Basista Tourist Spots, History, Festival

Basista is a 4th class landlocked municipality of Pangasinan Province in Ilocos Region or Region 1, Philippines.

Basista Municipal Hall
Basista Municipal Hall (Credit: youtube.com)

Profile of Basista Municipality (Geography)
Location –> Central part of Pangasinan in Ilocos Region (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Malasiqui (northeast), Bayambang (south), Urbiztondo (southwest), San Carlos City (northwest)
Area –> 24.00 km2 (9.27 sq mi)
Population –> 32,959 (2015 Census)
Revenue (2016) –> 75,961,032.04
Barangays –> 13
Terrain –> Lowland with hills and mountains
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Corn, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Pangasinense, Ilocano, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 2nd
Government Officials
Congressman –> Jumel Espino
Mayor –> Jolly Resuello
Vice Mayor –> Dante Bustarde

History of Basista

The town of Basista was created on May 8, 1967 by virtue of Republic Act No. 4866 initiated by Congressman Jack L. Soriano. Previously, it was part of San Carlos City.

Economy of Basista

Basista is an agricultural town where rice and corn are the major products.

Tourist Spots in Basista

Mary Help of Christians Parish Church

Festivals in Basista

Orchestra Festival

Map of Basista Municipality in Pangasinan

See also: Profile of Mayor Jolly Resuello, Governor Amado Espino III

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