Basista, Pangasinan

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Basista
Municipality of Basista
Basista Town Hall
Basista Town Hall
Official seal of Basista
Seal
Map of Pangasinan with Basista highlighted
Map of Pangasinan with Basista highlighted
Basista is located in Philippines
Basista
Basista
Location within the Philippines
Coordinates: 15°51′N 120°24′E / 15.85°N 120.4°E / 15.85; 120.4Coordinates: 15°51′N 120°24′E / 15.85°N 120.4°E / 15.85; 120.4
Country Philippines
RegionIlocos Region (Region I)
ProvincePangasinan
District2nd district of Pangasinan
FoundedSeptember 5, 1961
CharteredMay 8, 1967
Barangays13 (see Barangays)
Government
[1]
 • TypeSangguniang Bayan
 • MayorManolito de Leon
 • Vice MayorJolly Roque Resuello
 • Electorate19,611 voters (2016)
Area
[2]
 • Total24.00 km2 (9.27 sq mi)
Population
 (2015 census)[3]
 • Total32,959
 • Density1,400/km2 (3,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
ZIP code
2422
PSGC
IDD:area code+63 (0)75
Climate typeTropical monsoon climate
Income class4th municipal income class
Revenue (₱)75.9 million  (2016)[4]
Poverty incidence11.61 (2012)[5]
Native languagesPangasinan
Ilocano
Tagalog

Basista, officially the Municipality of Basista, (Pangasinan: Baley na Basista; Ilokano: Ili ti Basista; Tagalog: Bayan ng Basista), is a 4th class municipality in the province of Pangasinan, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 32,959 people.[3]

Barangays[edit]

Basista is politically subdivided into 13 barangays.

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

History[edit]

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 then 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, Claudio de Guzman 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.[6]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Mary Help of Christians Parish Church of Basista
  • Basista Municipal Hall
  • Basista Central School
  • Basista National High School

Demographics[edit]

Population census of Basista
YearPop.±% p.a.
1970 14,204—    
1975 15,241+1.42%
1980 17,191+2.44%
1990 22,360+2.66%
1995 24,278+1.55%
2000 26,616+1.99%
2007 28,104+0.75%
2010 30,385+2.88%
2015 32,959+1.56%
Source: Philippine Statistics Authority[3][7][8][9]

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Basista, Pangasinan
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
32
(90)
30
(86)
30
(86)
30
(86)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
31
(88)
Average low °C (°F) 21
(70)
21
(70)
22
(72)
24
(75)
24
(75)
24
(75)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
23
(73)
22
(72)
23
(73)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 5.1
(0.20)
11.6
(0.46)
21.1
(0.83)
27.7
(1.09)
232.9
(9.17)
350.8
(13.81)
679.8
(26.76)
733.1
(28.86)
505
(19.9)
176.6
(6.95)
67.2
(2.65)
17.7
(0.70)
2,828.6
(111.38)
Average rainy days 3 3 3 4 14 18 23 25 22 15 8 4 142
Source: World Weather Online[10]

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Municipality". Quezon City, Philippines: Department of the Interior and Local Government. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Province: Pangasinan". PSGC Interactive. Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Retrieved 12 November 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Census of Population (2015). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. PSA. Retrieved 20 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Pangasinan : Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index". Makati City, Philippines: National Competitiveness Council (Philippines). Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  5. ^ "PSA Releases the 2012 Municipal and City Level Poverty Estimates". Quezon City, Philippines: Philippine Statistics Authority. Archived from the original on 28 January 2017. Retrieved 28 January 2017.
  6. ^ "Basista". Cities and Municipalities. Province of Pangasinan. Retrieved 26 November 2012.
  7. ^ Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
  8. ^ Censuses of Population (1903–2007). "Region I (Ilocos Region)". Table 1. Population Enumerated in Various Censuses by Province/Highly Urbanized City: 1903 to 2007. NSO.
  9. ^ "Province of Pangasinan". Municipality Population Data. Local Water Utilities Administration Research Division. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Basista, Pangasinan: Average Temperatures and Rainfall". World Weather Online. Retrieved 23 September 2015.

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