MANILA – A company that aims to build 50 megawatts (MW) of small hydropower projects in the Philippines is putting up a second facility in the southern province of Palawan.
In a statement, Langogan Power Corp (LPC) said it signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for a 7-MW hydro facility along the BatangBatang River in the town of Narra. Signing in behalf of the local government unit (LGU) and LPC were Mayor Lucy Demaala and company executive Mike Wootton, respectively. Continue reading
Palaweños have reason to be proud because their province has been dubbed the “most beautiful island in the world” in a recent US magazine article that focused on the island’s sheer perfection as a travel destination.
Being a Palaweño, we are doubly proud because Palawan has achieved an 80-percent increase in foreign tourists and visitors. Employment rate in our province has also increased by 163,000 since 2005. Continue reading
Plans to convert eight million hectares of land for palm oil production on Palawan island in the Philippines have been met with opposition from environmental and social advocacy groups, with a petition to cease development sent to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights by an anti-palm oil expansion group. But an industry representative denies claims that all eight million hectares will be cultivated to the detriment of wildlife and human communities, maintaining palm oil expansion will be beneficial to the people of Palawan. Continue reading
MANILA, Philippines – Aside from the Ulungan Bay naval base in Palawan, defense and military officials are eyeing construction of two more naval bases that could accommodate various types of vessels to help secure the West Philippine Sea. Continue reading
MANILA – Starting December 19, AirAsia passengers bound for Palawan, El Nido, and Sabang from Puerto Princesa International Airport can buy tickets for island transfer service on board the airline’s 4x daily flights between Manila and Puerto Princesa, it was learned. Continue reading
“MY FATHER has always been a Pescador, our term for fishermen,” says Cocoy Garcia, a 38-year old fisherman, as we strolled around his stilt village in Culion, Northern Palawan. “I was nine when he first took me out. We caught baskets of squid that first night, lured in by the glow of our Petromax lamp.” Continue reading
MANILA – The official wedding video of TV host Bianca Gonzalez and basketball player JC Intal has been released.
Videographer Jason Magbanua uploaded on YouTube a five-minute film of the couple’s intimate wedding in El Nido, Palawan last December 4. Continue reading
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—The Philippine Navy in Palawan province announced on Sunday it had recovered 140 pieces of chemically preserved marine turtles hidden and buried in the shores of a coastal village in Balabac town awaiting shipment to the turtle black market trade. Continue reading
MANILA – Planning to go out of town during the holidays? A resort in Coron, Palawan has several treats lined up for visitors this Christmas season.
Club Paradise begins its Christmas celebration on December 17 by transforming its Clubhouse into Santa’s workshop. Continue reading
I AM so happy to hear that Palawan was proclaimed “The Most Beautiful Island in the World” by an International Body conducting a census of all the Islands in the World. My former school where I taught gives the faculty a yearly free gift of a recreational, educational tour to different spots in the Philippines. Every year, I had the chance to see the beautiful spots in our country courtesy of my school. This time, I had so many activities which I experienced for the first time. Continue reading
KOTA KINABALU: MatthewPaul Tours and Travel Sdn Bhd on Saturday announced that the sea cruise to Palawan for Muslims by Superstar Aquarius will be postponed to Feb 8 next year.
“The trip was supposed to be on Dec 28 but we have decided to postpone it to next year instead because we thought it would be best to give more time to our Muslim customers to come forward and sign up for the trip,” said its Chairman Matthew Chin. Continue reading