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PALAWAN CITED AS WORLD’S BEST ISLAND IN TRAVEL+LEISURE LIST

Palawan was cited as the world’s best island in the Travel+Leisure (T+L) 2020 World’s Best Awards. With a score of 94.83, Palawan bested 24 others in the world’s islands category, which included the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador, Maui in Hawaii, Bali in Indonesia, and the Great Barrier Reef Islands in Australia, among others. Citing one […]

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DENR FILES CHARGES VS DISMISSED PUERTO PRINCESA POLICE CHIEF

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has filed several criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman against relieved Puerto Princesa Police chief Col. Marion Balonglong in line with the illegal arrest and maltreatment of eight DENR employees last June 10. DENR said Balonglong is facing criminal charges of torture, unlawful […]

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ROMULO-PUYAT: PALAWAN EYES RESUMPTION OF TOURISM IN 3 TOWNS

Palawan is eyeing the resumption of tourism activities in the towns of El Nido, Coron, and San Vicente once safety and health protocols have been set in place in the province. There is no specific date yet as to when the three municipalities will start accepting tourists, but Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said a “dry […]

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PALAWAN FARMERS TO BENEFIT FROM IRRIGATION SYSTEMS, POST-HARVEST FACILITIES — NOGRALES

“Our farmers in the towns of Narra and Aborlan in Palawan will benefit immensely from the newly-renovated Malatgao River Irrigation System and Post-Harvest Facilities. This project was made possible through the efforts of the National Irrigation Administration (NIA) with funding from the Japan International Copperation Agency (JICA).” This was the statement of Cabinet Secretary Karlo […]

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PALAWAN MAKES IT TO CNN’S MOST BEAUTIFUL ISLANDS LIST – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Philippine government, through the Department of Tourism (DOT), welcomes the continuous recognition of Palawan for its clear water beaches with CNN Travel recently citing the island’s allure. “Our rehabilitation efforts to preserve the beauty of Palawan did not go unnoticed. We are thankful for this CNN citation of our tourist destinations,” Tourism Secretary Bernadette […]

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SMART SOLAR NETWORK LIGHTS UP BUSUANGA ISLAND IN PALAWAN — NEA

The National Electrification Administration (NEA) recently led the inauguration last Sunday of a pilot project of Smart Solar Network installed in an off-grid island barangay in Busuanga, Palawan province.   Administrator Edgardo Masongsong joined the Busuanga Island Electric Cooperative, Inc. (BISELCO) in the ceremonial switch-on of the interconnected solar home systems (SHS) with batteries, providing 24/7 […]

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REHABILITATION STARTS FOR PALAWAN POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM — NEA

The three-month rehabilitation works on the power distribution system of Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) has started, the National Electrification Administration said. NEA and PALECO formally welcomed the first batch of electric cooperatives (ECs) for Task Force Kapatid on Sunday (August 18) during a simple ceremony. NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong organized and mobilized Task Force Kapatid […]

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10 ELECTRIC COOPS TAPPED TO AID PALECO REHAB

In a continuing effort to help the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) with its rehabilitation work to improve the reliability of its electric services in the province, the National Electrification Administration (NEA) has tapped the assistance of 10 electric cooperatives (ECs). NEA Administrator Edgardo Masongsong announced the creation of a task force whose main function is […]

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EL NIDO REHAB WITHOUT CLOSURE IS POSSIBLE – ROMULO-PUYAT

The Department of Tourism (DOT) said the rehabilitation of El Nido in Palawan is still possible without closing some of its beaches which have been identified by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) as having high levels of fecal coliform. In a letter dated July 15, the DILG asked the DOT and […]

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EL NIDO TO UNDERGO 6-MONTH REHAB – CIMATU

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu ordered the municipal government of El Nido to immediately rehabilitate the environmental condition of the resort town. “You told us last time that it will take you six months to rehabilitate. We will give you six months to rehabilitate El Nido,” Cimatu told town Mayor Nieves Rosento while doing site inspection […]