antique), Aklan and Irong-irong (Iloilo). Datus Sumakwel, Bangkaya ang Paiburong headed these “sakops”, respectively.
The Spaniards first reached Panay as early as the time of Legaspi in 1571. From Iloilo, where they had first established themselves in Panay Island, the Spaniards spread out until they virtually had the entire island under their control. However, it was not until about the end of the sixteenth century that the Spaniards began to exert influence on the islands.
Like the rest of the Visayas during the 16th and 17th centuries, Antique was plundered by Moro pirates. So often and so costly were their incursions into Antique’s coastal towns that it became necessary to build a fort near each town of the province and maintain small garrisons there.
The first official recognition of Antique as a separate political unit came in 1796 when it was created into a political and military province by virtue of a Spanish Royal Order. The town of Hamtic (formerly spelled Hantik after a big ant) was its first capital. Later the provincial government was moved to Bugasong (formerly spelled Bugasoni) and for a while the province was often called by that name. In 1802, the capital was transferred to San Jose de Buenavista where it has remained up to now. Towards the close of 1899, the Spaniards left the whole island,
The institution of American authority over the islands and the subsequent establishment of peace and order in Panay led to the advent of a civil government in Antique on April 13, 1901.
People of Antique, Philippines
- Antique Population (as of Aug 1, 2007)= 515,265
- Antique Registered Voters (2009)= 241,977
- Elected officials of Antique Province for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor: Exequiel Bellaflor Javier
- Provincial Vice-Governor: CADIAO, RHODORA
- House Representative:Paolo Everardo Sales Javier
- Elected officials of Antique Province for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Exequiel Bellaflor Javier
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Rosie Adayon Dimamay
- House Representative:Paolo Everardo Sales Javier
- Provincial Board Members:
- 1st District:
- Edgar Dequina Denosta
- J.Tobias Magbanua Javier
- Dante Meriaga Beriong
- Dino Roel Telan Operiano
- Roland Barcebal Plameras
- 2nd District:
- Elected officials of Antique Province for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Antique Province
Businesses in Antique, Philippines
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Antique, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Tour de Zamboanga 2013: From the 11th of July, 2013 to the 14th of July, 2013. A four day 540 kilometer bicycle race for Charity!
- Due to the road constructions going on in the route of the Tour, we are eliminating the road bikes from this race.
- This is a (Non-Roadbike) individual bicycle race. Everybody is welcome in this race. The more the merrier. Racers who skip a stage will not be allowed to continue. Everybody who finishes the race and does not skip a stage is a winner.
The race starts at the port municipality of Liloy, Zamboanga del Norte and rests in the historical city of Zamboanga del Norte, Dapitan City to end the first stage. The following day the race will continue from Dapitan City to Pagadian City to end the second stage. The 3rd stage will be from Pagadian to Ipil. And finally culminate with the final stage from Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Zamboanga City.
Prizes for the Winners and Participants of Tour de Zamboanga
- 80 PRIZES in all to be Given Away. OVER ₱ 782,000.00 pesos in Prizes
- Grand Prize: The overall (liloy, dapitan, pagadian, ipil, zamboanga) first 15 finishers will be based on the overall accumulated time it took to finish the 4 stage race. The racer must finish all stages to qualify for the grand prize.
- The racer with the best accumulated time wins the championship. 1st:50K, 2nd:30K, 3rd:20K, 4th:15K, 5th:10K, 6th:9.5K, 7th:9K, 8th:8.5K, 9th:8K, 10th:7.5K, 11th:7K, 12th:6.5, 13th:6K, 14th:5.5K, 15th:5K
- Every stage has a winner. Prizes will be presented to the first 3 racers to win each stage. 1st:20K, 2nd:15K, 3rd:10K, 4th:6.5K, 5th:6K, 6th:5.5K, 7th:5K, 8th:4.5K, 9th:4K, 10th:3.5K, 11th:3K, 12th:2.5K, 13th:2K, 14th:1.5K, 15th:1K
- The winner of each stage keeps the prize money even if he/she can't continue with the race because of injury or other reasons. But because the racer skipped a stage he/she will not be allowed to continue with the race.
- Besides the Open Category, There are three (3) other competitive categories: (Women; Under 16 years old; 50 years old and over. Prizes for these categories are as follows: 25K 1st, 20K 2nd, 15K 3rd, 10K 4th, 5K 5th. Each Category gets a prize. Prizes given only to finishers of all 4 stages for these 3 categories.
- Finishers of all the 4 stages get a certificate of completion and a refund of their 1,000.00 peso registration fee. If a racer skips a stage he or she is will not be allowed to continue the race. Every finisher of the Tour de Zamboanga is a WINNER!
First Bicycle Race to cover the entire Zamboanga Peninsula
- Due to the election complications in the Zamboanga peninsula, the tour has been postponed to July 11 - July 14 of 2013.
Zamboanga del Norte, Zamboanga del Sur, Zamboanga Sibugay, and Zamboanga City.
- First Stage - July 11, 2013 (Thursday): Liloy to Dapitan City
- 143 Kilometers: This stage of the race does not have many hilly terrains. It will be mostly flat. The roads are cemented.
- Second Stage - July 12, 2013(Friday): Dapitan City to Pagadian City
- 128 Kilometers: The second stage will be more challenging as there will be more hills to climb. About 40% of the terrain will be hilly. It will be on the Osmena Hwy which is almost completely cemented. There are only a few kilometers that are still under construction.
- Third Stage - July 13, 2013 (Saturday): Pagadian City to Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay
- 139 Kilometers: The race from pagadian to Ipil will prove to be a grueling race specially the first 35 kilometers. The first 35 kilometers is about 80% uphill battle.
- Fourth Stage - July 14, 2013 (Sunday): Ipil, Zamboanga Sibugay to Divisoria, Zamboanga City
- 130 Kilometers: There are three challenging parts to this section of the race. First challenge is the uphill climb from the border of zamboanga sibugay to the border of zamboanga city (barangay of licomo). After that is the twisty uphill in the barangay of Tigbalabag and finally the quiniput tuktukalaw climb. Then it will be a downhill race to the finish at the barangay of Divisoria.
All Philippine Cyclers are invited to participate in the open bicycle race. It is for a great charitable cause: Project BOSS - Brotherhood Operation Sweet Smile
- Total Distance to be traveled: 540 kilometers or 338 miles - Visit our WebPage
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Antique, Philippines
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Schools in Antique, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Antique can be listed here. You can list it like this:
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Economy of Antique, Philippines
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Natural Resources of Antique, Philippines
"Antique has rich mineral deposits. Its mountains yield coal, silica, copper, marble, and clay. Semi-precious stones such as turquoise, amethyst, opal, jade, agate and jasper are scattered along the Sibalom and Tipuloan Rivers. The municipalities of Libertad and Pandan have reserves of 4.131 billion metric tons of good quality marble. Coal is mined in the island-barangay of Semirara operated and managed by the Semirara Coal Corporation." Source Verbatim: www.nscb.gov.ph
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Antique, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Antique, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Antique.
- MADJA-AS Festival (CULASI):[culminated every 1st Saturday of March]: named after Bukid MADJA-AS, the second highest mountain in VISAYAS
- KAHILWAYAN Festival (CULASI): every 18-20 October : CULASI Independence Day commemoration 
- HIRIUGYON sa BITADTON Festival [BITADTON, Culasi]: every 18-22 of May : barangay & religious fiesta in honor of Saint Joseph
- PH-Germany social security accord eyed
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013
- Berlin -- The Philippines and Germany are eyeing a bilateral social security agreement next year that seeks to benefit at least 60,000 Filipinos working in the European Union-member country.
- Philippine Ambassador to Germany Maria Cleofe Natividad said both parties have expressed interest to work towards the signing of bilateral social security agreement..........Full Story
- PH stocks seen to rise
- Monday, May 20, 2013 2:46 am
- Local stocks are seen exploring new highs this week as ample financial liquidity in a low-interest environment may keep risk appetite buoyant.
- Last week, the main-share Philippine Stock Exchange index gained 0.24 percent to close at 7,279.87..........Full Story
- Two tot baseball teams to vie in Jakarta bash
- Tuesday, May 21, 2013 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Two crack teams from Tot Baseball –the “Razcals” and the “Barakos” will be competing in the 2013 Asia Pacific Zone Mustang (9-10 yrs) and Bronco-11 (11 yrs) Division Championships to be held in Jakarta May 22-25.
- The other nations seeing action are Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Far East Russia. Champions of these tournaments will represent the Asian Region at the PONY International Mustang World Series to be held in Burleson, Texas on Aug. 1-4 and the PONY International Bronco-11 World Series to be held in Chesterfield Virginia on July 25-28..........Full Story »
Educational assistance forms now available at GSIS Antique
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R06&article=981336704738
- By: Pilar S. Mabaquiao
- Friday, May 11, 2012
SAN JOSE, Antique- Application forms for educational assistance is now available at the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Antique branch. Likewise, it can also be secured from the internet through the GSIS website.
Leo Frigillano, Manager, GSIS Antique in an interview said, they started accepting application forms for the said education assistance last May 7 and they will continue to accept the said application forms until December 28, 2012.
This will give members the choice on when they will avail of such assistance, he added.
Recently, the GSIS launched its educational assistance program following the announcement of President Benigno S. Aquino III on Labor Day that the fund is available in the amount of Ph11.2 billion Educational Assistance Fund from Social Security System and GSIS.
Frigillano said, the educational assistance program is open to all active members of the pension fund, regardless of salary grade. They are entitled to Php 4,000, payable in five years at six percent interest rate.
GSIS further disclosed that the monthly payment is only Php20.00 through salary deduction, and the first payment of the loan will start three months after the grant.
Applications forms should be submitted per agency or by batch to facilitate easy processing with transmittal from the office concerned.
“The way the processing is going on, considering the bulk of the application forms, where Antique has more than 1,000 applicants (in about 4 days of accepting the application) it will take us about 5 days of processing and three to five days before it can be credited to the ATM/ e-card account of the member applicant,’ the source added.
Frigillano assured that they are doing their best to accommodate all applications forms as fast as they could so that it can be released to members on time.
Antique Zip Codes
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