[BASILAN] ► HELLO! WELCOME TO BASILAN!
(a remote town in ▼ ABRA PROVINCE
ABRAtagged by a newspaper as the murder capital of ▼ CORDILLERA
CORDILLERA ADMINISTRATIVE REGION
couple of years ago), Southern Thailand (for relatively frequent bombings it has experienced the past decade) and Maguindanao (as home to some members of an Islamic separatist movement) but when Basilan lurks to my consciousness, it would be a different story—there'd be high chances of losing my well-kept courage.
So who gave me the courage to visit Basilan?
went to Basilan for good three years ago because her husband was from Basilan. Knowing someone from Basilan escalated my level of courage.
It's cliché, but it's really unplanned
The untold economic progress
[LAMITAN] ► THE CITY HALL OF LAMITAN
[ISABELA] ▬ THE CITY PUBLIC MARKET OF ISABELA
[ISABELA] ► A JOLLIBEE BRANCH IN ISABELA CITY, BASILAN
' 81 provinces (in comparison, Maguindanao which is ranked last at number 81 has a poverty incidence of 44.24%). The gap between Basilan's rich and poor residents are among the narrowest in the country (ranked 3rd nationwide), pointing to one of the most equitable distributions of wealth anywhere in the country (Gini coefficient 0.2826, which is slightly better than the Provinces of Pampanga, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Tarlac, Cavite, Batanes and Batangas). Source.
The Untold Hospitality
[LAMITAN] ► PORT OF LAMITAN
[LAMITAN] ► HAMMOCKING AT MY LOCAL HOST'S HOUSE
[LAMITAN] ► WITH CORAZON ARRIOLA (TOURISM OFFICER), JANUARY ZANORIA (MAYOR'S CONSULTANT) AND ALVIN OFAMIN (TOUR GUIDE FROM THE TOURISM OFFICE)
The Untold Beauty and Culture
[LAMITAN] ► A WONDROUS VIEW THAT WELCOMED ME IN LAMITAN
[LAMITAN] ► LAMITAN'S VERSION OF KALESA
[LAMITAN] ► BULINGAN FALLS
[LAMITAN] ► CALUSUGAN BEACH IS A SECLUDED BEACH IN BASILAN
[LAMITAN] ► PALM BEACH A.K.A. PEOPLE'S BEACH
NOTE: If you wish to explore Lamitan City, contact their tourism officer Corazon Arriola at 0917-557-7874.
03 AUGUST 2016: PHOTOS OF UNTOLD HOSPITALITY IN BASILAN
BASILAN PROVINCE, PHILIPPINES
[BASILAN ► HELLO! WELCOME TO BASILAN
► FOOTNOTES, DISCLAIMERS, ACKNOWLEDGMENT, ETC
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