Posts Tagged Batanes

‘Liwayway’ further intensifies as it moves over Batanes

Robie de Guzman   •   September 3, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Severe Tropical Storm “Liwayway” continued to intensify on Tuesday afternoon, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said. In its 5 p.m. weather bulletin, PAGASA...

Typhoon Hanna gains strength as it nears exit on Friday

Marje Pelayo   •   August 8, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Hanna continues to intensify as it moves towards Japan, according to the latest forecast from state weather service PAGASA. As of 4:00 AM on Thursday (August...

PH Coast Guard ships sail to quake-hit Batanes for relief ops

Robie de Guzman   •   August 2, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Two vessels of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) are on their way to Batanes province to bring relief goods and supplies for the victims of two successive...

Government admits difficulty in bringing assistance to Batanes calamity victims

Maris Federez   •   July 30, 2019

The Department of National Defense (DND) admitted that the government is having difficulty in reaching out to the earthquake victims in Batanes. DND Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that aside from...

Study shows Cagayan Valley, Ilocos among least prepared for quake

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – A recent report by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI) found that some households in Cagayan Valley and Ilocos regions lack readiness for earthquakes. The report was released...

Congressmen to donate part of their salaries for Batanes quake victims

Robie de Guzman   •   July 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Members of the House of Representatives are looking to raise some money to help the victims of twin earthquakes that rattled Batanes over the weekend. In a...

Duterte orders PH Coast Guard to patrol Batanes Islands

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte on Sunday ordered the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) to conduct patrol operations in Batanes islands to ensure that these areas would “remain ours.” During...

Duterte allots P40 million for building of new clinic in quake-hit Batanes

Robie de Guzman   •   July 29, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte has assured to provide P40 million to Batanes for the reconstruction of a local hospital in Itbayat town that was damaged by earthquakes that...

PNP to assist in retrieval operations after Batanes quake

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 27, 2019

The Philippine National Police will assist in retrieval operations after two earthquakes rocked Batanes on Saturday (July 27). READ: 8 dead, 60 injured after twin earthquakes struck Batanes PNP chief...

8 dead, 60 injured after twin earthquakes struck Batanes

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 27, 2019

Eight people are confirmed dead while 60 were injured after a 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes rocked Batanes on Saturday (July 27). Authorities said that among the casualties include a 5-year-old...

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