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Aquino tells unidentified gov’t execs to deliver or resign

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President Benigno Aquino III INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

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 [...]

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Yolanda’ toll breaches 6,000

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CLASSROOM WITHOUT WALLS  Learning is more fun in Bantayan, these young students seem to say, as they hold classes in makeshift classrooms more than a month after Supertyphoon “Yolanda” flattened schools in northern Cebu province. EDWIN VICENCIO/CONTRIBUTOR

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.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Story from an unreached village

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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 [...]

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Heard on Radyo Inquirer 990AM

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

Posted: November 20th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Medical group sends team to Bantayan

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Girls in Daanbantayan town in northern Cebu are still in a daze in the aftermath of the supertyphoon 'Yolanda.'  CDN FILE PHOTO

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.

Posted: November 19th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bantayan Island execs say devastation just temporary setback

THE POULTRY industry on Bantayan Island is severely affected during the onslaught of Supertyphoon “Yolanda” last week.  Trizer D. Mansueto

After Supertyphoon “Yolanda” made landfall on Bantayan Island on Nov. 8, the Bantayanons anxiously came out of their shelters to check
on the damage.

Posted: November 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Relief packs sent to Bantayan Island

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 [...]

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

33 nabbed for illegal fishing off Bantayan Island

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 [...]

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in CDN - Metro,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

The 1999 sinking of MV Asia South Korea

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LEHZ Ledesma is one of the survivors of the Dec. 23, 1999 sinking of MV Asia South Korea which sank 16 kilometers west of Bantayan Island, Cebu. Contributed photo

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.

Posted: July 19th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Holy Week procession showcases tradition, faith of Bantayan folk

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A “CAROZZA” passes in front of the ancient stone church of Bantayan town, Bantayan Island, Cebu.

For several decades now, the mere mention of Semana Santa (Holy Week) on Bantayan Island in northern Cebu conjures up images of a fiesta.

Posted: March 22nd, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ship bound for Bantayan island stalls in open sea

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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.

Posted: March 16th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

5 Bantayan fishermen saved in Biliran

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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 [...]

Posted: August 2nd, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Bantayan power gets 15-day reprieve

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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.

Posted: May 31st, 2012 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

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