• D.E.N.R. and Philippine Congress Debate Fate of Bantayan Island

    D.E.N.R. and Philippine Congress Debate Fate of Bantayan Island

    A new proposal by Attorney Oposa in his continuing effort to restrict building on Bantayan Island, may actually have the effect of robbing residents of this tiny island of their personal property and homes.

    Beginning over two years ago, all building on the shoreline of Bantayan Island has been restricted from obtaining a building permit, even for private citizens who own the land and wish to build a home on their own property.

    The effects of the proposal before Philippine Congress would be to pass a law that would make the boundary for the shoreline on Bantayan Island, 40 Meters. For more than 40 years the boundary has been recognized as being 20 meters, with all homes and businesses being permitted to build within the 20 meter boundary. Now Oposa wants to take an additional 20 meters from those who own property on the island.

    For many property owners on Bantayan Island who own small parcels along the shore of Bantayan Island of 100-400 square meters, this new law will rob them of more than 200 square meters of their personal property. All land of less than 200 square meters will be completely lost. Land of 400 square meters will be cut in half. In many cases, this land was previously deeded to the land owners by the Philippine government and has been held in ownership for more than 40 years.

  • Beaches, Pictures, Resorts

    Posted on October 14th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Bantayan Island Pictorial

    The following Photos of Bantayan Island were taken by Rob Robinson. This photo slideshow will be updated periodically, so check back often for the latest additions.

  • Beaches, Resorts

    Posted on September 10th, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Beach Placid Resort

    Beach Placid Resort

    I recently completed a few pictures taken at Beach Placid Resort at Santa Fe on Bantayan Island. This is my favorite resort and I highly recommend you book your next stay on Bantayan with the friendly staff at Beach Placid.

    The beach out front of Beach Placid is in my opinion, the nicest white sand beach on Bantayan Island. Many of the Bungalows are located right on the white sand just a few steps to the crystal clear water.

    The following is a short slideshow displaying some of the beauty at Beach Placid and Santa Fe Beach.

  • Resorts

    Posted on January 1st, 2011

    Written by Rob Robinson

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    Beach Placid Resort on Bantayan Island

    Beach Placid Resort on Bantayan Island

    It doesn’t take long when you arrive at Bantayan Island to discover where the best resorts are located. When my wife and I spent our first five days here we had done quite a bit of research on the Island to see which resort was the best fit for us.

    We chose Beach Placid Resort because of it’s close proximity to the beach and waters of the Island. We wanted to be able to walk barefoot out of the door of our room and be on the beach. We were not disappointed, this is exactly what Beach Placid is about, being on the beach.

    Upon arrival at the Port of Santa Fe, we were picked up by the driver from the resort. It took only about 5 minutes to travel the short distance from the port of Santa Fe to the welcoming desk at Beach Placid.

    When we arrived the first thing that we noticed was that the grounds of Beach Placid are quite peaceful, simple and uncrowded. We were met with a warm smile at the open air counter just to the right of the resort, towards the back of the entrance road. It only took about 5 minutes to get our key and the porter was already carrying our single bag to our room.