Batanes earthquake - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Batanes earthquake


Rappler Talk: Earthquakes and hazards in the Philippines

Aug 10, 2019 - 10:53 AM

Rappler talks to National Institute of Geological Sciences' Mario Aurelio about how vulnerable the country is to earthquakes

NCAA donates P100,000 to Batanes earthquake victims

Aug 06, 2019 - 8:10 PM

'This time, as one family, the NCAA is extending its assistance to help Batanes,' says NCAA Management Committee chairman Peter Cayco

AFTERMATH. Residents demolish their houses destroyed by a series of earthquakes in Itbayat Island, Batanes on July 29, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Robredo’s Angat Buhay program gives P1.5-M aid to Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:57 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says there is a need to redesign the houses and structures in Batanes, which were built to withstand typhoons but not strong earthquakes

P1.5-MILLION AID. Vice President Leni Robredo brings several relief goods to benefit Batanes residents affedted by the earthquakes last weekend. All photos by Marvin Bautista/OVP

China gives P10-M donation to Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 31, 2019 - 3:43 PM

The Chinese government expresses its 'deepest sympathies and condolences' to the families affected by the twin earthquakes

HOMES LOST. Residents demolish their houses destroyed by a series of earthquakes in Itbayat Island, Batanes on July 29, 2019. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

An Ivatan grandmother's struggle through tremors and trauma

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Eudosia Entela, 71, saved her daughter and her 4 grandchildren from an earthquake. Now, she fights her own grief and trauma to be strong for her family.

SURVIVING. Eudosia Entela saved her daughter Nizea and her 4 grandchildren from the twin earthquakes that struck Itbayat, Batanes, on July 27, 2019. Rappler Screenshot

10 schools affected by Batanes earthquakes

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:05 PM

From the 10 schools, two people died and 27 others were injured, says the Department of Education

Aerial photo shows the extent of the damage caused by the earthquake that hit Batanes recently. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte conducted an aerial survey of the affected areas and a situation briefing with members of his cabinet and local government officials at the Basco Airport on July 28, 2019 to discuss disaster response measures in the aftermath of the earthquake. PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

House to raise at least P1.5 million for Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:31 AM

House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez says every lawmaker will donate a minimum of P5,000 from his or her salary, but some have pledged as much as P100,000 each

AID FOR VICTIMS. Relatives pray over the body of their loved one, who was killed by a landslide caused by the series of earthquakes at Itbayat Island, Batanes on July 29, 2019. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Local artists raise funds for Batanes earthquake victims

Jul 30, 2019 - 9:56 AM

Batanes artists, musicians, and entrepreneurs organize a fund-raising concert to help their fellow Ivatans

FOR THE KAHILYAN. Batanes musicians called for donations through a fund-raising concert on Sunday, July 29 at the Rizal Park grounds in Basco, Batanes. Photo grabbed from Creative Hub's facebook page.

Filipino photographers sell prints to raise funds for Batanes

Jul 29, 2019 - 6:47 PM

All proceeds from the sale will be given to families in Itbayat who have been affected by the twin earthquakes

This handout picture taken and received on July 27, 2019 courtesy of Dominic De Sagon Asa shows the damage to the Sta Maria de Mayan Church after a pair of strong earthquakes of magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 struck the region within hours of each other, in Itbayat on Batanes island. Photo by Dominic De Sagon Asa/AFP

Death toll from Batanes earthquakes rises to 9

Jul 29, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Disaster responders find the body of Edwin Ponce, 32, in a collapsed cave-like structure on the outskirts of Itbayat town

DEATH TOLL RISES. Retrievers prepare to carry the body of Edwin Ponce after it was retrieved on July 29. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

#ReliefPH: How you can help those affected by the Batanes earthquakes

Jul 29, 2019 - 3:42 PM

People affected by the recent Batanes earthquakes need your support. This page shows how you can help.

Duterte promises P40 million for earthquake-hit Batanes

Jul 28, 2019 - 10:05 PM

(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte, on a visit to Batanes, says the money will be for the construction of a new hospital

President Rodrigo Duterte visits Batanes on July 28 after the province was hit by two earthquakes. Photo from Senator Bong Go

Relief goods ready for Batanes earthquake victims – DSWD

Jul 27, 2019 - 8:51 PM

The Department of Social Welfare and Development is ready to airlift additional relief supplies to Itbayat, the hardest-hit town

EVACUEES. Residents of Santa Maria in Itbayat, Batanes have evacuated to the plaza after the series of earthquakes on July 27, 2019. Photo by Analyn Dita Nico

LOOK: Itbayat church, ancestral homes damaged in Batanes earthquake

Jul 27, 2019 - 9:22 AM

(4th UPDATE) Among the damaged structures is the historic Sta Maria de Mayan Church in Itbayat

DAMAGED. The Sta Maria de Mayan Church, built in 1888, is badly damaged by the strong earthquake that struck Batanes on July 27, 2019. Photo from PIA Region 2

At least 8 dead in Batanes earthquakes

Jul 27, 2019 - 8:22 AM

(8th UPDATE) Aftershocks are felt in Batanes, as well as a stronger magnitude 5.9 earthquake 3 hours after the tremor that caused more structures to be damaged

RUBBLE. Itbayat residents gather around a quake-wrecked house where a lifelfess man was pulled out. Photo from PIA Region 2