Basilan Province, Philippines
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Cities in Basilan: Isabela City (Not part of ARMM) | Lamitan City
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Basilan Province, Philippines
- 1 Geography of Basilan, Philippines
- 2 Location of Basilan, Philippines
- 3 History of Basilan, Philippines
- 4 People of Basilan, Philippines
- 5 Elected Government Officials of Basilan, Philippines
- 6 Businesses in Basilan, Philippines
- 7 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Basilan, Philippines
- 8 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Basilan, Philippines
- 9 Schools in Basilan, Philippines
- 10 Economy of Basilan, Philippines
- 11 Natural Resources of Basilan, Philippines
- 12 Tourists Attractions of Basilan, Philippines
- 13 Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Province, Philippines
- 14 Basilan Zip Codes
- 15 Philippine News
- 16 Basilan News
- 17 Basilan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 18 The oldest living man or woman in Basilan, Philippines
- 19 Basilan, Philippines Photo Gallery
- 20 Disclaimer
Geography of Basilan, Philippines
Basilan is geographically located between latitude 6°15' and 7°00' longitude 121°15' and 122°30'.
Basilan is one of a system of 7,107 islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. Regionally, Basilan is the biggest and northernmost island of the Sulu Archipelago between the Philippine island of Mindanao and Borneo which includes about 400 islands. The island chain is one of two partial land bridges to Borneo and is an important migration route for birds. Basilan Strait, about 17 nautical miles (31 km) at its narrowest point, separates Basilan Island from the mainland of Mindanao and the port city of Zamboanga.
Location of Basilan, Philippines
- 6.5667° N, 122.0333° E - Basilan, Coordinates
- Basilan is about 31 kilometers from Zamboanga City. The Basilan strait lies between zambonaga and basilan.
- Distance between Jolo, Sulu and Basilan is 108.15 km. This distance is equal to 67.2 miles, and 58.36 nautical miles.
Basilan is an island province across the tip of the Zamboanga Peninsula in western Mindanao. The bodies of water surrounding it are Basilan Strait on the north, Moro Gulf on the east, Sulu Sea on the west, and Mindanao Sea on the south.
History of Basilan, Philippines
Basilan means "iron trail." It was once called Tagima after a pre-Hispanic datu. The island's early settlers were the Orang Dampuans, who were the ancestors of the Yakan. The legendary Sultan Kudarat maintained a stronghold in Lamitan town until the Spaniards crushed it in 1637. Jesuit missionaries arrived a few years later. The Dutch attacked Basilan in 1747 but were repulsed by the natives. The French attempted to occupy the province in 1844, but they, too, failed.
Soon thereafter, the Spaniards built a stone fort named after Queen Isabela II. When Zamboanga became a chartered city in 1936, it included Basilan. On July 1, 1948, Basilan itself became a separate city through Republic Act. No. 288. The city was converted into a province on December 27,1973 under Presidential Decree No.356.
People of Basilan, Philippines
- For 2015 Basilan (except City of Isabela) Population = 346,579
- For 2010 Basilan Population + 293,322
- Registered voters as of 2010 per Comelec: 117,467
- View the population of all the provinces in the autonomous region in Muslim Mindanao as of 2010
Basilan is the homeland of the Yakan, a peace-loving people known for their colorful clothes hand-woven with intricate geometric designs, as well as for their elaborate weddings and festivals. Upland, they grow rice, corn, coconuts, and rootcrops. Approximately 55 percent of the people speak Chavacano. The rest speak either the tribal dialects of Yakan, Tausug, and Samal, or Cebuano and Tagalog.
- Elected officials of Basilan for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor: Hadjiman "Jim" Sabbihi Hataman-Salliman
- Provincial Vice-Governor:Yusop Tanduh "Yta" Alano
- House Representative of Basilan (Congress): Jum Akbar
- Assemblyman Of Basilan: Ronie Hantian
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First District :
- Aina Ismael
- Alfiya Fernandez
- Otoh Fernandez
- Moumar Muarip
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District :
- Nasser Asarul
- Abdurasil Aramil
- Paisal Sali
- Marwan Hataman
- Elected officials of Basilan for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor Jum Jainuddin Akbar Lp 102181
- Provincial Vice-Governor Sakkalahul, Keemhar Jay Reynon Keem Lp 50737
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First District : Fernandez, Alfiya Akbar Dadah Lp 26810 First
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First District : Yusop Tanduh "Yta" Alano Lp 25324 First
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First District : Fernandez, Otoh Imamil Eddie Lp 24586 First
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – First District : Muarip, Candu Ismael Candu Lp 24562 First
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District : Sali, Paisal Awal Pai Lp 40772 Second
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District : Hataman, Marwan Kannama Mar Lp 39241 Second
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District : Tahajid, Abdulatip Arad Hj. Latip Lp 36035 Second
- Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District : Pacio, Munap Hassan Mon Lp 36006 Second
- Assemblyman : Ismael, Ahmad Ali Salajin Allet Lp 56140
- Assemblyman : Hantian, Ronie Ajijil Ron Ind 49902
- Assemblyman : Asarul, Haber Amin Mayor Lp 47324
- Elected officials of Basilan for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Basilan: Jum Jainuddin Akbar
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Basilan: Al Rasheed A Matunang Sakkalahul
- House Representative of Basilan:Hadjiman "Jim" Sabbihi Hataman-Salliman
- Provincial Board Members of Basilan:
- 1st District:
- 2nd District:
Elected officials of Basilan for the term of 2007-2010
Elected Barangay Officials within the Basilan Province
Businesses in Basilan, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
- Take a picture of your Business in Basilan. Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy.
- Businesses in Basilan
- Auto and Motorcycle dealers
- Banks and Financial Institutions in Basilan
- Clinics and Hospitals
- Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores
- Department Stores and Appliance Stores
- Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses and Boarding
- Pharmacies or Drug Stores
- Repair Shops
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops and Resorts in Basilan
- Isawad Resort, Menzi, Isabela City
- Salons and Barber Shops
- Supermarket, wet market
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Basilan, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
- If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Basilan, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (firstname.lastname@example.org) or via.
- FILIPINOS WAKE UP! THE TAXES YOU PAID ARE USED BY THE GOVERNMENT TO EXCLUSIVELY FINANCE THE RELIGION OF ISLAM.
Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Basilan here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Basilan here.
- St. Peter the Apostle Church, Lamitan City
- List the Methodist churches in Basilan here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Basilan here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Basilan here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Basilan here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Basilan here.
- List the Baptist churches in Basilan here.
Schools in Basilan, Philippines
- Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (email@example.com) or message me via . I will then post the pictures in this page.
School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
- List of schools: >>> click
PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
- High Schools in Basilan:
- Colony National High School - Colonia, Lamitan City
- Lamitan National High School - Limo-ok, Lamitan City
- Lo-ok National High School - Lo-ok, Lamitan City
- Parangbasak National High School - Parangbasak, Lamitan City
- Atong-Atong NHS - Atong-Atong, Lantawan
- Atong-Atong NHS - Tairan Annex - Tairan, Lantawan
- Bubuan NHS - Buloh-Buloh, Sumisip
- Bubuan NHS - Saluping Annex - Bulak-Bulak, Sumisip
- Concepcion NHS - Matarling, Lantawan
- Jacinto Cuevas NHS - Buhelebong, Tipo-Tipo
- Lubukan NHS - Pilas, Lantawan
- Lubukan NHS - Sangbay Small Annex - Sangbay Small, Lantawan
- Maluso NHS - Upper Portholand, Maluso
- Maluso NHS - Canas Annex - Upper Portholland, Maluso
- Sinangkapan NHS - Lower Sinangkapan, Tuburan
- Sinulatan NHS - Sinulatan, Tuburan
- Sinulatan NHS - Tuburan Annex - Tuburan Proper, Tuburan
- Sumisip Agro-Fisheries School - Buli-Buli, Sumisip
- Sumisip NHS - Sumisip Central, Sumisip
- Sumisip NHS - Manggal Annex - Mangal, Sumisip
- Sumisip NHS - Tumahubong Annex - Tumahubong, Sumisip
- Tipo-Tipo NHS - Tipo-Tipo, Tipo-Tipo
Economy of Basilan, Philippines
Basilan is an agricultural province with a few industries. It is the country's leading producer of rubber, with plantations such as B.F. Goodrich's in Latuan, east of Isabela and Menzi's, on the road to Maluso town. Other major crops grown on a commercial scale are coconut, coffee, black pepper and Africanpalm oil. The province however, is dependent on other provinces for its basic food requirements of rice, vegetables, and meat. The surrounding waters, particularly in the Pilas group of islands, are rich in fish and other marine resources. Tuna, mackerel, and sardines are the dominant fish species. Agar-agar, a variety of seaweed, is cultivated along the coasts.
Basilan has a constant ship route to other provinces, spcecially to the City of Zamboanga. Most of the supplies of the major department stores, hardware stores, and agrivets get their supplies from Zamboanga City.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Basilan, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Basilan, Philippines
- 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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- 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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Basilan, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Province, Philippines
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
Basilan Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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- Moody’s impressed with high PH growth
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- The “high” economic growth of the Philippines is one of the major factors that continue to strengthen its credit profile which is currently rated investment grade, global debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday.
- Moody’s just completed a periodic review of the Philippines in which it reassessed the appropriateness of each outstanding rating in the context of the relevant principal methodologies, recent developments and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers ........... Full Story»
- PH, Asean sign eco protocol with Japan
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Relaxed visa for investors and investment protection are assured for the Philippines and other Asean countries which have signed with Japan the First Protocol to Amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) agreement.
- The agreement, signed March 2 at the sidelines of the 7th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, incorporates provisions on trade in services, movement of natural persons and investment ........... Full Story»
- Mojdeh bags six golds in Japan swim meet
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:00 am
- Swimming internationalist Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh pulled off another sterling performance in her budding career, winning six gold medals in another record-rampaging campaign in the recently concluded 2019 Age-Group Champs Swim Meet in Tokyo, Japan.
- Mojdeh, the country’s newest swimming sensation and top aqua lass of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in the girls 11-12 division, ruled the 100-meter breaststroke (1:18.34), 100m butterfly (1:04.72), 200m Individual Medley (2:30.77), 100m Individual Medley (1:10.19), 50m butterfly (39.70) and 200m freestyle (2:13.01), all area records ............................... Full Story»
Sulu keen on developing Tourism Industry
- Source: http://pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?menu=2&webregion=R09&article=1421336707189
- By: Rene V. Carbayas
- Friday, May 11, 2012
ISABELA CITY, Basilan- Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan and the Provincial Government are now setting their sights in developing tourism in the province.
Gov. Tan approved recently the formulation of a Provincial Tourism Master Plan aimed to establish a clear direction and provide the necessary information and strategies to develop a viable tourism Industry in Sulu.
Tan pointed out that the Island province of Sulu has a clear advantage when it comes to tourism due to its natural beauty, unique environment structure and refined white sand beachfronts much sought by local and foreign travellers.
“The people of Sulu are losing so much for years of neglect of this untapped resource, the development of tourism in Sulu can be the biggest source of income and revenue for the province and its people,” Tan emphasized.
As an initial phase, a Sulu tourism multi- stakeholder’s forum was held on May 9, 2012 at the Provincial Capitol building, Governor’s Conference Room. Those who attended the forum were Regional Director Mary June Bugante of the Department of Tourism Region 9 and Asst. Regional Secretary Hon. Bai Shalimar Candao of the Department of Tourism–ARMM. The Forum aimed to gather insights into the development and identify potential tourist destinations in the province.
Basilan, 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
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Basilan, Philippines
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