'We need to view Batanes in a different light: less glossy than in travel magazines yet less desperate than in weather reports; a real place where people affected by climate change live'
For remote communities in Batanes, weathering typhoons is nothing new, but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods. Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal.
The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay, and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape
This comes after Typhoon Ferdie (Meranti) damaged government facilities worth P244.99 million in Batanes
The typhoon-hit province still needs food, shelter, water, and non-food items, says NASSA/Caritas Philippines national director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona
Typhoon Ferdie causes over P500 million in damages as of September 19
'We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, NDRRMC chief
The initial estimate of the typhoon damage in the province is at P369 million
The province does not have power, and communication lines are cut in the towns of Basco, Itbayat, and Mahatao
The towns of Basco and Itbayat can't be contacted, the regional civil defense office reports
Classes are suspended in Cagayan and Batanes provinces, while the Philippine Coast Guard monitors coastal areas for possible storm surges
Isabela has the highest number of surrenderees at 114, while Batanes has no record of any government official who surrendered to the authorities
Traveler Potpot Pinili trails special dorado catchers in Batanes, following ancient fishing traditions called 'kapayvanuvanua'
(UPDATED) The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Philippine Coast Guard intercept 2 Chinese fishing vessels flying inverted Philippine flags – seen as a means to hide their true identity
Contributor Potpot Pinili watches as the small town in Batanes throws a lovely festival, full of color and joy
Landing gracefully on Ivatan soil for the first time, Wakay Air touches down to a cheering crowd at Basco Airport in Batanes
A look at Batanes' vibrant art scene, and how locals promote their culture through art, literature, and music
Traveler Irene Maligat spends around P8,300 on a 5-day trip to Batanes. Here's her adventure-filled itinerary, plus budget tips for those looking to save while on vacation
Rogelio Caballero, who was mayor of Uyugan, Batanes in 2013 but was disqualified due to residency issues, will now run as provincial board member under UNA
(UPDATED) Rappler's list of candidates for local positions in Cagayan Valley
'It is really very auspicious that Batanes started it all because Batanes is the northernmost province. So we hope this trend would go from north to south,' says UNA's secretary general
(UPDATED) Nicanor Abad, elder brother of President Aquino's budget secretary, will challenge Butch Abad's wife in the congressional race in their home province of Batanes
Typhoon Ineng is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility any time from Sunday evening to Monday morning
Batanes and the Calayan and Babuyan island groups remain under storm warning signals
(UPDATED) Storm signals are hoisted over 17 areas in Luzon as the typhoon makes its way to the northern edge of the Philippines
(UPDATED) Typhoon Ineng (international codename Goni) continues its westward movement, moving closer towards extreme northern Luzon
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Batanes Police Chief Edgardo Pamittan says police do not know who produced the drugs
While the proposed deal will not define borders, it will set protocols on the arrest and detention of fishermen
The Philippines urges the signing of a landmark fisheries agreement to 'prevent the occurrence of similar incidents'
There's no sand on these beaches – instead, rocks and pebbles dot the spectacular views
'People listened to our warnings. They've learned their lesson from past storms'
Batanes remains under storm signal number 3; in the open seas around the province, ocean wave heights can exceed 14 meters, PAGASA says
The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday, May 12
NDRRMC Usec Alexander Pama warns the public to also prepare for possible flooding and landslides caused by the typhoon
'Huwag naman tayong masyadong tipid sa pagbigay ng suporta financially sa mga ito,' Sabtang Mayor Maxilindo Babalo urges other local government units
Siena Mergal dropped out of college because she can't keep up with her more computer-literate classmates. But when it comes to welding, she has proven to be a fast learner
17-year-old Christian Enciso wants to learn carpentry in Batanes, where carpenters are few, so he can work in Manila and send his siblings to school
Hundreds of high school graduates used to be idle in Batanes. Now all of them are learning functional skills so they can earn for their families.
Dating, committed, considering proposing? Or is it complicated – and you just want to pack up and go? Travel ideas for the different stages of your relationship
A new year presents new adventures. Here’s a list of 5 places worth traveling to this 2015
Batanes regional trial court Judge Ramon Barona sets 'Balintang Channel incident' trial after dismissing the motions of 8 PCG personnel to quash the homicide case against them
Batanes lone district Representative Henedina Abad says most of the allocation from her Priority Development Assistance Fund for heritage projects has already been used and liquidated
Funds allocated for environmental and cultural preservation projects have yet to be fully utilized
On his second visit to Batanes, Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap takes an ATV – the newest way to explore these picturesque islands – for a breathtaking spin
(UPDATED) Public storm warning signal number 2 is still in effect over Batanes, while Signal number 1 is in effect over Cagayan
(UPDATED) Cagayan and Batanes can expect winds of 30-60 km/h within the next 36 hours
Only the Batanes Group of Islands remain under public storm signal no 1
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