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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

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

Airports' status in aftermath of Typhoon Ompong

Sep 16, 2018 - 4:45 PM

(UPDATED) Here is a look at the condition of airports in typhoon-hit areas

Photo from the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines

Beyond the postcards: Batanes and climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:15 PM

We need to view Batanes in a different light: less glossy than in travel magazines yet less desperate than in weather reports; a real place where people affected by climate change live

DIFFERENT VIEW. A lighthouse in Batanes offers a different vantage point by which to view the island. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

Batanes: Facing the new normal of climate change

Mar 01, 2017 - 1:00 PM

For remote communities in Batanes weathering typhoons is nothing new but climate change threatens to uproot their homes and destroy their livelihoods Watch this 360 video on how communities in Itbayat are facing their new normal

CHANGE IS COMING. Nanang Tinang, a community elder in Itbayat, Batanes, converses with a fellow Ivatan. Photo by Airah Cadiogan/Oxfam

WATCH: Zero casualty: Government reaches isolated Batanes island

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:24 PM

We will treat rehabilitation in Batanes with urgency’ says Undersecretary Ricardo Jalad NDRRMC chief

BATANES DESTRUCTION. Photo courtesy of Ricardo Jalad

Typhoon Hanna, South China Sea, Gozon settlement | 12PM wRap

Aug 07, 2015 - 12:32 PM

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Batanes is 1st province with no out-of-school youth

Apr 02, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Hundreds of high school graduates used to be idle in Batanes Now all of them are learning functional skills so they can earn for their families

NEW SKILLS. Former out-of-school youth in the island municipality of Sabtang, Batanes are learning food processing and other entrepreneurial skills. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler