Balabac Palawan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Balabac Palawan


Huge saltwater crocodile kills fisherman in latest attack in Palawan town

Oct 10, 2019 - 5:39 PM

Police say the 20-year-old was taken by a 4.9-meter crocodile late Tuesday, October 8, as he and a colleague sailed back to the island of Balabac after a day of fishing

Crocodile kills high school student in Palawan

Sep 09, 2019 - 6:25 PM

The student, a 15-year-old boy, is attacked by a crocodile while fishing with his relatives in Balabac, Palawan

10-year-old boy eaten by crocodile in Palawan town

Aug 14, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Authorities say the boy was on board with his two older siblings near the town of Balabac, which is notorious for confrontations with the massive creatures, when he was yanked into the water

AFP: 4 Chinese warships passed Palawan waters in June

Aug 06, 2019 - 4:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Western Mindanao Command says 3 of the Chinese warships were unresponsive to radio calls from Philippine troops

WESCOM CHIEF. Wescom chief Rene Medina Wescom Facebook page

Palawan authorities capture 'man-eating' crocodile

Dec 02, 2018 - 10:10 AM

The crocodile, 15.6 feet long, is believed to have killed a fisherman in Balabac, Palawan

Photo by Rizzie Ancheta

Authorities launch hunt for man-eating crocodile in Palawan town

Nov 30, 2018 - 4:10 PM

A joint team of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development and the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center are in Balabac town to capture the crocodile believed to be over 10 feet long

CROCODILE. A Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) glides silently through a swamp on the island of Palawan in the Philippines. Photo by Gregg Yan via Wikimedia Commons

Palawan police recover body of fisherman attacked by crocodile

Nov 28, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Human-crocodile conflicts are a continual problem in the island-town of Balabac, which is a stronghold of saltwater crocodiles

Diarrhea outbreak hits Balabac town in southern Palawan

Feb 16, 2018 - 5:11 PM

Dr. Mary Ann Navarro says the outbreak is due to the presence of E.coli or Escherichia coli bacteria from human and animal waste in the town’s water table

Police find 120 captured sea turtles in Palawan swamp

Jan 31, 2014 - 6:12 PM

The sea turtles apparently intended for sale to foreign traders have been found in Balabac town

SEASHORE SPECIES. Olive Ridley sea turtles (Lepidochelys olivacea) are some of the species nesting on West Philippine Sea shores. File photo by WWF-Philippines/Gregg Yan

Navy rescues 11 Vietnamese fishermen

Nov 13, 2012 - 11:26 AM

The Philippine Navy rescues 11 Vietnamese off Bugsok Island Balabac Palawan