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…

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…

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…

Santa Fe also bans karaoke on weekdays

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/22/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — More towns in Cebu province are adopting the karaoke ban. This time, it’s the local government of Santa Fe in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu Santa Fe Mayor Ithamar Espinosa on October 21,…

Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Improvements made in the Bantayan Island Airport are set to be finished by December 2020, local officials here have announced. The Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA), in a statement on Sunday, October…

UPDATED: Gwen to lead Bantayan Island Airport inspection on Oct. 16

Morexette Marie B. Erram 10/09/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia will be leading the inspection of the new commercial airport in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island this October 16. A report by Sugbo News, the Capitol-ran media outlet,…

Santa Fe cops to fishermen: Follow rules, stop fishing in protected areas

Alven Marie A. Timtim 08/21/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Santa Fe Policemen are appealing to fishermen to follow the rules especially on the prohibition of fishing in protected marine sanctuary areas. This, after fishermen from Bantayan town were caught by the Bantay…

Bantayan’s animal sanctuary needs help

Immae Lachica 06/07/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Island Rescue Wildlife Reserve in Barangay Pooc, Santa Fe, Bantayan Island is looking for adopters and donors to keep this animal sanctuary running. Read: A sanctuary for stray dogs on Bantayan Island This animal sanctuary…

Santa Fe cops to fishers of neighboring towns: Get permits or else …

Alven Marie A. Timtim 05/24/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Santa Fe Police are asking the fishermen from neighboring towns to coordinate with the government and secure permits before they fish in the waters of the town. This, after five fishermen were…

Teatro Santa Fe to re-stage “Gugma sa Langit” on Black Saturday

Michelle Joy Padayhag 03/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Teatro Santa Fe is set to restage “Gugma sa Langit” on Black Saturday, April 11, 2020, at the Santo Niño Roman Catholic Plaza in the town of Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, northern…

Santa Fe-bound roro suffered engine trouble; passengers safe after ship docked safely 4 hours laters

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/26/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – A roll on-roll off (roro) sea vessel bound to Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island suffered an engine malfunction shortly before it docked the town’s pier on early Sunday morning, January 26. The…

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