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  • 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 but it is not part of the ARMM
  • Basilan is about 31 kilometers from Zamboanga City. The Basilan strait lies between zambonaga and basilan.

Philippines News: August 30, 2019 -- Philippines upholds the religion of Islam : PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has signed Republic Act (RA) 11439 that allows the establishment of Islamic banks in the country in an effort to create opportunities for greater financial inclusion, especially for the "underserved" Muslim population. (Again the Philippines puts the religion of Islam above all). .... More

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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When in Zamboanga Visit
Fort Pilar
Light a candle to your departed loved ones. Say a prayer. Ask them and the blessed Virgin Mary to help you in your quests.
Fort Pilar is the symbol of strength against bullies, oppression and Islamic invasion.
Muslims(Moros), Christians and other followers of religions are welcome to live in PEACE. Zamboanga City will fight against the Bangsamoro. We will not allow our city to be invaded or taken.

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Official Seal of Basilan
Interactive Google Satellite Map of Basilan Province, Philippines
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Locator Map of Basilan
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Municipalities at a glance in Basilan
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Basilan Provincial Capitol
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Lamitan City Hall, Basilan
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Isabela City Hall, Basilan
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Philippine Ports Authority, Isabela City, Basilan
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Stilt houses in Basilan
Basilan Province, Philippines

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.

In 2001, Basilan became part of the ARMM. Only Isabela City opted not to join the ARMM.

People of Basilan, Philippines

  • For 2015 Basilan (except City of Isabela) Population = 346,579
  • For 2010 Basilan Population + 293,322

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 2016-2019
  1. Aina Ismael
  2. Alfiya Fernandez
  3. Otoh Fernandez
  4. Moumar Muarip
  • Member, Sangguniang Panlalawigan – Second District :
  1. Nasser Asarul
  2. Abdurasil Aramil
  3. Paisal Sali
  4. 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

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 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
    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

  • 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.
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  • 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 ( or via Facebook.

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

  • 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

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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.

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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:
    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

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
  • +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 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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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

  • 6% growth target stays
  • Monday, Septembe 16, 2019
The Department of Finance (DOF) said the government is maintaining its growth target of six percent or higher this year, even as the economy settled at only 5.5 percent growth in the first semester given the delay in the enactment of the 2019 General Appropriations Act (GAA).
Carlos Dominguez, finance secretary, also said to avoid a repeat of the 2019 budget delay, leaders of both the Senate and the House of Representatives are meeting every month to monitor the progress on the budget and the 25 priority bills enumerated in the 4th State-of-the-Nation Address ........... Full Story»

  • Stocks up, peso stronger
  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
Share prices ended higher yesterday as investors tracked overseas leads to trade the market.
The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) was up 70.20 points to 7,858.65, a 0.9 percent hike ........... Full Story»

  • Inaugural triathlon at New Clark City set
  • Monday, August 16, 2019 12:00 am
MANILA, Philippines — All is set for the New Clark City Triathlon which is the first triathlon event to be held at the New Clark City Sports Complex in Capas, Tarlac on Oct. 19-20.
GoClark Sports and Events has partnered with presenting sponsor Robinsons Land Corp. in this triathlon featuring the swim event at the Aquatics Center, the 20km bike in the newly built New Clark City-SCTex connecting road and the run course in the sports complex, including the warm-up athletic track, the river park and a finish lap around the 20,000-seater Athletics Stadium ............................... 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

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

Do you know who the oldest living man or woman is in Basilan? is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Basilan. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Living Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Basilan, Philippines Photo Gallery

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