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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

FAST TRAVEL. The new route from Clark International Airport to Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya is expected to cut travel time to the Banaue Rice Terraces in more than half.

The Ivatan genealogy in my DNA

Mar 19, 2017 - 2:00 PM

A scientist traces his personal origins thanks to 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

DIFFERENT VIEW. A lighthouse in Batanes offers a different vantage point by which to view the island. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

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

CHANGE IS COMING. Nanang Tinang, a community elder in Itbayat, Batanes, converses with a fellow Ivatan. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

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

All of these artworks are for sale. Perfect for tourists who would want to bring a piece of Batanes back in their hometown.

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