"Basey" redirects here. For the Welsh footballer, see Grant Basey
Basey is a first-class municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the 2010 census of the National Statistics Office, it has a population of 50,423. Basay is said to be the Leyte's capital during the American period. It is currently the record holder in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world's longest mat or banig.
On 8 November 2013, Basey was one of the places heavily devastated by Super Typhoon Haiyan, leaving more than 200 people dead.
The town's name is pronounced "Basai" or "Basay", not "basÉY". This mispronunciation was propagated by American soldiers in the early days of the American colonial period. There is no "ey" sound in the Waray-Waray language. Basay is from the Waray word mabaisai, meaning "beautiful".
Basey is politically subdivided into 51 barangays. In 1957, the sitio of Cancoral was converted into the barrio of Roxas.
- Del Pilar
- New San Agustin
- Nouvelas Occidental
- Old San Agustin
- Baybay (Pob.)
- Buscada (Pob.)
- Lawa-an (Pob.)
- Loyo (Pob.)
- Mercado (Pob.)
- Palaypay (Pob.)
- Sulod (Pob.)
- San Antonio
- San Fernando
- Villa Aurora
|Population census of Basey
|Source: National Statistics Office
The town of Basey is famous for its beautiful Sohoton Caves, whose inner chamber features stalactites, stalagmites, and an underground river. The town is also known for artistically woven decorative mats called Banig. Tourists buy these mats as souvenir items.
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Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:56:15 -0700
BASEY, Samar -- Five government soldiers were seriously injured in an ambush staged by suspected communist rebels in Barangay New San Agustin in this municipality around 8:30 a.m. Sunday, April 17. Senior Sergeant John Siervo, one of the six Army ...
Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:43:54 -0700
MANILA: Members of the communist New People's Army (NPA) kidnapped five policemen, including a precinct commander, who were on their way to investigate a rebel attack on a military detachment in a remote village in Davao City in restive Mindanao, ...
Thu, 23 Apr 2015 05:50:07 -0700
Siony Gacutno, aged 9, a Grade 3 student, spends her summer vacation weaving mats to help her mother boost the household income in Brgy Basiao, Basey Samar. Photographed by Lottie Salarda, InterAksyon.com ...
Sat, 30 Nov 2013 08:27:59 -0800
A WALL of water destroyed areas in the business district of Basey up to 100 meters from the shoreline. Houses and business establishments lay in ruins. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOS. Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: “Haiyan”) made landfall in ...
Tue, 25 Aug 2015 02:11:15 -0700
BASEY WOMEN. Two of the members of the Basiao Native Weavers' Association (BANWA) based in Basey, Eastern Samar. Photo contributed by CARE. MANILA, Philippines – The town of Basey in Western Samar is known for its colourful and unique “tikog” ...
Thu, 07 May 2015 02:02:33 -0700
During the pre-trial on the case for violation of Republic 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act against Elpidio Romanca, a peasant from Barangay (village) Mabini in Basey, Samar, Judge Sabarre asked Prosecutor Carmelita ...
Sat, 01 Nov 2014 06:43:45 -0700
Basey, Samar — It was on September 1981 when Guillermo Jacobe the son of Illuminada, 77 and Francisco Jacobe, 92, died of intestinal complications after being hospitalized for three days at Eastern Visayas Regional Medical Center. Guillermo's remains ...
Sun, 10 Nov 2013 23:50:50 -0800
Western Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan said on Monday that at least 433 people have been confirmed dead in the coastal town of Basey, which is the worst hit town in the province of Samar. Tan also said this number can still rise as rescuers continue to ...
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