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Can you picture Batanes?

Lecturer Mandy Navasero

With many years of experience photographing Batanes, Mandy Navasero has a special knowledge that will get you the special shots you’ll be proud of.

Posted: April 20th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why some people shouldn’t go to Batanes

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Lola with vakul hat. PATRICK UY

There are many things not to like about Batanes—lack of good hotels, frequent brownouts, a sporadic cell phone signal or lack of it outside Basco, the capital.

Posted: March 15th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Are there 50 things you want to do before you turn 50?


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Birthdays always make me think of bucket lists. This is the final year of my fourth decade in life, and the big idea is to come up with a list of 50 things to do before I hit 50.

Posted: October 20th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

ManilArt Caravan tours Batanes

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Façade of the only artist-run gallery in Batanes

Taoid is “heritage” or “legacy” in Ilokano. And it is the title of the year-long celebration of National Heritage Month (May) organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).   The celebration is spearheaded by the NCCA Subcommission on Cultural Heritage, of which a member is the NCCA National Committee on Art [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Batanes churches provide great Easter experience; Legion of Mary turns 73


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SERVANT of God Frank Duff founded Legion of Mary on Sept. 7, 1921.

Friends who have visited the churches in Batanes said it has been a fine spiritual and cultural experience. Mimi Casanova Noble of Taal Tours and Travel brought a group in March to Batan and Sabtang Islands, where they visited five churches and two chapels.

Posted: April 7th, 2013 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Best value-for-money destinations this summer

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PICK fresh strawberries. PHOTO BY JILL LEJANO

How to get there: Take the bus from Victory Liner Cubao terminal; the fare going to Baguio is P445. If you’ll be coming from the Pasay terminal, the fare is P455. Deluxe buses with lavatories and more comfortable seats cost P715 one-way.

Posted: April 6th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

Five pillars of faith in Batanes

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PILLAR OF FAITH  Basco Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, initially built in 1783 by Dominican missionaries using wood and cogon, was rebuilt using stone in 1795. Painted in sunflower yellow, it is the oldest church in Batanes. MANDY NAVASERO/COLUMNIST

An encounter with the five oldest churches in Batanes leaves one with the feeling that neither storm and winds nor isolation and time could extinguish the flame of faith that lives within the island’s people.

Posted: February 17th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Mandy Navasero launches Batanes Photo Safari workshop

Put a touch of genius into your photography. Shoot pictures beyond a mere recording experience. Shots that leap off the page and hit you between the eyes; a waterfall so real you feel the drops in your skin; a child’s smile that warms you even when you stop looking. What do you have to do to get great shots like these?

Posted: December 30th, 2012 in Headlines,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Pacita Abad’s Boston and Batanes

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FUNDACION Pacita Nature’s Lodge

Pacita Abad, the international artist from Batanes, was in Boston with husband Jack Garrity when we came visiting for the summer. But first, Pacita and my wife Noreen, schoolmates at the University of the Philippines, had a lot of catching up to do.

Posted: June 27th, 2012 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Home and Entertaining,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nuncio to bless Basco Cathedral March 29, as Batanes Bishop Gregorio marks episcopal milestone


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Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Pinto will bless the newly renovated Cathedral of Sto. Domingo in Basco, Batanes, on March 29, which is also the episcopal silver jubilee of Msgr. Camilo D. Gregorio, bishop prelate of the province.

Posted: March 25th, 2012 in Columns,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Sunday Lifestyle | Read More »

Why Batanes is the ultimate photographer’s experience

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What is so exciting and unique about the art of photography? With brain and hands, photography seizes the moment, captures a fragment of eternity, and preserves it forever. We immortalize beautiful sceneries and memories.

Posted: February 11th, 2012 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Travel | Read More »

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