Basilan Province, Philippines

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List of Municipalities in the Basilan province within Region XV - ARMM in the Republic of The Philippines
Akbar | Al-Barka | Hadji Mohammad Ajul | Hadji Muhtamad | Lantawan | Maluso | Sumisip | Tabuan-Lasa | Tipo-Tipo | Tuburan | Ungkaya Pukan
Cities in Basilan: Isabela City (Not part of ARMM) | Lamitan City

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Basilan Province, Philippines

  • Basilan is an island province.
  • Basilan has a total of 210 barangays, 11 municipalites, and 1 city (Lamitan). The other city in Basilan is Isabela, but it is not part of the ARMM.
  • Registered Voters of Basilan as of (2010) = 117,467
  • Population of Basilan (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 408,520
  • Land Area of Basilan (as of 2007, in hectares) = 322,447
  • Area : 1,327 sq. km.
  • Basilan is a 3rd class province.
  • The province of Basilan is within Region XV-ARMM.
  • The capital of Basilan is Isabela City


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.

The island is washed by the Basilan Strait from the North, the Sulu Sea from the Northwest and West, the Moro Gulf from the Northeast, and the Celebes Sea from the South, Southeast and East.

Location of Basilan, Philippines

  • 6.5667° N, 122.0333° E - Basilan, Coordinates
  • 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

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 Government Officials of Basilan, Philippines

Elected officials of Basilan for the term of 2013-2016
  • Provincial Governor Jum Jainuddin Akbar Jum 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 : Alano, Yusop Tanduh Yta 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

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
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Businesses in Basilan
  • Auto and Motorcycle dealers
  • Banks and Financial Institutions in Basilan
    1. Metro Bank, port Area, Isabela City
    2. Port Area Pawn Shop, Isabela City
    3. PNB - Philippine National Bank, Port Area, Isabela City
  • 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
    1. Isawad Resort, Menzi, Isabela City
  • Salons and Barber Shops
  • Supermarket, wet market

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Basilan, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Basilan, Philippines

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  • List the Mosques or Masjid in Basilan here.
    1. kaun Purna Mosque, Isabela City
    2. Masjid Mahabba, Isabela City
    3. Msjid of Kaumpurnah, Isabela City
  • List the Catholic churches and chapels in Basilan here.
    1. 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

School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education

  • High Schools in Basilan:
    1. Colony National High School - Colonia, Lamitan City
    2. Lamitan National High School - Limo-ok, Lamitan City
    3. Lo-ok National High School - Lo-ok, Lamitan City
    4. Parangbasak National High School - Parangbasak, Lamitan City
    5. Atong-Atong NHS - Atong-Atong, Lantawan
    6. Atong-Atong NHS - Tairan Annex - Tairan, Lantawan
    7. Bubuan NHS - Buloh-Buloh, Sumisip
    8. Bubuan NHS - Saluping Annex - Bulak-Bulak, Sumisip
    9. Concepcion NHS - Matarling, Lantawan
    10. Jacinto Cuevas NHS - Buhelebong, Tipo-Tipo
    11. Lubukan NHS - Pilas, Lantawan
    12. Lubukan NHS - Sangbay Small Annex - Sangbay Small, Lantawan
    13. Maluso NHS - Upper Portholand, Maluso
    14. Maluso NHS - Canas Annex - Upper Portholland, Maluso
    15. Sinangkapan NHS - Lower Sinangkapan, Tuburan
    16. Sinulatan NHS - Sinulatan, Tuburan
    17. Sinulatan NHS - Tuburan Annex - Tuburan Proper, Tuburan
    18. Sumisip Agro-Fisheries School - Buli-Buli, Sumisip
    19. Sumisip NHS - Sumisip Central, Sumisip
    20. Sumisip NHS - Manggal Annex - Mangal, Sumisip
    21. Sumisip NHS - Tumahubong Annex - Tumahubong, Sumisip
    22. 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.

Jobs in Basilan Philippines

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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 Ramon J. P. Paje
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626

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. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Basilan, Philippines

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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Province, Philippines

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Basilan Zip Codes

Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
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7300 Isabela City Basilan
7301 Lantawan Basilan
7302 Lamitan Basilan
7303 Maluso Basilan
7304 Tipo-tipo Basilan
7305 Suimisip Basilan
7306 Tuburan Basilan

Philippine News

  • Philippine economy grows 6% in Q3
  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - The Philippine economy grew by 6 percent for the second quarter of this year, the Philippine Statistics Authority said on Thursday.
The third quarter growth is an improvement from the 5.8 percent gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the second quarter and from the 5.5 percent in the third quarter of 2014 ........ Full Story»

  • Outlook on Philippine banks stable – Moody’s
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Moody’s Investors Service has given Philippine banks a stable outlook for the next 12 to 18 months on the back of the country’s robust economic growth.
Simon Chen, vice president and senior analyst at Moody’s, said the Philippine banking system is expected to benefit from the country’s continued economic expansion amid external shocks ........ Full Story»

  • Petron, Foton start GPrix title clash
  • Thursday, November 26, 2015 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines - Petron braces for what could be its toughest challenge to date – a Foton side boasting of three six-footers and raring to foil its three-peat bid in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix finals which unwraps today at the Cuneta Astrodome.
The Blaze Spikers dominated the Tornadoes twice in the elims but that doesn’t guarantee a repeat with the latter underscoring their readiness to topple the reigning champs by upending the top seeded Philips Gold Lady Slammers in the knockout semis last week ................................ Full Story»

Basilan News

Sulu keen on developing Tourism Industry

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

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  • 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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