Puerto Princesa City News
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is a protected area of the Philippines located about 80 kilometers (50 mi) north of the city centre of Puerto Princesa, Palawan. The river is also called Puerto Princesa Underground River. The national park is located in the Saint Paul Mountain Range on the western coast of the island. It is bordered by St. Paul Bay to the north and the Babuyan River to the east. The City Government of Puerto Princesa has managed the National Park since 1992. The entrance to the subterranean river is a short hike or boat ride from the town Sabang.
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Lorenzo Batak stands about five feet tall, and wears the traditional loin cloth, made from bark. At fifty-four years of age he is one of the most respected tribal elders. His face is lined. His curly black hair has gone completely gray, and his teeth are disappearing, making him look much older than he really is. Of late, he has been plagued by a constant cough and shortness of breath. Lung infections are rampant among the tribal people, living in their jungle community. The homes are lean-tos composed of leaves and bamboo, centered around a fire pit. The makeshift dwellings are suitable for t ...
It is an ordinary day to wake up with the comfort of nature for the Batak community living at Sitio Kalakwasan, Bgy. Tanabag in northern outskirts of Puerto Princesa City. But on Monday, June 6 they considered it momentous as it was the day they all started to work hand-in-hand to breathe new life into the declining number of Almaciga (Agathis philippinensis) tree which produces marketable resin and has since been serving as their source of living.
"Almaciga tree is our lifeblood," says Tribal Chieftain Dionecio Saavedra in a breathy voice as he and other members of the community trooped to ...
A training on shark and ray identification was organized on February 11 at the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) Office to capacitate the enforcers and other technical staff of the PCSD and its partner agencies.
Debra Abercrombie, a marine biologist from Stony Brook University and Abercrombie & Fish, who has been studying sharks for more than 15 years, shared the tools she has helped develop for implementing the new Appendix II shark and ray listings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).
Abercrombie specifically t ...
Tampok sa mga kuha ng isang amateur photographer ang ganda ng kalikasan ng Palawan.
Ilan sa mga kinuhaan ng Palaweñong si John Yayen ang Mt. Mantalingahan, na isa sa mga protected areas sa bansa; ang Malampaya Sound na isang mayamang fishing ground; ang Honda Bay na paboritong pasyalan ng mga turista; ang Mt. Saint Paul kung nasaan ang sikat na World Heritage Site na Underground River, at marami pang iba.
Isang negosyante si Yayen at nahilig lang sa potograpiya noong 2013.
Nagalugad na niya ang mga bayan sa Palawan para lamang makakuha ng magagandang litrato.
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A college student rescued an adult-sized pangolin in Barangay Luzviminda, Puerto Princesa City Tuesday.
Estrelieta Longakit, a marine biology student, said stray dogs in the area were attacking the pangolin.
She immediately turned over the pangolin to the custody of the Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center (PWRCC), which identified it as a Palawan pangolin, known locally "balintong."
The balintong is endemic in Palawan and can usually be found in the mainland and in adjacent islands including Busuanga, Calauit Island, Coron, Dumaran and Culion.
The Palawan pangolin is li ...