“I Found My Heart in Santa Fe’ showcases the island’s beauty and talents

Michelle Joy Padayhag 09/13/2017

CEBUANOS once again shine in the world of film and acting. Film director Bona Fajardo was impressed with the performance of local artists who are part of his new film “I Found My Heart in Santa Fe,”…

Seven arrested for illegal fishing in Bantayan Island

Winston P. Ensomo 09/07/2017

Seven fishermen were arrested for illegally fishing off the coast of Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island. Ricky Batiancila, Rene Batiancila, Bernardo demera, Samuel Capangpangan, Edgardo Gimenez, Bryan Derder and Castor Coyoca were spotted fishing in the…

Police arrest US Navy retiree for checking in with minors in Sta. Fe resort

05/18/2017

CEBU CITY–A 40-year-old former American serviceman was was arrested on Wednesday night after checking in with two teenaged sisters at a beach resort in Barangay Talisay, Sta. Fe town on Bantayan Island, northern Cebu. Jason Stone, a…

1,700 stranded in Cebu

Inquirer, Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/15/2017

At least 1,700 passengers, 13 vessels and 45 rolling cargo vessels were left stranded in Cebu as tropical depression “Crising” moved closer to Samar during the morning of Black Saturday. One of those stranded was Melissa Degamo,…

‘The Pieta’ keeps family together

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/15/2017

Keeping the family tradition during the Holy Week holds their family together. During the Holy Week, the heirs of Perfecto Mabugat Sr. and Amalia Juarez are reunited in Barangay Poblacion, Bantayan town in northern Cebu to prepare…

Isla Music fest guests, organizers told: Keep trash or get penalized

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 04/15/2017

SANTA Fe town officials are warning guests and organizers of the Isla Music Festival 2017 to keep their trash. “Clean as you stay and clean as you go,” said Santa Fe Mayor Jose Esgana after empty bottles…

Palma: We will defend the right of the church

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 04/04/2017

Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma has rallied behind Fr. Roy Bucag, parish priest of Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, who drew the ire of Mayor Jose Esgana last Saturday for organizing a dawn prayer rally opposing the town’s controversial…

Remove shuttle ferry at Sta. Fe island

12/02/2016

A PROVINCIAL environment officer is calling for the removal of the vessel which ran aground in Hilantagaan Island at the marine sanctuary of Sta. Fe town in northern Cebu at the height of typhoon Marce more than…

Man accused of raping five-year-old girl in Bantayan

Dominic D. Yasay 11/15/2016

A man was collared by the police after he allegedly molested a five-year-old girl at Sitio Biactus, Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island past 3 p.m. today. Police immediately launched a hot pursuit operation against…

DTI allots P73M for ‘Yolanda corridor’ areas in northern Cebu

Dominic D. Yasay 10/26/2016

The Department of Trade and Industry in Central Visayas (DTI 7) is earmarking P73 million next year to help more micro, small, and medium-scale enterprises (MSMEs) in one city and 15 municipalities in Cebu that belonged to…

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