The where and how of (getting to) Malapascua, a ‘beach paradise’ in north Cebu

Doris C. Bongcac 04/04/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Summer is here. And going to the beach is always on top of our to do list during this time of year. What are you waiting for? Bring out those swimwear and bring…

3 arrested for illegal fishing near Gato Island in Daanbantayan

Doris C. Bongcac 03/31/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Three men landed in jail after they were arrested for illegal fishing in the waters off Gato and Carnaza Islands in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The town’s Bantay…

In Photos: Gwen reopens tourism activities in Malapascua Island

Doris C. Bongcac 11/23/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Governor Gwendolyn Garcia led the reopening of tourism activities in Malapascua Island that is part of Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu on Sunday, November 22. She also inaugurated the new covered court in…

Daanbantayan to require returning OFWs to undergo rapid testing

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) who will be going home to Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu will be made to undergo a rapid antigen test upon arrival. The requirement was decided upon following the…

Monitor lizard disturbs peace at Daanbantayan Hospital

Morexette Marie B. Erram 08/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The frenzy on animals running loose and being chased by humans all over the country, including Cebu, is not over yet. The latest incident, which many have likened to the popular 1995 Hollywood…

CPA, Capitol to co-manage operations of Maya Port

Doris C. Bongcac 05/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Cebu Ports Authority (CPA) will partner with the Cebu provincial government in the operation of the Maya Port in Daanbantayan town while the municipal government will manage its passenger terminal, arrastre, and…

IN PHOTOS: Christmas Day at typhoon-hit Daanbantayan town

Gerard Francisco 12/26/2019

DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu — It could have been a joyful Christmas celebration for the people of this town. But it was not meant to be as Daanbantayan was placed under storm signal number 3 on Christmas Eve, December…

State of calamity to be declared in Daanbantayan town

Rosalie Abatayo 12/25/2019

DAANBANTAYAN, Cebu — Uprooted trees, roofless houses, shattered pump boats. These are common sights in the northern Cebu town of Daanbantayan on December 25, Christmas Day. The strong winds brought about by Typhoon Ursula on Christmas Eve,…

Ship runs aground, damages coral reef

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 06/13/2016

A foreign-registered vessel ran aground in the waters off a known diving spot in Daanbantayan town, northern Cebu and damaged some corals. At least 480 by 60 meters of coral reefs were affected when MV Belle Rose,…

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