Puerto Princesa Palawan - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Puerto Princesa Palawan


Chinese tourists accosted for taking photos of naval facility in Palawan

Jul 31, 2019 - 4:11 PM

Taking pictures is generally prohibited in most military facilities because it risks giving away valuable tactical information

CORDONED OFF. The Philippine Navy has sought to cordon off a portion of a tourist area in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, where a naval facility can be viewed and photographed. Photo by Boy Ryan B. Zabal

Cop rapes rookie policewoman in Puerto Princesa

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Police Officer 3 Jernie Ramirez, an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City, has been detained at the Palawan capital's police office

POLICE RAPE. The suspect is an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. Rappler file photo

Puerto Princesa commits to end HIV epidemic by 2030

Sep 20, 2018 - 7:14 PM

'Ten years ago, we just had one case here. Now we have 198 enrolled in our treatment hub and 139 come from Puerto Princesa,' says Regina Villapa, city coordinator on HIV-AIDS

FIGHTING HIV/AIDS. Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (2nd from right) and UNAIDS Philippines Director Lui Ocampo (right). Looking on are Bb Pilipinas Universe Catriona Gray and Chi Vallido of Forum for Population and Development Photo by Mau Victa

Green groups to Puerto Princesa gov’t: Do homework on waste-to-energy plants

Apr 27, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Environmental groups say the city government has to carefully study its multibillion-peso deal with AustWorks Corporation

NO TO INCINERATION. No Burn Pilipinas slams the planned Puerto Princesa waste-to-energy project.  Photo from No Burn Pilipinas Facebook page

Cable car in Palawan’s Underground River? No, thanks – management

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Palafox Associates, which proposed the project, says such type of attraction is needed to convince tourists to stay longer in Puerto Princesa, instead of leaving for other destinations such as El Nido

NATURAL WONDER. The Puerto Princesa Underfround River. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

SM Prime to open mall in Puerto Princesa, Palawan

Sep 13, 2017 - 4:50 PM

Once the mall opens on Friday September 15 it will be competing with Robinsons Place Palawan Chinatown Center Palawan NCCC Mall and LRC 908 Market Mall

ITS FIRST. SM City Puerto Princesa will have 3 levels of retail and dining floors, a supermarket, 3 158-seater SM digital cinemas, and two 48-seater Director's Club cinemas. File photo Rappler

'Cherry blossoms' park to rise in Puerto Princesa

Jul 30, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Balayong which is endemic to Palawan is in full bloom in February up to summer

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

SALN. Former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn denied misdeclaring assets in his SALN and accused the Ombudsman of overlooking evidence. File photo by Paterno Esmaquel II/Rappler

News Briefs: February 1, 2017

Feb 01, 2017 - 12:53 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday February 1

US submarine tender arrives in Palawan

Jun 11, 2016 - 9:22 PM

More than 500 American sailors and mariners among them Filipino Americans will relax in the island and spend time doing community service projects

PORT VISIT. Sailors and mariners manning the US submarine tender USS Frank Cable will spend time with communities in Palawan. File photo from US Navy web site

Reyes brothers’ arraignment set for Oct 2

Sep 28, 2015 - 5:06 PM

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima says the prosecution plans to oppose any moves from the camp of former Palawan officials Joel and Mario Reyes to delay the arraignment

THE ACCUSED. Mario (left, with towel over shoulders) and Joel (right, with glasses) Reyes are escorted by members of the PNP CIDG inside Camp Crame on September 25. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

EDCA: Palawan air base added to locations offered to US

Apr 27, 2015 - 1:09 PM

The list has grown to 8 military bases from the initial 3 locations revealed last year

'Very unusual': 45 bets run for Puerto Princesa mayor

Apr 24, 2015 - 5:03 PM

Will Comelec purge the list of nuisances? Spokesman James Jimenez says that since the campaign has already started all 45 will be treated as candidates

FACE-OFF. Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn (left) runs against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (right) in the recall elections on May 8. File photos by Rappler

‘Facebook’ monk crowdsources for goodwill in Palawan

Apr 18, 2015 - 9:56 AM

In Puerto Princesa Palawan a Buddhist monk helps solve people’s problems by logging onto Facebook and finding connections

STUDENT AND MENTOR. Under Bhante’s guidance and encouragement, Rhodora would like to have a future wherein everyday, she is helping people who grew up in the same kind of poverty she did.

Alapag looking forward to his final PBA All-Star showcase

Mar 05, 2015 - 1:57 PM

It’s a fitting encore for 11 time All Star Alapag who will participate in the All Star Game the Three point Shootout and will have his jersey retired as well

LAST DANCE. Jimmy Alapag will participate in his final PBA All-Star showcase this weekend. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Love it raw: 'Un-cooking' for better health

Mar 20, 2013 - 9:00 PM

Diet and detox come together in raw food

RAW FOOD FAIRIES. Raw food chefs Asha Peri and Daniw Arrazola spread raw food love among fellow Filipinos. Photo by Rhea Claire Madarang

Stranded US Navy ship 'ignored warnings'

Jan 21, 2013 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED The USS Guardian stuck on a World Heritage listed coral reef in the Philippines since last week ignored warnings to avoid the area

STILL STUCK. Philippine Air Force aerial image of the USS Guardian near the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll. Photo courtesy of AFP WESCOM

US Navy apologizes for Tubbataha grounding

Jan 20, 2013 - 4:44 PM

2nd UPDATE I greatly regret any damage this incident has caused to the Tubbataha Reef says the US Pacific Fleet commander

STILL STUCK. Philippine Air Force aerial image of the USS Guardian near the upper side of Tubbataha's South Atoll. Photo courtesy of AFP WESCOM

The house of happiness

Apr 17, 2012 - 9:45 PM

Somewhere along Hagedorn Road in Puerto Princesa Palawan is a sanctuary

THIS IS HOME. Bahay Kalipay brought together different people with different stories into oneness. One heart, one love.

The Sulu sea experience

Apr 12, 2012 - 8:06 PM

“The sea once it casts its spell holds one in its net of wonder forever ” – Jacques Yves Cousteau

UNDER THE SEA. The underwater world is a paradise that must be protected, respected, and honored. Photo courtesy of Boogs Rosales.