The municipality of Alicia is situated in the eastern part of Bohol, about 103 kilometers from the City of Tagbilaran, a two hours and thirty minutes ride away. It is a 4th class municipality and ranks 3rd among the top 20 most deprived municipalities in Bohol. Anda is part of the 3rd Congressional District of Bohol.
Bounded in the north by the town of Ubay, east of Mabini, south of Candijay and west of Pilar, the town covers an area of 11,450 hectares. 96% of the total land area is alienable and disposable while 4% is timberland or forestland. The town’s climate is characterized by evenly distributed rainfall throughout the year.
Alicia is part of the Caroud Watershed, the 5th largest watershed in Bohol with a span of 20,472 hectares. The watershed provides water to hundred thousands of residents and supplies water to various Bohol irrigation projects. The projects are found at Malinao Dam, Pilar; Bayongan Dam, San Miguel; Capayas Dam, Ubay; Ilaya Dam, San Pascual, Ubay; Cayacay Irrigation, Alicia; and other irrigation facilities in Canawa, Cadapdapan, Gabayan, Budbod and Tambungan, Candijay.
photo by Myling
The town is politically subdivided into 15 barangays, namely: Cabatang, Cagongcagong, Cambaol, Cayacay, Del Monte, Katipunan, La Hacienda, Mahayag, Napo, Pagahat, Poblacion (Calingganay), Progreso, Putlongcam, Sudlon (Omhon) and Untaga. Total population of the barangays is 23,422 people according to the 2007 census.
The inhabitants of Alicia are predominantly Roman Catholics and their faith revolved around the Alicia Parish Church. The Patron Saint of the town is San Joaquin whose feast day falls on August 15. Their main means of livelihood is agriculture and those along the coastal areas are involved in fishing.