CPPO keeping an eye on localities with past election-related incidents

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 05/03/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The top official of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO) said that even if there are no towns considered election hotspots in Cebu province, they will still keep an eye on areas with…

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…

Madridejos administers 3k doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Morexette Marie B. Erram 07/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines- Over 3,000 residents of Madridejos town in Bantayan Island already received their dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, the local government said in a report. Citing records from their Rural Health Unit (RHU), the Municipality…

After almost 8 years: Gov’t turns over 750 houses to Yolanda survivors in Madridejos town

Doris C. Bongcac 05/02/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – On April 30, 750 families from Madredijos town in Bantayan Island finally received the homes that were promised to them. The recipients were families who lost their homes when Super Typhoon Yolanda hit…

PDEA-7 agent arrested for killing neighbor

Morexette Marie B. Erram, Paul Lauro 01/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A law enforcer in Cebu is now in hot waters after he killed his neighbor in another incident involving gun violence.  An agent from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7),…

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…

DepEd-7 to also probe into Madridejos crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Department of Education in Central Visayas (DepEd-7) will be conducting their own investigation on the crowd gathering during the Madridejos stop of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island on November 27, 2020. Director…

Gwen to DILG: You can question me first

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia is ready to face the national government’s investigation of the mass gathering during last weekend’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo on Bantayan Island in northern Cebu. The governor voluntarily offered herself to…

Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The local government of Madridejos town in northern Cebu welcomed the decision of the national government to conduct an investigation into the mass gathering during last November 27’s Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan Island. …

Seafood, fish products from Madridejos remain in demand amid pandemic

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/29/2020

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — The coronavirus crisis has adversely affected nearly all sectors in Cebu, both small and large-scale.  But in the sleepy town of Madridejos, located approximately 140 kilometers northwest of Cebu City, fisherfolks are still…

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…

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