Monthly Archives: October 2016

DOWN SOUTH | The Allure of El Nido, Palawan


At exactly seven, I heard a knock on my door. A staff informed me my breakfast is ready.

They were punctual, something I did not expect from a fellow Filipino. A day prior to that, a different staff asked me to choose my breakfast from their menu and the time I wanted it served. This must be a little custom at Marygold Beachfront Inn, a midrange beachfront resort in El Nido’s Calle Hama, Brgy Masagana. Continue reading

Little Known Agri Potentials of Palawan


Did you know that there is a big area in Palawan that is typhoon-free and that could be developed into a food bowl of rice and high-value crops? The harvests could be for export as well as for local consumption. This is the area in southern Palawan, which boasts of 730,000 hectares. Would you believe that by developing the area, it is possible the Philippines could as well forget importing rice from Vietnam and Thailand? Continue reading

Pinoy fishermen successfully return from Scarborough fishing trip


PANGASINAN – A group of Filipino fishermen successfully returned from a fishing trip in the disputed Scarborough Shoal on Tuesday, a first since the standoff between the Philippines and China in 2012.

The fishermen were happy and relieved to return to their hometown in Infanta, Pangasinan after fishing in the shoal, which is located near Zambales province and known as Panatag Shoal or Bajo de Masinloc in the Philippines. Continue reading

Duterte: PH may soon gain fishing rights in Scarborough Shoal


CAGAYAN – The Philippines may soon gain fishing rights in the highly disputed Scarborough Shoal, President Rodrigo Duterte announced Sunday.

During his visit to typhoon “Lawin” victims in Cagayan, Duterte told local fishermen to “just wait for a few more days” and maybe they can go back to Scarborough Shoal.

“We’ll just wait for a few more days baka makabalik na tayo doon sa Scarborough Shoal, ang pangingisda ng ating mga kababayan [and maybe we can go back to Scarborough Shoal, the fishing of our countrymen],” Duterte said in a speech.

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Last frontier: A first on every retiree’s list


It must have been Mother Nature’s most favored island.

Having been blessed with one of the most enthralling, incredible sceneries in the country, Palawan offers no less than an unparalleled experience and picture perfect images of lush greenery, pristine white sand beaches, virgin forests, and a number of Unesco-declared heritage sites that will surely capture the hearts of anyone who is able to pay a visit in this famed province. Continue reading