FORTUNE Life Insurance Co. is aggressively pushing its growth and expansion plans in Palawan through the inauguration and blessing of its new branch building at Lot 9, Fernandez Street, Barangay Tanglaw, Puerto Princesa City, on October 9.
The inaugural program includes a Thanksgiving Mass, ribbon cutting and blessing of Fortune Life branch building. It will be followed by a motorcade around Puerto Princesa City and reception will be at the Citystate Asturias Hotel. Continue reading
Usually a trip to Palawan is about white sandy beaches and immaculate lakes. But new adventures await, especially for thrill-seeking travelers.
Imagine a floating aquaculture facility in the middle of the sea. Besides breeding different types of fishes, Splash House is also a playground. Continue reading
“Palawan has 17 key biodiversity areas, two (United Nations) World Heritage sites, and virtually the whole province – consisting of 1,780 islands – is a virtual protected area, protected by so many laws.”
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I am just about to bite into a worm, an extremely long worm. As a child I had occasionally thought of eating a dirt-encrusted juicy one from the garden but had thought better of it.
But this time there is no escape. I have actually ordered it from the worm vendor who has set up his stall outside the restaurant where I am having a fine buffet lunch after returning from a trip down one of the the New 7 Wonders of Nature and a refreshing driftwood worm seems to be in order. Continue reading
FORD Palawan or Palawan Business Ventures, Inc., a subsidiary of the Autohub Group of Companies headed by WilLy Q. Tee Ten, recently opened its showroom in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Palawan Business Ventures is being represented by Efren and Jackie Chua. Continue reading
Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI), the social development arm of Shell companies in the Philippines, recently signed a memorandum of agreement with Weather Philippines Foundation (WPF) for the expansion of the latter’s automated weather station (AWS) network in Palawan. The move aims to intensify the province’s resilience to climate-related risks such as extreme weather events. Continue reading
GENERAL SANTOS CITY — The balance of trade between the Philippines and Indonesia is heavily tilted in favor of the latter under the Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA) economic cooperation, based on data from the Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA). Continue reading
PALAWAN – At around 8:55 PM, September 21, 2015, residents of Puerto Princesa City and Southern Palawan municipalities experienced an unscheduled total blackout. Small establishments around the Puerto Princesa Baywalk had to close early due to the power interruption. Continue reading
AT least 23 resorts in Palawan now have trained lifeguards.
The Department of Health —Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) office said the presence of trained lifeguards in the resorts will ensure the safety of tourists who visit the province known for its pristine beaches. Continue reading
Colton Haynes, the star of cable series Arrow, revealed that he was planning to visit Palawan in the Philippines.
He disclosed this during his public panel with Filipino fans last September 20 at the 2015 Asia Pop Comic Convention.
The 27-year-old actor/model elicited screams from the ladies at the World Trade Center, Pasay City as soon as he entered the stage. Continue reading
Agoda.com, one of Asia’s leadingHOTEL BOOKING SITES and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq:PCLN), has come up with a list of destinations that are perfect for filling up the year’s remaining long weekends.
It makes sense that travelers would want to take advantage of the remaining long weekends before finally saying goodbye to 2015. If you plan it well and score affordable plane tickets, you can relax over three full days. Because of this, many Filipinos are more willing to be adventurous and check out new places since there’s actually more travel time. With that in mind, Agoda.com has put together a list of favorite and up-and-coming Philippine destinations with a couple ofHOTEL recommendations that will definitely make your vacations. Continue reading
KOTA KINABALU: Trust and unity are the foundation in building strong economic ties, said the Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).
BIMP-EAGA council chairman Datuk Roselan Johar Mohamed said trust, mutual respect and unity were needed to build better ties between Palawan Island and Sandakan. Continue reading
US and Philippine Marine forces will be conducting joint naval war exercises starting Monday off the coast of Palawan near the contested West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).
At least 650 US Marines and sailors of the 3d Marine Expeditionary Brigade (3d MEB), the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) based in Okinawa, Japan, and 740 officers and enlisted personnel from the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will be participating in the 31st iteration of the Philippine Amphibious Landing Exercise (Phiblex) 2016 from September 21 to October 9. Continue reading
TWO studies conducted by the government in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program-United Nations Environment Program (UNDP-UNEP) overlooked the values and full benefits of minerals development in two mineral-rich areas in Palawan and Samar. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – The Commission on Audit has ordered the provincial government of Palawan to return P35.338 million in unauthorized cash bonuses paid to local government officials and employees in 2013.
In the COA audit report released September, state auditors said the province violated a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) circular when it released performance enhancement incentives (PEI) worth P40,000 to all officials and regular employees of the province. Continue reading
Environmental groups in Palawan province are celebrating. The signing of a power supply agreement between Langogan Power Corp. (LPC) and Palawan Electric Cooperative (Paleco) last week has been hailed as a milestone in Palawan’s socially charged quest for reliable power supply. Continue reading
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) has raised the alarm over the provincial government’s big push to open up Palawan’s farming areas in its southern region to oil palm plantations, warning local officials on its negative impact on the province’s historical heritage. Continue reading
THE AWARDING of new petroleum service contracts under the fifth Philippine Energy Contracting Round (PECR) could still take place within this month even if the recommendation for award has yet to be secured, Energy department officials said yesterday.
“We have already completed the evaluations of the applications. We will present the results on Thursday,” Rino E. Abad, director of the Energy department’s Energy Resource Development Bureau, said via phone.
DAVAO CITY — A closed fishing season will be implemented in Palawan and Zambales by December this year following a similar program first undertaken in the Zamboanga Peninsula and the Davao Gulf.
THE Department of Energy (DoE) wants the Commission on Audit (CoA) to reconsider and set aside its decision that affirmed over P50-billion tax underpayments of the consortium that developed the Malampaya natural gas field in offshore Palawan. Continue reading
More than a hundred provincial health officers from the Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan (MIMAROPA) region converged in Puerto Princesa to discuss universal health care strategies.
With the theme “Universal health care high impact five strategy,” the conference was organized by the Department of Health and hosted by DOH MIMAROPA. Main focus is on the five priority areas of reducing maternal, infant, and under five mortality; reducing the burden of HIV/AIDS; and establishing service delivery networks. Continue reading
FROM lush, thick jungle to dramatic mountain ranges and glistening white sand beaches, the Philippines is home to more than 7000 idyllic islands, waiting to be explored.
But how does one choose their little slice of paradise? We’ve picked nine of our favourite islands in the Philippines so you don’t have to. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – Former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn appeared before the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in Manila on Wednesday, August 26, to protest the results of the recall elections held 3 months ago in Puerto Princesa, Palawan.
Hagedorn said he wants a recount of the recall elections in May where his former ally, Lucilo Bayron, won as mayor by more than 5,000 votes. Continue reading