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By Michael Lim Ubac
MANILA, Philippines—Expect heads to roll in the coming days as the President’s patience is wearing thin over the seemingly disjointed efforts, particularly at the local level, to help victims of disasters since December 2012. President Benigno Aquino III appealed Tuesday for more patience from disaster victims amid the overwhelming challenges confronting his administration in [...]
By Nikko Dizon
The government’s official death toll from Supertyphoon “Yolanda” (international name: Haiyan) has breached 6,000 after 27 additional fatalities were reported yesterday on top of the nearly 1,800 people missing.
By Malou Guanzon-Apalisok
I’m writing this article while talking with Christian “Tintin” Abello, whose family lives in sitio Patao in Bantayan island in northern Cebu, the section of the province badly hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda. The situation in Patao, a fishing village with a population estimated at 5,000 deserves attention because while the provincial government ramps up [...]
Out team composed of almost 100 doctors and medical personnel from Metro Manila is now moving to help typhoon victims on Bantayan Island (Cebu). Those people need more help. Let’s do our share.—Dr. Leo Olarte, president of the Philippine Medical Association
By Jamie Elona
The Philippine Medical Association said Tuesday it sent a 100-man team to distribute relief supplies in Bantayan Island in Cebu as efforts from various sectors continued for the victims of monster typhoon “Yolanda” (international codename: Haiyan) that hit the Visayas region earlier this November.
After Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made landfall on Bantayan Island on Nov. 8, the Bantayanons anxiously came out of their shelters to check
on the damage.
Another 5,500 packs will be delivered to northern Cebu. The Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (RAFI) distributed 3,000 relief packs in the towns of Bantayan, Sta. Fe and Madridejos in Bantayan Island last Sunday. Another 6,000 relief packs were distributed in the towns of Daanbantayan, San Remigio and Medellin last Tuesday. The foundation will also deliver [...]
A TASK force under the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (Penro) arrested 33 fishermen after they were allegedly caught fishing in prohibited areas in the waters off Bantayan Island, northern Cebu last Monday. The fishermen were also caught using fine-mesh fishnets, said Chad Estella, head of Penro. Two fishing vessels were seized during the [...]
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
Lehz Ledesma still dreads traveling by boat. When she has to, she goes with a companion or with her family. She also gets scared during brownouts and upon hearing loud thuds.
By Trizer D. Mansueto
For several decades now, the mere mention of Semana Santa (Holy Week) on Bantayan Island in northern Cebu conjures up images of a fiesta.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
THE passenger vessel MV Super Shuttle Ferry 14 bound for Bantayan Island stalled at sea 30 minutes after it left Hagnaya Port of San Remegio town yesterday afternoon.
By Jhunnex Napallacan
, Rhea Ruth V. Rosell
AFTER floating in the rough seas for a day, the five fishermen who were reported missing last Monday in Guintarcan Island, Sta. Fe town in northern Cebu, were rescued off the waters of Biliran Island in Eastern Visayas on Tuesday afternoon. Marcelino Abliana, 44; Emmanuel Padilla, 30; Mario Padilla, 40; Froilan Albilda, 26; and [...]
By Carmel Loise Matus
Electric power in Bantayan Island won’t be cut off on Friday, at least not until June 15, an extended deadline to settle debts with a fuel supplier.