PRRD signs law dividing Palawan into 3 provinces

MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed the law dividing Palawan into the provinces of Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur. In Republic Act 11259, signed by…

Palawan fisherman dead in crocodile attack

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Police and Coast Guard personnel in Palawan recovered late Wednesday the mutilated cadaver of a fisherman believed to have been attacked by a saltwater crocodile in…

Palawan ‘turtle sanctuary’: Nominee in ‘World Luxury Hotel’ awards

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The Arena Island Turtle Sanctuary (AITS) in the municipality of Narra in southern Palawan has been nominated again for the 12th Annual World Luxury Hotel Awards…

Palawan fisherman survives crocodile attack

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A fisherman in the southern Palawan town of Bataraza escaped a saltwater crocodile attack, a police official has said. Chief Insp. Victor Sumondong of the Bataraza…

Military heightens security in Palawan vs ASG kidnapping plot

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – The military has heightened Palawan’s security alert following “credible” reports of a kidnapping threat by the extremist Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG). In a statement released late…

Cargo vessel runs aground in northern Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — A cargo vessel ferrying soda drinks to municipalities in northern Palawan ran aground Tuesday morning on the shore of Dumaran town. Seaman 2nd Class Daryl Kim…

Plane crashes off Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — An airplane crashed off the coast of Sitio Landing, Barangay New Agutaya in the northern Palawan town of San Vicente on Sunday afternoon. The light aircraft…

Ex-Palawan guv to surrender to Sandiganbayan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — The lawyer of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes on Monday said he is now arranging for the surrender of the latter to the Sandiganbayan while…

More bodies recovered in Mangsee Island, Palawan

 PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Four more bodies were found in Mangsee Island, Balabac during the search and retrieval operations on Thursday bringing to 22 the number of dead recovered in…

3 die during Undas in Busuanga, north Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – Two sisters and their cousin died Wednesday in a river in the town of Busuanga in northern Palawan in what was considered a Tropical Depression Ramil-related…

Suspected diarrhea outbreak in Palawan probed

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan — Key health officials gathered Thursday in the southern Palawan town of Quezon to investigate a suspected outbreak of diarrhea that affected 727 residents since July and…

Coastal village fire leaves 200 families homeless

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan – More than 200 homes in a seaside village were gutted down by fire Sunday morning, displacing nearly 800 residents. The fire happened shortly before 10 a.m. along…

Navy frigate apprehends Vietnamese fishing boat in Palawan

  PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Aug. 9 – A Philippine Navy (PN) frigate apprehended a Vietnamese fishing vessel with 10 crewmen and around 70 pieces of slaughtered unidentified shark species in…

Cops recover 70 dead marine turtles in Northern Palawan

  PUERTO PRINCESA — Police authorities recovered around 70 pieces of dead marine turtles (pawikan) in the northern Palawan town of Dumaran early morning Thursday. Municipal Police Station (MPS) Chief…

Poisoned lake, quayside threaten residents in 2 Puerto Princesa villages

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY — Over 10,000 residents in two barangays in this city are in danger of being gravely affected by mercury poisoning, according to a joint study of the…