Bantayan News

  • DENR Urges LGUs Practice Responsible Tourism

    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) urged local government units (LGUs) to practice "responsible tourism" after what happened in Santa Fe town in Bantayan Island during the Holy Week.

    Dr. Alicia Lustica, head of DENR 7's Biodiversity, Coastal, Wetlands and Ecotourism Research Center (BCWERC), told reporters that it is the responsibility of the LGUs in ensuring that their tourism sites remain clean.

    Lustica reaction came after hearing that sacks of garbage were collected in Santa Fe after activities related to the Isla Music Festival 2017 were held there during the ...

  • Kota Park In Bantayan Island

    Kota Park in Bantayan Island, Cebu.

  • Obo-Ob Mangrove Garden Lush Eco-tourism In Bantayan Island

    Bantayan Island houses an area for mangrove preservation that is maintained and managed by the local organization named OMAGIECA. The Mangrove Garden in Obo-ob raises environmental awareness about how mangroves play a significant role in marine ecosystem. It contributes to the fisheries, coastal protection, erosion control and carbon sequestration.

    February 27, 2017 – Part of our second-day tour in Bantayan Island is the Mangrove Garden. After our adventures and misadventures in Paradise Beach, we took a quick trip to Obo-ob. From Sta. Fe, we passed by several towns until we reached Obo-o ...

  • Lawyer Releases New Book On Envt Protection

    A cebuano environmentalist and lawyer recently launched a picture-and-story book about how to care for the environment.

    Atty. Antonio Oposa Jr. showcased his advocacy through stories, pictures and paintings in his book "Shooting Stars and Dancing Fish."

    It is his fourth book.

    Oposa, a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for public service in 2009 for his legal advocacies for the environment, launched the book with the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc., his publisher.

    During the book launching at Casino Español in Cebu City last Friday, Oposa emphasized the need to shift the people ...

  • Cebu Bantayan Island

    We decided to visit Cebu again and this time we made sure we visit some local museums and explore the famous Bantayan Island.

  • Visiting Virgin Island And The Ogtong Cave

    Day 1 of Bantayan Island, Cebu. Mabee and I went island hopping (well, one island) and hung out in a cave.

    How to get to Bantayan:
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