Rizal News

  • New Species Of Beetle Discovered In Pala

    Scientists have discovered a new species of beetle that dwells in the mountain rivers of Southern Palawan and said the find indicated that the Philippines was the world’s “center of diversity” for beetles.

    Dr. Henrick Freitag and and Dr. Michael Balke of the Senckenberg Museum of Zoology Dresden and the Bavarian State Collections of Zoology in Munich described the new specie of the Spider Water Beetles (Ancyronyx) as having “extremely long legs, often accompanied by an eye-catching cross-like elytral color pattern, so that they remind of spiders.”

    The discovery was disclosed in ...

  • Palawan Anti Mining Ten Million Signatur

    What does it take to make the president and this government to prioritize the environment and act for the protection of our country's true wealth? 10 millions signatures! sign up and be counted, if you care for Palawan, if you care for our country.

  • Mount Mantalingajan

    Major jump-off: Brgy. Ransang, Rizal, Palawan
    Exit point (Traverse): Brgy. Malis, Brooke’s Point, Palawan
    LLA: 8°48’N 117°40’E, 2086 MASL
    Days required / Hours to summit: 3-5 days / 15-20 hours
    Specs: Major climb, Difficulty 9/9, Trail Class 2-5
    Features: Indigenous tribes, ultramafic forests, unique fauna and flora

    Palawan is the last frontier in Philippine mountaineering. Known more for its beaches, marine life, and tourist spots such as the Puerto Princessa Underground River, Palawan’s potential as a hiking hotspot is overwhelming. The length of Palawan spans over 600 kilo ...

  • MMPL Award Cites Conservation Effort

    The Mt. Mantalingahan Protected Landscape (MMPL) won the Best Protected Area (PA) and the Civil Society Partnership Category at the first Protected Area Awards and Recognition, held by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) through the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau (PAWB).

    DENR created the Protected Area Awards and Recognition to highlight the key players and their innovative practices and initiatives in the field of protected area management. The award was presented by Environment Secretary Ramon Paje and PAWB Director Theresa Mondita Lim, and was witnessed by AS ...