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Puerto Princesa gov't eyes lawsuit vs power distributor

Jul 18, 2017 - 11:38 AM

'Kailangang may managot dito,' Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron says in an emergency meeting with local officials and private sector representatives on the frequent power outages in the Palawan capital

Puerto Princesa gov't eyes lawsuit vs power distributor

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

Jul 15, 2017 - 3:56 PM

The fight against coal fossil energy in the Philippines has mostly been staged in localized battlefronts including the island province of Palawan

SC is new battleground for coal fight in the Philippines

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Jul 14, 2017 - 7:00 PM

An environment official says the filing of the complaint is based on Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu's instruction to not let Ipilan Nickel Corporation 'off the hook'

DENR sues Palawan mining firm for illegal tree cutting

Palawan named World’s Best Island, Boracay makes top 3

Jul 12, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Palawan earns the top spot for the second year

Palawan named World’s Best Island, Boracay makes top 3

Local lawmakers want to cut up Palawan into 3 provinces

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:15 PM

(UPDATED) By creating new provinces, this means old-timer and newbie politicians can vie for additional government seats

Local lawmakers want to cut up Palawan into 3 provinces

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

Jul 07, 2017 - 12:39 PM

Authorities say the cargo of critically endangered Hawksbill turtles was bound for Balabac, an island town in the southernmost part of Palawan known as a backdoor for wildlife trafficking

Haul of dead sea turtles seized in Palawan town

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Jun 24, 2017 - 9:24 PM

The airport can accommodate only private planes for now, but Mayor Maria Carmela Alvarez says it will operate commercially by the 'last quarter of this year or early next year'

New San Vicente airport in Palawan to boost local tourism industry

Tourist influx threatens food security in El Nido

Jun 24, 2017 - 7:00 AM

There are other factors that contribute to the inadequacy of the food supply. Agricultural lands being converted into resorts is one of them.

Tourist influx threatens food security in El Nido

IN PHOTOS: Puerto Princesa's 'Jungle Trail' ecotourism site

Jun 18, 2017 - 8:28 AM

The Jungle Trail at the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan not only serves as tourist site but also gives livelihood for the Tagbanuas

IN PHOTOS: Puerto Princesa's 'Jungle Trail' ecotourism site

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Jun 10, 2017 - 10:00 PM

(UPDATED) Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu orders the creation of a task force that will tackle the poisoning

Widespread mercury poisoning recorded in 2 Palawan villages

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

Jun 08, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

Alvarez, Aguirre, Comey | Evening wRap

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Jun 08, 2017 - 1:47 PM

Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu says the inquiry on the proposed plan is to ensure, at the outset, 'that we continue to conserve and protect this last bastion of coastal biodiversity in Palawan'

DENR chief vows inquiry into Nickelodeon theme park in Coron

Coron mayor: No permit applications yet for Nickelodeon theme park

Jun 03, 2017 - 8:15 PM

Coron Mayor Ajerico Barracoso says the planned 400-hectare theme park and resort remains 'just a plan'

Coron mayor: No permit applications yet for Nickelodeon theme park

Lorenzana, Saguisag, Clinton | Evening wRap

Jun 01, 2017 - 7:57 PM

Watch the evening newscast with Natashya Gutierrez

Lorenzana, Saguisag, Clinton | Evening wRap

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

Jun 01, 2017 - 3:47 PM

'They are not going to destroy the corals,' says Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo, recalling the personal assurance given to her by representatives of Viacom International Media Networks and Coral World Park Undersea Resorts

Wanda Teo: Nickelodeon theme park in Coron 'pushing through'

DENR begins retrieval of trees cut by Palawan mining firm

May 27, 2017 - 12:00 PM

The environment department has identified a secured location where the thousands of trees will be transferred to prevent them from getting poached

DENR begins retrieval of trees cut by Palawan mining firm

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

May 23, 2017 - 8:18 PM

Ipilan Nickel Corporation has until May 24 to explain why no criminal charges should be filed against it for cutting down trees

DENR issues show cause order vs Palawan mining firm

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

May 23, 2017 - 7:02 PM

Fernando Alejo, 52, was the officer-in-charge in a Community Environment and Natural Resources Office sub-station in Narra town

Palawan exec filed forestry violation case before getting killed

WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan

May 23, 2017 - 12:47 PM

What exactly constitutes 'responsible mining'?

WATCH: First-hand look at Nickel Asia’s open pit mining in Palawan

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

May 21, 2017 - 7:21 PM

Nickel Asia's vice president for corporate communications Jose Bayani Baylon explains their operations in the province of Palawan

Rappler Talk: Nickel Asia Corp and responsible mining in Palawan

WATCH: Hidden gems of the Puerto Princesa Underground River

May 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur, Pegasus, and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan

WATCH: Hidden gems of the Puerto Princesa Underground River

Military increases visibility in Palawan, assures safety of tourists

May 18, 2017 - 2:15 PM

Soldiers as well as cops conduct foot, air, and sea patrols amid a supposed terror threat in the province

Military increases visibility in Palawan, assures safety of tourists

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

May 12, 2017 - 5:26 PM

The rise in the number of cases is due to more people who are now aware of the disease and voluntarily visiting HIV clinics to be tested, says Health Regional Director Eduardo Janairo

100 HIV-positive cases recorded in Palawan – DOH

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017 - 10:49 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 10, 2017

May 10, 2017 - 10:20 AM

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Youth group kicks off 'Scubasurero' in Palawan

May 10, 2017 - 10:00 AM

A group of divers have committed to protecting Palawan's seas through underwater clean up drives and an environmental awareness campaign

Youth group kicks off 'Scubasurero' in Palawan

U.S. embassy warns citizens against traveling to Palawan

May 10, 2017 - 1:42 AM

(UPDATED) It has 'received credible information that terrorist groups may be planning to conduct kidnapping operations targeting foreign nationals in the areas of Palawan'

U.S. embassy warns citizens against traveling to Palawan

Palawan suffers daily rotational blackouts

May 06, 2017 - 11:20 PM

(UPDATED) The Palawan Electric Cooperative says independent power producers are unable to stabilize the energy supply, but two of these IPPs have no penalty clause in their contracts

Palawan suffers daily rotational blackouts

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

May 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) The P4.5-billion terminal has a 2,600-meter runway that can accommodate bigger aircraft

LOOK: Puerto Princesa International Airport's new terminal

Gina Lopez faces 4th graft complaint as she awaits confirmation

May 03, 2017 - 12:30 PM

Citinickel Mines and Development Corporation accuses the environment secretary of usurping Congress' powers when she required mines to pay P2 million per hectare of 'disturbed' land

Gina Lopez faces 4th graft complaint as she awaits confirmation

Hope, love prevail in conserving endangered Philippine cockatoo

May 02, 2017 - 11:09 AM

How an endangered species is being saved by the same community that once hunted it

Hope, love prevail in conserving endangered Philippine cockatoo

Ex-mayor Hagedorn posts bail for SALN-related charges

Mar 27, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Former Puerto Princesa City, Palawan mayor Edward Hagedorn allegedly did not declare as many as 59 properties, plus other assets

Ex-mayor Hagedorn posts bail for SALN-related charges

Dead pangolins found in Negros Occidental

Mar 18, 2017 - 5:47 PM

At least 15 frozen pangolins with no internal organs are found at the roadside in Bacolod City

Dead pangolins found in Negros Occidental

El Nido, Palawan: Your comprehensive, updated guide

Mar 11, 2017 - 1:28 PM

Birdhouse hotel owner Mark-Anthony Villaflor gives us his ultimate guide to exploring the island

El Nido, Palawan: Your comprehensive, updated guide

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Mar 06, 2017 - 10:06 PM

Watch the evening newscast with David Lozada

Lascanas, Yasay, Napoles | Evening wRap

Malampaya fund: Ex-Palawan gov Reyes faces P1.5-B graft case

Mar 05, 2017 - 5:20 PM

Some construction projects meant to be funded by Malampaya royalties appear on reports as complete or nearly complete, but turn out to be far from finished

Malampaya fund: Ex-Palawan gov Reyes faces P1.5-B graft case

DILG removes Bayron as Puerto Princesa mayor

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Three months after the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Mayor Lucilo Bayron, the regional DILG implements it. Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III takes his oath as new chief executive.

DILG removes Bayron as Puerto Princesa mayor

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

Feb 13, 2017 - 11:43 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday, February 13

News Briefs: February 13, 2017

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

Feb 08, 2017 - 4:45 PM

Pia Wurtzbach's recent visit to an indigenous community in Palawan showcases the success of a rehabilitation project after Yolanda

WATCH: How Miss Universe, CordAid helped Yolanda-hit village build back better

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday, February 1

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Duterte tells U.S. to stop planned construction in PH bases

Jan 30, 2017 - 1:25 AM

(UPDATED) Defense chief Delfin Lorenzana says it doesn't mean President Rodrigo Duterte wants to cancel EDCA altogether. He only wants to review the structures that the US plans to build.

Duterte tells U.S. to stop planned construction in PH bases

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

Jan 22, 2017 - 8:35 AM

'All the Calamian Islands are ancestral domains of the Tagbanuas. So far, there are only 2 communities that have been awarded the title. There are 23 barangays still applying for titles,' a development worker explains

Pia Wurtzbach's Coron visit highlights resiliency, IP issues

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

Jan 21, 2017 - 7:29 PM

'We need to continue working to make sure our communities are resilient', the reigning Miss Universe tells an indigenous community in Palawan

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach brings hope to Yolanda-hit Tagbanua community

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Jan 20, 2017 - 9:01 PM

'They have an indigenous structure that is more resilient to typhoons compared to the models that were introduced by other agencies,' an NGO says

How Tagbanua communities in Coron recovered from Yolanda

Support reef conservation, Palawan gov tells reef-fish-for-food industry

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Palawan authorities are cracking down on illegal fishing that destroys coral reefs and imperils the sustainability of the lucrative industry

Support reef conservation, Palawan gov tells reef-fish-for-food industry

Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not 'private' properties

Jan 12, 2017 - 3:21 PM

The local government of Coron, a tourism town in northern Palawan, says it has yet to receive an application or official communication from the private developer of an underwater attraction

Nickelodeon park: Palawan execs say oceans not 'private' properties

Underwater park, Trump, Pacquiao | Midday wRap

Jan 12, 2017 - 12:44 PM

Watch Rappler's midday newscast with Maria Ressa

Underwater park, Trump, Pacquiao | Midday wRap

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 12, 2017

Jan 12, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Gina Lopez won't allow Nickelodeon theme park in Palawan

Jan 11, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Environmentalists have raised the alarm over the planned construction of the underwater resort and theme park in what is known as the Philippines' 'last ecological frontier'

Gina Lopez won't allow Nickelodeon theme park in Palawan

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, January 11, 2017

Jan 11, 2017 - 11:40 AM

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