Palawan Island

Palawan

Palawan Island is the largest island of the Palawan Province, Philippines. The northern coast of the island is along the South China Sea, while the southern coast forms part of the northern limit of the Sulu Sea. This island is very undeveloped and traditional. Abundant wildlife, jungle mountains, and white sandy beaches attract many tourists.

Palawan, the only Philippine island cit ...

ed, is rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as the best island destination in East and Southeast Asia region in 2007, and the 13th best island in the world having "incredibly beautiful natural seascapes and landscapes. One of the most biodiverse (terrestrial and marine) islands in the Philippines.

The island has had a Biosphere Reserve status since early 1990s, showing local interest for conservation and sustainable development".  Wiki

Palawan Island News

  • Palawan Celebrates 115th With Week-long Bash

    Palawan Celebrates 115th With Week-long Bash

    The provincial government kicked off its traditional “Baragatan sa Palawan” on Friday to mark the province’s 105th anniversary, holding a colorful mid-day float parade and featuring an array of activities watched by thousands who crammed the Capitol grounds and the city’s main streets till late night.

    The week-long celebrations, according to capitol chief of staff Sammy Magbanua, aim to showcase the diversity of Palawan’s culture through performances and displays.

    “Napakalaking event nitong Baragatan, maraming activities. We also aim to empower indigenous peoples by means of ...

  • Rainforest Trust Partners Receive International Conservation Awards

    Two of Rainforest Trust's local partners were recognized for their continued commitment to safeguarding biodiversity through community engagement.

    This May, the Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) presented Whitley Awards to two members of Rainforest Trust partner organizations. According to the WFN website, "The Whitley Awards champion effective local conservationists from bio-diversity rich, resource-poor countries, who are spearheading innovative work to save endangered wildlife and benefit local communities."
    Ian Little of Rainforest Trust's partner Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) was recogn ...

  • Mga Katutubo Nagpakitang-gilas Sa Palawan Tribal Olympics

    Ipinamalas ng mga katutubo ng Palawan ang yaman ng kanilang angking galing sa mga palaro sa isinagawang Palawan Tribal Olympics noong Linggo sa Ramon V. Mitra Sports Complex.

    Nagtipon ang nasa 300 katutubo mula sa iba't ibang munisipyo ng Palawan na binubuo ng limang tribu - ang tribung Batak, Palaw'an, Tagbanua, Tangdulanen at Cuyonon.

    Nagsimula ang ideya ng tribal olympics nang isagawa ito noon ng Western Command sa bayan ng Rizal.

    "Nakita natin ang husay ng ating mga katutubong atleta naisip natin na we can do something province wide," ani Captain Cherryl Tindog, tagapagsalita ng W ...

  • Coron Palawan Trip 2017

    Coron was one of the places I've visited during my stay in the Philippines. I fell in love with the place that I missed some shots that I could've got but at the same time, it was hard getting videos while having fun in Coron (especially the day tour part).

    I highly recommend going here and I hope to come back next time.

  • Palawan New Boom Town For Ecotourism Through UNDP

    Palawan New Boom Town For Ecotourism Through UNDP

    People's organizations tapped to conserve protected forest and marine resource areas in Palawan's provincial capital are set to become sustainable ecotourism enterprises with a little help from the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

    With wealth creation provided by their ecotourism ventures, these organizations that hold community-based forest management agreements and marine protected areas are expected to become stronger and more sustainable, increasing their capacity to guard forests, marine areas and natural parks.

    The Small Grants Program 5 (SGP 5) is a showcase of how the ...

  • Board Seat For Indigenous Peoples Rep Confirmed

    Board Seat For Indigenous Peoples Rep Confirmed

    The provincial board has approved the membership of an indigenous people's representative to the legislative body.

    Joel Lumis Jr, a Tagbanua, was affirmed by the body to sit as the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR) on June 9, 2017. Lumis will fill up the post after two years of vacancy on the position.

    As the new indigenous peoples representative, he vowed among others to put up IPMR centers on each barangays to reach out to indigenous communities.

    "Pagsisikapan po natin na malagyan bawat barangay ng IP representative para po sa kanila mismo manggaling ang kanilang pan ...