Basilisa, Dinagat Islands
|Municipality of Basilisa|
Map of Dinagat Islands with Basilisa highlighted
|Coordinates: 10°03′56″N 125°35′49″E|
|Region||Caraga (Region XIII)|
|Founded||June 17, 1967|
|Barangays||27 (see Barangays)|
|• Type||Sangguniang Bayan|
|• Mayor||Ozzy Reuben M. Ecleo|
|• Vice Mayor||Manuelito N. Piodo Jr.|
|• Congressman||Alan 1 B. Ecleo|
|• Electorate||15,376 voters (2019)|
|• Total||92.68 km2 (35.78 sq mi)|
|• Density||400/km2 (1,000/sq mi)|
|• Income class||4th municipal income class|
|• Poverty incidence||41.97% (2015)|
|• Revenue (₱)||88,259,597.07 (2016)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (PST)|
|IDD : area code||+63 (0)86|
|Climate type||tropical monsoon climate|
It is formerly known as Rizal.
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. 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.
Basilisa is politically subdivided into 27 barangays.
- Catadman (Kapakyan)
- Doña Helene
- Imee (Bactasan)
- New Nazareth
- Puerto Princesa
- Rita Glenda
- Santa Monica
- Santo Niño
- Villa Ecleo
- Villa Pantinople
|Population census of Basilisa|
|Source: Philippine Statistics Authority|
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- 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.
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- Census of Population and Housing (2010). "Caraga". Total Population by Province, City, Municipality and Barangay. NSO. Retrieved 29 June 2016.
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