Daanbantayan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Daanbantayan


Cebu town releases P3.9 million disaster funds amid state of calamity

Dec 29, 2019 - 4:15 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor Sun Shimura says the disaster fund would be used for the purchase of tarpaulins for houses and waterproof plywood for boats damaged by Typhoon Ursula

DESTROYED. Several houses were destroyed in Barangay Carnaza in Daanbantayan, Cebu during the onslaught of Typhoon Ursula. Photo from Municipality of Daanbantayan FB page

Joke again? Lost in translation? Duterte says he 'ordered' Loot ambush

Sep 18, 2019 - 12:39 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo says enough leeway should be given to a 'Bisaya President' who 'misspeaks the Filipino language'

AMBUSHED. Ex-Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

Ex-Cebu town mayor Loot convicted of malversation

Aug 12, 2019 - 7:00 PM

Former Daanbantayan mayor Maria Luisa Loot is convicted of malversion related to a P500,000 loan she approved during her term as mayor in 2007

GRAFT. Former Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Ma. Luisa Loot is convicted ofmalversation for an irregular loan grant.

Cebu town mayor Vicente Loot survives ambush

May 13, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) Mayor Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan, Cebu, is one of the retired police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drug trade

CONTROVERSIAL MAYOR. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot is a former police general accused of protecting drug lords. File photo by Rappler

Ombudsman fines ex-Daanbantayan mayor over Yolanda aid distribution

Oct 09, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Former Daanbantayan, Cebu mayor Augusto Corro initially disqualified residents of a 'no-build zone' from receiving financial aid, but it is later found that their area is not considered a danger zone

YOLANDA FUNDS. The Office of the Ombudsman finds a former mayor of Cebu guilty of simple neglect of duty for unclear guidelines in the qualifications for a financial assistance. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ex-Cebu mayor Loot faces graft charges

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:16 PM

Former Mayor Ma Luisa Loot of Daanbantayan Cebu is the wife of retired police general Vicente Loot whom President Duterte has tagged as a narco general

Loot: 2nd Cebu mayor to lose supervision over local police

Aug 12, 2016 - 6:48 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor and former police general Vicente Loot is being investigated for his alleged links to the illegal drugs trade

DE-DEPUTIZED. Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, a former police general accused of protecting drug lords, loses his authority to choose a police chief and control over the municipal police station. File photo by Rappler

Cebu mayor linked to drug trade faces DILG

Jul 08, 2016 - 1:13 PM

Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot says he is waiting for the DILG order on his case to prepare his defense

DILG PROBE. Daanbantayan mayor and former police official Vicente Loot submits himself to an investigation by the DILG over his alleged links to the drug trade. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Cebu town mayor: 'No dealings with drug lords'

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Former police official and now Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot denies links to illegal drugs and says the P70 million assets in his joint SALN are not illegally acquired

NO TIES. Daanbantayan mayor Vicente Loot arrives in Manila, saying he's willing to submit himself to an investigation to prove he has no ties with alleged drug lords. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Cebu town mayor denies being drug lord protector

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:35 PM

I will be tried by publicity I hope I could be given the chance to clear my name says former PNP director for training service Vicente Loot now mayor of Daanbantayan Cebu

INTRIGUES? Retired police general Vicente Loot, recently elected mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, says rumors about his involvement in the illegal drug trade are intrigues due to his wife's long political career. Photo from PNP Region VI Twitter account

Incumbent Cebu mayor who lost by 7 votes won't concede

May 15, 2016 - 2:42 PM

Cordova town also holds special elections for 458 voters

Mayor in northern Cebu town loses by 7 votes

May 10, 2016 - 6:24 PM

Daanbantayan is the northernmost town in Cebu devastated by Super Typhoon Yolanda in 2013

Cebu's convergence road project to boost tourism

Aug 25, 2015 - 1:52 PM

President Aquino tells DPWH that they have more infra projects to complete across the country before his term ends next year

President Benigno S. Aquino III delivers his speech during the project briefing on the major infrastructure projects in the Province of Cebu at the Equipment Management Division of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VII in Sergio Osmena Boulevard corner V. Sotto, Cebu City on Monday (August 24, 2015). Also in photo are Transportation and Communications Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya, Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III and Public Works and Highways Secretary Rogelio Singson. (Photo by Marcelino Pascua / Malacañang Photo Bureau / PCOO)

Japanese technology helps keep water clean in Yolanda-hit areas

Jan 08, 2014 - 5:40 PM

The water filtration technology will assist 1 400 households in Daanbantayan Cebu

Oxfam eyes 100,000 hygiene kits for disaster-hit areas

Nov 15, 2013 - 12:41 AM

In addition Oxfam Philippines intends to set up at least 100 handwashing stations in northern Cebu

HOMES DESTROYED. Damaged in neighboring Northern Cebu town San Remegio. Photo by Jon Cabiles

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