Monthly Archives: August 2016

Giant 34-kilogram pearl found by fisherman breaks records

untitled-2 A Filipino fisherman in western Palawan island has found possibly the world’s biggest pearl, but he didn’t know it.

For 10 years, the 34-kilogram (75-pound) pearl was hidden in a bag under a bed. The fisherman’s family would rub it with their hands before going out to sea in the belief it would bring them luck, said relative Aileen Amurao. Continue reading

Palawan hopes for ferry link to Sabah


PUERTO PRINCESA  CITY, Palawan: Sabah and Palawan in the Philippines will stand to benefit tremendously if their leaders continue to further nurture their present harmonious relationships.

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez said further enhancing the friendship between Sabah, particularly Kudat and Puerto Princesa, the capital city of Palawan, would surely create positive economic activities in both areas. Continue reading

Palawan: the most beautiful island in the world


I’ve been to so many places. Stories about my international exploits occupy a significant amount of coverage in my column. Traveling soothes my soul and makes me appreciate life. It causes me to discover the beauty in any city, town or island that I’ve been.

Such was my goal when I read that Palawan was voted the best island in the world by readers of a leading travel magazine. Continue reading