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…

Virgin Island, one of Bantayan’s island gems, is a perfect summer hideaway for tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 05/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — When visiting Bantayan Island in northern Cebu, make sure to go also to Virign Island to make your summer trip extra special. But be prepared to spend because you will have to rent…

Sta. Fe Mayor orders distribution of free meals to stranded tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 04/20/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The municipal government of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island provided meals to individuals, who were unable to leave the town’s port due to Typhoon Bising. Bantayan Island, where the municipality is located, remains…

LOOK: Scenes from the Sta. Fe Port this Black Saturday

Doris C. Bongcac 04/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – The Sta. Fe Port in Bantayan Island is near empty this Black Saturday, April 3, 2021. But personnel of the Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) continue to provide passenger assistance while they also monitor…

CPPO to augment security in Bantayan Island, San Remigio

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 03/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Around thirty policemen will be deployed in Bantayan Island and the Hagnaya Port in San Remegio town in northern Cebu starting this Wednesday, March 24, to ensure strict security enforcement during the Holy…

A sea port with waters like that of a swimming pool? Only in Bantayan Island

Immae Lachica 03/15/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines– Bantayan Island is no stranger to praises, all thanks to its pristine white sand beaches, good food, hospitable people, and the clear blue waters that are to die for. Just this weekend, ka-Siloy Chris…

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