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Puerto Princesa Underground River: A call for new branding and prestige

In Photo: A view of the Saint Paul’s range from the open sea, which is also home to a vibrant coral reef.

Story & photos by Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

Last year I managed to visit Palawan’s Puerto Princesa City —one of my favorite nooks in the country—for the third time. It was not hard to gather immediately upon stepping into the city that they have been enjoying very much the latest title they have coveted for their most important destination and asset; so much so that it has gone a bit too much.

In my three days in the city, with a day devoted to visiting again the underground river, I never met anyone who described the park in other terms aside from that it is one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. Right there and then, I knew that there was a looming crisis.

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AirAsia launches 3 domestic flights to, from Clark

This is in line with the airline’s commitment to make the Clark International Airport its main hub for operations.

MANILA, Philippines – Philippines AirAsia Incorporated is now flying from Clark, Pampanga to Tacloban, Leyte; Puerto Princesa, Palawan; and Iloilo.

The budget airline announced in a statement on Monday, February 5, that it flew its maiden flight from Clark to the Iloilo International Airport, the primary gateway to Western Visayas and Panay, last Saturday, February 3.

“Our commitment is to better connect Clark to secondary cities within the Philippines like Iloilo, Tacloban, and Puerto Princesa to ASEAN region where the AirAsia Group has unparalleled and widest connectivity, and to destinations across Northeast Asia, Australasia, the Middle East, and the United States,” Darren Acorda, chief pilot for Training and Standards of Philippines AirAsia, said in the statement.

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El Nido Resorts offers special deals at Travel Tour Expo 2018

To encourage domestic tourists, who spend more conservatively to enjoy these destinations, El Nido Resorts annually offers special packages for local residents at the Philippine Travel Agencies Association’s Travel Tour Expo. The 2018 edition will be at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City from Feb. 9 to 11. As in the past, strong demand for El Nido Resorts deals is expected.

According to Joey Bernardino, group director of Sales and Marketing, El Nido Resorts will offer best-value packages for Miniloc, Lagen, Pangulasian and Apulit Island Resorts. The first three, all within the municipality of El Nido in Bacuit Bay, hosts 855 species of marine fish, 400 species of coral and five species of marine turtles. In neighboring Taytay, the less populated Apulit offers the most stunning colorful coral reefs and the unique set of fish that thrive in this habitat.

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DENR to restore mercury-tainted Palawan lake

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PUERTO PRINCESA – The government has started the restoration of a mercury-contaminated lake in Palawan that was previously used by a mining company.

The rehabilitation of the lake in Barangay Sta. Lourdes, Puerto Princesa, Palawan is led and funded by the environment department’s Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB). It will have three phases. Continue reading

LOOK: ‘Santa’ docks in Palawan on handmade boat

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This American, who sometimes dresses up as Santa Claus to minister to children, is on a mission to sail around the world using only his handmade boat.

Jonathan Selby has been travelling by boat for two years now, trying to get back to home to America. In his every stop, he teaches kids some Christian songs and shares the gospel with them.

He started sailing in 2014 and has been to Singapore, Manila, Leyte, Boracay and Mindoro. His boat is currently docked in Dumaran, Palawan. Continue reading