House Deputy Speaker Mujiv Hataman and other local officials in Basilan have welcomed actor John Estrada in the province.
Estrada visited his hometown of Isabela City as well as the Municipality of Maluso on Friday, November 12.
He had an audience with Hataman and his wife, Isabela City Mayor Sitti Djalia Turabin-Hataman, at Isabela City Hall.
“Welcome back to Basilan John Estrada,” the provincial government said.
In a statement, the Basilan Peace Riders (PR) said Estrada purposely visited the province “to validate the present success stories about his home place.”
Quoting the actor, it said, “Totoong ibang-iba na ang Basilan ngayon.”
Basilan used to be a hotbed of terrorist Abu Sayyaf Group.