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Palawan town mayor faces graft case for pumpboat purchase

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MANILA — Cuyo, Palawan Mayor Andrew Lim Ong faces a graft case before the Sandiganbayan for purchasing a P200,000 pumpboat without public bidding.

State prosecutors accused Ong of violating Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for allegedly conspiring with Rellie Giducos Alis over the purchase. Continue reading

Giant scorpions found abandoned at Palawan pier

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) has recovered hundreds of Malay giant scorpions abandoned in Palawan last weekend. In a statement, the PCG said the species, numbering 370, were found by Coast Guard personnel stationed at the Liminangcong Pier in Taytay, Palawan, last Dec. 11.

The giant scorpions were kept in tin cans packed in two boxes and abandoned at the cargo holding area of the Liminangcong Pier.

The PCG said the giant scorpions have an estimated market value of P564,000. A pier worker reported the abandoned cargo to the PCG. Continue reading