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Bantayan Updates on Super Typhoon Yolanda (Photos & Video)

Bantayan Island is one of the worst affected areas hit by Super Typhoon Yolanda, the island was left “cut-off” and “isolated” after power went out and communication lines went down and nearly all of the buildings and structures were heavily damaged or destroyed.

Bantayan Tourist Spot OMAGIECA Needs Your Help

Watch the first video of Bantayan Island after Typhoon Yolanda (Credit: ABS-CBN)

According to Cebu Provincial Governor JunJun Davide, 95 to 98 percent of homes in Bantayan were destroyed, as reported by journalist Leo Lastimosa. The Philippine Information Agency and PRO-7 have reported a total of at least nine casualties, the count was before a complete survey of the island.

Related Article: Bantayan Island Relief Operations After Typhoon Yolanda

Bantayan Mayor Ian Escario estimates that it would take two to three months for the Municipality of Bantayan to recover. The Mayor was quoted as saying in speaking with the Cebu Governor that, “I commend the people of Bantayan. We will help one another and we will not surrender. We will rise,” he told Cebu Gov. Hilario Davide III.

The Provincial Governor’s Team and the media have reached the island on Saturday afternoon, as reported by Sun Star. Mayor Escario added further that 90 percent of the island was swept by the typhoon, wrecking nearly all the houses, schools, infrastructures, the poultry and piggery farms, and biggest feed mill in the island.

As a blogger here’s my update from Barangay Obo-ob my hometown, according to our source, Nong Arnold Abello, the OMAGIECA was heavily damaged, the road to Antipolo and Sitio Tunga are impassable due to uprooted coconut trees.

Story is developing…. we will update this post as soon as possible.

Here’s some photos of Bantayan Island’s devastation:

Ticad

Barangay Ticad: Lapit kuno sa may Kawasaki

Suba

Suba, Bantayan Cebu

Suba Likod Simbahan

Suba Bantayan

Bantayan 1

Bantayan Gym

Madridejos 2013

Municipality of Madridejos

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About the author: A former tuba-gatherer turned OFW, now a professional blogger.

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  • khurram satti November 11, 2013, 12:00 am

    How are overseas people helping?

    Are they able to send money to bantayan isl.?

    Does money even help.
    Can they buy food and water?
    have the relief supplies arrived?
    Is the airport functional?

  • tito pablito November 11, 2013, 4:27 am

    My heart goes out to all the folks and thier losses. When I was at Bantayan they were still talking about storm “Frankie” and how it took many roofs off. The poultry and eggs there was the tastiest and no doubt this has devestated the “Egg Basket” of the Visayas. The fishermen had to work extra hard to get any kind of catch taking those little outriggers way out and now their boats are all wrecked. The Phillippine people are the toughest in the world but this is going to be a hard one to recover from.

  • Peter Nitschke November 14, 2013, 8:04 am

    My heart and best wishes go out to the people of bantayan. My fiance is from there and was visiting home when it happened, Although I know she and my son are ok I can no longer contact them.
    To all the residences.. stay safe and be careful.

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