San Vicente in Palawan has become the Philippines’ first Tourism Enterprise Zone (TEZ) with the Department of Tourism (DOT) and the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) holding the ceremonial groundbreaking there.
TEZ that falls under the country’s National Tourism Development Plan (NTDP) is a joint initiative of the DOT and TIEZA. Its aim is seek out potential sites and develop them into sustainable tourism destinations as part of the Philippine National Tourism Development Plan.
(CNN Philippines) — Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates was in Palawan for three days this week to have a vacation and check out an investment opportunity, eyewitnesses told the Philippine News Agency (PNA).
Eyewitnesses at the Puerto Princesa City Airport said they saw Gates arrive onboard a Global Express private plane on Monday (April 6) with wife, Melinda Gates, and two of their three children.
Unichamp Group, the leading producer of industrial lime products in the Asia-Pacific region, will officially open its very first fully integrated modern lime manufacturing facility in Palawan on Wednesday.
Unichamp Executive Chairman Daniel Lim told reporters that the $24 million facility will produce high quality lime milk to meet the specifications and demand from the hydrometallurgical processing plant of Coral Bay Nickel Corp. (CBNC), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Metal Mining Co.
Lim did not give details about the full operating capacity of the facility, but stressed that its local subsidiary, Unichamp Mineral Philippines Inc., could provide CBNC “hundreds of thousands” of metric tons of lime milk annually.
WE MUST start in the beginning. A report in Sun.Star Cebu said that the profile picture on a social networking page that showed a foreigner smiling next to a young girl, who in turn posed with an image of a heart-shaped leaf, was among the photos that led to the arrest of the said foreigner by the police in Bogo City.
President Aquino inspects the Puerto Princesa Airport development project yesterday. With him are Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez, Korean Ambassador Kim Jae-Shin and other local officials.
MANILA, Philippines – Tourist arrivals in Palawan are expected to increase with the newly renovated Puerto Princesa International Airport in Palawan, an official said yesterday.
AUSTRALIAN firm Nido Petroleum Ltd.’s bid to drill new wells in the Galoc oil field off Palawan has gained traction following encouraging results from an independent oil industry consultant, the company said yesterday.
Nido — which holds a 55.88% interest in Service Contract 14C1 that covers the oil field — announced in a disclosure yesterday that Gaffney Cline and Associates completed the assessment of the mid-Galoc area.
“I am extremely pleased with the outcome of the assessment,” Nido’s Executive Chairman William Bloking said in a disclosure to the Australian Securities Exchange.
“The independent assessment of the mid-Galoc area represents a significant step-forward in the further development of the Galoc oil field,” Mr. Bloking said.
Kota Kinabalu: A memorandum sealed between Sabah’s Total Megalink Sdn Bhd and the Philippines’ Archipelago Philippine Ferry Corporation early July is holding out the potential of millions of ringgit in revenue for both firms.
According to Total Megalink’s Group Chief Executive Datuk Fredie Sua (pic), the Palawan-Kudat ferry service due operational in early 2016 will have constant supplies of petroleum products, construction materials and agriculture fertilisers as cargo from Kudat to Palawan.
This, he said, was part of the agreement both firms sealed to spur a two-way trade between both Malaysian and the Philippines.
THE Department of Energy has granted the Australian oil drilling company, Otto Energy Ltd., a two-year moratorium until 23 December 2017 for the Service Contract 55 that involves the exploration, development and exploitation of petroleum resources in some 9,880 square kilometers of offshore area near southwestern Palawan.
Nido Petroleum Ltd. (Nido or the Company) provided Tuesday the results of an independent contingent resources assessment of the mid-Galoc area of the Galoc oil field in Service Contract (SC) 14, located offshore Palawan, Philippines as at June 30, undertaken by Gaffney Cline and Associates (GCA).
Details of Mid-Galoc Contingent Resources Assessment
GCA has completed its Independent Reserves and Resources assessment on the mid-Galoc area of the Galoc oil field in accordance with the SPE/WPC/AAPG/SPEE Petroleum Resource System (SPE PRMS) Definitions and Guidelines and the ASX Listing Rules including Listing Rules 5.25 to 5.44 where applicable.
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