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BATANES IN UN NETWORK OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM LIST

The inclusion of Batanes Islands, through the Batanes Tourism Hospitality Monitoring Center (BTHMC), as the newest member of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) International Network of Sustainable Tourism Observatories (INSTO) reflects successful sustainability efforts in local destinations in the Philippines.  Department of Tourism (DOT) Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco made the statement following the […]

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DA BRINGS BATANES GARLIC TO METRO MANILA

With the assistance of the Department of Agriculture (DA) and its Kadiwa truck, the Itbayat Garlic Producers Association from Batanes delivered 600 kilograms of garlic to the DA Kadiwa Center in Quezon City recently. The DA-Regional Field Office (RFO) in Cagayan Valley assisted the Itbayat farmers in transporting their products from the Sual Port in […]

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Politics

CREATE A NATIONAL FLEET OF DISASTER RESPONSE SHIPS – ANGARA

The recent Batanes earthquake has presented three challenges, which should be addressed during the debates on the bill creating a Department of Disaster Resilience (DDR), its author, Senator Sonny Angara, pointed out. “One is the creation of our national fleet of disaster response ships. It is a must in an archipelagic country like ours,” Angara […]

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NOGRALES ASSURES BATANES QUAKE VICTIMS OF IMMEDIATE HELP

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles said President Rodrigo Duterte has mobilized all government agencies to respond and provide assistance to the victims of the powerful earthquake that jolted the province of Batanes Saturday morning. Nograles said the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has been tasked to coordinate efforts to ensure that all the […]