Basilisa, Dinagat Islands

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Basilisa
Municipality
Map of Dinagat Islands showing the location of Basilisa
Map of Dinagat Islands showing the location of Basilisa
Basilisa is located in Philippines
Basilisa
Basilisa
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 10°04′N 125°36′E / 10.067°N 125.600°E / 10.067; 125.600Coordinates: 10°04′N 125°36′E / 10.067°N 125.600°E / 10.067; 125.600
Country  Philippines
Region Caraga (Region XIII)
Province Dinagat Islands
Congr. district Lone district of Dinagat Islands
Founded June 17, 1967
Barangays 27
Government[1]
 • Mayor Cesar T. Borja
Area[2]
 • Total 92.68 km2 (35.78 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 33,880
 • Density 370/km2 (950/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 8413
Dialing code 86

Basilisa (also known as Rizal) is a municipality in the province of Dinagat Islands, Philippines. Its official population count as of the 2010 Census is 33,880.[3]

The town became a part of the province of Dinagat Islands in December 2006, when the province was created from Surigao del Norte by Republic Act No. 9355. However, in February 2010, the Supreme Court ruled that the law was unconstitutional, as the necessary requirements for provincial land area and population were not met. The town reverted to Surigao del Norte.[4] On October 24, 2012, however, the Supreme Court reversed its ruling from the previous year, and upheld the constitutionality of RA 9355 and the creation of Dinagat Islands as a province.[5]

Barangays[edit]

Basilisa is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.[2]

  • Benglen
  • Catadman (Kapakyan)
  • Columbus
  • Coring
  • Cortes
  • Diegas
  • Doña Helene
  • Edera
  • Ferdinand
  • Geotina
  • Imee (Bactasan)
  • Melgar
  • Montag
  • Navarro
  • New Nazareth
  • Poblacion
  • Puerto Princesa
  • Rita Glenda
  • Roma
  • Roxas
  • Santa Monica
  • Santo Niño
  • Sering
  • Sombrado
  • Tag-abaca
  • Villa Ecleo
  • Villa Pantinople

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Basilisa
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 20,953 —    
1995 24,141 +2.69%
2000 26,489 +2.01%
2007 31,363 +2.36%
2010 33,880 +2.85%
Source: National Statistics Office[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipalities". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: Dinagat Islands". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010". 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 15 March 2013. 
  4. ^ Tetch Torres (2010-02-11). "Dinagat Islands province back to being a town". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on 12 February 2010. Retrieved 10 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "IRA Shares for LGUs Jump by 37.5% in 2013". Office of the President of the Philippines. January 9, 2013. 

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