Basista, Pangasinan

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Basista Town Hall
Basista Town Hall
Official seal of Basista
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Basista
Map of Pangasinan showing the location of Basista
Basista is located in Philippines
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°51′N 120°24′E / 15.850°N 120.400°E / 15.850; 120.400Coordinates: 15°51′N 120°24′E / 15.850°N 120.400°E / 15.850; 120.400
Country  Philippines
Region Ilocos (Region I)
Province Pangasinan
District 2nd district of Pangasinan
Founded 1961
 • Mayor Manolito S. De Leon
 • Vice Mayor Jolly Roque Resuello
 • Total 24.00 km2 (9.27 sq mi)
Population (2010)[3]
 • Total 30,385
 • Density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone PST (UTC+8)
ZIP code 2422
Dialing code 75
Income class 4th class; rural

Basista is a fourth class municipality in the Province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 30,385 people.[3]


Basista is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.[2]

  • Anambongan
  • Bayoyong
  • Cabeldatan
  • Dumpay
  • Malimpec East
  • Mapolopolo
  • Nalneran
  • Navatat
  • Obong
  • Osmena, Sr.
  • Palma
  • Patacbo
  • Poblacion


The former barrio of Basista, now the site of the town proper or poblacion was once the biggest and one of the progressive barrios located in the far south of the mother town, San Carlos (now a city).

As early as the year 1918, some of the most influential and prominent citizens of the then barrio of Basista came together and made the first attempt to petition the municipal government and the provincial board of San Carlos and Pangasinan respectively to grant the township of their barrios.

Prominent politicians during that time volunteered their help in making representations with the proper authorities, but their request was not granted. Some of those leaders were: General Mamaril, Don Valeriano Perez, father of the late speaker Eugenio Pérez, Buenaventura de Vera, Telesforo de Vera, Gregorio Malicdem, Cayetano Perez, Gaudencio Padua, Gregorio Valdez, Ramon Valdez, Don Roque de Vera, Domingo Resultay, Bernardo Resultay, Liberato Frias, Hipolito Cayabyab, Alejandro de guzman , Pascual Resultay, Raymundo de Guzman, Vicente de Guzman, Domingo de Guzman, Vicente Frias, Florentino Malicdem, Faustino Monzon, Cornelio de Guzman, Felix de Guzman, Juan Malicdem, Federico Cancino, Artemio Frias and several others.

On September 5, 1961, President Carlos P. Garcia issued Executive Order No. 446 creating the town of Basista composed of 13 barrios out of the 28 that petitioned. Four years after, however, the Philippine Supreme Court declared the town's creation as without legal basis citing their ruling in the "Emmanuel Pelaez vs. Auditor General" that "municipalities created under Executive Orders are void". It was here that Republic Act No. 4866 filed by Congressman Jack L. Soriano was enacted into law and legally created Basista as a town of Pangasinan.[4]


Population census of Basista
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1990 22,360 —    
1995 24,278 +1.55%
2000 26,616 +1.99%
2007 28,104 +0.75%
2010 30,385 +2.88%
Source: National Statistics Office[3][5]


  • Mary Help of Christians Parish Church of Basista
  • Basista Municipal Hall

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  1. ^ "Official City/Municipal 2013 Election Results". Intramuros, Manila, Philippines: Commission on Elections (COMELEC). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Province: PANGASINAN". PSGC Interactive. Makati City, Philippines: National Statistical Coordination Board. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay: as of May 1, 2010" (PDF). 2010 Census of Population and Housing. National Statistics Office. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Basista". Cities and Municipalities. Province of Pangasinan. Retrieved 26 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. LWUA Research Division. Retrieved 3 September 2013. 

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