On August 12, 2015, some Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) from Mahatao and Milagrosa Multi-Purpose Cooperative in Batanes attended the Orientation on Agrarian Production Credit Program (APCP) of the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) held at the Vatang Grill and Restaurant, San Vicente, Ivana, Batanes.
Meryll A. Hortiz of DTI- Batanes interviews ASN Rubio of Philippine Coast Guard.
In a special monitoring conducted by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), it was revealed that most of the basic and prime commodities such as sardines, mineral water, bath soap, etc. in establishments within Batanes are no longer available. Frozen products such as dressed chicken and hotdogs are no longer available and hardware and construction suppliers no longer have cement and wood.
A number of business associations and National Government Agencies converged in a Regulatory Simplification Project Validation Workshop conducted in the four (4) municipalities of Cagayan on July 28-.30, 2015.