Basco: The Growth Sphere

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Basco, the capital town of Batanes is seat to major businesses in the province and the educational hub where a lone private college (Saint Dominic College) and Batanes State College are situated.  It also boasts of housing the various provincial offices of the different national agencies, airport and seaport facilities linking the province to mainland Luzon, two financing institutions: the Philippine National Bank and the Landbank of the Philippines, a 100-bed capacity provincial hospital, an NPC powerhouse, and two radio stations.  It is also here which offers ideal site for conferences, seminars and trainings, meetings and private lodging houses for accommodations.  Gifts and houseware items (handicrafts, hats, basket, quilted toys, shell crafts) are industries with gains found in the capital town.

The municipality focuses its efforts on developments that has great impacts on socio-economic aspects on Basco waterworks development and the garbage disposal program. Efforts were also geared toward improving agricultural productivity, health services and environmental protection activities.

Aggressive moves towards the utilization of new technologies in food processing and preservation are carefully considered.  Leadership mechanism and people empowerment are Basco's capital strategies as it evolves to modernize for a better and more convenient life and living in Batanes.

As the seat of central government in the province, new developments and new trends are Basco's capital strategies as it commits its efforts to a real progressive Batanes.

Mayor: Hon. Demetrius Paul C. Narag

Land Area: 35.5 sq. kms.

No. of Barangays: 6 (Kaychanarianan, Kayhuvokan, Kayvaluganan, San Antonio, San Joaquin & Chanarian)

Population: 7,907 (2010 census)

Population Density: 223/

Classification: 5th Class Municipality


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