7 arrested for tigbakay in island brgy of Lipayran in Bantayan town

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 08/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around 50 men were said to have gathered in an open area in Sitio Tabok in the island barangay of Lipayran in Bantayan town on Saturday afternoon, August 28, for tigbakay. But only…

Bantayan worker’s honesty recognized

Morexette Marie B. Erram 05/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — An employee of the local government of Bantayan town in northern Cebu was recognized for her honesty in returning an envelope containing P1 million cash to its rightful owner. Bantayan Mayor Arthur Despi…

CPPO chief: 386 cops to be deployed in Cebu province for the Holy Week

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/28/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nearly 400 policemen will be deployed in different areas of Cebu province as the Cebu Police Provincial Office (CPPO) goes on full alert as the observance of the Holy Week has started. Three…

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo tour packages for Holy Week to be launched on March 16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Holy Week packages for tourists in Cebu Province will be launched on March 16, 2021, which the Capitol hopes would bring in more tourists to the province during the upcoming Holy Week. The…

Priests in Bantayan need more ashes for Ash Wednesday; turn to faithful for help

Doris C. Bongcac 02/16/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Priests at the Parish of Saints Peters and Paul in Bantayan town on Bantayan Island have asked from their parishioners to make donations of blessed and dried palm leaves or branches that they…

In Photos (Part 2): A glimpse of Cebu amid the pandemic

Dennis Singson 01/01/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines — The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has forced most countries to adapt to changes to protect each one’s well-being from an infectious virus that has ravaged and infected millions in the world. In…

Bantayan Island COVID-free on Dec. 10

Morexette Marie B. Erram 12/10/2020

A white sand beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island in northwestern Cebu. | CDN Digital file photo | Brian Ochoa CEBU CITY, Philippines – The entire island of Bantayan in northwestern Cebu is free from any active…

IN PHOTOS: Revisiting Bantayan Island in Cebu

Brian J. Ochoa 11/03/2020

Bantayan Island, Cebu—After months of being closed to tourists due to the threat of COVID-19, Bantayan Island started welcoming tourist visitors in the past weeks. The Cebu Provincial government officially  reopened the tourism industry in this island…

In photos: Blue moon photos over Bantayan Island, Cebu

Immae Lachica 11/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Blue moon was shining brightly over the skies in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Sunday night, November 1, 2020. The Blue moon was expected to be seen all over the country on October 31, 2020…

In Bantayan, 189 households are under ‘granular lockdown’

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Two sitios (sub-villages in English) in Barangay Hilotongan, Bantayan town in northern Cebu have been placed under ‘granular lockdown’ starting October 22, 2020, local officials announced. The municipal government of Bantayan, in an…

Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Improvements made in the Bantayan Island Airport are set to be finished by December 2020, local officials here have announced. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), in a statement on Sunday, October…

Makeup group in Bantayan also a support group for LGBT members

Immae Lachica 10/11/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— What can you do with makeup? Mostly, makeup is used to enhance beauty, but in this photoshoot, makeup was used to create new horrific yet amazing looks. Looks that are perfect in time for…

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