Bandoquillo family of Amlan

This paper, originally titled “Amlan Visit of Bishop Rooker,” was read for the 179th founding anniversary of the St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Amlan, Negros Oriental on August 12, 2018.

Into the sala in the second floor of the municipal building of Amlan hangs a beautiful old picture of Don Pedro Bandoquillo, the governor of the province of Negros Oriental in 1951-1955.

Don Pedro was the son of Don Antero Bandoquillo, the municipal president or town mayor of Amblan in 1900s.

From Philippine Census of 1903, we gather that the Municipal President of Amblán was Antero Bandoquilllo while that of Ayuquitan was Felipe Remollo.

As chief inspector of the Census of 1903, Don Bandoquillo reported that the total population of the town of Amblán was 6,689. The following was its tabulated list: Población – 1413, Bioos – 1056, Busuang – 84, Jantianon – 668, Siapo – 1058, Silab – 1272, and Tandayag – 1138.

For the district of Ayuquitan, Don Felipe Remollo also reported that it had a total population of 3,684. The list was follows: Población – 466, Basac – 199, Caló -226, Cancaus – 334, Cansipit – 467, Janayjanay – 222, Jilocon – 460, Laláan – 395, Lomboy – 56, Tagbac – 69, Tampi – 608, and Tapon Norte – 182.