Daanbantayan to suspend physical novena Masses as town fiesta nears

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines –  Starting Thursday, August 26, there will be no physical novena Masses in Daanbantayan’s churches. This after the local government there decided to impose restrictions for their upcoming fiesta this Monday, August 30. “Nasabutan…

Owners surrender loose firearms to Daanbantayan cops

Doris C. Bongcac 05/03/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Policemen in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu recovered nine loose firearms during their implementation of the “Oplan Katok” program of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for the month of April. These firearms were…

Experience a fun summer escape in Carnaza Island

Doris C. Bongcac 04/11/2021

CARNAZA ISLAND, Daanbantayan – If you are looking for a quick escape from the busy city life this summer, Carnaza Island is a good place for you. When on the island, you sleep and wake up to…

Cherry blossoms in Daanbantayan town get public attention

Doris C. Bongcac 03/29/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Cherry blossoms are now in full bloom inside a private compound in the municipality of Daanbantayan in northern Cebu. And the presence of these beautiful flowers is beginning to draw attention, according to…

Boat captain from Malapascua feels ‘pandemic’s pinch’ as fewer tourists visit island

Doris C. Bongcac 03/20/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan – Many of those who depend on tourism for their livelihood were badly hit when the lockdown started a year ago in March 2020. Still, people like Rey Villamor, who is from Malapascua Island…

In Photos: Daanbantayan officials order preemptive evac of over 100 families from Brgy Poblacion

Doris C. Bongcac 02/21/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Occupants of at least 120 households in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu were asked to vacate their homes on Saturday, February 20, and relocate to the Daanbantayan National High School to ensure their…

Police eye revenge, love triangle as possible motives in Daanbantayan killing

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/16/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Revenge and love triangle are two possible motives that Daanbantayan police are looking into for the killing of Roland Conde, 20, a construction worker, in Proper 2, Barangay Agujo, Daanbantayan, Cebu around 6…

For the love of photography and discovery #CDNDValentines2021

Immae Lachica 02/13/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines— Photographs can either remind us of what have been or remind us of what to look forward to. To take photos and be good at it is not pure skills but talent. Seeing…

Policeman kills rape suspect, who attacked him with knife

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 02/12/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A policeman shot dead a 22-year-old man, who was a suspect in the rape of a minor, after he resisted arrest at past 6 a.m. today, February 12 in Light House, Sitio Kalubihan,…

Daanbantayan left with 3 active cases; 2 more recoveries logged on Nov. 9

Doris C. Bongcac 11/10/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Barangay Maya that used to have the second highest number of coronavirus disease cases in Daanbantayan town is now free of the infection. The barangay’s last two cases — DB Patient 109 and…

FACES OF CEBU: Vincent Mendoza, 22, PWD college student

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 11/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — No one and nothing can bring down a person who was born with a disability and managed to survive it. This is the mindset of Vincent Mendoza, a 22-year-old Industrial Technology student from…

How Cebuanos cope with Kalag-Kalag amid a pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/01/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Their family may have no difficulties visiting the graves of deceased relatives during dates outside the Kalag-Kalag season for this year. Riva Masbate, 23, a resident of San Remigio town in northern Cebu,…

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