MANILA — A lawmaker has filed a resolution commending the Island of Palawan, after it was recently declared “Top Island In the World” in the 27th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. Continue reading
The lush greenery and scenic mountain ranges provide the perfect backdrop for the Isuzu MU-X.
It was a homecoming of sorts for Isuzu Philippines Corporation. It was in 2009 when Isuzu, together with select members of the motoring media came to the beautiful island of Palawan to launch an upgraded version of IPC top selling variant, the Sportivo AUV. Continue reading
The government plans to privatize major ports in Mindanao and to develop terminals for international cruise liners in eight different tourism destinations across the country, according to the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA).
Part of PPA’s plans after marking its 40th founding anniversary last Friday is to privatize the operation and maintenance of the ports of Davao, Cagayan de Oro and Zamboanga. Continue reading
The country will mark “Puerto Princesa Underground River Day” on November 11 of every year based on a new order issued by President Aquino.
In Proclamation No. 816, the President declared a special day for the Puerto Princesa Underground River after being chosen as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature on November 11, 2011. Continue reading
Palawan Vice Gov. Victorino Socrates and Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron, recently led the groundbreaking ceremony of SM City Puerto Princesa together with SM Supermalls President Annie Garcia and SM Prime Holdings Vice President for Vismin Marissa Fernan, Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III, Barangay Captain Margil Avanceña, SM Supermalls SVP for Marketing Joaquin Agustin and SM VP for Operations for Vizmin Joy Veloso.
A MOVE to unseat Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron has gained steam after the Supreme Court (SC) allowed the conduct of recall elections there.
Voting 12-0, the SC ruled in favor of former Puerto Princesa information officer Alroben Goh’s petition that accused the Commission on Elections (Comelec) of grave abuse of discretion for suspending the polls due to lack of funds. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla is seeking a bigger government share from the billion-dollar revenues of the deep-water, natural gas-to-power Malampaya project in Northwest Palawan, the landmark discovery that signaled the birth of the natural gas industry in the country. Continue reading
KOTA KINABALU: Deforestation is believed to help the spread of monkey malaria or P. knowlesi malaria in Sabah, Sarawak and other parts of the South East Asia region.
There is no better way of explaining how deforestation helps in the spread of monkey malaria than a recent front page Daily Express photograph of a troop of monkeys besieging a residential housing estate house in Likas. Continue reading
And while we’d like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there’s one island in particular we’re zeroing in on — Palawan, a hidden piece of paradise that was recently named “The Top Island in the World” by Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader Choice Awards. Continue reading
THE DYING Cuyono ethnic dance
In 1998, Filipino Nonoy Lanzanas and his Sinika (acronym for Sining ng Katutubo) group composed and recorded a nostalgic song entitled “Latong Cuyo” (seaweed from Cuyo).
When the album was launched, the song made many residents who have long left the island to come home. Continue reading
The Philippines may not match the fuel resources of Brunei or other Asean countries, but oil giant Shell is still seeking exploration opportunities in the Philippines, especially around the Malampaya gas field area, company officials said.
According to Graeme Smith, Shell vice president for exploration Asia and Australia, the company is “always looking” for so-called near-field (near existing oil/gas fields) exploration opportunities, as well as frontier or new areas. Continue reading
WITH Philippines being part of the Food Basket Pillar of the Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines-East Asean Growth Area (BIMP-Eaga), the planting of hybrid rice is currently being pushed on the islands of Palawan and Mindanao in a bid to attain food sufficiency, not only in the Philippines but also for the Asean sub-region. Continue reading
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—Water pollution caused by improper sewage management amid uncontrolled coastal development in the picturesque town of El Nido in Northern Palawan province is threatening to set back its rapidly growing tourism sector, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta warned.
Speaking before the Palawan Chamber of Commerce on the threats of climate change on Saturday, Acosta cited recent results of water sampling tests conducted in El Nido Continue reading
The 13-storey ocean cruise liner M/V Superstar Aquarius of Star Cruises, top cruise line in the Asia Pacific, made its maiden port call in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan November 11. During the port call, an event was organized to inaugurate Star Cruises’ new 3-night destination sail package to Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Continue reading