Despi orders liquor ban to address spread of infection

Doris C. Bongcac 08/02/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The sales and drinking of liquor are now prohibited in Bantayan town in  Batayan Island. Mayor Arthur Despi said that “tagay,” where drinkers share liquor by passing around a single glass, was found…

Comelec proclaims Escario as new Bantayan Mayor

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 05/08/2017

Ian Christopher Escario has been formally proclaimed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) as the new mayor of Bantayan town, Cebu in a simple ceremony at the Comelec office in Intramuros, Manila on Monday morning. In a…

Promdi disowns Despi’s nomination

Mary Claire U. Catado 12/16/2015

An official of Promdi Party questioned the candidacy of Arthur Despi who substituted Jose Carcena as the party’s candidate for mayor of Bantayan town. Commission on Elections Bantayan Election Officer III Dennie Demecillo said Promdi General Secretary…

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