Posts Tagged Palawan

Palawan thumbs down bid to divide province into three – Comelec

Robie de Guzman   •   March 16, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Palawan will remain as one province, the Commission on Elections (Comelec) said Tuesday. Comelec spokesperson James Jimenez said the Provincial Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (BOC) proclaimed at...

COVID-19 test results still required as Puerto Princesa reopens to domestic tourists

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 5, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Puerto Princesa City has reopened its attractions to domestic tourists. However, RT-PCR test will still be required before they can visit the city. Department of Tourism (DOT)...

Boracay’s White Beach, El Nido’s Nacpan Beach make list of TripAdvisor’s top beaches in Asia

Aileen Cerrudo   •   March 1, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Boracay’s white beach, and El Nido, Palawan’s Nacpan Beach are among the top beaches in Asia, according to TripAdvisor. The Department of Tourism (DOT) celebrates the inclusion of two...

Coast Guard confiscates 90 giant clam shells in El Nido, Palawan

Marje Pelayo   •   February 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) reported on Thursday (February 11) that they have confiscated 90 pieces of giant clam shells in El Nido, Palawan, after receiving a...

Police rescue 13 distressed tourists stranded on a boat in Palawan

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 6, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Police authorities have rescued 13 tourists stranded on a boat off the coast of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan on Sunday (January 3). Based on reports, the...

Shellfish poisoning, red tide warning up in several Phl coastal waters

Marje Pelayo   •   October 20, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) on Tuesday (October 20) advised the public that shellfish harvested in selected areas are tested with high levels of...

Palawan hailed as ‘Best Island in the World’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 10, 2020

Palawan is again hailed as the “best island in the world,” by international travel magazine Travel+Leisure. “It’s dramatic at sea level, with mountains rising directly from the ocean palm-edged beaches....

Duterte to visit tourist sites to boost tourism amid COVID-19 threat

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 17, 2020

President Rodrigo Duterte will visit popular tourist sites in the Philippines to promote local tourism amid the COVID-19 threat. READ: It’s more fun in the Philippines: Duterte invites Filipinos to...

BFAR warns of shellfish poisoning, red tide toxins in waters of Palawan, parts of Visayas

Marje Pelayo   •   February 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) has raised the alarm over consumption of shellfish and ‘alamang’ from the coastal waters of Palawan and several areas...

Two foreign children in Palawan suspected of having novel coronavirus

Marje Pelayo   •   January 27, 2020

PALAWAN, Philippines – A Brazilian child and a Taiwanese child are under observation at a hospital in Palawan after showing flu-like symptoms related to novel coronavirus (nCoV). According to authorities,...

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