|Hello from Basilan!|
But we did survive Basilan. Well, at least Isabela City, its capital.
Basilan, which is a part of the Autonomous Region of Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), is a 4th class province in terms of gross provincial income. It is home to three ethnic groups – the Yakans and Tausugs who are predominantly Muslims and the Zamboanguenos who are mostly Christians.
|The daring trio -- Ja, Che and Cha|
Along with our friend Janet, Cha and I did a quick side trip to Basilan during our recent backpacking Mindanao adventure. For security reasons, we sought the help of Kuya Daniel, an ex- military man who accompanied us while roaming the streets of Isabela.