Waste Recycling Project with the Provincial Government of Batanes

Batanes is known for its pristine and enchanting beauty. It has become one of the growing tourist destinations in the country. In 2018, tourist arrivals tripled the province’s population of 17,000. The population of the province and the influx of tourists in the province resulted to serious problems on waste management. Every day, a single tourist may contribute to 3 to 5 plastics of bottled drinks and plastic wastes. Thus, […]


Ivatan Beer from Camote

Batanes province is endowed with abundant rootcrops such as sweet potato (wakay), yam (uvi), garlic (akus), and tugi (dukay). Sweet Potato (Ipomoea batatas L.) is perceived as one of the poor man’s food among Filipinos but it is considered as an important crop for Ivatans. Known as “wakay” in Batanes, it is the staple food of the Ivatans wayback from the early centuries. “Wakay” is known to be sweet, tasty, […]