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Basilan

  • Best time to visit : March – June
  • Dialect : Chavacano, Tausug, Yakan, Cebuano
  • Pasalubong : Yakan weaves trinkets and souvenir items usually made of woven material and hammered brass/bronze pieces, which colorful beads and hand-painted wooden bangles, rings and handcrafted Yakan bags, table-runners and wall-décor.
Treasure Island of the Southern Seas. It is the home of three main ethnic groups, the indigenous Yakans and the later-arriving Tausugs and Chavacanos.
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