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Basey is a municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the census of 2010, it has a population of 50,423.
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". Basay is said to be the Leyte's capital during the American period. It is the current record holder of the world's longest mat ("banig"), which is presented in the Guinness Book of World Records. On November 8, 2013, Basey was one of the places that was heavily damaged by Super Typhoon Yolanda leaving 200 people dead.
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
- Nouvelas Oriental
- Old San Agustin
- Baybay (Pob.)
- Buscada (Pob.)
- Lawa-an (Pob.)
- Loyo (Pob.)
- Mercado (Pob.)
- Palaypay (Pob.)
- Sulod (Pob.)
- San Antonio
- Villa Aurora
|Population census of Basey
|Source: National Statistics Office
The town of Basey is famous for its beautiful cave, the Sohoton Caves, whose inner chamber is endowed with 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.
Basey, Samar after Yolanda 2013
November 8, 2013 Yolanda code named Haiyan, considered to be the strongest typhoon ever to make landfall in the history of mankind hit into the heart of the ...
Brgy Palaypay, Basey, Samar Super Bagyong Yolanda 2013
Help and immediate response is a must for this poor people.
SHOCKING PHILIPPINES TYPHOON VIDEO - BIGGEST DISASTER BY HAIYAN
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Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Basey, Samar Philippines
Video of the river ride to the caves and the natural bridge in Samar, Philippines.
Saksi: Basey, Samar, nananawagan din ng tulong matapos salantahin ni Yolanda
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Sementeryo ng Basey, Samar
BASEY SAMAR GLOBE CARETAKER SCANDALS
Johnny Eracho of Basey Samar in action.
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ABS CBN News
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:15:00 -0700
BASEY, Samar - Farmers in the Philippines will soon reap a harvest after using emergency seed supplies to grow crops following a devastating typhoon that struck during planting season, the UN food agency said Monday. Super Typhoon Yolanda ...
Philippine Information Agency
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 20:41:15 -0800
Upon arrival in Tacloban, the group immediately visited Basey, Samar and donated personal protective equipment (PPE), five sets of firefighters uniform. The team donated the same to Tanauan Fire station, Burauen Fire station as well as Tacloban Bureau ...
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 13:56:15 -0800
SPEEDO'S Harry Singh, Mayleen Valentino, Anna Mahtani, Annalynn Jimenez, Elizabeth Lim and Manish Mahtani. The Weaves of Hope straw bag, handcrafted by Bicol's local weavers, will benefit the town of Basey, Samar. Proceeds from every bag sold will ...
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Sat, 08 Mar 2014 15:45:59 -0800
Zamboanga City, The Philippines—For more than a decade the children of Layag-Layag, an island community in the southern Philippines, have been swimming to school, books held above their heads. The two-kilometer distance they travel is frequently ...
Manila Standard Today
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 08:18:45 -0800
One scholar came from Basey, Samar joined by qualifiers from Tacloban City proper, Sagkahan, Calanipawan, Marasbaras and San Jose. According to Atayde, the scholars will enroll in SM's partner institutions led by Leyte Normal University, St. Paul's ...
Tue, 11 Feb 2014 02:30:00 -0800
... Tacloban currently stands at 2,606, with about 700 listed missing. As of Tuesday, the OCD had so far received 96 claims for financial assistance. The claimants were from Tacloban City and the towns of Palo, Pastrana, Julita, all in Leyte, and Basey ...
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:10:02 -0800
Meanwhile, ABS-CBN TV host Noli de Castro reported that 8,000 families were affected in Basey, Samar with many of them still living in tents as 12,000 houses were destroyed by Yolanda. In Tacloban, The Eastern Visayas Medical Center was rebuilt by ...
ABS CBN News
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:41:15 -0800
ILO cited the case of 59-year-old Romeo Ellasoa, a welder from Basey, Samar, who lost his job and home after Yolanda struck on Nov. 8. Ellasoa is now working in a repair shop and hopes to eventually earn enough money to buy new welding tools so he can ...
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