Bantayan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Bantayan


One man's dream ends century-old political dynasty in Bantayan, Cebu

Jun 05, 2016 - 11:30 PM

As a child Art Despi dreamed of becoming mayor This year he fulfilled his dream breaking a political dynasty s streak in the process

'Undecided voter': Cebuano millennial on improving disaster response

May 07, 2016 - 7:08 PM

Rowinmar Espinosa a resident of Bantayan Island in Cebu looks back at her experience during Super Typhoon Yolanda in voting for the next president

DISASTER RESPONSE. In this file photo, Filipino children peer from a glass window inside a school turned into a temporary evacuation center in Daan Bantayan, Northern Cebu province, central Philippines, 07 December 2014. Photo from Jay Rommel/EPA

Akhuetie’s game-winner gives Perpetual Help vs San Beda

Sep 10, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Perpetual Help’s Nigerian reinforcement Bright Akhuetie registers 31 markers 11 boards and 4 assists

BRIGHT SPOT. Bright Akhuetie of Perpetual rises to the rim against San Beda's Ola Adeogun. Photo by Czaesar Dancel/Rappler

Egay hinders search for 7 missing fishermen

Jul 05, 2015 - 9:05 PM

The fishermen have not been found for 3 days now and search operations will resume as soon as the weather improves

Boat capsizes off Panay, 7 fishermen missing

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:23 PM

Search and rescue operations are ongoing for the missing fishermen from Victorias town in Negros Occidental

Cebu island refuses housing help for Yolanda victims

Feb 28, 2015 - 7:30 AM

The new guideline introduced by the DSWD will render ineligible 60 of the previously identified 17 000 housing beneficiaries

Bantayan Island NGOs get ready for #RubyPH

Dec 05, 2014 - 4:28 PM

On Bantayan Island non governmental organizations established to help survivors of Typhoon Yolanda are gearing up to prepare for Typhoon Ruby

SAFE KEEPING. NGOs in Batayan Island, Cebu get ready for Typhoon Ruby expected to make landfall on Saturday evening, December 6. Photo by Joseph Ferris III

Farmers, fishermen still struggling 9 months after Yolanda

Aug 09, 2014 - 5:46 PM

People create their own destiny some say but those who were born in extreme poverty have few opportunities to change the course of their lives

Better lives and nutrition through seaweeds

Jun 24, 2014 - 4:00 PM

The slimy plant found along shores can be the key to improvement of coastal communities

CENTRAL. Ulva seaweeds are dried under the sun in this coastal community's center. All photos from Obi Roco of Trading Room PH

Hope of Easter in Mambakayao island

Apr 21, 2014 - 11:36 AM

Together we learned and proved that if we unite as a community we can rise from destruction and hopelessness

Aquino defends 'slow' relief efforts anew

Feb 25, 2014 - 10:53 PM

We may not have been perfect and I ll admit that But to say we didn t exercise maximum effort that s not fair

A month after Haiyan: Rebuilding a resilient society

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Technical fixes are important but real rebuilding starts now in improving the capacity of communities and local governments

Haiyan takes life and livelihood in Bantayan Island, Cebu

Nov 20, 2013 - 10:16 PM

For residents of an Bantayan Island in Cebu typhoon Haiyan ended lives and livelihood

CHED, colleges told: Help students affected by Yolanda

Nov 20, 2013 - 7:13 PM

The Commission will come up with a set of guidelines on how other higher education institutions will accommodate student transferees affected by Yolanda

STILL STANDING. What remains of the Leyte Colleges after typhoon Yolanda devastated the province. File photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

‘Magtinabangay’: Bantayan Island’s new tourism slogan

Nov 19, 2013 - 1:02 PM

Helping each other is the new slogan of the storm shaken people of tourist haven Bantayan Island

A family's bid to help Bantayan Island rise from Haiyan

Nov 13, 2013 - 1:29 PM

A Facebook page set up by a Cebuano family coordinates relief efforts for the isolated island devastated by Typhoon Yolanda

PANIC-STRICKEN PARADISE. Who would've thought disaster would strike a beautiful paradise of white-sand beaches and clear blue waters like Bantayan Island? Photo by Bibi delos Reyes

Bantayan Island, 3 Cebu towns completely isolated

Nov 09, 2013 - 8:35 PM

The towns of Sta Fe Madrijelos Bantayan Bogo Medellin and Daanbantayan have been cut off from all modes of communication since November 8

CUT OFF. Three towns in Bantayan Island remain cut off after Typhoon Yolanda (international name: Haiyan) cut through the Visayas. Photo courtesy of Bibi delos Reyes

Holy Week in Bantayan: Fast or feast?

Mar 30, 2013 - 3:06 PM

Is exemption from abstinence of meat still valid in Bantayan?