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*Lamitan City has a total of 45 barangays
*Lamitan City has a total of 45 barangays
*Registered Voters of Lamitan City as of (2010) = 37,915
*Registered Voters of Lamitan City as of (2010) = 37,915
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*December 22, 2009: The SC, by a vote of 6-4, reversed its Nov. 18, 2008, ruling and declared “constitutional” the cityhood laws or republic acts converting 16 towns into cities and Lamitan was one of them.
*December 22, 2009: The SC, by a vote of 6-4, reversed its Nov. 18, 2008, ruling and declared “constitutional” the cityhood laws or republic acts converting 16 towns into cities and Lamitan was one of them.

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==[[Elected Government Officials of Lamitan City, Basilan]]==
==[[Elected Government Officials of Lamitan City, Basilan]]==
{{Sangguniang Panlungsod}}
{{Sangguniang Panlungsod}}
:Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2019-2022
*Mayor of Lamitan City: FURIGAY, ROSITA UY
*Vice-Mayor of Lamitan City: FURIGAY, RODERICK HERRERA
*Councilors of Lamitan City:
:Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2016-2019
:Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2016-2019
*Mayor: [[Rose U. Furigay]]
*Mayor of Lamitan City: [[Rose U. Furigay]] - Unopposed
*Vice-Mayor: [[Roderick Furigay|Roderick (Oric) Herrera Furigay]]
*Vice-Mayor of Lamitan City: [[Roderick Furigay|Roderick (Oric) Herrera Furigay]] - Unopposed
*Councilors of Lamitan City:  
#Rima Hassan
#Rima Hassan
#Noel Baul
#Noel Baul
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#Itoy San Juan
#Itoy San Juan
#Boy Puri
#Boy Puri
#Nur-in Akbar
#Lik Uyag
*Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2013-2016
*Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2013-2016
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*#[[Jubaira Sali Said]]
*#[[Jubaira Sali Said]]
*#[[Joaquin Perez Puri Jr.]]
*#[[Joaquin Perez Puri Jr.]]
{{:Barangay's power and authority}}

==Businesses in Lamitan City, Philippines==
==Businesses in Lamitan City, Philippines==
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==People of Lamitan==
==People of Lamitan==
*Population as of 2015 census: 74,782
*Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 68,996
*Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 68,996
*Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 82,074  
*Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 82,074  
*Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 41,304
**Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 41,304
The city of Lamitan has three main ethnic groups; the Yakans, Tausugs and the Chavacanos. The yakans and tausugs are mostly Muslim while the Chavacanos are mostly Christians. The main dialect spoken in Lamitan City is [[Chavacano]].
The city of Lamitan has three main ethnic groups; the Yakans, Tausugs and the Chavacanos. The yakans and tausugs are mostly Muslim while the Chavacanos are mostly Christians. The main dialect spoken in Lamitan City is [[Chavacano]].

Revision as of 06:26, 4 April 2021

  • Lamitan City has a total of 45 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Lamitan City as of (2010) = 37,915
  • Lamitan City is in the "LONE" Voting Congressional District of Basilan.
  • Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 68,996 drastically diminished from the census of Aug 1, 2007 which was 82,074. Many attribute this exodus to the massacre of 2007 in Basilan.
  • Land Area of Lamitan City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 35,445
  • Lamitan City is an un-classified Municipality and Partially Urban.
  • Lamitan City is in the Basilan province and within Region_XV-ARMM in the island of mindanao
  • June 18,2007 - Lamitan was converted from a Municipality to City.
  • November 18, 2008: The SC, Declared that the decision declaring Lamitan as a City was uncontitutional.
  • December 22, 2009: The SC, by a vote of 6-4, reversed its Nov. 18, 2008, ruling and declared “constitutional” the cityhood laws or republic acts converting 16 towns into cities and Lamitan was one of them.

List of the 17 Regions in the Philippines
National - Capital Region I - Ilocos II - Cagayan III - C. Luzon IV-A - Calabarzon IV-B - Mimaropa V - Bicol VI - W. Visayas VII - C. Visayas VIII - E. Visayas IX - Zamboanga X - N. Mindanao XI - Davao XII - Soccsksargen XIII - Caraga XIV - CAR XV - BARMM

Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,046 barangays, 1488 municipalities, 146 cities, 81 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.

Barangays of Lamitan City in the Basilan Province within the ARMM - Region 15 in the Republic of The Philippines

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Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Lamitan Port Terminal, located at Barangay Kulay Bato
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Lamitan City,
Basilan, Philippines

Location of Lamitan

  • 6.6500° N, 122.1333° E - Lamitan, Coordinates
  • Lamitan is in the provincial island of Basilan which is in Region XV-ARMM

History of Lamitan

This article is verbatim from the City of Lamitan

The earliest known historical account of the municipality disclose that the Tagihamas, said to be the Land Dyaks of Sarawak were the early known migrants of Basilan who later develop into the group known as Yakan. The area which was later known as Lamitan was the home base of Yakan.

In June 1886, a certain Pedro Javier Cuevas, better known in Basilan History as Datu Kalun, wrestled leadership from the native chieftains and established a settlement known as Lamitan. The area developed into a town which political boundaries reached the Guiong River in the southeast and the Balagtasan River in the northwest. The passing of time saw the influx of Christian settlers who led the way, with their Muslim townmates, in the agricultural development of the area. The town recognized during the Spanish, American and Japanese occupation as one of the municipal district of Basilan, then a part of Zamboanga Province.

Lamitan became a part of Zamboanga City in 1937. On July 1, 1948, Basilan became a chartered city by virtue of R.A. 288 sponsored by the Congressman Juan S. Alano. On December 27,1973, his Excellency President Ferdinand E. Marcos issued P.D. No. 356 creating Basilan Province out of Basilan City with three municipalities: Lamitan, Isabela and Maluso.

The area decree reduced the are of Basilan City to less than one square kilometer P.D. 356 was amended by P.D. No. 593 on December 2, 1974 increasing the area of Basilan City to about three square kilometers and further sub-dividing the province into ten municipalities; Lamitan, Isabela, Maluso, Sumisip, Lantawan, Tuburan, Tipo-Tipo, Tapiantana, Malamawi and Pilas. The commander of the 2/1 Brigade, Col. Tomas G. Naquil, then stationed at Basilan was appointed the first Military Governor, after about two years, Rear Admiral Romulo Espaldon, the commander of the South West Command (SOWESCOM) took over as Military Governor but administered the affairs of government through a military caretaker, Col. Florencio E. Magsino who was succeeded by Col. Alfeo Rillera, all Brigade Commanders. This was the set up until His Excellency, President Marcos appointed Asan Camlian, who was then a vice governor as Governor of Basilan Province.

On December 11, 1975, Basilan City was abolished by virtue of P.D. 840. however, the decree reduced the number of municipalities comprising of Basilan Province from ten to seven, that is, eliminating Tapiantana, Pilas and Malamawi. A member of Provincial Board, Pedro C. Pamaran was appointed in 1975 as Municipal Mayor in Lamitan. He was succeeded in 1980 by Hon. Wilfrido C. Furigay, the first elected mayor of the municipality.

In 1986 during EDSA Revolution, Hon. Ramon F. Garcia Jr. was appointed as Mayor during the interim government. By 1988, Hon. Wilfredo C. Furigay took the position as mayor by way of election then was succeeded by Hon. Inocente J. Ramos in 1995 for three (3) consecutive terms.

In 2004, Hon. Roderick H. Furigay, a young visionary and vibrant entrepreneur and the nephew of former Mayor Hon. Wilfredo C. Furigay, took the position as the Local Chief Executive by overwhelming votes and continued his reign up to his second term, thus giving him the opportunity to revive the dream of the Lamiteños to convert the municipality into a Component City.

Dream comes true for “Lamitan Kong Mahal” when Deputy Speaker for Mindanao Hon. Gerry A. Salapuddin authored and sponsored a bill for the conversion of the municipality. Thus, by virtue of the Republic Act 9393 enacted by Congress and ratified by both chambers on June 18, 2007, Lamitan was officially recognized as a Component City, the second in the province.

Elected Government Officials of Lamitan City, Basilan

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

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Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2019-2022
  • Mayor of Lamitan City: FURIGAY, ROSITA UY
  • Vice-Mayor of Lamitan City: FURIGAY, RODERICK HERRERA
  • Councilors of Lamitan City:

Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Rima Hassan
  2. Noel Baul
  3. Arleigh Eisma
  4. Ajid Dalawis
  5. May Kallahal
  6. Sali Polo
  7. Itoy San Juan
  8. Boy Puri
  9. Nur-in Akbar
  10. Lik Uyag

  • Elected City Officials of Lamitan City for the term of 2013-2016
  • Mayor: Rose U. Furigay INDEPENDENT 6945 39.89%
  • Vice-Mayor: Roderick (Oric) Herrera Furigay
  • Councilors
    1. HASSAN, RIMA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6689 6.16%
    3. POLO, SALI INDEPENDENT 6205 5.71%
    4. KALLAHAL, MAY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 6157 5.67%
    5. Jessica Eisma Flores NACIONALISTA PARTY 6083 5.60%
    6. BAUL, NOEL INDEPENDENT 5602 5.16%
    7. Roy M. Mateo INDEPENDENT 5264 4.85%
    8. UYAG, MALIK (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 5196 4.78%
    9. Clarito Blanca San Juan LIBERAL PARTY 4666 4.30%
    10. ORTEGA, BECKY INDEPENDENT 4551 4.19%

Businesses in Lamitan City, 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
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Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
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  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Economy of Lamitan City, Philippines

  • Lamitan's economy is based primarily in agriculture, producing rice, tobacco, and garlic as economic staples. The region is renowned for pottery, blacksmithing, furniture-making, and weaving.
  • If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Lamitan City, Basilan you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Lamitan City, Basilan, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.

Jobs in Lamitan City

If you have a job available and that job is within Lamitan City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Lamitan City" page.

Real Estate for Sale in Lamitan City, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property for sale in Lamitan City, 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.
  • 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.

People of Lamitan

  • Population as of 2015 census: 74,782
  • Population as of May 1, 2010 census: 68,996
  • Population (as of Aug 1, 2007 census)= 82,074
    • Registered Voters per the COMELEC as of (2010)= 41,304

The city of Lamitan has three main ethnic groups; the Yakans, Tausugs and the Chavacanos. The yakans and tausugs are mostly Muslim while the Chavacanos are mostly Christians. The main dialect spoken in Lamitan City is Chavacano.

Gradually the chavacano(Christians) are leaving Lamitan since the inception of the ARMM.

Schools of Lamitan City

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • 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 fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Lamitan City, 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 (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Lamitan, Basilan, 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.

Natural Resources

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
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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.

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DUMAGUETE CITY – The Negros Oriental Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NOCCI) is backing a proposed ordinance providing an incentive mechanism for local government units (LGUs) in the province that will adopt the ecosystems approach to fisheries management (EAFM) for sustainable fisheries. NOCCI president Edward Du told the Philippine News Agency on Friday the proposed ordinance is “not punitive” but rather a measure to encourage cities and municipalities with jurisdiction over municipal waters to use the EAFM approach by offering them incentives.

Creation of centers for juvenile offenders, drug users pushed
DAVAO CITY -- The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is prioritizing two projects that will cater to female children in conflict with the law (CICL) and a halfway house for persons who just came out of drug rehabilitation centers. CSWDO chief Marlisa Gallo said Friday the initiatives are being pushed by their office under the Executive Legislative Agenda (ELA) 2023-2025.

Source: "PNA.GOV.PH"

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A Jovin Bedic brace in the first half set the tone for the inaugural tournament champ even as the club netted three goals in each of the two halves to seal the top seed in its group ahead of the semifinals next week.

Bedic capitalized on an erroneous Mendiola attempt to keep the ball out of his reach and quickly raced inside the penalty box to open the scoring for Kaya Iloilo in the 11th minute.

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Written by Bong Garcia Jr. / Correspondent
Wednesday, 23 December 2009 19:43
ZAMBOANGA CITY — Mayor Roderick Furigay of Lamitan City, Basilan, announced Wednesday that they could now push through with the implementation of the development projects in the newly created city.

Furigay’s announcement came a day after he received a copy of the Supreme Court (SC) decision affirming the conversion of 16 municipalites, including Lamitan, into cities.

The SC, by a vote of 6-4, reversed its Nov. 18, 2008, ruling and declared “constitutional” the cityhood laws or republic acts converting 16 towns into cities.

Furigay said the development projects were put on hold when the cityhood status of Lamitan was reverted to municipality due to lack of funds, which mainly derive from the internal revenue allotment (IRA).

Furigay disclosed that with the SC’s affirmation of Lamitan as a city, the local government unit will be entitled to receive an annual IRA of P230 million.

Lamitan was receiving an annual IRA of P98 million when it was still a municipality.

Among the projects put on hold during Lamitan’s reversion to town were the Lamitan port, the first phase of which was already implemented, and some P200 million worth of infrastructure projects lined up under the Mindanao Rural Development Program.

Furigay said the salaries of the employees that were reduced during Lamitan’s reversion to municipality “will be increased again.”

Furigay said the SC’s decision “is a very nice Christmas for us because, finally, the SC decided in our favor.”

“This [SC decision] is a gift from God for us this Christmas,” Lamitan City councilor Joaquin Puri said.

Lamitan, Philippines:
Lamitan in Basilan now a city
06/20/2007 | 04:25 PM
On June 18, 2007, the island province of Basilan, which is part of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm), now has two component cities. These are: Isabela City, the province's capital; and Lamitan, where 76 percent of the 77 percent voters' turnout voted "yes" in Monday's plebiscite. The plebiscite was held for the ration of Republic Act 9393, an act converting the Municipality of Lamitan in the province of Basilan into a component city to be known as the City of Lamitan.

Mayor Roderick Furigay said 26,636 voted "yes" while only 177 voted against the ratification of RA 9393. Lamitan has 34,909 registered voters. Lamitan is one of the 12 towns approved to be converted into city during the 13th Congress. The others are Bayugan, Agusan del Sur; Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte; Tandag, Surigao del Sur; Carcar, Cebu; Catbalogan, Samar; Borongan, Eastern Samar; Baybay, Leyte; Bogo, Cebu; Batac, Ilocos Norte; Tabuk, Kalinga; and Tayabas, Quezon.

Furigay foresees a rapid development of Lamitan since the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) share would be increased from the present amount of P60 million annual IRA. Lamitan has a land area of 35,445 square kilometers with a relatively plain terrain along the coastal areas and hilly in some areas. Lamitan's major agricultural products are copra, rubber, coffee, and fruits such as lanzones, marang and banana. It has a major seaport that could accommodate passenger and cargo and Ro-ro (roll on-roll off) type of vessels.

Lamitan was founded in 1886 by the legendary figure Pedro Javier Cuevas, popularly known as Datu Kalun, who was born in the town of Bacoor, Cavite on June 9, 1846. Furigay, who is one of Kalun's descendants, is on his second term as mayor since he was re-elected at the recently concluded mid-term local and national elections. Aside from the two cities, Basilan has nine towns namely Tuburan, Tipo-Tipo, Sumisip, Maluso, Lantawan, and the newly-created municipalities of Akbar, Al-Barka, Mohammad Ajul and Ungkaya Pukan.

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