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Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • Palawan has 23 Municipalities and 1 City, and 433 barangays. The barangays of Palawan are listed within each municipality and city. Each barangay, municipality, and city has an interactive webpage of its own.
  • Population of PALAWAN, MIMAROPA REGION as of 2020 census: 939,594
  • Palawan Population (as of 2015 census) = 849,469 (excluding CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA @ 255,116)
  • Palawan Registered Voters as of (2010) = 406,945
  • Palawan Population (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 682,152
  • Land Area (as of 2007, in hectares) = ?
  • Palawan is a 1st class province.
  • The Palawan is an island province in Region IV-B - (MIMAROPA).
  • Capital of the province is Puerto Princesa City

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)

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Philippines, is the only country in the world which is 85% Catholic that created FIVE(5) national laws "favoring", "promoting" and "financing" the religion of ISLAM.
Then made it unlawful to finance all other religions. Islamic insurgents paid off the architects of the 1987 constitution to insert two words: Muslim and Autonomous.
They classify all the Muslims(Moros) not only as followers of Islam but also as
indigenous people. The only country in the world that has a government commission that caters to Muslims only, for the hajj, for madrasas, and the spread of Islam at government's expense PAID by the taxes of Non-Muslims. A government-run Muslim channel, Salaam TV to promote Islam.

Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.
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Guaranteed one senator to represent Region IV-B (Mimaropa) and its provinces, cities/municipalities and barangays.
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Medicinal plants are widely used in non-industrialized societies, mainly because they are readily available and cheaper than modern medicines. The annual global export value of the thousands of types of plants with medicinal properties was estimated to be US$2.2 billion in 2012. In 2017, the potential global market for botanical extracts and medicines was estimated at several hundred billion dollars

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Seal of Palawan

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We are one with Flora. Throughout time humans and the animal kingdom have relied on the healing power of herbs. We used them in several ways: we have ingested them, rubbed them on our bodies, bathed in them, even used them in our cooking to flavor our foods.

Interactive Google Satellite Map of Palawan Province, Philippines
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Map locator of Palawan
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Provincial Capitol of Palawan
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Provincial Capitol of Palawan

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Undergroud River in Palawan
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Underground river in Pureto Princesa, Palawan
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Baracuda Lake, Coron, Palawan
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Palawan Peacock Pheasant - male
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Stone islet in Coron, Palawan

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But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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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
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Pulau Palawan from Palawan Beach
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Tabon Caves
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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.

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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.

History and Culture 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.

Indigenous People

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 Government officials of Palawan, Philippines

Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2019-2022
  • Provincial Governor of Palawan: Jose "JCA" Chaves Alvarez (PDPLBN) 206,794
  • Provincial Vice-Governor of Palawan: Victorino Dennis Macalinao Socrates (PPP) 244,224
  • House Representatives of Palawan:
    • 1st District: Congressman Franz Josef George Alvarez 131,764
    • 2nd District: Congressman ABUEG, BENG (PPP) 112,960
    • 3rd District: Congressman ACOSTA, KABARANGAY JR. (PPP) 72,850
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. PONCE DE LEON, DAVID (PPP) 101,399
  2. OLA, ONSOY (PDPLBN) 98,658
  4. ACOSTA, CHERRY PIE (PPP) 95,417
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. ABIOG-ONDA, SHARON (PPP) 87,941
  2. RODRIGUEZ, JAY (PPP) 76,010
  4. MAMINTA, RYAN (PPP) 68,285
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. RAMA, ALBERT (PDPLBN) 9,713
  2. ORTEGA, JAIME (PDDS) 6,581

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):
  1. Roseller Pineda
  2. David Ponce De Leon
  3. Leoncio Ola
  4. Winston Arzaga
  5. Cherry Pie Acosta
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Sharon Abiog-onda
  2. Marivic Roxas
  3. Eduardo Modesto Rodriguez
  4. Sunny Batul
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. 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
  • First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Pineda, Roseller Sarabia
  2. Ola, Leoncio Nacasi
  3. Arzaga, Winston Gabuat
  4. Ponce De Leon, David Pagorogon
  5. Acosta, Cherry Pie Ballesteros
  • Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Roxas, Marivic Herradura
  2. Rodriguez, Eduardo Modesto Valencia
  3. Abiog-Onda, Sharon Quipquip
  4. Batul, Sunny Gonzaga
  • Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
  1. Rama, Albert Gonzales

Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2010-2013

Elected officials of Palawan for the term of 2007-2010

Barangays Elected Officials of Palawan, Philippines

About Palawan

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.

Protect the environment

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.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

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.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

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
  • +63-2-929-6626

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.

Jobs in Palawan Philippines

If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Palawan, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Palawan Philippines, Jobs" page.

Businesses of Palawan

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
  • Resorts, restaurants, pension houses, or hotels are welcome to be listed here.
  • Bakery, Mechanical Shop, Bicycle Shop, Tailor shops can be listed here.
  • If you have a pharmacy or gas station, it can be listed here too.
  • Hardware stores, Agrivets, salon, spas, etc. are welcome to be listed.
  • Resorts in Palawan:
    • El Nido Resorts -
      1. Lagen Island Resort
      2. Miniloc Island Resort
  • Hospitals in Palawan
    • Roxas Medicare Hospital, New Barbacan (Retac), Roxas, Palawan
    • Aborlan Medicare Hospital
    • Southern Palawan Provincial Hospital
    • Palawan Adventist Hospital

Real Estate or Properties for Sale or lease in Palawan, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Palawan, you can list that property for free.
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  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
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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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Palawan, Philippines

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Schools in Palawan, Philippines

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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 fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

  1. Palawan State College - Puerto Princesa
  2. Holy Trinity College - Puerto Princesa
  3. Palawan Polytechnic College - Puerto Princesa

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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Palawan Zip Codes

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5300 Puerto Princesa City Palawan
5301 Iwahig Penal Colony Palawan
5302 Aborlan Palawan
5303 Narra (Panacan) Palawan
5304 Quezon Palawan
5305 Brooke’s Point Palawan
5306 Bataraza Palawan
5307 Balabac Palawan
5308 Roxas Palawan
5309 San Vicente Palawan
5310 Dumaran Palawan
5311 Araceli Palawan
5312 Taytay Palawan
5313 El Nido (Baquit) Palawan
5314 Linapacan Palawan
5315 Culion Palawan
5316 Coron Palawan
5317 Busuanga Palawan
5318 Cuyo Palawan
5319 Magsaysay Palawan
5320 Agutaya Palawan
5321 Cagayancillo Palawan
5322 Kalayaan Palawan

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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