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Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is San Jose and is located at the western portion of Panay Island, bordering Aklan, Capiz, and Iloilo to the east. Antique faces the Sulu Sea to the west. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... San Jose is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Antique
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: San Jose
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—471,088 (26th smallest)
Density—187 per km² (46th highest)
Area: 2,522.0 km² (25th smallest)
Languages: Kinaray-a, Caluyanon
Governor: Salvacion Z. Perez (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_antique.png

Antique was one of the three old sakups (districts) of Panay before the Spanish colonizers arrived in the islands. The Antique was then known as Hantik, which was named after the large red ants found on the island, called lantik-lantik. (See History section below.) Image File history File links Provincial seal of Antique, Philippines. ... A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is an administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... San Jose is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino or Tagalog) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... The House of Representatives (Kapulungan ng mga Kinatawan in Filipino) is the lower chamber of the Congress of the Philippines. ... Kinaray-a is an Austronesian language spoken mainly in the Antique Province in the Philippines. ... Caluyanon or (Caluyanun, Caluynanen, Caluyanhon) Is a Visayan language that is spoken in Caluya Islands, Antique in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Antique. ... Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects in the animal kingdom and are of particular interest because they are a social insect and form highly organized colonies or nests, sometimes consisting of millions of individuals. ...

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People and culture

Antiqueños are very hospitable people who would go out of their way to extend assistance to visitors and guests. These sea-faring people share many characteristics with their Panay neighbors. However, the steep slopes and the rugged, long mountain ranges of Antique have isolated it from the rest of Panay. Hence, they have developed their own distinct language called Kiniray-a. This dialect is of Indo-Malayan origins characterized by the predominancy of r’s and schwa sounds spoken with a lilting gentle intonation. The Catholic Church holds a very strong influence on Antiqueños. For centuries, the churches were the physical vanguards of the people. Being a coastal province, and having been vulnerable to attacks by Moro raiders, Antique was guarded by a series of watchtowers, like the ‘Old Watchtower’ in Libertad and Estancia Hill in Bugasong all of which were built under the direction of the Spanish friars. Even today, the Catholic Church remains influential in both the society and politics of the province. However, the mountains of the province have sheltered many remnants of the ancient folk beliefs. Babaylans or native priestesses continue to divine the future, heal the sick or conjure spells. This is an aspect of Antique’s culture that has been subsumed under the Christian religion. The Antiqueños are noted for their industry. They are renowned weavers through out the Visayas. The Bugasong patadyong, a tube cotton fabric of plaid design, is highly valued because of its fineness of weaving. Piña cloth is also produced in looms throughout the province. Wine manufactured from the sap of the coconut is a cottage industry. The rugged and varied land of Antique offers visitors a variety of outdoor activities. Diving and beach enthusiasts would have a great time discovering the unspoiled islets of Antique. Nogas Island, Hurao-Hurao Island and Mararison Island have long stretches of white sand beaches and are ideal for shell-hunting. Batbatan Island on the other hand, appeals to scuba divers because of the well-preserved coral reefs. Mt. Madia-as, the highest peak on Panay, is a dormant volcano with lakes and 14 waterfalls. It is said to be the legendary home of Bulalakaw, the supreme god of the ancients and beckons as a challenge for hikers and trekkers.


Economy

AGRICULTURE For the year 1998, production of palay, the primary crop of the province registered a total of 177,521 metric tons (mt.) or 4,438,025 cavans from 58,847 hectares with an average yield of 3.02 metric tons per hectare. An increase of 8,280 mt. or 16.37 percent over last years (1997) production was observed because the area harvested has increased by 9,822 hectares or 5.86 percent. However, the average yield per hectare decreased by 0.3 mt. per hectare or 0.09 percent.


As to farm type, the average yield per hectare for irrigated lands is 3.39 mt., 2.63 mt. for rain fed farms and 1.57 for upland areas.


As it has been for years, our province had enough stock to feed its population. This year, we have a surplus of 83,756 mt. or 2,093,900 cavans of palay.


Copra, the second major agricultural commodity, registered a total production of 15,712 mt. in 1998 reflecting a decrease of 965 mt. (5.78%) as against last years (1997) yield of 16,677 mt. The main bulk of copra came from the municipality of Caluya where this area accounts for 44 percent of the total copra output of the province. The area planted with coconuts constitutes about 34 percent of the total area of the province. Caluya, together with Pandan, account for more than half (53%) of the total provincial figure in terms of area planted, number of bearing trees, nuts production and copra yield.


For current year, data on production of other field crops are the following: corn - 650 metric tons, legumes (moonbeams, peanuts and other beans) - 1,689 metric tons, muscovado sugar - 2,280 metric tons, root crops (camote, cassava, ube, etc.) - 3,434 metric tons, vegetables (leafy, fruit and root) - 870 metric tons, banana - 11,102 metric tons and mango - 1,330 metric tons.


FISHERY By the end of the year, preliminary data for the Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) reported that the total volume of' fishery products reached 24,299 metric tons. The aquaculture sector yields the highest production during the inclusion of seaweed's in this sector.


LIVESTOCK AND POULTRY Livestock and poultry raising in the province is through backyard or commercial system of production. Data from Bureau of Agricultural Statistics (BAS) revealed that from 1,441,660 heads of livestock and poultry in 1997, the number rose to 1,547,944 in 1998, an additional 106,284 heads, indicating 7.37 percent growth. The main reason behind this growth is the increase in poultry production of almost 7.88 percent.


FORESTRY Forest products include bamboo, rattan, buri, bariw, nito, log, charcoal, abaca, herbal vines and plants, wild flowers and others. These forest resources are of undetermined quantity, and are used as raw materials in construction industry, furniture and handicraft.


TRADE, COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY Major products shipped out of the province are palay, rice, copra, muscovado sugar, legumes, fruits & vegetables, livestock, fish & fish preparations and seaweeds. Manufacture items like native gifts, toys and housewares found their way in major cities of the country and abroad. Principal mined products exported include coal, marble, silica, copper and gemstones. Main goods entering the province are construction materials, dry goods, groceries, canned and bottled products, fertilizers and others. The capital town of San Jose de Buenavista is the center of business hub mushroom in the area. Potential growth areas include the towns of Culasi, Pandan and Sibalom. Investment opportunities with bright prospects in the province are the following:


Muscovado sugar industry Seaweed processing Marble processing Gemstone and semi-precious stone processing Coco oil mill Livestock and poultry processing Food Processing Marine products processing Furniture, handicraft, metalcraft Fiber extraction/processing/weaving High value crop production Feed/Feed Milling BANKS AND OTHER FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS As of 1998, Antique has a total of eleven (11) rural banks, five (5) private commercial banks and three (3) government banks: the Development Bank of the Philippines and Land Bank of the Philippines have branches at San Jose de Buenavista and Pandan, Antique. There are also fifty-one (51) multi-purpose cooperatives and four (4) credit cooperatives.


ESTABLISHMENTS An establishment is an economic unit which engages under a single ownership or control. Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) classifies establishments as manufacturing, trade and service. For the year 1998, fourteen (14) manufacturing establishments were reported. Such manufacturing establishments are making hollowblocks, wood furnitures, steel/wood, packed foods, metal craft, thresher, soap and sidecar. Service establishments totaled to 117 and a total of 294 trade establishments.


MINERAL RESOURCES The mineral resources, metallic and non-metallic that abound in the province are coal, marble, copper, gold, limestone, silica gemstone and others. An indication of oil deposit was recently discovered at Maniguin Island in Culasi.


Geography

Political

Antique is subdivided into 18 municipalities. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ...


Municipalities

Anini-y is a 5th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Barbaza is a 5th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Belison is a 5th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Bugasong is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Caluya is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Culasi is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Hamtic is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Laua-an is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Libertad is a 5th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Pandan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Patnongon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... San Jose is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... San Remigio is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Sebaste is a 5th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Sibalom is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... Tibiao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ... This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedias deletion policy. ... Valderrama is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ...

Physical

Antique is mostly isolated from the rest of the island of Panay by the Cordilleras of the island. The province's borders with its three neighbors lie on the divide of this mountain range. Antique faces the northern portions of the Sulu Sea to the west. The Semirara Islands, located between Panay and Mindoro are part of Antique. Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... The Sulu Sea is a large sea in the southwestern area of the Philippines. ... Beach in Northern Mindoro Mindoro is the seventh-largest island in the Philippines. ...


History

Historians believe that the earliest people who settled on the island of Panay were tribal Negritos or Atis. Oral history, related as the legend of Maragtas, states that in 1212, ten Malay datus escaped persecution from Sri-Vishaya, a Hindu-Malay empire that existed at that time in Borneo and Sumatra. These datus, led by Datu Puti, sailed with their families and communities from Borneo northward and landed on Panay. Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... The Negritos include the Ati, the Aeta and at least 4 other tribes of the Philippines, the Semang of the Malay peninsula, and 12 Andamanese tribes of the Andaman Islands. ... ATI may stand for: ATI Technologies Inc. ... Oral history is an account of something passed down by word of mouth from one generation to another. ... // For other senses of this word, see Legend (disambiguation). ... Events The first Great Fire of London burns most of the city to the ground Battle of Navas de Tolosa Childrens crusade Crusaders push the Muslims out of northern Spain In Japan, Kamo no Chōmei writes the Hōjōki, one of the great works of classical Japanese... It has been suggested that Malayan race be merged into this article or section. ... Datu is the title for ancient tribal chieftains in the pre-hispanic Philippines. ... Srivijaya (-jaya meaning success or excellence) was an ancient kingdom on the island of Sumatra which was to influence much of the Malay Archipelago. ... Borneo (left) and Sulawesi. ... Sumatra (also spelled Sumatara and Sumatera) is the sixth largest island of the world (approximately 470,000 km²) and is the 3rd largest island of Indonesia after Kalimantan and New Guinea. ...


There, they met the Negrito chieftain, Marikudo. They bought the island from the chieftain for a golden saduk (headpiece or helmet), and a golden necklace, among other gifts. The Negritos then retreated to the mountains, while the Borneans settled in the lowlands. Today, the landing is commemorated every year in Antique in the Binirayan festival. General Name, Symbol, Number gold, Au, 79 Chemical series transition metals Group, Period, Block 11, 6, d Appearance metallic yellow Atomic mass 196. ... The Binirayan festival is an event celebrated in the province of Antique in the Philippines. ...


The island of Panay was then divided into three sakups (districts). These are Hantik, Aklan, and Irong-Irong. Aklan became the present-day Aklan and Capiz, Irong-Irong became Iloilo, and Hantik (also called Hamtik or Hamtic) became Antique. Hantik was named for the large red ants found on the island called lantik-lantik. Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Ants are one of the most successful groups of insects in the animal kingdom and are of particular interest because they are a social insect and form highly organized colonies or nests, sometimes consisting of millions of individuals. ...


The sakup of Hantik was given to Datu Sumakwel, one of the ten datus, and who, according to tradition, was the oldest and wisest of them. The three sakups were later governed as a political unit called the Confederation of Madia-as, also under Datu Sumakwel.


Datu Sumakwel founded the town of Malandog, considered to be the first Malay settlement in the country. Malandog is now a barangay in the present-day municipality of Hamtic, which was named after the historic sakup. A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... Hamtic is a 4th class municipality in the province of Antique, Philippines. ...


External links

  • Official Website of the Provincial Government of Antique
  • Pandan.gov.ph - Official Website of the Municipality of Pandan, Antique, Philippines
  • PANDAN.PH - Pandan Antique Philippines
  • National Statistics Office (NSO), Antique Province

References

  • Vanzi, Sol Jose. “The Many Facets of Antique.” Philippine Headline News Online. [1]
  • Website of the Provincial Government of Antique (old) [2]
  • The Antique Circle USA. [3]

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