The Bantayan municipal government wont allow sett

first_imgThe Bantayan municipal government won’t allow settlers to build homes near the coast to spare them from storm surges caused by typhoons.Vince Escario, spokesman of Bantayan Mayor Chris Escario, said a storm surge occurred when supertyphoon Yolanda hit Bantayan Nov. 8 but they were lucky that it was low tide at the time.ADVERTISEMENT If it had been high tide, Bantayan would have suffered the same devastation as that in Tacloban City.Bantayan has started its clearing operations at the coastal areas.FEATURED STORIESNEWSINFOSenate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreementsNEWSINFOLocsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilegeNEWSINFOPalace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spikeEscario said illegal settlers will be relocated. A day before the typhoon, town officials evacuated residents in coastal areas to the sports complex but some still opted to stay in their houses.Escario said some people started to go out thinking that the storm was over but after 30 minutes, it rained again and this was followed by a storm surge. View comments Baybayin revival makes native PH history hip WHAT WENT BEFORE: Dengvaxia is world’s first dengue vaccine LATEST STORIES MOST READ Escario said it will take six months to fully restore the town’s power supply.Business establishments and stores are already open but their poultry industry bore the brunt of the typhoon’s wrath, reducing production by 60 percent.Estimated damage runs to more than P4 billion.The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-7) said it would provide 3,000 motor bancas to registered fishermen hit by the typhoon in Bantayan Island and the rest of Central Visayas.BFAR-7 Asst. Regional Director Allan Poquita told reporters that the agency will also provide seaweed seedlings to the fishermen.He said they will also distribute 119,700 packs of relief goods to the 13 storm-affected towns in northern Cebu.Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Painters refuse to go quietly PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities PLAY LIST 03:26PCSO to focus on improving transparency of gaming activities01:39Sotto open to discuss, listen to pros and cons of divorce bill06:02Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements01:50Palace open to make Dengvaxia usable again as dengue cases spike01:49House seeks probe on ‘massive corruption’ in PCSO01:37PCSO estimates P250M in Lotto revenue loss due to suspension Carpio gets nominated as CJ for 4th time Bantayan officials met with land owners to discuss where to relocate the illegal settlers.MORE STORIESnewsinfoPM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economynewsinfoNorth Korea says it tested new rocket systemnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performanceMORE STORIESnewsinfoPM Boris Johnson visits Belfast as Brexit woes hurt UK economynewsinfoNorth Korea says it tested new rocket systemnewsinfoSen. Pia Cayetano: Judge our clan based on performanceEscario said some lots will be paid in cash while others will be paid in installment basis.There were 21 reported casualties in Bantayan town during tehe storm.Three drowned in the the storm surge.Bantayan has 25 barangays and four are adopted by an organization.ADVERTISEMENT Locsin wants to drop ‘visas upon arrival’ privilege Senate to probe Tolentino’s ‘novel legal theories’ on oral agreements PH protests Chinese boat swarm, warship passage SMC bags Bulacan airport projectlast_img read more