A day in the life of a fisherman in Malapascua

Doris C. Bongcac 04/03/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishing is something that Guillermo Baman learned at a very young age. But he never learned to make “kitang” when he was still in his hometown in Samar. He learned the art of…

When fishermen in an island in northern Cebu take a break from catching fish

Doris C. Bongac 03/31/2021

MALAPASCUA ISLAND, Daanbantayan — Fishermen in Malapascua Island  also take a break to celebrate the Holy Week. Starting on Maunday Thursday, they would no longer go out to sea, said fisherman Guillermo Baman. Baman, 61, said they…

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…

Suroy-Suroy Sugbo tour packages for Holy Week to be launched on March 16

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 03/13/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Holy Week packages for tourists in Cebu Province will be launched on March 16, 2021, which the Capitol hopes would bring in more tourists to the province during the upcoming Holy Week. The…

Photographer captures stunning photos of Malapascua Island amid pandemic

Raul Constantine L. Tabanao 06/25/2020

MOALBOAL, CEBU —  For photo enthusiast Jack David Ponpon, Malapascua Island in northern Cebu may be a bit off without the usual crowd. But he believes the break due to the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic is doing the…

Malapascua Island will soon have a police outpost

Alven Marie A. Timtim 06/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A new police outpost in Barangay Logon, Malapascua Island, Daanbantayan, Cebu, will soon rise to serve the people there, to help boost tourism in the area, and to assure safety of tourists. Police…

Capitol assures: We’ll address livelihood concerns of Ursula-hit areas

Rosalie Abatayo 12/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Getting back on their feet, for victims of Typhoon Ursula, may be harder if it is their livelihood that is directly affected. Neil Angelo Sanchez, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO)…

LOOK: The aftermath of Typhoon Ursula on Malapascua Island

Delta Letigio 12/26/2019

Cebu City, Philippines—Typhoon Ursula damaged some of the towns in northern Cebu on December 24, 2019. Among those that took a beating was Malapascua Island, part of the peninsular barangay of Logon in Daanbantayan town. IN PHOTOS:…

Coast Guard sends out relief goods to northern Cebu 

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 12/26/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has shipped the first set of relief goods to the typhoon-struck northern Cebu on Thursday morning, December 26, 2019.  Read: Storm surge warning up in northern Cebu towns PCG vessel,…

A book that highlights Cebu’s world-class diving spots

Immae Lachica 12/22/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Cebu is a home for thalassophiles or people who love the sea. With countless beaches to snorkel or to dive to Cebu has got you covered in all your aquatic needs especially in diving.…

Malapascua and Moalboal among the best spots to snorkel in Visayas

Ellah Quieta 01/12/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines – Among a sea of islands in the Philippines, Visayas has got to be the region with the best sites to discover and explore the underwater flora and fauna of our seas. If…

Divers to remove COT in Malapascua

Jessa Mae O. Sotto 10/15/2018

CROWN OF THORNS STARFISH OUTBREAK Foreign and local diving enthusiasts and volunteers in Cebu will work together to control the outbreak of Crown of Thorns (COT)starfish on a portion of the coral reefs in Malapascua Island in…

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