Motorbanca springs a leak off the coast of Santa Fe; four rescued

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four passengers were rescued including a senior citizen from a motorbanca, which sprang a leak at its freeboard or the area between the water line and the top of the side of the…

Capitol inaugurates P104M infra projects in Bantayan

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu Provincial Government on Wednesday, November 10 inaugurated various infrastructure projects in Bantayan Island worth approximately P104 million. Officials led by Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia were present during the whole-day inauguration ceremonies which…

Bantayan has new supplier of electricity

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/10/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Bantayan Island has a new source of electricity. Local government officials in Cebu and executives from Vivant Energy Corp. on Wednesday, November 10 inaugurated the Isla Norte Energy Corp. (INEC) power plant in…

Garcia to ERC: Address power supply woes in Bantayan Island

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/23/2021

  MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — To address the long-time energy supply problem in Bantayan Island, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia urged the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to issue a Provisional Authority to Operate to the new power generator…

City of Bogo to penalize violators of Kalag-Kalag regulations

Mae Fhel Gom-os 10/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The City of Bogo in northern Cebu will penalize those who will be caught violating their cemetery regulations for Kalag-Kalag 2021. In an advisory posted on its Facebook page, the local government unit…

Over 3k residents in Bantayan Is. got COVID vaccine jab

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – In an effort to expedite the safe reopening of the tourism industry, more than 3,000 residents in Bantayan Island were jabbed with the COVID-19 vaccines. The government and private sector conducted a two-day…

Bantayan’s Top 1 most wanted person for rape arrested

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 09/24/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 25-year-old man accused of rape was arrested by virtue of a warrant of arrest in Purok Mauswagon 2, Barangay Kabac in Bantayan Island at around 8 p.m. on Thursday, September 23, 2021.…

PCG rescues 12 passengers from distressed motorbanca off San Remigio town

Doris C. Bongcac 09/11/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Twelve passengers that included eight minors were rescued shortly after they left Bantayan Island on a motorbanca on Thursday, September 9. In a report, the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) said they found the…

Friends define ‘friends goals’ by carrying photo of their buddy who can’t join trip

Immae Lachica 05/29/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— If you can’t make it to your next trip with your friends, worry no more. Because this group of teachers from Lapu-Lapu City is giving every clique an idea to make your trip “complete.”…

A wedding gift that’s one for the books

Immae Lachica 05/11/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— A couple from Luzon received a wedding gift that they will never forget. This is indeed one for the books. Joel and Cherie Ala are originally from Luzon and have been staying in…

Santa Fe mayor offers reward for info on robbers, who took P465K from family

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The mayor of Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu is offering a cash reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the seven robbers, who stole nearly half…

Family in Sta. Fe robbed, thieves take P465,000 cash

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/07/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—Police in Sta. Fe Town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu said a family engaged in the business of selling fish and squid was robbed by armed men in Sitio Kabay-ot in Barangay Hilantagaan, Sta.Fe, Cebu…

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