Babuyan Islands - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Babuyan Islands


PH Navy to build Fuga Island outpost ahead of Chinese 'smart city' plan

Nov 14, 2019 - 1:45 PM

The government realizes the need to establish a military presence on the northern frontier island where a Chinese company plans to build a business hub

PH to build 13 lighthouses on northernmost islands

Sep 25, 2019 - 10:11 PM

The national security adviser says this is a way to demonstrate ownership of these islands, including Fuga, where a Chinese company plans to build a ‘smart city’

NORTHERN LIGHTHOUSES. The Philippine government plans to build lighthouses on its northernmost islands in the Batanes and Babuyan groups. Rappler file photo

PH authorities nab suspected Chinese poachers off Batanes

May 17, 2016 - 11:54 AM

UPDATED The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources and the Philippine Coast Guard intercept 2 Chinese fishing vessels flying inverted Philippine flags – seen as a means to hide their true identity

SUSPECTED CHINESE POACHERS. Philippine authorities intercept a Chinese fishing vessel flying an inverted Philippine flag in waters between Babuyan Island and Batanes on May 16, 2016. Photo courtesy of BFAR

MMDA turns over illegal campaign tarps for recycling

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:14 PM

A truckload of confiscated campaign materials will be used by the Babuyan Islands Mission to create bags for 1 500 students in the far flung island

FOR RECYCLING. Tarps torn down from non-common poster areas will be given to groups for recycling. The MMDA has so far torn down 7 tons of illegal campaign materials. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Missing Batanes fisherman found in Japan

Aug 21, 2013 - 3:58 PM

48 year old Julio Balanoba survived on rain water bananas and watermelon he had collected from Babuyan Island He sounded weak but fine in an Okinawa hospital

8 dead as 'Gener' moves north

Jul 31, 2012 - 5:06 PM

Typhoon Gener which already left 8 people dead since Saturday is now moving towards the north but is still threatening extreme northern Luzon

MTSAT Enhanced-IR Satellite Image of typhoon Gener (international codename Saola) as of 3:32 P.M., 31 July 2012. Image courtesy of Pagasa.