Basco - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Basco


Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Kelly Hu, Dante Basco, Michael Copon on Asian representation in Hollywood

Jun 09, 2018 - 7:51 PM

The 3 celebrities are among the guests of this weekend's TOYCON 2018 happening at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City

Toycon presscon at Mall of Asia. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to fly directly to Batanes

Feb 12, 2018 - 4:45 PM

The Gokongwei-led carrier's subsidiary Cebgo will fly once daily between Manila and Basco, Batanes starting March 25, 2018 until October 27, 2018

PAL starts flights from Clark to Basco, Batanes

Oct 01, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Basco 'is now a short flight away for leisure travelers from Central and Northern Luzon,' says Philippine Airlines

NEW ROUTE. The new flight departs Clark International Airport at 11:45 am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. It leaves Basco 2 pm on the same days. Photo from PAL

Passengers stranded in Batanes as 2 PAL planes suffer glitches

Jun 06, 2017 - 10:10 PM

The planes one over the weekend and another on Tuesday June 6 had technical issues PAL says normal operations will resume Wednesday June 7 plus there will be chartered flights

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

BATANES DESTRUCTION. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Jalad

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

MAIDEN FLIGHT. DOT regional directors Venus Tan & Virgilio Maguigad flanked by Ivatans in their traditional headpiece called vakul led the ribbon-cutting ceremony as Wakay Air & AirSwift executives look on. Photo by Potpot Pinili/Rappler

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

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

WHERE ARE THE CARPENTERS? Batanes has few carpenters, and fewer young people are interested in learning it. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

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

NEW SKILLS. Former out-of-school youth in the island municipality of Sabtang, Batanes are learning food processing and other entrepreneurial skills. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

'Hook,' 'Aladdin,' more co-stars talk about Robin Williams behind the scenes

Aug 13, 2014 - 2:20 PM

Robin Williams co stars in Good Will Hunting Dead Poets Society Hook The Birdcage and more remember him with love

Ester maintains strength, expected out of PAR by Wednesday

Jun 10, 2014 - 6:34 PM

Only the Batanes Group of Islands remain under public storm signal no 1

MTSAT ENHANCED IR satellite image, 6 pm, June 10. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Charice, Jessica Sanchez others in NYC Yolanda relief concert

Mar 11, 2014 - 1:44 PM

Charice Jennifer Hudson Jessica Sanchez Pentatonix are among a varied group of people coming together to help with Yolanda relief from NYC

Batanes fisherman rescued in Japan comes home

Aug 28, 2013 - 12:23 AM

Julio Balanoba recuperated at the Okinawa hospital around 860 kilometers away from Basco Batanes from where he drifted

HOME. Julio Balanoba, the Ivatan fisherman rescued by the Japanese Coast Guard, arrives August 27 at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Photo by Jedwin M. Llobrera

Typhoon Soulik still on its way

Jul 09, 2013 - 11:45 AM

PAGASA reports that Typhoon Soulik is slated to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility by Wednesday making its effects known Thursday

SOULIK. Typhoon Soulik expected to affect Philippines with monsoons by Thursday afternoon

Beautiful Batanes: 10 things to do

Jun 06, 2013 - 3:42 PM

Here are 10 ways to enjoy the beauty of Batanes

ENDLESS HILLS. To escape to Batanes is to escape to a green wonderland. All photos by Pia Ranada

6.1 magnitude earthquake in Batan Islands: USGS

Apr 11, 2013 - 6:05 AM

Those in Basco Batanes felt the earthquake at its strongest at Intensity V

'Lawin' weakens but still threatens Batanes

Sep 27, 2012 - 6:29 PM

Typhoon Lawin has weakened but still threatens northern Batanes PAGASA said in its latest report

MSAT ENHANCED-IR satellite image at 5.32 pm, September 27. Image courtesy of PAGASA

Michael Carandang: Filipino behind the limelight

Apr 17, 2012 - 10:37 PM

Michael Carandang talks to Rappler about Tyra Banks Filipino designers and Jessica Sanchez

LET THEM SHINE. Michael Carandang helped open the doors to Michael Cinco and Oliver Tolentino in America's Next Top Model. But he will always humbly say, "It's because of their talent."