Posts Tagged Batanes

Batanes records second COVID-19 case

Robie de Guzman   •   October 1, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The provincial government of Batanes on Thursday confirmed its second novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) case since the pandemic began early this year. In a Facebook post, the...

Batanes gov’t implements temporary travel restriction from March 16-April 16

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 13, 2020

The Batanes government has implemented a temporary travel restriction to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Acting Provincial Governor Ignacio Villa said travel to the province of...

Typhoon Onyok slows down as it nears exit

Marje Pelayo   •   September 30, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Typhoon Onyok has slightly slowed down as it moves towards the northwest direction over the Philippine Sea, according to state weather service PAGASA. As of 5:AM on...

‘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...

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