Socio and Economic Data of Isabela City


Isabela, commonly known to the native as “ Pasangan”, until its creation into component City is the capital town and commercial center for the Province of Basilan. In August 2001 plebiscite, majority of its people voted a resounding “NO” for its inclusion under the Expanded Autonomous Region for Muslim Mindanao , the result of which the capital town of Basilan was eventually claimed and transferred to Lamitan City . Isabela, as a component City of the Province, remained under the regional administration of Zamboanga Peninsula (Region IX).

However, this development, Isabela remained steadfast in terms of economic center of the province making it, as certified by the Bureau of Local Government Finance, to fourth class City in 2008 from fifth class status, six years after it was ratified in 2001 by virtue of R.A. 9023. This is attributed to commercial establishments and  national offices stayed in the City for their provincial operation and eventually increasing its number for regional operation.

Notably, agricultural crops are the top list product of the City namely copra with annual production of 10,744.06 ton; rubber, 3,170.10 metric ton, cassava, 1,168.44 ton; corn 1,046.56 ton and rice 646.3 ton, followed by marine products comprising with a total of 3,445.6 metric ton. Least to mention is the year-round season of locally harvest variety of fruit crops such as lanzones, durian, mangosteen and marang.

Similarly, while the City maintains as the hub of economic enterprise, real estate or building owner and lessor has gained its momentum allowing investors to construct pension house and resort, accommodation pad, function room and office spaces. Shipping companies, likewise, expanded their route comprising six passenger and cargo vessels bound daily for Zamboanga City and Isabela and other chartered vessels transporting copra and other produced of the City. Indeed, Isabela unrelentingly is the “Pasangan “which literally mean the trade center in the island Province of Basilan.


Populations and Social Profile

 Social Composition and Characteristics

Upon entering Isabela, by ferry boat the first site the visitors would see are the houses on stilts along the shores of the mainland and the Island of the Malamawi. These are the dwellings of the Badjaos/Samals, a sea-loving people who are mostly engaged in fishing for a living.

Menfolk of the Yakan tribe wear “sawal” tight-fitting pants usually black in color, “badyo” for a shirt, also tight-fitting and usually black, “kandit” a piece of cloth tied around the head; other Muslims wear “kantiw” a loose cotton pants with a waist string or garter. The Muslim women wear “sablay” or “habol” a large piece of cloth wound around the body, hanging on the shoulder, or a “patadyong”, worn from the waist down. The Yakan women wear tight sleeved blouses with decorative buttons; others have their blouses with loose hanging sleeves. These are the people who comprise the cultural community in the province. Unfortunately, nowadays, seeing native yakans in their usual set of clothes are rare occurrences. The Samals, Badjaos and Tausog are mostly fishermen. They love to stay along the coastal areas of this island province. The Yakans are farmers who dwell in the hinterlands, their women are expert in weaving multi-colored cloth. The early groups of natives that inhabited Isabela were the Yakans, Samals, Tausogs, Bangingih and Badjao.

The Chinese, Americans, and migrants from Luzon and the Visayas settled in the various parts of the island in the olden days. Presently, as in most places in the Philippines, Isabela’s populace is predominantly Filipinos. It is estimated that the citizenship is 99.80% Filipinos, 0.07% Chinese and 0.001% American and others constitute 0.13%.

There are 57 dialects spoken in the City of Isabela. Approximately 34.00% of the people speak Chavacano (Caviteño-Chavano, Cotabateño-Chavacano, Davao-Chavacano, Ternateño-Chavacano, and Zamboangueño-Chavacano); 28.41% Tausog; 13.86% Cebuano; 9.10% Yakan; 4.62% Samal; and 10.01% comprise all other dialects with lesser percentages. Chavacano is generally spoken and most non-chavacanos can understand and speak the dialect. Table No. 7 shows house the Population by ethnicity and sex, C.Y. 2000.

Population Size and Growth Rate

The first actual population of Isabela was recorded in 1960 with 32,609 people and its average annual growth rate for 10 years was increasing at a rate of 0.67%. In 1975, a drastic increase in its population and its AGR was observed and this is due to the military occupancy at the height of Marshall Law in 1972. In 1995, the total population of 68,557 was almost twice the population in 1970. Since the first actual population was conducted in 1960, the town’s population and AGR had been increasing.

The population of the City of Isabela was 97,857 persons as of May1, 2010, based on the 2010 Census of Population (POPCEN 2010). This figure was higher by 9,872    persons over the population count of 87,985 persons in 2007. The recent population count for the city translated to an average annual population growth rate (PGR) of 3.55 percent for the period 2007 to 2010, higher than the PGR of 2.70 for the period 2000 to 2007. (Source: NSO 2010 Census Results)

Growth of Barangay Population

For the last 3 years from 2007 to 2010 the city population increased at an average annual growth rate of 3.55 %. During the same period, the urban barangays exhibited an increase of 6,965 in its population while the rural barangays only decreased by 2,092. Out of the 19 urban barangays, Marketsite showed the highest increase of 1,552 followed by Sumagdang with 1,214 and Eastside with 1,041 people on the same period. While among rural barangays, out of 26, Cabunbata showed the highest increase of 386, followed by Diki with 352, Carbon with 327, Marang-Marang and Tampalan with 279 people.

Migration Patterns

Isabela City, being the capital town, is the commercial center in the province. People from other municipalities in the province or nearby cities and other provinces migrate to this city for business and job opportunity. Table No. 10 shows that other municipalities in the province, and other cities/provinces and people from foreign countries/unknown places display a high rate of 0.95% and 1.45% respectively, in 2000.

Out of the 45 barangays in the city, as of 2010 Census on Population (POPCEN 2010) , 8 of which showed that its population decreased, 4 from the urban areas and 4 from the rural areas, which implies that the people in these barangays migrated/transferred to other areas wherein Maligue  has the leading number of transferee with -233 followed by  Riverside with  -209   and La Piedad  -173, Port Area – 154,  Kapatagan Grande -141 ,  Aguada-92,  Sta Barbara -76,  Lanote -54,  respectively.


Population Density

Isabela City has 45 barangays, 19 of which are classified as urban and 26 as rural. Population is heavily concentrated in the urban areas and its vicinity leaving a relatively sparsely populated hinterland. The concentration of the people has been in the town proper but it is currently showing evidences of spreading towards the eastern and western side of the poblacion. Data on Population Density by Barangay, 2010 indicate the unbalanced distribution of the town’s population.

Isabela City exhibits that the population concentration is within the town center. This means that barangays located nearest to the center where the Public Market is located is likely to be the most densely populated area. The urban barangays of Kaumpurnah Zone I, Kaumpurnah Zone III,    Kaumpurnah Zone II, Marketsite,  Riverside  and Port Area exhibited the highest population concentration in terms of inhabitants per square kilometer. Barangay Menzi exhibits the less dense population. Although it has the biggest area among the urban barangays, its area can no longer be developed for urban expansion because large part of the area is under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program. In the rural area, Carbon shows the highest density with 14,043 people per square kilometer while Barangay Kapayawan has the lowest build-up density of 21 people per square kilometer.

Labor Force

In CY 2000, the City of Isabela has a Labor Force of 27,750, or 94.28% are employed and 1,683 or 5.72% are unemployed. Of the 44,307 Household Population, 66.43% belongs to the economically active Labor Force and 33.57% are not economically active population (not in the labor force).

Using the CY 2000 data, the city has a total population of 1,243 Overseas Workers recorded. The highest number of overseas workers belongs to the group of people who either attained or completed Elementary with 510 or 41.03% of the total workers population, followed by the people who either reached or completed High school, with 280 or 22.53%. People with No Grade Completed ranked third with 196 workers. College Undergraduate and Academic Degree Holder contributed only a figure of 85 and 31 overseas workers respectively.

People under the age group below 20 have the most number of people abroad with 325 persons or 26.15%. Age range of 25-29 has the second highest people abroad with a rate of 16.57%. The biggest number of overseas workers belongs to the age group 20-24 with Elementary Education, 106 of them attained 1st-4th grade and 90 attained 5th-7th grade.  This shows that people with high level of educational attainment prefer to work within the locality than those with low educational attainment, who seek their chances abroad.

Present Status of Well-Being

 The quality of life of the populace can be measured in terms of their status of well-being in relation to certain acceptable or desired standards, as well as the level of social services that are made available to them. The indicators of well-being include health, education, social welfare, housing, employment and income, recreation and protective services.


There are 15 physicians in the city, 4 Hospitals of which 1 is government operated, the Basilan General Hospital and 3 are private hospitals. There are 6 Medical Clinics, 3 Dental Clinics and 1 Optical Clinic all private owned aside from the 3 City Health Centers which serves both Medical and Dental needs of the people. Medicines are bought from 15 Drug Stores in the poblacion. The City Health personnel consist of 4 doctors, 3 dentist, 18 nurses, and 19 midwives.

Health, Family Planning, Sanitation and Nutrition are issues of concern. So far, the City Health Office (CHO) has no record of any outbreak diseases in the locality. The hospital case shows that the number one cause of morbidity in CY 2009 is the same cause in CY 2012 which is the Acute Gastroenteritis (AGE) with 1,072 cases, higher by 453 cases in 2009, and the least common disease is caused by Asthmatic Bronchitis with 122 cases. On the other hand, the Rural Health Units (RHUs) record shows that Upper Respiratory Tract Infection (URTI) is the number one cause of morbidity in CY 2009 and still the same cause in CY 2012 with 733 cases, lower by 666 cases compared to CY 2009, and the least case recorded by RHUs is the Acute Respiratory Infection/Lower Respiratory Tract Infection (ARI/LRTI) with 65 cases. Patients reported higher belong to the male group with 538 cases and only slightly lower with 534 cases on female group. Table No. 18 shows the comparative cases in CY 2009 and CY 2012.

The number one cause of mortality for CY 2009 is the same cause in CY 2012 which is the Myocardial Infarction (MI) with 47 cases lower by 8 cases, and the least common cause of mortality is the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) with 7 cases recorded. It can be observed that most of the fatalities reported in this year belong to the male group with 25 cases compared to 22 cases on female group.

The morbidity rate for hospital cases was recorded at 59% and for RHU it was recorded with a rate of 35%. The mortality was recorded at 8%, the maternal mortality is at 1.56%, and the infant mortality rate is recorded at 7.68%, while the under-five has the highest rate recorded at 11.27%. 

Family Planning Services

The City Population Office (CPO) provides for all the services with regard to family planning and is engaged in formulating definitive proposals regarding the implementation of the Philippine Population Management Program (PPMP). In CY 2009 it was established that the number of family planning method acceptors was 6,048 people and after 3 years it was found out that the number of acceptors reduced by 121 bringing it to a total of 5,927 in CY 2012. The total number of married couple of reproductive age in CY 2012 was recorded with 14,575 couples. The fertility rate was recorded at 1.9% in the same year.

Social Welfare

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) is mandated to implement the regular programs, activities and services of the local government unit such as; the Self-Employment Assistance or Livelihood program, Family and Community Welfare Program, Child and Youth Welfare Program, Women’s Welfare Program, Differently Abled Persons, Elderly or Senior Citizen’s Program, and the Emergency Assistance Program.

Under the Family Welfare Program, services such as the Parent Effectiveness Service (PES) intended for the couples in strengthening family relationship are provided; Marriage Counseling Services (MCS) are given by the trained and accredited registered Social Workers to those couples who wants to get married or prospective couples in coordination with other agencies or departments with an objective of strengthening marital relationship and minimize family conflict after marriage; and other services like counseling on Responsible Parenthood, Special Services for Solo Parents, Self-Employment Assistance (SEA) and Livelihood and Referral Services.

On Women Welfare Program, the CSWDO reach out for targets and recruit more women to join the women session; re-activate or re-organize the non-functional women’s group; organize more women groups in the barangays; and encourage more women participation in skills development trainings in preparation for livelihood program. Through these services given to the women, they are able to gain knowledge and skills

The Child Welfare Program under Presidential Decree 1567 known as the “Barangay Day Care Law” which declares for the establishments of Day Care Centers (DCCs) in every barangays is also carried out. The city government of Isabela is appropriating funds in the annual budget for this purpose. Of the 45 barangays in the City of Isabela 38 barangays are operating a DCC with 43 Day Care Workers (DCWs) providing services. The 7 barangays without DCCs are; Isabela Proper, Kapatagan Grande, Kaumpurnah Zone – I, Lampinigan, Makiri, Masola, and Seaside. Out of 43 DCWs, 39 of which are receiving a salary of Php 1,500.00 per month provided by the city government aside from the allowances, coming from the barangays and the 4 DCWs not yet receiving salary are only given allowance by the barangays concerned. (See Table No. 22). Books, kiddy chairs and tables were also provided by the city government especially to those newly constructed day care centers. All DCWs are required to conduct a morning and afternoon sessions from Monday to Friday. The DCWs are required to recruit 25-30 pre-schoolers or more per center, aged 3-5 years old. As of 2012, there are 43 DCWs serving 2,168 pre-schoolers.

The Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNS) also has its own appropriations in the city budget with an allowance of Php 400.00 per month aside from the support of the barangays. The undernourished pre-schoolers are given supplemental feeding by the Supplemental Feeding Volunteer in their respective feeding centers. Food supplies coming from the city government and NGOs are given to undernourished pre-schoolers through actual feeding. Other agencies also provide services to undernourished children and parents by giving food supplies and orient them on how to prepare cheap and nutritious meals for the family utilizing the indigenous food available in their barangays. The City Health Office and the Department of Education conducted their own separate report regarding the nutritional status of the Pre-Schoolers (PS). According to the CHO report during the Operation Timbang activity conducted in 45 barangays in CY 2012, out of the 13,754 PS, 11,333 PS weighed normal, 1,494 are underweight, 609 are severely underweight, and 358 children are overweight. The DepEd reported that of the 27,299 pupils/students weighed, 891 are severely wasted, 2,066 wasted, 23,776 are normal, 478 overweight and 88 were found obese.

 Under the Youth Welfare Program, the CSWDO cater the needs of the youths especially the out of school youths aged 7 to 24 years old single; Child Laborers below 15 years old working; Youthful Offenders above 9 years old but below 18 yrs. old upon commission of crimes; In school youths 7 to 24 years old single and indigent but good performance in the school; Drug dependents below 18 yrs. old, for rehabilitation; Child abuses victims below 18 yrs. old, for court proceedings and rehabilitation; and Sexual Harassment below 18 yrs. old, single.

 In order to assist the said client categories the following services are performed by the social worker like the Counseling and preparation of Social Case Study Report; the Peer Group Services wherein the youths have to attend 36 meeting and topics are discussed depending on their needs; and the conduct of the Population Awareness and Family Life Orientation wherein youths are given information regarding Family Planning, Reproduction Health, Family Life situation to prepare them for adult responsibilities.

The Differently Abled Persons and Elderly Program are intended for people with physical abnormalities. The city government is providing assistance to qualified clients availing of the CSWDO services and assistance.

As far as the Senior Citizens is concerned, the city government provided Senior Citizens IDs to qualified individuals that will provide a benefit of 20% discount on transportations; restaurants, hotels, apartels, movies, pharmacies, hospitals and other establishments and services. Funds are also appropriated in the city annual budget for OSCA funds and that will be utilized for the purchase of medicines, payment for hospitalization, burial assistance and incidental expenses for Senior Citizen’s activities per year.

For the Emergency Assistance program, the CSWDO aims to save lives, ferry the victims at a safe place and provide them immediate food and shelter. The office conducts all possible measures of safe keeping the families and dependents of the victims. Among others, the number families are taken to be able to know the extent of families and dependents affected; the scope of damages on properties and personal belongings; the cause of the incidence; number of missing, casualties, injured, and other necessary data as basis for requisition of food commodities and referral to other agencies or departments or local councils like the Disaster Coordinating Council and the Peace and order council as well as the BDCC for the rehabilitation phase. The city government also provided Assistance In Crisis Situation (AICS) in the form of cash and food assistance thru the CSWDO.

Under the Self-Employment Assistance program, the city government appropriates funds for livelihood. The designated CSWDO staff makes assessment on the prospective clients to avail of this program. This program aims to help the beneficiaries improve. This program gives an additional income for the family; the children especially the out of school are able to go back to school; improve quality of life; improves relationship among family members; and maintain stable health conditions of family members.


The Department of Education data shows that there is a total enrolment of 24,401 elementary and secondary pupils/students for SY 2012-2013.  In the same period, there are 40 elementary schools and 11 primary/kindergarten schools both government and private schools providing for the educational need of the children in Isabela City. The highest enrolment rate is Isabela Central Elementary Pilot Schools (ICEPS), Isabela West District with 2,683 enrolments situated in the western part of the poblacion. The least populated school is Palasanan PS with only 22 pupils enrolled under the Isabela North District. There are 10 secondary schools in Isabela City Division to include the annex schools with a total enrolment of 7,724 students.

The   Basilan National High School has the highest population of 5,192 students and the least is Geras Integrated School with only 26 students enrolled. Public elementary and secondary schools are the most populous school in the city considering the high rates of tuition fees in the private schools. The increasing growth in population tends to increase pupil/student population in the poblacion every year; hence, additional teachers are needed to fill-up the gap of teacher requirement.

There are five (5) college schools in the city namely; The Basilan State College, Claret College of Isabela, COMTECH, Hardam Furigay College Foundation Inc. and the Juan S. Alano School of Midwifery. Four colleges offer 4 and 2 year courses except for the J.S. Alano which offers only a 2 year course.

Other students from this city after graduating from high school prefer to pursue their college level in the adjacent cities like Zamboanga City which is only an hour ride via ferry boat, or in other places in the Visayas and Luzon were more courses are being offered specially courses like Law, Medicine, Engineering, etc., and/or pursue higher degree (Masteral Degree) since most of these courses are not yet offered in the college schools in the city.

Among the school age population, the elementary has the highest enrolment rate of 113.78% while the secondary level is only 81.28%. The same with the participation rate, elementary level has 89.79% compared to 54.30% of the secondary level. On the other hand, for cohort survival, completion, retention, and drop-out rates, the secondary level has the high percentage of 89.90%, 4.87%, 75.87%, and 64.34% respectively, while the elementary level has a rate of 89.62%, 0.40%, 64.10%, and 54.75% respectively.


More females had academic degrees; more males pursued post baccalaureate courses and of the household population 5 years old and over, 35.9 percent had attended or finished elementary education, 25.1 percent had reached high school, 9.4 percent were college undergraduates, and 10.8 percent were academic degree holders. More than half of those with academic degrees with 52.8 percent were females. However, there were more males with 55.2 percent than females who pursued post baccalaureate studies.

There are also more females who attended school and among the household population 5 to 24 years old, approximately three out of five or 63.5 percent attended school at anytime during School Year 2007 to 2008. Of the total females aged 5 to 24 years, 64.3 percent attended school at anytime during the said School Year; while attendance for males was 62.6 percent of the total males aged 5 to 24 years old.


In a span of fifteen years, the number of households from CY 1995 to CY 2010 increased by 6,053 households. On the same comparative year, the dwelling units also increased by 5,651 dwelling. In CY 2012 it is estimated that total number of households is18,202 and the dwelling units is 17,695.

Nearly three fourths of the occupied housing units had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. An improvement in the materials used for the outer walls was observed in CY 2007. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of concrete/brick/stone is 15.2 percent in CY 2007. The proportion of occupied housing units with outer walls made of bamboo/sawali/anahaw is 9.3 percent in CY 2007.

Majority or 73.7 percent of the occupied housing units in 2007 had roofs made of galvanized iron/aluminum. The use of cogon/nipa/anahaw for the roofs was 24.6 percent.

In CY 2000 it was reported that Isabela City has a total housing needs of 5,404 units and for CY 2010 it was estimated at 7,654 units. In the survey year, due to housing backlog, the double-up household needs around 378 units, displaced units needs 120, and due to formation of new households needs around 1,655 units. On upgrading, about 3,251 units is needed to cope with the shortage on housing.

The tables below show the socio and economic data of Isabela:


2007 2010
Total Population 87,985 97,857
Urban 45,726 52,691
Rural 47,259 45,166
Total No. of HHs 17,835 18,428
Population Density/
Urban 3,923 2,839
Rural 220 217
Average Household Size ( 2010, NSO)        5         
Average Annual Growth Rate (2010, NSO   3.5


Number of Birth, Death and Marriage Registered
Calendar Year 2008 To 2012
City of Isabela, Basilan
Year               Birth                   Death              Marriage
Male Female   Total   Male   Female   Total  
2008   1,766   1,756 3,522 255 125 389 268        
2009 1,250 1,333 2,583 269 138 407 207
2010 2,172 2,024 4,196 258 127 385 243
2011 4641 4,424 9,066 255 172 427 300
2012 3,307 3,047 6,354 254 175 429 403


B. Employment
Labor force participation rate by sex based on DOLE Basilan and NSO 2000 survey
Total Male Female
Both Sexes (15 & Over )          44,307 21,737    22,570   
In the Labor Force 29,433 14,440 14,993
Employed 27,750 13,614 14,136
Unemployed 1,683 826 857
Not in the Labor Force 14,874 7,297 7,577
Employment Rate 66.43%   


C. Religion, Dialect, Ethnic Group
Major Denomination % of Population (C.Y. 2000)
Islam 53.47
Roman Catholic 43.39
Seventh Day Adventist 0.43
Jehova's Witnesses 0.29
Others (Various Churches) 1.25
Total 100
Dialect Chavacano, Visayan, Tausog, Tagalog   
Ethnic Group
Zamboangaeno-Chavacano    29.37
Tao-sug 28.40
Bisaya/Binisaya 10.54
Sama (Samal/Abaknon) 10.13
Yakan 9.10
Cebuano 4.62
Badjao, Sama Dilaut 3.70
Others 4.14
Total 100.00


A. Health
Morbidity Rate Calendar Year 2012

RHU 35.15
Hospital 58.5
Mortality Rate 3.19
Infant Mortality Rate 7.68
No. of Hospitals
Private 3
Government 1
No. of Health Centers
Health Centers 1
Rural Health Units 31
Brgy. Health Stations 26
Medical Clinics 6
Dental Clinic Lab 3
Optical Clinics 1
Drug Stores/Pharmacy    15
Population-Hospital Bed Ratio    866:1
Population-Doctor Ratio 2,723:1
Population-Midwife Ratio 4,538:1


B. Education
No. of Schools for Calendar Year 2009
School Government    Private   
Pre-school 33 5
Elementary    46 2
Secondary 5 2
Tertiary 0 4
Teachers to Student Ratio
Elementary    1:22                1:31       
Secondary 1:30 1:38
Tertiary 0 1:30

C. Housing (Census 2007, NSO)
Total No. of Occupied Housing Units     17,425


Type of Structure/Const. Mat'ls(Wall) Occupied/No. of HH
a. Concrete/Bricks/Stone 2,651
b. Bamboo/Sawali/Anahaw 1,615
c. Wood 10,162
d. Galvanized iron/Aluminum 26
e. Makeshift/Salvage/Improvised Mat'ls 28
f. Half concrete/Bricks/Stone and halfwood    2,859
g. Others/ Not reported 64
Type of Structure/Const. Mat'ls (Roofing)
a. Galvanized iron/Aluminum 12,848
b. Cogon/Nipa/Anahaw 4,284
c. Wood 58
d. Half galvanized iron/Half concrete 94
e. Tile/Concrete/Clay tile 63
f. Makeshift/Salvage/Improvised mat'ls 14
g. Asbestos/Others 30
h. Not Reported 34

Average Household Per Unit 5


D. Solid Waste Management
No. of Waste Compactor    3
Controlled Dump Site (Area)    2.5 has.
Proposed Sanitary Landfill (Area)    2.5 has.


E. Protective Service
a. Police Service
No. of Policemen 164
Police Population Ratio 1:596 (2010 Population)   
No. of Police Station 1
Crime Rate (CY 2010) 2.95
b. Traffic Management Service (CY 2009)   
No. of Traffice Aide 10
c. Fire Protection Services
No. of Fire Station 1
No. of Firemen 32
No. of Fire Trucks (1 Movers) 2
d. Private Security Services (CY 2009)
No. of Security Agencies 6



A. Agricultural and Fishery
a. Major Crops    Production   
1. Coconut 50 Tons
2. Rubber 3,170.5 MT (CY 2009   
b. Secondary Crops   
1. Rice 18,288 Sacks
2. Corn 22,135 Sacks
3. Cassava 40,036 ipit
4. Coffee (estimated harvest/ has.)    452,000.00 (CY 2009)
c. Livestock Population Slaugthered/Mo.  
1. Cattle 1,078 30-35
2. Hog 12,512 100-120
3. Poultry / Chicken    30,250 0
d. Fishing   
Fishing Ground    Isabela Fishing Ground, Sulu Sea, Moro Gulf   
Fishpond (Developed)    251.99 Has.
Annual Fishing Production    3,368.38 Metric Tons


B. Commerce (CY 2009  
a. Business Establishment No. of Establishment  
Food Establishment 114
General Stores 732
Hardware/Machinery 12
Recreation Centers 46
Service Centers/Terminal 29
Finance/Insurance/Real Estate    27
Furniture/Fixture 6
Wholesale/Retail (Various Items )    11
Copra Bodegas 25
Optical/Medical/Drug Stores 15
Gen. Bldg. / Engineering /Constructions    7
Others 576
Total 1600
b. Non- Manufacturing (Sales & Services)   
No. of Banking Institutions 5
No. of Private Lending Shop / Investors 29



a. Land Transportation       

a.1 Road Network                     

                     Length In Kilometers                    

   Concrete        Gravel        Asphalt  
National Roads 19.871 - 4.619 24.49
Provincial Roads 0.200 1.8 - 2
City Roads 20.649 25.542 0.184 46.375
Barangay Roads 0.07 5.6 - 5.67
Total 40.79 32.942 4.803 78.535
a.2 Utilities  
No. of Bus Company 1
No. of Truck/Bus/PUJ's 90
No. of Tricycles 135
b. Water Transportation                                                                   
(Passenger) 4
(Cargo) 10

c. Air Transportation



a. Telephone System and Internet Services                                      Number       
No. of Telephone Systems 1
No. of Long Distance Service Providers 1
Total No. of Telephone Connections 1,400
Internet Service Providers 2
No. of Cellsites 3
Internet Cafe's 8
b. Postal Communication
Main Post Office 1
Mail Delivery Servers 3



Accommodation Establishment                                                           Number      
Hotel/Tourist Inn  6
Special Resort 3
Lodging 1
No. of Dining/Entertainment/Establishments                    7
No. of Beaches 7
No. of Waterfalls 4
No. of Reacreational Centers 4



a. No. of Barangays with access to water facilities                  Number
Urban 18
Rural 8
Total No. of Household with individual faucet 6,023
b. Water Connections
Residential Households 5,771
Commercial Institutions 547
Government Institutions 96
Bulk Stations 9
Total 6,423
Water District
No. Pumping Stations 3
Total Volume Capacity per day 9,072m3/day
Present Total Demand Volume per day 5,318 m3/day

d. Other Water Supply Sources   

(Source: SEP CY 2010, City Health Office, Isabela City,  Basilan)

Level I 1,857 HHs served
Level II 2,921 HHs served



Electric Cooperative                                                         BASELCO/NAPOCOR   
Power Source ( CY 2009 )
a. PB 119 4.4 MW
b. BDPP 0.5 MW
c. Kumalarang MH 0.64 MW
d. Balagtasan MH 0.27 MW
e. Rental Power (Monark) 2 MW
Status of Electrification 96% Brgys.energized
Present Power Maximum Demand   7.6 MW
Period of Service 24 Hrs.
Number of Consumers
a. Residential 22,543
b. Commercial 1,071
c. Industrial 6
d. Public Building 267
e. Streetlights 290
Total 24,177



                               CITY GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL STATEMENT                     
                                                           Calendar Year 2010 To 2012
                                                                   Isabela City, Basilan
                                               Summary of Receipts and Expenditure                                         
Transaction                                       2010                                     2011                                     2012                              
Total Receipts  329,338,562.17 353,275,290.71 330,368,856.75
Total Expenditures 276,965,469.01 285,812,252.66 322,955,402.87
Ending Cash Balance 52,373,093.16 67,463.038.05 7,413,453.88
                                                           City Revenue by Source                                                    
Major Revenue Sources                   2010                                     2011                                    2012                              
Operating & Misc. Revenues 8,836,035.49 8,263,364.00 8,069.335.02
Tax Revenues 320,502,526.68 345,011,926.71 295,501.100.37
Borrowings 26,798,421.36
Grand Total 329,338,562.17 353,275,290.71 330,368,856.75