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PCG deploys 2 more boats in anti-poaching operations

Apr 10, 2017 - 7:16 PM

The two Monitoring, Control, and Surveillance (MCS) vessels are meant to run after local and foreign poachers in Philippine waters

PCG deploys 2 more boats in anti-poaching operations

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

Mar 25, 2017 - 11:00 AM

A local airline will offer flights from Clark to reduce total travel time to the popular tourist destination

New flights to cut travel time to Banaue Rice Terraces

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A scientist traces his personal origins thanks to DNA

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:15 PM

'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'

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

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.

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Dec 30, 2016 - 12:52 PM

The awardees are DOST Executive Director Dr Mahar Lagmay, and geologists Peter Khallil Figueroa Ferrer and Carmille Marie Escape

DOST scientists receive AFP 'Gawad sa Kaunlaran'

Taiwan donates P1 M to Ferdie-hit Batanes

Nov 25, 2016 - 2:07 PM

This comes after Typhoon Ferdie (Meranti) damaged government facilities worth P244.99 million in Batanes

Taiwan donates P1 M to Ferdie-hit Batanes

#ReliefPH: Catholic Church launches solidarity appeal for Batanes

Oct 05, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The typhoon-hit province still needs food, shelter, water, and non-food items, says NASSA/Caritas Philippines national director Archbishop Rolando Tria Tirona

#ReliefPH: Catholic Church launches solidarity appeal for Batanes

'Ferdie' victims in Batanes to receive housing aid

Sep 19, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Typhoon Ferdie causes over P500 million in damages as of September 19

'Ferdie' victims in Batanes to receive housing aid

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:24 PM

'We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad, NDRRMC chief

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Sep 18, 2016 - 10:33 AM

The initial estimate of the typhoon damage in the province is at P369 million

WATCH: #FerdiePH: Gov asks Duterte to help rehabilitate Batanes

Typhoon Ferdie: Batanes under state of calamity

Sep 16, 2016 - 5:30 PM

The province does not have power, and communication lines are cut in the towns of Basco, Itbayat, and Mahatao

Typhoon Ferdie: Batanes under state of calamity

Typhoon Ferdie: Communication lines down in Batanes

Sep 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

The towns of Basco and Itbayat can't be contacted, the regional civil defense office reports

Typhoon Ferdie: Communication lines down in Batanes

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

Sep 13, 2016 - 1:15 PM

Classes are suspended in Cagayan and Batanes provinces, while the Philippine Coast Guard monitors coastal areas for possible storm surges

Northern Luzon braces for Typhoon Ferdie

At least 169 Cagayan Valley officials surrender in anti-drug drive

Sep 08, 2016 - 9:34 PM

Isabela has the highest number of surrenderees at 114, while Batanes has no record of any government official who surrendered to the authorities

At least 169 Cagayan Valley officials surrender in anti-drug drive

In Batanes, an age-old fishing tradition lives on

May 21, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Traveler Potpot Pinili trails special dorado catchers in Batanes, following ancient fishing traditions called 'kapayvanuvanua'

In Batanes, an age-old fishing tradition lives on

PH authorities nab suspected Chinese poachers off Batanes

May 17, 2016 - 11:54 AM

(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

PH authorities nab suspected Chinese poachers off Batanes

In Batanes, Sabtang Island celebrates first ever Vakul-Kanayi Festival

Apr 30, 2016 - 4:34 PM

Contributor Potpot Pinili watches as the small town in Batanes throws a lovely festival, full of color and joy

In Batanes, Sabtang Island celebrates first ever Vakul-Kanayi Festival

Attention, travelers: Wakay Air now flies to Batanes

Mar 30, 2016 - 12:39 PM

Landing gracefully on Ivatan soil for the first time, Wakay Air touches down to a cheering crowd at Basco Airport in Batanes

Attention, travelers: Wakay Air now flies to Batanes

Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan

Mar 15, 2016 - 9:53 PM

A look at Batanes' vibrant art scene, and how locals promote their culture through art, literature, and music

Batanes artists collective: When art meets bayanihan

Budget guide: 5 days in Batanes

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:23 PM

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

Budget guide: 5 days in Batanes

SC upholds disqualification of 2013 Batanes mayoral candidate

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:30 AM

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

SC upholds disqualification of 2013 Batanes mayoral candidate

Who is running in Cagayan Valley | 2016 Elections

Oct 11, 2015 - 1:00 AM

(UPDATED) Rappler's list of candidates for local positions in Cagayan Valley

Who is running in Cagayan Valley | 2016 Elections

Batanes pols start 'trend' of LP allies jumping ship to UNA?

Sep 15, 2015 - 12:11 PM

'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

Batanes pols start 'trend' of LP allies jumping ship to UNA?

Butch Abad's estranged brother joins Binay party

Sep 14, 2015 - 2:41 PM

(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

Butch Abad's estranged brother joins Binay party

Storm signals lifted as Ineng moves away from PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 5:44 PM

Typhoon Ineng is expected to leave the Philippine area of responsibility any time from Sunday evening to Monday morning

Storm signals lifted as Ineng moves away from PH

Typhoon Ineng continues to weaken, speeds away from PH

Aug 23, 2015 - 7:45 AM

Batanes and the Calayan and Babuyan island groups remain under storm warning signals

Typhoon Ineng continues to weaken, speeds away from PH

Typhoon Ineng weakens slightly

Aug 20, 2015 - 6:16 AM

(UPDATED) Storm signals are hoisted over 17 areas in Luzon as the typhoon makes its way to the northern edge of the Philippines

Typhoon Ineng weakens slightly

Typhoon Ineng: Batanes, Cagayan under Signal #2

Aug 19, 2015 - 7:26 AM

(UPDATED) Typhoon Ineng (international codename Goni) continues its westward movement, moving closer towards extreme northern Luzon

Typhoon Ineng: Batanes, Cagayan under Signal #2

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Watch the 12PM edition of Rappler's newscast, The wRap

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

P15M illegal drugs seized in Batanes

Aug 01, 2015 - 7:13 PM

Batanes Police Chief Edgardo Pamittan says police do not know who produced the drugs

P15M illegal drugs seized in Batanes

PH still mulling fisheries deal with Taiwan amid sea row

Jun 17, 2015 - 4:41 PM

While the proposed deal will not define borders, it will set protocols on the arrest and detention of fishermen

PH still mulling fisheries deal with Taiwan amid sea row

PH confirms standoff with Taiwan off Batanes

Jun 03, 2015 - 3:21 PM

The Philippines urges the signing of a landmark fisheries agreement to 'prevent the occurrence of similar incidents'

PH confirms standoff with Taiwan off Batanes

6 PH beach trips and the breathtaking views

May 31, 2015 - 3:34 PM

There's no sand on these beaches – instead, rocks and pebbles dot the spectacular views

6 PH beach trips and the breathtaking views

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

May 11, 2015 - 3:20 PM

'People listened to our warnings. They've learned their lesson from past storms'

Typhoon Dodong: Evacuations helped lower toll

Typhoon Dodong speeds up, moves past Batanes

May 11, 2015 - 11:54 AM

Batanes remains under storm signal number 3; in the open seas around the province, ocean wave heights can exceed 14 meters, PAGASA says

Typhoon Dodong speeds up, moves past Batanes

Typhoon Dodong maintains strength overnight

May 11, 2015 - 7:43 AM

The typhoon is expected to exit the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Tuesday, May 12

Typhoon Dodong maintains strength overnight

Typhoon Dodong: Isabela, Cagayan warned of storm surges

May 10, 2015 - 3:45 PM

NDRRMC Usec Alexander Pama warns the public to also prepare for possible flooding and landslides caused by the typhoon

Typhoon Dodong: Isabela, Cagayan warned of storm surges

Batanes mayor to LGUs: Invest more in out-of-school youth

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:11 PM

'Huwag naman tayong masyadong tipid sa pagbigay ng suporta financially sa mga ito,' Sabtang Mayor Maxilindo Babalo urges other local government units

Batanes mayor to LGUs: Invest more in out-of-school youth

Ivatan mom learns welding to escape poverty

Apr 07, 2015 - 11:40 AM

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

Ivatan mom learns welding to escape poverty

The Ivatan boy who wants to be a carpenter

Apr 03, 2015 - 10:54 AM

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

The Ivatan boy who wants to be a carpenter

Batanes is 1st province with no out-of-school youth

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

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.

Batanes is 1st province with no out-of-school youth

7 romantic PH travel destinations for your dating milestones

Feb 07, 2015 - 12:15 PM

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

7 romantic PH travel destinations for your dating milestones

2015 travel bucket list

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:28 PM

A new year presents new adventures. Here’s a list of 5 places worth traveling to this 2015

2015 travel bucket list

Trial of Coast Guard men over Taiwanese death starts Nov 24

Nov 17, 2014 - 7:55 PM

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

Trial of Coast Guard men over Taiwanese death starts Nov 24

PDAF funds for Batanes heritage project not idle – Rep Abad

Sep 25, 2014 - 3:44 PM

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

PDAF funds for Batanes heritage project not idle – Rep Abad

Batanes sitting on idle cash – COA

Sep 22, 2014 - 10:29 PM

Funds allocated for environmental and cultural preservation projects have yet to be fully utilized

Batanes sitting on idle cash – COA

ATV adventures: A new way to see Batanes

Sep 06, 2014 - 11:33 AM

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

ATV adventures: A new way to see Batanes

Typhoon Henry moves closer to Batanes

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:24 AM

(UPDATED) Public storm warning signal number 2 is still in effect over Batanes, while Signal number 1 is in effect over Cagayan

Typhoon Henry moves closer to Batanes

#HenryPH: Batanes, Cagayan under Signal No. 1

Jul 21, 2014 - 8:27 AM

(UPDATED) Cagayan and Batanes can expect winds of 30-60 km/h within the next 36 hours

#HenryPH: Batanes, Cagayan under Signal No. 1