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MUNICIPALITY OF BASCO (BATANES)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:


ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Basco Airport
    Nearest seaport:  
Ivana Seaport
    Major road networks:


CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Coldest months are from December to February where temperatures fall to below 10 degrees. Dry months are from late March to June.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:   Batanes Resort, Shanedel's Inn and Cafe, Ivatan Lodge, Batanes Seaside Lodge and Restaurant, Brandon's, Novita House, Fundacion Pacita


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:   Mt. Iraya, Radar Tukun, Songsong in Chapidan Bay, Naidi Hills, Valugan Bay, Fundacion Abad or Pacita Abad Musuem, Vayang, Tukun, Casa Real

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:   January - Kapaymuha su uvi, March - Sto. Tomas de Aquinas Fiesta, June - San Antonio de Padua Fiesta, Batanes Day, July - San Joaquin Fiesta, September - Sta. Maria Immaculada Fiesta, October - Our Lady of the Rosary Fiesta, November - Araw da nu Sasantos

 

ETHNIC GROUPS:   Ivatan

 

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:    Ivatan, Itbayaten, Isamurongen, Ilocano, Tagalog

 

RELIGION:   Catholic

    

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:   

 

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:   Internet connection, cable television, Smart, Globe, Mails - LBC, JRS, Post Office


SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Hiro's Cafe, Shanedel's Cafe, Duque's Grill House, Casa Napoli
    Entertainment venues:   Ivatan Videoke Bar

BANKS:
Land Bank of the Philippines, Philippine National Bank

 

UNIVERSITIES:   Batanes State College


HOSPITALS:


MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Baguio Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:       

    LIRA MOA:


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
DTI-Batanes, LTO Basco District Office   

LINKS:   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Basco,_Batanes

 

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