Motorbanca springs a leak off the coast of Santa Fe; four rescued

Mae Fhel Gom-os 11/11/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Four passengers were rescued including a senior citizen from a motorbanca, which sprang a leak at its freeboard or the area between the water line and the top of the side of the…

Late sorry not enough to get ‘disrespectful’ brothers off the hook – police chief

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararana and Paul Lauro 06/25/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The late sorry won’t cut it. This was the reply of Police Lieutenant Eden Rex Baguio, Sta. Fe Police Station chief, to the two brothers, who were arrested after they challenged two policemen…

Faith grows on Kinatarcan Island in Cebu

Ador Vincent Mayol 05/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — The people of Kinatarcan Island off the western coast of Cebu province felt something was missing even if they were living in paradise. “We craved for something more, the one that physical…

Family in Sta. Fe robbed, thieves take P465,000 cash

Paul Lauro, Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/07/2021

Cebu City, Philippines—Police in Sta. Fe Town in Bantayan Island, northern Cebu said a family engaged in the business of selling fish and squid was robbed by armed men in Sitio Kabay-ot in Barangay Hilantagaan, Sta.Fe, Cebu…

Sta. Fe Mayor orders distribution of free meals to stranded tourists

Doris C. Bongcac 04/20/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — The municipal government of Sta. Fe in Bantayan Island provided meals to individuals, who were unable to leave the town’s port due to Typhoon Bising. Bantayan Island, where the municipality is located, remains…

Kinatarkan Island: Every adventure junkie’s island

Immae Lachica 02/27/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Thinking of a new place to release your adventure junkie self? There’s an island in the north of Cebu that can give you just that. Welcome to Kinatarkan Island in Sta. Fe, Bantayan. According…

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…

Espinosa: Sta Fe now COVID-free

Doris C. Bongcac 11/25/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – All of the 20 Sta Fe town residents, who earlier tested positive for the coronavirus disease, already recovered from their infection. Mayor Ithamar Espinosa said that his town that is located in Bantayan…

Sta. Fe Mayor orders stricter border control after first COVID-19 case in Bantayan town

Doris C. Bongac 04/29/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The municipality of Sta. Fe in Bantayan has implemented stricter border measures to protect its constituents against the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). In a Facebook post this afternoon, Mayor Ithamar Espinosa said that…

Oceana lauds coastal mayors for campaign vs illegal commercial fishing

Irene R. Sino Cruz 04/16/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Local chief executives in different coastal municipalities, including those in Cebu, continue to protect their marine resources from illegal commercial fishing, according to Oceana. In an emailed press release, Oceana, an international non-government organization, lauded…

LTO-7 opens first satellite office in Bantayan Island

Rosalie Abatayo 09/30/2019

SANTA FE, Cebu — Cebuanos who needed to transact with the Central Visayas office of the Land Transportation Office (LTO-7)  no longer have to travel to mainland Cebu to avail of the agency’s services. An LTO satellite…

Task force to implement demolition of illegal structures in Sta. Fe town

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A task force will be formed to implement environmental laws, especially in the resort areas of Sta. Fe town, Bantayan Island. The task force will be composed of representatives of the Local Government unit of…

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