STARBOOKS in Batanes

If you shouted from a cliff in Batanes, they say someone in Taiwan might actually hear you. Locals also say the radio waves from Taiwan can be clearer on Batanes radio than those from mainland Luzon. Rightfully so, the capital Basco is about 280 kilometers north of Aparri, Cagayan, while it is only about 190 kilometers south of Taiwan.   The Batanes island group, the Philippines’ smallest province in terms of […]



More than 80 students and pupils in Batanes took qualifying exams for Department of Science and Technology-sponsored scholarship in September and October. Tropical Storm “Mario” may have delayed it by a week, but the Science Education Institute conducted its 2015 undergraduate examinations in Batanes on Sept. 28.   Thirty-five of the 37 applicants from different high schools in Batanes made it to the BatanesNationalHigh School in Basco, hoping to qualify […]