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Hagedorn says poll chief biased vs him, LP


Former City Mayor Edward Hagedorn on Monday denounced Commission on Elections (Comelec) Chair Sixto Brillantes Jr. for showing “personal bias” against him and the Liberal Party (LP) in refusing to facilitate the holding of a recall election in the Palawan capital.

Posted: June 19th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

After rains, tailings flow into river in Palawan


Tailings from the siltation pond of a large-scale nickel mining company operating in Sofronio Española town in southern Palawan province have contaminated a major river tributary following heavy rains since Friday, local officials said.

Posted: June 10th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cop killed, another wounded in NPA ambush in Palawan


A policeman was killed and another was wounded in an ambush perpetrated by suspected New People’s Army (NPA) members in the village of Tagusao, Quezon, Palawan on Monday.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Int’l gang seen in turtle poaching

A FEW of the endangered marine turtles found in a Chinese fishing vessel that was apprehended by Philippine maritime policemen at  Hasa-Hasa Shoal REDEMPTO D. ANDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The mounting tension between the Philippines and China over the Spratlys, reaching new heights with the arrest of 11 Chinese fishers by Philippine maritime police at the disputed Hasa-Hasa Shoal, has overshadowed indications of a rapidly growing international syndicate behind sea turtle poaching, according to Palawan environmentalists and military sources.

Posted: May 11th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Ayungin Marines get medals, haircut, 2-week vacation for bravery, endurance

AYUNGIN DEFENDERS. Marine 1st Lt.Mike Pelotera and members of his platoon salute the national flag during the ceremony for outgoing security personnel of the BRP Sierra Madre at Naval Forces West headquarters in Puerto Princesa City on Monday. GRIG C. MONTEGRANDE

For their bravery—maybe endurance should be added—they received bronze medals, a haircut and a shave, and two weeks for rest and recreation.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »