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

  • Over 2,500 Volunteers To Join Simultaneous River Cleanup In MIMAROPA

    Over 2,500 Volunteers To Join Simultaneous River Cleanup In MIMAROPA

    Over 2,500 volunteers from the MIMAROPA region will show up to do their part in simultaneously cleaning up 11 rivers in the MIMAROPA region on March 22 in celebration of the World Water Day.

    In a statement sent Tuesday, the regional office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said numerous individuals, local government units (LGUs), non-government organizations (NGOs), the academe, religious groups, and even multinational companies have signified support to the simultaneous river cleanup drive.

    Dubbed "Water for all now and foRiver," the activity will take off fr ...

  • Rurungan Sa Tubod To Open Weaving Classes For Tourists

    Rurungan Sa Tubod To Open Weaving Classes For Tourists

    The Rurungan Sa Tubod Foundation, Inc. (RSTFI) will start weaving classes for tourists in May as part of tour packages in Puerto Princesa.

    Rosal Lim, business development director of Rurungan sa Tubod said Friday that the foundation is planning to have two tours as an avenue for sharing local products to tourists visiting the city.

    "Basically, we are trying to share our story as an organization that innovates so parang magkakaroon kami ng dalawang klaseng tours sana in the next two months ma-lau-launch namin," Lim said.

    The tours will be classified into Walk Through, which is half-a- ...

  • Palawan Mayors Welcome Partnership With Oceana Vs Illegal Fishing

    Palawan Mayors Welcome Partnership With Oceana Vs Illegal Fishing

    Local executives in Palawan welcomed the partnership between Oceana, the world's largest international marine advocacy organization, and the League of Municipalities in the Philippines (LMP) to fight, deter, and stop illegal fishing in municipal waters nationwide.

    Narra mayor Lucena Demaala, who is also the president of the LMP in Palawan, said Monday they appreciate the move of Oceana to fight illegal fishing activities.

    Demaala called on other municipalities in the province to support and strengthen the partnership programs to prevent overfishing within their jurisdiction.

    "Syempre, ...

  • Peacock Jaycees, PCSD Renews Agreement To Protect Turtle, Pangolins

    Peacock Jaycees, PCSD Renews Agreement To Protect Turtle, Pangolins

    The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the JCI Puerto Princesa Peacock, Inc. or Peacock Jaycees renewed their agreement Friday to work together to protect and conserve the endangered marine turtle.

    Peacock Jaycees president Maria Claribelle Castro said the renewed memorandum of agreement (MOA) also now includes the critically endangered Palawan pangolin or balintong(Manis culionensis) as part of their role to help conduct public awareness campaigns for protection and conservation.

    "Last year kasi marine turtle lang ang nakalagay sa MOA natin with PCSD. Ngayon in-exten ...

  • Top 5 Random Reasons Why Yamang Bukid Is Worth A Days Visit

    Top 5 Random Reasons Why Yamang Bukid Is Worth A Days Visit

    Still fresh from being recognized as Palawan's first "agro-tourism" destination by the Department of Tourism (DOT), boasting beds of prepossessing sunflowers and other flora, pesticide-free products, arts and crafts created by eloquent minds and skilled hands, spanking scenery, and one-of-a-kind cultural life experience, The Yamang Bukid Farm in Bacungan village is really the closest place to be if you want to escape the haste and flurry of the urban life.

    Just an hour away from the city downtown area, this exciting farm retreat is literally bursting with life that can't be overlooked by an ...

  • On Shutting Down Tourist Spots Should Palawan Be Next

    On Shutting Down Tourist Spots Should Palawan Be Next

    Pristine beaches. Subterranean wonders. Underground rivers. Crystalline lagoons. Mystical caves. Once upon a time, these were the words that I, and probably many others, associated Palawan with.