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the Philippines: see Batan IslandsBatan Islands
, island group, 76 sq mi (197 sq km), northernmost of the Philippine islands. They include the islands of Itbayat, Batan, Sabtang, and a number of islets, and comprise the province of Batanes. Basco is the provincial capital.
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The severe tropical storm now has a small chance of making a landfall over Batanes since the area is within the tropical cyclone's probable track.
President Rodrigo Duterte conducted an aerial inspection of the town on Sunday and ordered authorities to ensure that supply lines in quake-hit Batanes are working to make sure nobody gets hungry.
The body of the 16-year-old boy was pulled from the waters an hour after he drowned off Barangay Disbayangan in Mahatao, Batanes Monday, Coast Guard authorities said.
Due to the weather disturbance, moderate to heavy rains will affect residents of Batanes, Cagayan (including Babuyan Group of Islands), Ilocos Norte and Apayao.
The chamber adopted the resolution, and congressmen were asked to commit monetary donations for Batanes during the afternoon plenary session.
Since last year, we have been visiting Batanes to document traditional Ivatan houses and their exceptional boat-building techniques with The National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP).
weather bulletin, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said Batanes and Babuyan Islands may still experience light to heavy rainfall due to the southwest monsoon until Thursday morning.
1 has been lifted over Batanes but the province, along with Babuyan Islands, will experience occasional gusty winds due to the southwest monsoon (Habagat).
Between Wednesday and Thursday, residents of Batanes and Babuyan islands will experience light to moderate with intermittent heavy due to "Liwayway." The southwest monsoon, which is affecting the western portions of Luzon and Visayas, will bring scattered light to moderate with at times heavy rainshowers during thunderstorms over Ilocos region, Cordillera Administrative Region and Central Luzon.
Dubbed as "Bayanihan para sa Batanes", the project aims to gather funds from different lensmen in the country by selling their photographs to raise funds and help the critically-affected families at Itbayat.