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2 Batanes execs suspended
by Jack Castaño - March 2, 2016 - 9:00am
The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended for 60 days two officials of the Batanes provincial government.
High air fare not an obstacle to Batanes travel
by Jack Castaño - January 5, 2016 - 9:00am
For ordinary tourists, the cost of flying to Batanes, located in the northernmost tip of the country, may be steep.
More programs created to help vets get benefits
by Jack Castaño - December 26, 2015 - 9:00am
Even as there have been no public announcements on the recently approved P4.7-billion budget for the proposed increase in pension of thousands of retirees, veterans still have reason to be happy.
Batanes trade center launched
by Jack Castaño - September 13, 2015 - 10:00am
The provincial government recently inaugurated its trade center in Barangay Kayhuvokan in this town.
Batanes hearings too expensive for Balintang shooting accused
by Jack Castaño - February 16, 2015 - 12:00am
The eight Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) personnel accused in the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman in Balintang Channel are complaining about the expenses they have to bear every time they attend the hearing...
Batanes leather makes its mark
by Jack Castaño - July 28, 2014 - 12:00am
Local cattle farmers have found a new way to increase their income from raising cattle, thanks to their provincial veterinarian.
PCG officer in Balintang shooting pleads not guilty
by Jack Castaño - July 8, 2014 - 12:00am
The skipper of the ship involved in the shooting and killing of a Taiwanese fisherman off Balintang channel last year pleaded not guilty to homicide charges yesterday.
VP lauds Ivatans for preserving culture
by Jack Castaño - July 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Vice President Jejomar Binay recently cited the importance of local government support in cultural preservation, as he lauded the Ivatans for their efforts to keep their traditions as an indigenous people.
Climate change projects identified
by Jack Castaño - March 24, 2014 - 12:00am
Officials from three of the country’s 10 poorest provinces complete last Friday a five-day training conducted by the Climate Change Commission.
52-year-old hits homer, succumbs at home plate
by Jack Castaño - March 3, 2014 - 12:00am
Gloom descended on the last day of the four-day 2014 barangay sportsfest of the country’s smallest municipality yesterday as one of the players apparently succumbed to heart attack while she was completing...
Ivatans get relief goods
by Jack Castaño - September 24, 2013 - 12:00am
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) gave hope to Ivatans yesterday, two days after Batanes was battered by Super Typhoon Odette (international name Usagi).
Batanes to build anti-poaching stations on 3 islets
by Jack Castaño - September 4, 2013 - 12:00am
Monitoring stations will soon be built on three islets near the country’s boundary with Taiwan to house police and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) personnel who will prevent the “intrusion...
Rescued fisherman a native of Babuyan island
by Jack Castaño - August 23, 2013 - 12:00am
A fisherman that the Japanese Coast Guard had rescued in the waters of Okinawa is from Babuyan island in Cagayan, not from Batanes as earlier reported.
More poachers enter Phl waters after killing of Taiwanese fisherman
by Jack Castaño - August 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Following the May 9 shooting of a suspected Taiwanese poacher in Balintang Channel, poachers have become bold in trespassing into Philippine waters, according to a town mayor in Batanes.
Batanes marks 230th founding anniversary
by Jack Castaño - June 26, 2013 - 12:00am
The province is celebrating its 230th founding anniversary today with several cultural and economic activities that aim to showcase its history.
New airline to fly to Batanes
by Jack Castaño - November 18, 2012 - 12:00am
The lack of flights to this island-province is  expected to be finally solved as the government gave the go-signal for a new airline to fly here.
Food supplies finally arrive in Batanes
by Jack Castaño - October 29, 2012 - 12:00am
The airlift of food supplies to this far-flung province of 13,000 residents started yesterday, with the arrival of 10,000 kilos of relief goods from Manila.
Batanes suffering from food shortage
by Jack Castaño - October 13, 2012 - 12:00am
This northernmost province is suffering from acute food shortage, as stores have run out of supplies to sell.
Batanes going hungry?
by Jack Castaño - October 10, 2012 - 12:00am
The entire province is in the verge of going hungry, as commercial rice is not available in the market for one month now.
Batanes marks 299th anniversary
by Jack Castaño - June 26, 2012 - 12:00am
It is special public holiday today in this northernmost island province as it celebrates its 299th founding anniversary.
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