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Sabtang 3: Ivatan houses at Savidug

Sabtang Island (Batanes), Philippines
The old Ivatan people at Batanes used to build these stone houses to protect them from the typhoons which hit this area hard every year (July to December). The ruines were actually not destroyed by them, if you wonder, but are from people who have left the area, to Manila mostly. It remains their property, so it it is left as it is, or as it becomes actually..

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