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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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He said Basilan province has potential sources of clean water that can be tapped for drip irrigation facilities.
Previously, Divinagracia was assigned as the deputy commander of the then Army's 104th Infantry Brigade, which is re-designated as the 101st Infantry Brigade, based in Basilan province
ISABELA CITY, Basilan Province - A senior member of the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG)-Islamic State (IS) and two of his men were killed in a dawn raid Friday by police and military authorities in Mohammad Ajul town here.
The military and police in Basilan province have joined forces to find seven inmates who bolted the Lamitan City jail on Sunday.
Soldiers were conducting an operation to track down a leader of the Abu Sayyaf group in Basilan province, 900 kilometres south of Manila, when they encountered the militants, said Lieutenant General Arnel Dela Vega, a regional military chief.
Isabela City of Basilan province will remain in Region 9 after it failed to secure the necessary 'double majority' votes.
The region includes Lanao del Norte province, 39 barangay in North Cotabato province, Cotabato City as well as Isabela City in Basilan province.
The lean and thin man with a goatee beard was born on March 18, 1966, in Lantawan in Basilan province of Philippines.
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.
He was allegedly beheaded by the al-Qaeda-linked Abu Sayyaf Group in Basilan province.
Frederick Banot and Cherden Masong, who teach at the Charity Children Foundation Inc, (CCFI), a church-based and non-government organisation (NGO), were abducted by suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who entered the school's staff house in coastal Lantawan town, Basilan province late on Wednesday night, Senior Superintendent Mario Dapillosa, Basilan provincial police director, said in a report that reached Manila.