Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Devastates Bantayan Island
ON NOVEMBER 8, 2013, A MASSIVE CATEGORY 5
TYPHOON, THE LARGEST AND MOST DESTRUCTIVE TYPHOON IN THE HISTORY OF THE
WORLD, MADE LANDFALL ON BANTAYAN ISLAND.
We live on Bantayan Island and have been conducting a ministry to the
people of the island since December of 2010. If you would like to help
the people of Bantayan Island rebuild their lives and supply the basic
needs of the people such as food, clothing, shelter, and medical
supplies, please consider making a tax deductible donation to help
these dear people.
We are bringing Rice, Bottled Water, Canned Goods, Clothing, and
Building Materials from Cebu by truck as contributions permit. The
people of Bantayan Island are currently in a very desperate situation.
In Santa Fe where we live, on November 10, Joan Pasasadaba Nepangue,
the owner of Beach Placid Resort informed us that over 28,000 people
are homesless and starving.
PLEASE HELP US PURCHASE FOOD, BOTTLED WATER, CLOTHING, AND MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR THESE DESPERATE PEOPLE!
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ABOUT BANTAYAN ISLAND:
Prior to Typhoon Yolanda (We can help rebuild this once beautiful island):
Bantayan Island is one of the most beautiful islands in the World.
Located in the central part of the Philippines, Bantayan Island is one
of 167 surrounding islands of the province of Cebu. Located just to the
northwest of Cebu, and west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Bantayan
Island is a small Atoll just 7 by 10 miles with a population of over
When you step off the ferry from Hagnaya at the port of Santa Fe on
Bantayan Island, you instantly feel a sense of peace, with time slowing
down and all the cares of life ceasing with every passing moment.
As you look up and down the powdery white sand beaches, you are struck
by the beauty of the aquamarine cyrstal clear water. The beaches have a
soft sandy bottom that is therapy to tired and aching feet. The
water is only 4 feet deep at over 100 yards off shore, making a
leasurley swim pure delight.
From the stunning resort at Ogtong Cave where tropical birds sing and
lush tropical vegitation and flowers sooth your senses, to the beach
front Tri-Plex cottages of Beach Placid, there is a resort for any
As you rent a scooter from your resort and meander slowly along the
lush island roads, you feel the pleasure and freedom of cool wind
on your face while arching coconut palms stretch out over the road
Bantayan Municipality is less than 30 minutes by scooter from Santa Fe
Beach, Madredejos just another 30 minutes further. A stroll along
the beach meeting the humble and peaceful fishermen who live on
Bantayan's Island's white sand beaches makes you realize that you do
not have to have much in life to be truly happy.
Lunch for two is less than $10.00 and a beach front accomodation can be
found for less than $40.00. The Island of Bantayan is safe, peacful,
and will stimulate and thrill your sense of adventure as perhaps no
other place on earth.
As one transplanted from the United States to Bantayan Island in 2010
we have discovered that living here is where the term "Paradise Island"
originated. Life on Bantayan Island is slow, easy, and relaxed. From
the moment you depart the Ferry at Santa Fe Port and travel the short
distance to you chosen resort, you will feel as if you never want to
leave this amazing place.
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