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Basey is a municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the census of 2010, it had 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"), recorded in the Guinness Book of World Records. On 8 November 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 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.
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 ...
BASEY SAMAR GLOBE CARETAKER SCANDALS
Johnny Eracho of Basey Samar in action.
San Antonio Basey, Samar, Philippines
our feeding sortie and relief efforts to the ST. Yolanda victims.
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Visit Basey, Samar, Philippines
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Sampolista Of The Day(3.14.14): Beat Boxer from Basey, Samar
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Rock formations inside Samar's Sohoton Cave
Natural Wonders in Samar aren't falling on cyclone Yolanda, includes Sohoton Cave in Basey which hundreds people visit the rock formations. Subscribe to the ...
Super typhoon Yolanda Wrath houses at Balud Basey Samar
Itong short video ay sa lugar mismo sa bay bay sa amin.sana maalala nyo pa ang dating balud ng wala pang bagyo at pagkatapos ng bagyo. Isa ang kailangan nila...
Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Basey, Samar Philippines
Video of the river ride to the caves and the natural bridge in Samar, Philippines.
FMA Relief Operations 2013 - San Antonio, BASEY, SAMAR - Dec. 21
Here are some unedited clips of the relief distribution of FMA Relief Operations - SAMAR TEAM - held last Dec. 21, 2013 at San Antonio, BASEY, SAMAR. The dis...
Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:01:08 -0700
BASEY, SAMAR - Peter Maurer, President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) recently went to Typhoon Haiyan-affected areas in Samar Island, where the rebuilding efforts of the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross are moving at a fast ...
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Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700
On Monday (August 25), he visited the district hospital in Basey, Samar, which is being repaired with the help of the ICRC and the Philippine Red Cross (PRC). He then proceeded to Santa Cruz, Giporlos in Eastern Samar where storm-resilient shelters ...
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Tue, 05 Aug 2014 08:20:47 -0700
The PRDP regional advisory board recently approved the following: a 19.4-kilometer (km) road in Liloan, Southern Leyte; a 4-km road in Sogod, Southern Leyte; a 12.6-km road in Basey, Samar; a 4.1-km road in Sta. Rita, Samar; a 2-km road in Maydolong, ...
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