In 2016, less than half ,or 28%, of elected politicians (Governor, Vice Governor, Provincial Board Member, Congressman, Mayor, Vice Mayor, and Councilor) in Batanes are considered fat dynastic.
Since 2010, fat dynasties have occupied key positions in Batanes:
The province of Batanes has been ruled by political dynasties over the past decades. The following are the most common surnames of elected officials in 2016.
The Last clan’s recent prominence in Batanes’s politican scene started in 2004 with First Last serving as Governor. Since then, several members of the clan have recently occupied various positions such as , and Governor.
According to PSA's most recent data, slight worsening in the poverty situation in Batanes has been observed since 2006.