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Basey, Samar

Basey, Samar
Full nameBasey, Basai
Native name langfil
Settlement typeMunicipality
RegionEastern Visayas (Region VIII)
District2nd district of Samar
MayorAtty. Junji Ponferrada
Total Area205.6 sq mi (532.7 km2)
Total Population43809 (2000)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zonePST (UTC+8)
ZIP code6720
Income class3rd class; partially urban

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Basey is a municipality in the province of Samar, Philippines. According to the census of 2000, it has a population of 43,809 people in 9,013 households.

The town's name is pronounced "Basai or Basay", not "basEY. This mispronunciation was propagated by American soldiers in the early days of the American colonial period. There is no "ey" sound in Waray. 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.

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Basey police pursuing hold -up men - Philippine Information Agency Tweet this news
Philippine Information Agency--The suspects alighted with their loot as the van neared Barangay Sawa, -Basey-, -Samar-. Barangay Sawa is located a kilometer away from Basey town proper. ... - Date : Thu, 04 Nov 2010 04:48:31 GMT+00:00
LWUA takes over management of Basey Water District until October 15, 2011 - Samar Tweet this news
Samar woes of the water concessionaires of -Basey-, -Samar- may be over within the next eleven months. ... - Date : Fri, 22 Oct 2010 06:57:52 GMT+00:00
Leyte Gulf under attack from dynamite fishers - Manila Times Tweet this news
Manila Times---...- Management Development Council for the Leyte Gulf Conservation (ALFARMDC) comprised of two municipalities in the Province of -Samar- (Marabut, -Basey-), ... - Date : Mon, 25 Oct 2010 15:35:42 GMT+00:00
Samar town eyed as rice granary - Manila Bulletin Tweet this news
Manila Bulletin---Samar- Gov. Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos expressed her confidence that the farming systems in -Basey- town, some 100 kilometers from here, will be modernized ... - Date : Mon, 09 Aug 2010 09:54:37 GMT+00:00
Hounding anomalies in rural settings - will they reach the new Malacañang? - Samar Tweet this news
Samar got its shares of the blessing for sitio Bangon of Canmanila thru Romualdo Echano, Serum thru Rolando G. Jaingue, and Villa Aurora thru Meliton ... - Date : Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:46:16 GMT+00:00
Samar Brigada Eskwela plus kicks off - Philippine Information Agency Tweet this news
Philippine Information Agency---...- while another group of Dep Ed officials is led by Schools Division Superintendent Alfredo Dacurro in -Basey- 2 Central Elementary School in -Basey-, -Samar-. ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 09:34:53 GMT+00:00
Fisheries bureau planning to establish mariculture park in Sultan Kudarat - BusinessWorld Online Tweet this news
BusinessWorld Online--Rita and -Basey- in -Samar-, Quinapondan and Guiauan in Eastern -Samar-, Balingoan in Misamis Oriental and Panabo in Davao del Norte. ... - Date : Sun, 13 Jun 2010 15:37:11 GMT+00:00
Child Sponsorship Report 2009, from Tacloban, Philippines - SOS Children Tweet this news
SOS Children--San Antonio, -Basey Samar-. In behalf of the whole SOS Tacloban family, our sincerest gratitude for your continuing support! We also wish that every child ... - Date : Tue, 08 Jun 2010 11:31:35 GMT+00:00
Not amazing, simply convincing: An Waray's feat - Samar Tweet this news
Samar gave the highest percentage for An Waray - 61.11% of 20662 votes cast, giving its favourite An Waray 9840, while placing on a very far second the ... - Date : Mon, 24 May 2010 03:50:15 GMT+00:00
18 Lakas/Kampi/CMD mayoralty candidates win in Samar - Philippine Information Agency Tweet this news
Philippine Information Agency--Winners in other municipalities belonging to other parties include: -Basey- Mayor Junjie Igmedio Ponferrada of Liberal Party who is newly elected, ... - Date : Wed, 19 May 2010 07:43:22 GMT+00:00

Component local government units of Samar

MunicipalitiesAlmagro * Basey * Calbiga * Daram * Gandara * Hinabangan * Jiabong * Marabut * Matuguinao * Motiong * Pagsanghan * Paranas * Pinabacdao * San Jorge * San Jose de Buan * San Sebastian * Santa Margarita * Santa Rita * Santo Niño * Tagapul-an * Talalora * Tarangnan * Villareal * Zumarraga
Component citiesCatbalogan City * Calbayog City

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