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(bəˈsiːlɑːn; bæˈsiːlæn)
1. (Placename) a group of islands in the Philippines, SW of Mindanao
2. (Placename) the main island of this group, separated from Mindanao by the Basilan Strait. Area: 1282 sq km (495 sq miles)
3. (Placename) a city on Basilan Island. Pop: 381 000 (2005 est)


(bəˈsi lɑn)

1. an island in the Philippines, SW of Mindanao. 495 sq. mi. (1282 sq. km).
2. a city on this island. 27,261.
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The two-week-long Pakaradjaan (festivity) Basilan, in observance of its 44th Founding Anniversary was seen as the most successful and peaceful celebration in the experience of the entire province.
Dureza urged Basilenos to work towards fostering a culture of peace and non-violence in the island province of Basilan during its 44th founding anniversary on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.
Noriel Ramos, the acting station commander of Philippine Coast Guard here, said Mohamed Shaabab Abdelaziz was on a fastcraft awaiting for it to sail to Isabela City in Basilan when authorities decided to invite him for questioning.
THE Department of Justice (DOJ) has found probable cause to indict for illegal possession of explosives a suspected Spanish terrorist who was earlier arrested in Basilan.
COTABATO CITY, Philippines The military has assured personnel of the Basilan District Engineering Office of protection from bandits trying to sabotage infrastructure projects in the island province.
Sixteen people were also wounded in the pre-dawn attack in a village in Basilan province, 900km south of Manila, said Chief Inspector Tara Leah Cuyco, a regional police spokeswoman.
Manila: An army corporal went amok on Thursday morning inside a camp in Basilan, killing five of his comrades before being shot dead by colleagues.
Nur said that reports about kidnappings and violence in Basilan are grossly exaggerated.
The three were on holiday visiting realatives on an island near Zamboanga city when they were snatched on July 12 and taken to Basilan island.
Eleven government troops, civilians and suspected Muslim militants were killed in what officials described as ''terroristic'' explosions and shootings in the southern Philippine province Basilan on Tuesday.
About 2,000 soldiers and policemen were deployed on the southern island province of Basilan to hunt down the fugitives.
Omar Jalil, 36, a member of the Nonviolent Peaceforce group, was seized on Friday by nine gunmen from his residence in the coastal town of Lamitan on the island of Basilan.