Province of Palawan, Philippines
Palawan is paradise, sanctuary to an amazing variety of fauna and flora found nowhere else in the world. It is blessed with incredibly awesome landscapes that astound even the most indifferent of visitors. Palawan is the country’s biggest province and is composed of 1,768 islands and islets surrounded by a coral shelf with an exceptionally rich marine life. Its steeply sloped mountains are canopied by broad virgin forests. An anchor tourist destination, Palawan is one of the 7,000 times more islands that make up the Philippine archipelago. It is the perfect playground for the adventurous. Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
- The world’s longest underground river system accessible to man can be found at the St. Paul National Park in the province of Palawan.
List of Municipalities of Palawan Province within Region IV-B(Mimaropa) in the Republic of The Philippines
Aborlan | Agutaya | Araceli | Balabac | Bataraza | Brooke's Point | Busuanga | Cagayancillo | Coron | Culion | Cuyo | Dumaran | El Nido | Kalayaan | Linapacan | Magsaysay | Narra | Quezon | Rizal | Roxas | San Vicente | Sofronio Española | Taytay
Cities in the Province of Palawan: Puerto Princesa City (Capital)
Seal of Palawan
|Interactive Google Satellite Map of Palawan Province, Philippines|
Map locator of Palawan
Map of Palawan Island
Provincial Capitol of Palawan
Provincial Capitol of Palawan
|Undergroud River in Palawan|
|Underground river in Pureto Princesa, Palawan|
Baracuda Lake, Coron, Palawan
Palawan Peacock Pheasant - male
Stone islet in Coron, Palawan
U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie A. Kenney and USAID/Philippines Environment Office Chief Daniel Moore witness the safe and sustainable collection of ornamental fish by certified Marine Aquarium Council collectors in Palawan
Pulau Palawan from Palawan Beach
Palawan beach, Sentosa
El Nido Bay Palawan
Mount Mantalingahan Palawan
- 1 Location and Geography and bounderies of Palawan
- 2 History and Culture of Palawan
- 3 Elected Government officials of Palawan, Philippines
- 4 About Palawan
- 5 Natural Resources of Palawan
- 6 Tourism in Palawan
- 7 Economy of Palawan
- 8 Businesses of Palawan
- 9 Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Palawan, Philippines
- 10 Festivals and Events in Palawan
- 11 Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Palawan, Philippines
- 12 Schools in Palawan, Philippines
- 13 Tourists Attractions of Palawan, Philippines
- 14 Palawan Zip Codes
- 15 Philippine News
- 16 Palawan News
- 17 Palawan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
- 18 The oldest living man or woman in Palawan, Philippines
- 19 Palawan, Philippines Photo Gallery
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Location and Geography and bounderies of Palawan
- 10.0000° N, 118.8333° E - Palawan, Coordinates
Palawan is a narrow archipelago of 1,780 islands on the western border of the Philippines, with the distinction of having the highest concentration of islands and being the most sparsely populated region in the country.
Geographically, it is more remote from the other provinces in the country -in fact, some of its southern islands are closer to Malaysia than to the rest of the Philippines.
It is bounded by the South China Sea on the west and the Sulu Sea on the east. With a total land area of 1,703,075 hectares that occupies 5% of the national territory, Palawan is the country’s largest province. It has an irregular coastline of almost 2,000 kilometers long, indented by numerous coves and bays. Highland and rolling terrain covered with lush forests create a cool and scenic landscape.
Its provincial limits commence with Busuanga Island, which is 45 nautical miles from Mindoro to the north, the Cuyo Group of Islands in the northeast, Cagayancillo in the East and Spratlys Islands in the west. It ends with Balabac farthest south. The southernmost tip of Balabac, the Mangsee Island, is 48.8 nautical miles from Sabah in North Borneo. Information provided by The Provincial Government of Palawan.
- Cagayancillo is the easternmost point (municipality) of Palawan.
- Kalayaan (spratly) is the westernmost point (municipality) of Palawan.
- Information provided by The Provincial Government of Palawan.
Ancient Chinese traders and waves of migrants arrived in the Philippines by traversing land bridges between Borneo and Palawan. One Chinese author referred to these islands as Kla-ma-yan (Calamian), Palau- ye (Palawan), and Pki-nung (Busuanga). The area was described as having many lofty ridges and high ranges of cliffs. Pottery, China, and other artifacts recovered from caves and the waters off
Palawan attest to the flourishing trade between the Chinese and Malays centuries ago.
Malay settlers began arriving in Palawan in the 12th century. For some time, Malay chieftains ruled may settlements. Because of its proximity to Borneo, southern Palawan was placed under the control of the Sultanate of Borneo for more than two centuries after the arrival of the Spaniards.
In pre-colonial times, settlers lived abundantly from the fruits of the earth. They grew palay, ginger, coconut, camote, sugar, and bananas. The people also raised pigs, goats and chickens. They had fishing, farming, and hunting implements such as bamboo traps and blowguns. The local people had a dialect consisting of 18 syllables.
Spanish Rule: The Northern Calamianes Islands were the first to come under the sphere of Spanish influence and declared a province separate from the Palawan mainland. In the early 17th century, Spanish friars tried to establish missions in Cuyo, Agutaya, Taytay, and Cagayancillo but met stiff resistance from Moro communities. Towards the 18th century, Spain began to build churches enclosed by garrisons for protection against Moro raids in the towns of Cuyo, Taytay, Linapacan and Balabac. Many of these forts still exist, serving as testimonies to a colorful past. In 1749, the Sultanate of Borneo ceded southern Palawan to Spain, which then established its authority over the entire province.
At first, the territory of Palawan (or Paragua as its was called) was organized as a single province named Calamianes, with its capital in Taytay. Later, it was divided into three provinces: Castilla covering the northern section of the province with Taytay as Capital, Asturias in the southern mainland with Puerto Princesa as Capital, and Balabac Island with its capital in the town of Principe Alfonso.
American Rule: When the Spaniards left after the 1898 revolution, a new civil government was established on June 23, 1902. Provincial boundaries were revised in 1903; the name of the province was changed to Palawan, and Puerto Princesa became its capital.
The American governors who took the reins of leadership introduced reforms and programs to promote the development of the province. These included the construction of schools all over the province, the promotion of agriculture, and bringing people closer to the government.
PALAWAN is home to several ethnolinguistic groups: the Tagbanua, Palaw'an, Tau't bato, and the Bataks. They live in remote villages in the mountains and coastal areas. Their ancestors are believed to have occupied the province long before Malay settlers from the Madjapahit Empire of Indonesia arrived in these islands in the latter 12th or 13th centuries. In 1962, a team of anthropologists from the National Museum led by Dr. Robert Fox unearthed fossils at Lipuun Point (now known as the Tabon Cave complex) that were classified as those of Homo Sapiens and believed to be 22,000 to 24,000 years old. With the recovery of the Tabon man fossils and other significant findings in the area , the place came to be known as the Cradle of Philippines Civilization.
Research has shown that the Tagbanua and Palaw'an are possible descendants of the Tabon Caves' inhabitants. Their Language and alphabet, practice of kaingin , and common belief in soul relatives are some of their cultural similarities.
Tagbanua tribes are found in central and Northern Palawan. They practice shifting cultivation of upland rice, which is considered a divine gift, and are known for their rice wine ritual called Pagdiwata. The cult of the dead is the key to the religious system of the Tagbanua, who also believe in countless deities found in the natural environment.
The Palaw'an belong to the large Manobo-based linguistic groups of the southern Philippines. Their original homes were located in the interior regions of South Apuruan on the West Coast and south of Abo- Abo on the East Coast.
The Batak, which means "mountain people" in Cuyuno, live in the rugged interiors of northeastern Palawan. Living close to nature, they are a peaceful and shy people. The Batak believe in nature spirits, with whom they communicate throught a babaylan or medium.
The Tau't Bato or "people of rock" is a sub-group of the Palaw'an tribe living in the Singnapan Valley in southern Palawan. They stay inside caves during the rainy season and cam out to engage in kaingin farming during dry season. The tribe is familiar with certain concepts of the market system such as wages, labor, and money.
Native- born Palaweños include the Cuyunons, Agutaynons, and Molbogs. Originally from the island town of Cuyo in northern Palawan, Cuyunons are considered an elite class. They are religious, disciplined and have a highly developed community spirit spirit. The Agutaynons practice a simpler island lifestyle, with fishing and farming as their main source of livelihood. The Molbogs, the original inhabitants of the southernmost island group of Balabac, derive their name from the word "malubog" which means turbid water. Among Palaweños, the molbogs are the ones most exposed to Islamic culture.
- Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2016-2019
- Provincial Governor of Palawan: Jose "JCA" Chaves Alvarez
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Palawan: Victorino Dennis Macalinao Socrates
- House Representatives of Palawan:
- 1st District: Congressman Franz Josef George Alvarez
- 2nd District: Congressman Frederick Abueg
- 3rd District: Congressman Gil Acosta
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Roseller Pineda
- David Ponce De Leon
- Leoncio Ola
- Winston Arzaga
- Cherry Pie Acosta
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Sharon Abiog-onda
- Marivic Roxas
- Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez
- Sunny Batul
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Albert Gonzales Rama
- Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Palawan: Jose "JCA" Chaves Alvarez - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION / PARTIDONG PAGBABAGO NG PALAWAN
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Palawan: Victorino Dennis Macalinao Socrates - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY/PARTIDONG PAGBABAGO NG PALAWAN
- House Representatives of Palawan:
- 1st District: Congressman Franz Josef "Chicoy" G Espina Alvarez - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY/PARTIDONG PAGBABAGO NG PALAWAN
- 2nd District: Congressman ABUEG, FREDERICK - PARTIDONG PAGBABAGO NG PALAWAN
- 3rd District: Congressman HAGEDORN, DOUGLAS - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Pineda, Roseller Sarabia
- Ola, Leoncio Nacasi
- Arzaga, Winston Gabuat
- Ponce De Leon, David Pagorogon
- Acosta, Cherry Pie Ballesteros
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Roxas, Marivic Herradura
- Rodriguez, Eduardo Modesto Valencia
- Abiog-Onda, Sharon Quipquip
- Batul, Sunny Gonzaga
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Rama, Albert Gonzales
- Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Palawan: Abraham Kahlil Blanco Mitra
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Palawan: Clara Espiritu Reyes
- House Representatives of Palawan:
- Provincial Board Members:
- Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Palawan for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Palawan for the term of 2007-2010
Barangays Elected Officials of Palawan, Philippines
Unique to Palawan is its megadiversity. For a long time, Palawan’s bountiful resources, abundant wildlife and extraordinary natural beauty are known only to the many ethnic communities that thrive in these islands and a few other daring settlers who wanted to live in unpolluted surroundings. The island-province first attracted foreign attention in the 1970’s when it became a United Nations Vietnamese Refugee Center. At this time, a disturbance in Kenya also saw the transport of endangered animals from its savannas to the plains of Calauit Island. However, it was only a sea accident in 1979 that eventually led to the opening of Palawan into tourism big time.
As the story goes, a tuna line disabled a dive boat’s propeller in the middle of the night forcing it to drop anchor in an inlet. The following morning, the divers woke up to an amazing scenery of skyscraping dark cliffs, thick green forest, white-sand beach, sparkling water and, rising above it, a series of magnificently sculpted jade islands. And thus was how El Nido was discovered.
Ecology awareness is at a high level throughout the province. Puerto Princesa prides itself as the cleanest city in the Philippines. To protect its megadiversity, only eco-friendly programs are adhered to by tourist establishments. And there are strict ordinances against dynamite fishing, with only net and line fishing allowed. Palawan may have opened itself to tourism but it has also taken serious efforts to preserve this last frontier.
The most beautiful place in Palawan is the isolated island of El Nido with its incredibly astonishing seascapes. El Nido is a secluded group of islands east of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital city, and is virtually cut off from the mainland by three bodies of water - Luzon Sea to the north, the China Sea to the east and the Sulu Sea to the west.
Towering midnight cliffs that jut thousands of feet above mirror flat emerald waters are El Nido’s most distinguishing feature. This interplay of somber darkness and ethereal light provide the dramatic backdrop for several luxury resorts and dozens of moderately priced diver lodges on the islands. The black marble and limestone cliffs contain large caves with whimsical names like Cathedral Cave and Disco Cave because of their formation. Though they look like barren sheets of inhospitable rock, the cliffs actually spawn the swift, or balinsasayaw, which produces the delectable bird’s nest for soups. And in some of the rock faces, yucca and talisay trees as well as wild flowering begonias do thrive in the crevices.
The town of El Nido in itself exudes a quaint charm with well-tended homes and clean streets. Many of the islands have hidden lagoons sheltered by limestone crags. Schools of fish swarm in the coral reefs, many of which are visible to the naked eye. When in season, divers often encounter the rare sea cow, or dugong.
Only small chartered planes from Manila fly tourists to the upscale resorts. Everybody else takes the sea ferry to this picturesque fishing town. Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
Original Inhabitants of Palawan (Indigenous people)
These are some of the tribal people: Cuyonon, Calamianen, Agutaynen, Cagayanen, Tagbanua, Batak, Ken-Uy, Palaw'an, Molbog
Natural Resources of Palawan
The drought and civil strife that struck Kenya in 1977 brought some 108 African wild animals to Calauit Island. The Calauit Island Wildlife Sanctuary covers an area of 3,700 hectares and is home to both endemic and African animals. The imported giraffes, zebras, impalas, waterbucks, and gazelles, among others, have successfully bred and graze the preserve undisturbed. They share the land with endangered endemic animals like the Calamian deer, Palawan mouse deer, bear cat, leopard cat, tarsier, Palawan peacock pheasant, scaly anteater, porcupine and monitor lizard. The mangroves are home to the man-eating Philippine crocodile while offshore sea grass beds are the habitat of the rare dugong. Many endemic and migrant birds flock to the area. Safaris can be arranged with the park rangers. Modest accommodations are available for overnight stay. Information provided by The Department of Tourism. Government of The Philippines.
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It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
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The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.
Tourism in Palawan
Palawan presents a visual feast not only above the ground but also below it. St. Paul National Park is Palawan’s most popular attraction and covers 5,349 hectares of lush forest, dark mountains, caves and white beaches. In the deep recesses of the marble and limestone peaks of Mt. St. Paul flow the Underground River, said to be the longest in the world. It is easily navigable for at least four kilometers. The caves are filled with filigree-like sculptures formed by stalagmites and stalactites. Near its mouth is a beautiful lagoon with crystal-clear water that teems with fish. Also within the park is the Monkey Trail, a series of wooden paths that winds into the forest where monkeys, squirrels, lizards and some 60 species of birds are found. The Park is inscribed in the World Heritage List.
Tabon Caves are the oldest known habitation site in Southeast Asia. It is a complex of 200 caves scattered on a 138-hectare museum site reserve, of which 33 have thus far been excavated. Seven of these caves are open to the public as a prehistoric museum where excavations have been left as they are. The caves provide Paleolithic evidence that this is where life in Palawan actually began and have yielded a woman’s skull, fossilized bones and earthenware dating to as far back as 890-710 B.C. The main entrance to the caves offers a panoramic view of a white-sand fringed bay. The caves lie in the mountains of Pipuon Point in the town of Quezon.
Tubbataha Reefs National Marine Park is the country’s largest marine habitat. It hosts giant manta rays, sea turtles and hundreds of reef fish species. Located at the heart of the Sulu Sea, the marine park is 33,200 hectares of coral atoll, barely emergent islets and open water, and constitutes a unique complete open ocean ecosystem. It is inscribed in the World Heritage List as "rare and superlative phenomena as well as formations, features and areas of exceptional beauty." It is located some 98 nautical miles from Puerto Princesa and is a premier diving destination. Information provided by The Provincial Government of Palawan.
Economy of Palawan
Agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture form the economic backbone of the province. Even as Palawan diversifies into other industries, the province strives to maintain its role as one of the centers for food production in the country. Major crops are palay, coconut, cashew, banana, corn, mango, edible bird’s nest, and cassava. Other agricultural products include palm oil, rubber, jatropha, and, banana. In fisheries, an estimated 65 percent of Manila’s total fish consumption comes from Palawan’s 176 fishing grounds. Trade in dry fish and other marine products fuels the local economy in every town. There are about 53 fishing grounds which are among the richest in the country. Aquaculture include tilapia and bangus, among others as well as seaweeds, which is a growing economic activity in Agutaya, Roxas, Magsaysay, Cagayancillo, Balabac, Araceli and Dumaran. These areas have attained the critical mass for seaweeds processing based on the volume marketed raw in Cebu. There is still a vast potential for agriculture in the province, with 45 percent of its farmland remaining uncultivated. To boost the agricultural sector, the provincial government, in coordination with the Department of Agriculture provides farmers and farm cooperatives with new technologies in palay production and integrated pest management and essential farm machinery. Post-harvest facilities such as threshers, dryers, corn shellers, hand tractors and floating tillers are also available to increase farm yield. Information provided by The Provincial Government of Palawan.
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- Lagen Island Resort
- Miniloc Island Resort
- El Nido Resorts - www.elnidoresorts.com
- Hospitals in Palawan
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Festivals and Events in Palawan
In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.
The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.
- March 4: Balayong Festival in Puerto Princesa City
- Commemoration of the city’s foundation day with a series of sports, cultural and other events. Celebrated as a day for farmers, fisherfolks, traders and buyers join in the festival to promote merrymaking, singing and dancing in the streets.
- March 19: KANIYOGAN FESTIVAL in Narra - Brooke’s Point
- “Kaniyogan” or coconut plantations abound in this town and has become an important means of sustenance for its people. The festival aims to promote the diverse products derived from the “tree of life.” The celebration also features trade fairs, cultural and contemporary shows, sports activities and a beauty and brains pageant.
- April Full: PAGDIWATA ARTS FESTIVAL in Roxas
- Held during the week of the full moon in the month of April. Organized by Kamarikutan Kape and Art Galeri. Inspired by the Tagbanua ritual of thanksgiving, it features various art workshops such as painting using different media, sculpture, music, dance and film.
- May 1-15: PANALAMINAN FESTIVAL
- Commemorates the foundation of the municipality and coincides with the town fiesta. Panalaminan Festival mirrors the beautiful and bountiful convergence of eco-tourism in Northern Palawan. Roxas is also noted for silica, a mineral used in glassmaking.
- May 15: MANUNGGUL FESTIVAL in Quezon
- An annual celebration to foster and promote unity among the town folks.
- June 14 - 18: KALABUKAY FESTIVAL in Dumaran
- Celebration of the founding anniversary of the municipality of Dumaran. Kalabukay is the Cuyono word for Philippine Cockatoo or “katala,” an endangered bird specie found only in the country, most of which are in Palawan. The festival is one form of promoting the conservation of the forests of Dumaran where one of the last remaining populations of Kalabukay or “katala” dwells.
- June 15 - 23: BARAGATAN FESTIVAL
- The provincial festival is the biggest celebration in Palawan, it is a convergence of Palaweños from 23 municipalities and city of Puerto Princesa in a celebration featuring cultural, agricultural and trade fairs, sports events and exhibits. Some of the events are float parade, Saraotan sa Dalan (streetdancing), Mutya ng Palawan, LGU Trade Fair, cultural presentations, contests and sports tournaments.
- June 21: MALAGNANG FESTIVAL in San Vicente
- Malagnang is a Cuyono word meaning muddy, referring to the murky soil of the town. The festival offers a glimpse of history and celebration of unrivaled ingenuity. Festival highlights are the Saraotan sa Kalugmukan or Sayawan sa Putikan (mud dancing), mud wrestling and clay sculpture-making.
- June 23: FOUNDING ANNIVERSARY OF PALAWAN CIVIL GOVERNMENT
- Commemorates the founding of the Palawan Civil Government with a wide array of events and programs by the Provincial Government of Palawan with the participation of the local government units and other government agencies.
- August 28: PURONGITAN FESTIVAL in Coron
- Soot-covered revelers perform the Ati street dance to frenzied drumbeats while shouting Viva San Agustin n this festive celebration which coincides with the feast of the town’s patron saint, San Agustin.
- October Last Week: PALAY FESTIVAL in Narra
- A socio-cultural celebration showcasing the sights, sounds and produce of Narra. The festival culminates with the Farm-Family Month Celebration.
- December First Week: KULAMBO FESTIVAL in El Nido
- A mosquito net festival to drum up the campaign to eradicate malaria, participants parade around the town dressed up in outfits made out of “kulambo” or mosquito nets.
- December Full Moon: PAGDIWATA
- A Tagbanua ritual imploring the gods to heal the sick and also, a thanksgiving ceremony.
- December The Whole Month: PASKUHAN SA KAPITOLYO
- Initiated by the Provincial Government., it consists of various activities in joyful anticipation of the birth of the Savior on Christmas Day and His second coming. Paskuhan ends with the New Year countdown and fireworks display at the Provincial Capitol, Capitol Grounds, Puerto Princesa City. The major attraction of the Paskuhan is the giant Christmas animated display at the Capitol Park Square depicting different themes revolving around the yuletide season.
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School year 2018-2019 starts Monday, Monday, June 4, 2018 and ends on Friday, April 5, 2019, for public elementary and secondary schools. The School Year shall consist of 208 school days inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training and the three days for the Parent-Teacher Conferences (PTC) conducted within the school year. However, learners are expected to be in school for a total of 200 class days.
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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be proficient in ENGLISH.
- Palawan State College - Puerto Princesa
- Alpha Phi Omega - Theta Gamma Chapter
- Holy Trinity College - Puerto Princesa
- Alpha Phi Omega - Theta Chi Chapter
- Palawan Polytechnic College - Puerto Princesa
- Alpha Phi Omega - Kappa Xi Chapter
|Public High Schools in Palawan|
|Names of School||Head of School|
|Aborlan National High School||Tonelyn M. Diaz|
|Abaroan National High School||Luzviminda G. Jovelo|
|Abo-Abo National High School||Aurelia B. Marquez|
|Abongan National High School||Evelyn G. Alvarez|
|Alimanguan National High School||Lanny R. Montecalvo|
|Alimanguan National High School - New Canipo National High School||Luz M. Cabrestante|
|Apurawan National High School||Vinelyn Bueno-Almenso|
|Araceli National High School||Estela P. Valles|
|Araceli Western Brgy. High School||Ma. Teresa D. Santos|
|Aramaywan National High School||Eduardo P. Jolipas|
|Bagong Bayan High School||Romelyn L. Lavega|
|Bagong Sikat National High School||Clarissa D. Ripalda|
|Balabac National High School||Antonio B. Pungyan|
|Barotuan National High School||Darlene M. Jose|
|Bataraza National High School||Valentin T. Tamaño|
|Bato National High School||Eleodora J. Famini|
|Bohol High School||Pamela B. Cayapas|
|Brooke's Point National High School - Pangobilian National High School||Dawin H. Omar|
|Bucana National High School||Johanna P. Francisco|
|Bugsuk National High School||Carmen A. Savaris|
|Bugsuk National High School - Mangsee Annex||Enalin C. Loyloy|
|Bugsuk National High School - Sibaring||Shirley A. Cabanes|
|Bunog National High School||Joy E. Galgo|
|Busy Bees National High School||Dionisia S. Espinosa|
|Cagayancillo National High School||Felix F. Buncag|
|Calandagan National High School||Danilo V. Garcellano|
|Calategas National High School||David C. Tablazon|
|Calawag National High School||Roy A. Bacomo|
|Candawaga National High School||Gilda P. Fresnillo|
|Caruray National High School||Rolly P. Aballa|
|Casian National High School||Merlyn U. Destura|
|Central Taytay National High School||Lutgarda S. Juanich|
|Coron SOF||Nestor V. Urate|
|Coron SOF - Borac Annex||Aurelia T. Panlilio|
|Culandanum National High School||Gina D. Lopez|
|Culion Sanitarium Special National High School||Renato R. Correa|
|Cuyo BHS||Pablito M. Cervancia|
|Danawan National High School||Flor P. Ponce De Leon|
|Dumagueña National High School||Dolores J. Basa|
|Dumaran National High School||Fred C. Cayao|
|Dumaran National High School - Bacao National High School||Evelyn Deomania|
|Dumaran National High School - Catama Brgy. Hs||Cynthia N. Ladica|
|Dumaran National High School Mainland||Ledwina A. Feril|
|Dumarao Brgy. High School||Sidney H. Dancil|
|El Nido National High School||Anson G. Paredes|
|El Nido National High School - Teneguiban Bhs||Edna C. Fuentes|
|F. Lagan Sr. Mnational High School (Caramay National High School)||Norma H. Garcellano|
|Gaudencio Abordo Mem. National High School||Edgardo H. Oringo|
|Gaudencio Abordo Mem. National High School - Balaguen National High School||Gaya M. Habibol|
|Gaudencio Abordo Mem. National High School - Bisucay National High School||Nicke B. Bacosa|
|Gaudencio Abordo Mem. National High School - Rizal National High School||Jop P. Arzaga Jr.|
|Gov. Alfredo Abueg Mhs||Edgardo C. Mutia|
|Ipilan National High School||Estelita L. Villanueva|
|Isaub National High School||Nancy J. Alaska|
|Isaub National High School - San Juan Comm. Sch.||Arlene V. Manalo|
|Isla Sombrero National High School||Eden C. Palen|
|J. P. Rizal National High School||Tarhata A. Adges|
|Liminangcong National High School||Radie G. Abogado|
|Maasin National High School (Bernas National High School)||Lemuel V. Aranjuez|
|Magara School For Philippine Crafstmen||Pacifico P. Vigonte|
|Magbabadil National High School||Teresita L. Velarde|
|Magsaysay High School||Eddie H. Jaranilla|
|Manamoc National High School||Orencio M. Abadiano|
|Mendoza National High School||Jasmin C. Tabi|
|Narra National High School||Erlinda S. Garcellano|
|New Busuanga National High School||Arsenia A. Fabon|
|New Guinlo National High School||Angeles E. Abes|
|New Ibajay National High School||Mercedita N. Paulino|
|Nicanor Zabala National High School||Ronie B. Samperoy|
|Panacan National High School||Artemio A. Diaz|
|Pancol Brgy. High School||Annie Tubale-Pineda|
|Panitian National High School||Noel G. Genovea|
|Panlaitan BHS||Irin T. Puspus|
|Pawa National High School||Ramon L. Jagmis|
|Pawa National High School - Suba Distance Learning Center||Rafael V. Magbanua|
|Plaridel National High School||Capricita B. Pamittan|
|Port Barton National High School||Lauro R. Labaniego|
|Princesa Urduja National High School||Lope B. De Los Angeles|
|Pulot National High School||Toto A. Zapanta|
|Quezon National High School||Rosie A. Biton|
|Quezon-Aramaywan National High School||Roger J. Cario|
|Quezon-Aramaywan National High School - Berong Brgy. Hs||Flordelaine Cortado|
|Quezon-Panitian National High School||Haydee L. Madiriñan|
|Quinlogan National High School||Wilma L. Llanes|
|Rio Tuba National High School||Genoveva C. Macasojot|
|Rio Tuba National High School - Sumbiling Brgy. Hs||Grace A. Madronado|
|Roxas Nat'l Comp. High School||Benjamin H. Rodriguez|
|Salogon National High School||Zenaida F. Calunia|
|Salvacion National High School||Elsa O. Salamatin|
|San Carlos National High School||Merla F. Esguerra|
|San Fernando Bhs||Yolanda A. Itaralde|
|San Jose National High School (Roxas Nat'l Comp. Hs - San Jose Annex)||Gil G. Magbanua|
|San Miguel National High School (Gaudencio Abordo National High School)||Cecilia T. Liao|
|San Vicente National High School||Eleazer B. Arellano|
|Sandoval National High School||Ronnie D. Panes|
|Sandoval National High School (Casian National High School - Sandoval Annex)||Jesus Z. Magdayao|
|Santa Teresita National High School||Amelia A. Cervantes|
|Sibaltan National High School||Rebecca Repe|
|Tagumpay High School||Edna J. Edep|
|Tagusao National High School||Nelson A. Garcia|
|Tumarbong National High School||Roqueta M. Sabando|
Tourists Attractions of Palawan, Philippines
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- Moody’s impressed with high PH growth
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019
- The “high” economic growth of the Philippines is one of the major factors that continue to strengthen its credit profile which is currently rated investment grade, global debt watcher Moody’s Investors Service said Tuesday.
- Moody’s just completed a periodic review of the Philippines in which it reassessed the appropriateness of each outstanding rating in the context of the relevant principal methodologies, recent developments and a comparison of the financial and operating profile to similarly rated peers ........... Full Story»
- PH, Asean sign eco protocol with Japan
- Tuesday, March 12, 2019
- Relaxed visa for investors and investment protection are assured for the Philippines and other Asean countries which have signed with Japan the First Protocol to Amend the Asean-Japan Comprehensive Economic Partnership (AJCEP) agreement.
- The agreement, signed March 2 at the sidelines of the 7th RCEP Intersessional Ministerial Meeting in Siem Reap, Cambodia, incorporates provisions on trade in services, movement of natural persons and investment ........... Full Story»
- Mojdeh bags six golds in Japan swim meet
- Wednesday, March 13, 2019 1:00 am
- Swimming internationalist Micaela Jasmine Mojdeh pulled off another sterling performance in her budding career, winning six gold medals in another record-rampaging campaign in the recently concluded 2019 Age-Group Champs Swim Meet in Tokyo, Japan.
- Mojdeh, the country’s newest swimming sensation and top aqua lass of the Philippine Swimming League (PSL) in the girls 11-12 division, ruled the 100-meter breaststroke (1:18.34), 100m butterfly (1:04.72), 200m Individual Medley (2:30.77), 100m Individual Medley (1:10.19), 50m butterfly (39.70) and 200m freestyle (2:13.01), all area records ............................... Full Story»
- Source: https://newsinfo.inquirer.net/1074990/how-tagbanua-tribesmen-protect-the-mermaids-of-palawan
- Sunday, January 20, 2019 5:40 am
- By Gregg Yan
Wearing fins from recycled plastic containers, tough Tagbanua tribesmen have become the protectors of the dugong, those gentle marine mammals that have become prey to poachers in Northern Palawan.
The dugong (scientific name: Dugong dugon) is legally protected by Republic Act No. 9147, or the Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, because aside from being occasionally hunted, the mammals often drown after becoming entangled in fishing nets.
“We’re here to safeguard about 30 dugong,” said Deave, a Tagbanua tribesman enlisted as both spotter and guard against poachers and illegal fishers in the Calamianes Islands in Northern Palawan.
“Our livelihood depends on wildlife so it makes sense to protect them. Protecting [the] dugong safeguards our own future,” he added.
The dugong, or sea cow, which is related to elephants, can grow up to 3 meters in length and weigh up to 400 kilograms. It is the fourth member of the order Sirenia, alongside three manatee species. The dugong has a forked tail while a manatee has a round, paddle-like tail.
- Wiped out
A fifth species, the gigantic 8-meter-long Steller’s sea cow, was completely wiped out by 1768, just 30 years after being discovered by scientists.
Dugong comes from the Malay word duyung, meaning “lady of the sea,” which might explain so-called mermaid sightings by sailors in olden times.
Sizable herds of dugong once plied the Philippine archipelago until hunting and habitat loss reduced their number.
Today, the dugong is globally classified as vulnerable, though it is considered critically endangered in the Philippines because of its rarity. Small populations still hold out in Isabela, Mindanao, Guimaras and Palawan, but encounters are extremely rare.
The Calamianes Islands in Northern Palawan remain one of the last areas in the country where the giant marine herbivores can be seen regularly.
Guided by expert divers and Tagbanua tribesmen, Best Alternatives Campaign, a movement to promote good environmental and sustainability practices, recently got a chance to interact with the dugong.
To successfully conserve the dugong, local government units and communities must stamp out poaching, minimize the threat of accidental entanglement in fishing nets, and most importantly, preserve the integrity of seagrass meadows.
Often overshadowed by more colorful and popular marine habitats like coral reefs and mangroves, seagrass meadows are highly productive and provide food for many marine creatures—from rabbitfish (samaral) to sea turtles and the dugong. Unfortunately, many seagrass habitats are being destroyed by reclamation and pollution.
- Best caretakers
“We can learn a lot about sustainable use and responsible stewardship from the dugong. The mammal consumes a lot of seagrass yet it leaves the seagrass bed even healthier than before,” said dugong conservationist Dr. Teri Aquino.
“When feeding, [the] dugong helps release micronutrients from the seabed, making nutrients more accessible for small fish. And this is why we always see fish swimming with [the] dugong. This marine mammal living the simplest of lives is one of the best caretakers of our seagrass habitats and the animals that live in them,” Aquino explained.
Through the dedicated efforts of local wardens like Palawan’s Tagbanua tribesmen and by protecting the country’s remaining seagrass meadows, tomorrow’s Pinoys might yet get a chance to swim with real mermaids.
Palawan, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Palawan, Philippines
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