Calayan News

  • Calayan Islands Eyed As Potential Source

    Three island barangays here have been identified by the Department of Energy (DOE) that have high potential to become geothermal facilities.

    Engr. Ariel D. Fronda, chief of the DOE’s Geothermal Energy Management Division, said these areas are Camiguin, Dalupiri and Babuyan Claro.

    “We have an on-going exploratory activities in these areas to evaluate their potential geothermal energy capacities that might be suitable for power generation with the use of binary technology and other direct-use applications,” Fronda said.

    He said prior to this, his team, in partnership with the Phil ...

  • Pod Of Humpback Whales And Batanes Under

    A humpback whale called PH 189 was first documented in the Babuyan Islands in 1998. In Part 2 of this season’s Born Expeditions, Doc Nielsen and his team film PH 189 as she returns to Philippine seas.

    But PH 189 is not alone this time; she is now a mother, documented with her calf.

    Using an aerial camera, the Born team captures what is probably one of the largest “play dates” in the ocean when a group of five humpbacks is joined by a pod of dolphins.

    Batanes is known for its magnificent terrain, but did you know that Batanes’ famed “rolling hills” can also be seen under ...

  • Seized Poll Tarps To Benefit Poor School

    The illegaly posted campaign materials that have been confiscated around Metro Manila will soon find better uses, either as bags for schoolchildren or tents for typhoon evacuees.

    The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has donated two tons of tarpaulin streamers to Babuyan Islands Mission headed by Dominican priest Joemar Sibug, which will recycle the materials into backpacks or tents.

    Mission volunteer Mon Corpuz said these end-products would be distributed in poor communities in the Babuyan Islands, Batanes and Southern Palawan.

    The donation alone could produce up to 1, ...

  • Babuyan Islands Sunburned And Drenched O

    The tail end of the cold front on a holy day teased my senses more in going to the big island in Babuyan Group, Calayan Island. The boatman said that afternoon, as he looked up in the sky: "There is an advisory from Taiwan that sailing is not permissible." Then a cold gust of wind touched my cheeks and made those little braids of my hair shift.

    The next attempt the day after was promising. It was a small-big boat. Not small bancas. Not a ferry. It was like that boat in the waterworld movie. It was like a cargo boat. I was looking for the wooden seats that are usually at the middle. There wa ...