Being a travel writer, blogger, and photographer, I have the great opportunity to explore nearly every corner of the Philippine archipelago as well as some of Asia’s most popular destinations. I’ve seen different lands as well as our own and from all my travels, I can say the Philippines have so much potential to become a true tourist magnet in this continent. Continue reading
PAG-ASA ISLAND, Palawan — When 11-year-old Rogelio heard that Jollibee will be visiting their rustic village, he became excited.
“We prepared for his visit. I wore my best clothes and we cleaned our school,” Rogelio, who was wearing polo and jeans, said in an interview Wednesday. Continue reading
MANILA – Losses incurred from a unit’s pullout from a project off Palawan weighed on the full-year financial results of Philex Petroleum Corporation.
In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, Philex Petroleum said it incurred a loss of P448.7 million last year, a more than threefold increase from the P101.2 million in 2013. Continue reading
Manila: Azamara Club Cruises’ ship Azamara Quest called at the port of Puerto Princesa on the western island of Palawan in the Philippines for the first time yesterday. The ship is on a 16-night voyage starting from Bali which features an overnight stay in Manila, and calls at other Asian destinations namely Komodo, Sandakan, Hualien, Naha and ending in Osaka with a double overnight. Continue reading
Children participate in the Jr. NBAJr. WNBA Regional Selection Camp in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
MANILA, Philippines – Three 13-year-old boys and one 11-year-old girl were the first qualifiers for the National Training Camp of the Jr. NBA/Jr. WNBA Philippines 2015 after a regional selection camp was conducted in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan last Sunday. Continue reading
As part of the Life Well Travelled series, travel writer Isobel Diamond explains why Asia has been her greatest discovery and how it keeps her thirst for wanderlust alive
My love for travel began when I set out to discover the world on a series of teenage adventures. I flew to Melbourne, aged 17, and explored the Victoria region with wide-eyed zest. I kicked back in the seaside suburb of St Kilda and watched in awe as surfers caught gigantic waves. Car journeys along the Great Ocean Road revealed shimmering waterfalls, scalloped clifftops and perfect stretches of flaxen beach.
AUSTRALIAN firm Nido Petroleum Ltd. has hiked its stake in the Galoc oil field following the completion of a $108-million deal with Otto Energy Ltd.
THE OFFSHORE Galoc oil field northwest of Palawan is shown in this photo available on the Web site of Otto Energy Ltd., the former operator of the service contract. — WWW.OTTOENERGY.COM Continue reading
DAVAO CITY — Air and sea connectivity between the Philippines and its neighbors within the Brunei-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines (BIMP) sub-region will form a major portion of the Philippine delegation’s agenda during a strategic planning assembly next week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Junmar Fajardo (left) and Greg Slaughter
MANILA, Philippines – Junmar Fajardo (38,107) and Greg Slaughter (31,310) emerged the top vote-getters in the 2015 PBA All-Star fan balloting and will thus lead the South team starting lineup in the PBA All-Star Game set March 8 in Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Continue reading
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines – The newly reconstituted management board of Palawan’s Electric Cooperative (Paleco) has moved to oust its own general manager, as the cooperative buckles down to work to resolve pending major power supply contract deals, including a controversial plan to put up a coal fired power plant. Continue reading
SINGAPORE: Some 1,500 people spent their Sunday (Feb 8) morning at Palawan Beach in Sentosa, as they took part in the MetaSprint Series Aquathlon.
There were various categories that catered to various age-groups. But for certain elite runners, they had their sights on bigger things. Continue reading
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY—The National Housing Authority (NHA) and Palawan Gov. Jose Ch. Alvarez signed on Thursday a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that would provide an initial amount of P639,660,000 for the construction of housing units for Supertyphoon Yolanda survivors in five towns in the province. Continue reading
KUDAT: Construction of a ramp for a roll-on-roll-off (RORO) service linking Kudat to Brooke’s Point in the province of Palawan, Philippines is expected to commence in mid 2015.
Minister of Special Tasks Datuk Teo Chee Kang said the sea linkage would boost tourism and trade activities between Palawan and Kudat once the ramp was completed. Continue reading
The Philippines Department of Tourism (PDOT) officially declared 2015 as ‘Visit The Philippines Year (VPY)’ during a travel industry event at The Marriot Hotel in Kensington on Friday 30 January 2015.
Through the campaign, the Philippines Department of Tourism aims to inspire millions of holidaymakers to visit the destination and discover for themselves why ‘It’s More Fun in the Philippines’. Continue reading
PROPERTY giant Ayala Land Inc. has broken ground for a 150-room beachfront Seda resort-hotel—the first resort line under this homegrown hospitality brand—alongside a retail strip at master-planned Lio Tourism Estate in El Nido, Palawan.
“We are creating the beginnings of a tourist town destination,” Jose Emmanuel Jalandoni, ALI senior vice president and group head of commercial business, said in a text message. Continue reading