Bantayan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Cebu, Philippines. According to the 2015 census, it has a population of 79,084 people. It is located on Bantayan Island, 136 kilometres (about 4 hours travel by road) from Cebu City. Bantayan is bordered to the north by the town of Madridejos, to the southwest is the Tañon Strait, to the east is the town of Medellin and to the south is the town of Santa Fe.
According to folklore, these watchtowers were known locally as “Bantayan sa Hari”, meaning “Watchtowers of the King”, and they served as lookout towers for incoming vintas (Moro pirate vessels). In the course of their vigil, it became common to say, “Bantayan! Bantayan!”, meaning, “Keep watch! Keep watch!”, and that was how this island-group got its name. This watchtower stood still to this days.
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