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
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El Nido town has set a "dry run" on Thursday to control the entry of tourists to its two popular lagoons in an effort to address the problem of overcrowding.
Pablo Cruz, the chief of the Community Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) in the town and the designated protected area superintendent of the El Nido-Taytay Managed Resource Protected Area (ENTMRPA), said during the dry run, only a maximum of 30 visitors and 15 kayaks will be allowed to enter the Small Lagoon to stay for 1.5 to two hours before the next batch comes in.
For the Big Lagoon, a maximum of 60 visitors and 3 ...
A project that encourages every individual in the country to plant 100 trees each was launched Friday in Puerto Princesa City by the Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI).
Tommy Valdez, SFFI president, said the project dubbed as "Forest is Life," aims to make every Filipino contribute to improving air quality in the country, conservation of wildlife that inhabits them, climate amelioration, preserving soil stability, and others.
"We will roll it out all over the country. Ito "yong solusyon sa climate change, ang pagtatanim ng maraming kahoy para magiging carbon neutral tayo," he sai ...
About 2,500 foresters nationwide are in Puerto Princesa City for a three-day conference to discuss the role forestry management will play in the proposed federalism form of government.
With the theme "Forestry Recalibrated," the national conference of Society of Filipino Foresters, Inc. (SFFI) will be held on October 25-27.
Felizardo Cayatoc, provincial environment and natural resources officer (PENRO) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), said all regions will be represented in the conference.
"Buong Pilipinas ito na national conference ng mga foresters at la ...
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October of every year is National Indigenous Peoples Month, by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 1906 issued by President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in 2009. In observance thereof, last October 10-12, the Provincial Government of Palawan (PGP), led by Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez, held a three-day Indigenous Peoples Summit at the Capitol, which brought together close to 300 delegates from the various tribes of indigenous peoples (Agutaynen, Batak, Cagayanen, Cuyunon, Molbog, Palawa'an, and Tagbanua) in the province.
Activities during the triduum included capability-building sessions and ...
Around 260 members from seven tribal groups in Palawan recently attended a three-day Indigenous Peoples (IP) Summit in Puerto Princesa City.
Ninfa Rubio, Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) coordinator, said the participants came from the Cuyunon, Agutaynen, Molbog, Tagbanua, Pala'wan, Cagayanen, and Batak tribes.
She said the event with the theme "Bridging, Bonding, and Binding," aims to encourage the IP members to help in the development of the communities where they live.
"Unti-unti ay ma-build-up natin ang kanilang self-confidence na hindi sila nagiging mahiyain at i ...