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What we miss most about Bantayan Island, Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines— It is a no-brainer to say that Cebu is the land of beautiful beaches. But one island will always stand out from the others, and that is Bantayan Island in northern Cebu. And now that we are all under the general stay at home guidelines due to COVID-19, why don’t we reminisce […] The post What we miss most about Bantayan Island, Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 10th, 2020

Roque says Cebu event is a ‘lesson learned’

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, who recently came under fire after attending an event in Bantayan Island in Cebu where social distancing was not observed, said that he has learned his lesson. Roque made the comment when asked about Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya’s statement that the government officials should lead by example in […] The post Roque says Cebu event is a ‘lesson learned’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

DepEd-7 to also probe into Madridejos crowd gathering

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 Salustiano Jimenez of DepEd-7 announced that their agency had directed the Cebu province division of DepEd (DepEd-Cebu) to […] The post DepEd-7 to also probe into Madridejos crowd gathering appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 30th, 2020

Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering

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.  Mayor Salvador Dela Fuente, in a phone interview with reporters on Sunday, November 29, said they were willing […] The post Madridejos welcomes DILG probe on crowd gathering appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Roque says he followed health rules in Cebu gathering

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said he followed COVID-19 protocols when he was greeted by a huge crowd during a controversial local government event in Bantayan Island, Cebu. On Friday, a photo of Roque speaking to a thick crowd of island residents drew flak as social media users pointed out the violation of social […] The post Roque says he followed health rules in Cebu gathering appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 29th, 2020

Roque defends self from alleged Bantayan Island protocol breach

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque on Saturday finally broke his silence a day after netizens criticized him for alleged violation of physical distancing during his visit to Bantayan Island on Friday. “I was totally taken aback by the huge crowd that came when I went to Cebu yesterday, November 27, to grace the official opening of […] The post Roque defends self from alleged Bantayan Island protocol breach appeared first on Daily Tribune......»»

Category: sportsSource:  abscbnRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Madridejos Mayor: Crowd grew uncontrollable

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Madridejos town in northern Cebu recently made headlines – both in the negative and positive light. This fourth-class municipality nestled in Bantayan Island became the second stop of Suroy-Suroy Sugbo in Bantayan held last November 27, 2020, which was attended by several notable figures, including Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. Aside from […] The post Madridejos Mayor: Crowd grew uncontrollable appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

No sched for commercial flights yet in upgraded Bantayan Island Airport

The Bantayan Island Airport, though already open, cannot accommodate commercial flights just yet, local officials say. | CDN Digital photo Morexette Marie Erram BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines – The upgraded Bantayan Island Airport may have already welcomed at least four planes on its opening on November 27, 2020. But more works need to be done before […] The post No sched for commercial flights yet in upgraded Bantayan Island Airport appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Bantayan airport’s opening seen to boost island’s tourism industry

BANTAYAN ISLAND, Philippines — Bantayan Island, one of Cebu’s most popular tourist destinations, is now accessible by air. Officials both from the national and local governments on Friday, November 27, inaugurated the upgraded Bantayan Island Airport. The ceremonial opening marked the completion of extending its 900-meter runway to 1.2 kilometers, and its own terminal to […] The post Bantayan airport’s opening seen to boost island’s tourism industry appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 27th, 2020

Mini Suroy-Suroy in Bantayan soon

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu province is gearing up for the formal opening of its newest commercial airport this November. And Governor Gwendolyn Garcia, in a press conference on Thursday, November 5, announced that the Capitol would be initiating a ‘mini Suroy-Suroy’ in Bantayan Island this November 28. Garcia told reporters that the event would […] The post Mini Suroy-Suroy in Bantayan soon appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 5th, 2020

In photos: Blue moon photos over Bantayan Island, Cebu

CEBU CITY, Philippines— The Blue moon was shining brightly over the skies in Bantayan Island, Cebu, Sunday night, November 1, 2020. The Blue moon was expected to be seen all over the country on October 31, 2020 but due to the weather disturbance brought about typhoon Rolly, it was not that visible during last Saturday. […] The post In photos: Blue moon photos over Bantayan Island, Cebu appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2020

Halloween makeup ideas, anyone?

CEBU CITY, Philippines— Thinking of what you should like in this year’s Halloween? Worry no more and let these creations from Nico Villacampa. The 17-year-old from Bantayan Island, Cebu is giving netizens some ideas on how they can look pretty and scary this Halloween. Read: Makeup group in Bantayan also a support group for LGBT […] The post Halloween makeup ideas, anyone? appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

CPPO chief eyes task force for tourist spots

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Police Colonel Alladin Collado, Cebu Police Provincial Office chief, plans to create a task force specifically for tourist spots in Cebu province to be able to closely monitor the activities amid the ongoing fight against COVID-19. This idea stemmed from photos that circulated online showing several tourists in Bantayan Island allegedly […] The post CPPO chief eyes task force for tourist spots appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 25th, 2020

Santa Fe also bans karaoke on weekdays

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, 2020, issued an executive order (EO) enforcing the ban on karaoke, videoke, and ‘any other noisy activities on […] The post Santa Fe also bans karaoke on weekdays appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion

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 18, said that the airport’s upgrades are currently in the last stages of concreting its extended runway. “The […] The post Bantayan Island Airport ‘on track’ for 2020 completion appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 18th, 2020

Bantayan-bound tourists told to secure bookings ahead of trip

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Tourists planning to go to Bantayan Island in northern Cebu are advised to book their accommodations ahead of their scheduled trip. This was just among the reminders the Cebu Provincial government told the public as it officially reopened the tourism industry of Bantayan Island last Friday, October 16. Governor Gwendolyn Garcia […] The post Bantayan-bound tourists told to secure bookings ahead of trip appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 17th, 2020

Swiss guard with Filipino blood has roots from Bantayan

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Vatican has recently sworn 38 new members of the Swiss Guard, and one of them happened to be of Swiss and Filipino descent with roots in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island. The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP), in a press release issued on October 9, confirmed that […] The post Swiss guard with Filipino blood has roots from Bantayan appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2020

Vivant Energy& rsquo;s unit brings 3-MW generators to Bantayan

Vivant Energy Corp. said subsidiary Isla Norte Energy Corp. delivered power generators with a combined capacity of 3 megawatts to the distribution utility in Bantayan Island in northern Cebu to significantly reduce power outages......»»

Category: financeSource:  thestandardRelated NewsSep 15th, 2020

In Photos: Bantayan Airport project now 50% complete – Dicdican

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – Ongoing works at the Bantayan Airport on Banyatan Island is on track and may even be finished ahead of its December 2020 target completion, according to Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager Steve Dicdican. Dicdican, who led an inspection of the project site on Saturday, September 12, said that the […] The post In Photos: Bantayan Airport project now 50% complete – Dicdican appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 13th, 2020

1,000 LSI nakauwi sa Cebu

Umaabot na sa 1,106 locally stranded individuals (LSI) ang napauwi na sa kani-kanilang bayan sa Talisay City, Mandaue City, Minglanilla, Camotes Islands at Bantayan Island sa Cebu City. The post 1,000 LSI nakauwi sa Cebu first appeared on Abante......»»

Category: newsSource:  abanteRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2020

Six ‘tigbakay’ aficionados arrested in Madridejos

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Six men are now facing charges for violating Presidential Decree 449 or the illegal cockfighting law, after they were caught participating in a “tigbakay” (cockfighting) in Sitio Bag-ong Dalan, Barangay Talangnan in Madridejos town, on Bantayan Island, Cebu, on Thursday, August 20, 2020. With the help of the Regional Intelligence Division, […] The post Six ‘tigbakay’ aficionados arrested in Madridejos appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 21st, 2020