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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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Residents of Batanes province, including Babuyan Islands, are bracing for strong rains with gusty winds as Tropical Storm 'Liwayway' (international name: Lingling) continues to move northward.
However, it will be closest to Batanes Province tomorrow morning.
The entire Batanes province has been placed under a state of calamity following the major earthquakes that prompted almost 3,000 villagers to stay in makeshift tents in Itbayat town.
LAOAG CITY, Ilocos Norte - The provincial governments of Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur provided assistance to the victims of two earthquakes that struck Batanes province over the weekend.
President Rodrigo Duterte, right background, Sunday, July 28, 2019 being briefed on the extent of damage brought about by Magnitude 5.4 and 5.9 earthquakes that struck the day before at the northernmost island of Itbayat, Batanes province in northern Philippines.
Summary: Manila [Philippines], July 27 (ANI): An earthquake measuring 7.3 on the Richter scale struck off Batanes province of Philippines in the pre-dawn hours of Saturday morning, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.
The Philippines Atmosphere, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said that the eye of Huaning was located, as of 1pm today, (22.4 degrees North, 130.0 degrees East) 750 kms east northeast of Itbayat municipality in Batanes province.
The new destinations include Basco in the Batanes province of the Philippines to be launched on May 1; Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia on May 2; Darwin, Brisbane, and Perth in Australia on June 1; Guangzhou in China on June 2; Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on October 1; Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on November 1; Doha in Qatar on November 1; and Riyadh, Jeddah, and Dammam in Saudi Arabia on December 1.
The 44-seat passenger plane was on its way to the northern Philippine city of Laoag, some 410 kilometers north of Manila, and was then to proceed to Basco in the northernmost Batanes Province.
Meanwhile, the weather bureau issued a warning for the possibility of another typhoon, which may be spawned off the northern Philippines Batanes Province and hit the Philippines within the next 24 hours.
In Batanes province, strong rains and winds forced an estimated 288 families in Itbayat town to move to higher ground.