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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 »

Energy chief sidesteps coal-fired plant issues


Energy Secretary Carlos Jericho Petilla steered clear of heated issues over a proposed coal plant in Palawan to meet the province’s increasing demand for electricity.

Posted: January 27th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Navy to air-drop X’mas presents to soldiers on old shipwreck

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The Philippine Navy announced on Friday it will send an aircraft to Ayungin Shoal in the disputed Spratlys before Christmas to air-drop gifts and donations pooled by volunteer groups for soldiers stationed on a shipwreck to guard territory claimed by the Philippines.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Vietnamese vessel yields 200 dead endangered marine turtles


A Vietnamese fishing boat intercepted by maritime authorities over the weekend in Balabac, Southern Palawan has yielded over 200 dead marine turtles and equipment used in capturing the protected species, the authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: October 22nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Family of slain Gerry Ortega to elevate case to SC


The lawyer for the family of slain broadcaster and environmentalist Gerry Ortega said they were “unfazed” by the latest Court of Appeals ruling “which is purely based on technicality” and vowed to elevate the issue to the Supreme Court.

Posted: October 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Life’s not fair: ‘Kangkong’ seeds for P10M pork


One of the dummy nongovernment organizations (NGOs) linked to businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles siphoned off some P10 million from the Malampaya Fund to supposed beneficiaries in Roxas town in northern Palawan province but delivered only kangkong (water spinach) seeds, according to the municipal agriculture officer.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Marine wounded in ambush by suspected NPA men in Palawan


A Marine was wounded in an ambush staged by suspected New People’s Army rebels in Taytay, northern Palawan Monday morning.

Posted: August 26th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Tribal couple in Palawan commit suicide


A tribal couple living in a jungle village in southern Palawan, desperate over the husband’s failing health and inability to seek proper medical help, decided to end their suffering together by committing suicide inside their home in Brooke’s Point, Palawan.

Posted: July 15th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Bail OK’d for owner of gun in Ortega slay, denied for others


The Regional Trial Court (RTC) handling the case against the former governor of Palawan, his brother and other accused in the murder of Palawan journalist and environmentalist Gerry Ortega has allowed one of the principal accused in the case to post bail.

Posted: July 10th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Ill-fated PAF plane located in waters off Puerto airport

NOSE of the ill-fated plane recovered by Coast Guard personnel PHOTO FROM  THE COAST GUARD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE

Rescuers were able to finally locate the ill-fated Philippine Air Force (PAF) OV-10 plane in waters close to the approach to the runway of Puerto Princesa Airport, a source privy to the ongoing search effort revealed.

Posted: June 29th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Missing PAF plane reportedly found; AFP won’t confirm

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Searchers have finally located the wreckage of a Philippine Air Force OV-10 plane in the waters close to the approach to the runway of the Puerto Princesa Airport, a source privy to the ongoing search effort told the Inquirer Friday.

Posted: June 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

More debris found off Palawan following PAF crash; 2 pilots missing


One of three search vessels on Monday afternoon found more floating debris of what is believed to be part of the tail section of the missing Philippine Air Force OV-10 aircraft that went down in waters off Puerto Princesa while on a training flight on Sunday night.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

PAF fighter plane missing in Palawan


Authorities are searching for a missing fighter plane of the Philippine Air Force, which failed to return to base following a training flight Sunday afternoon.

Posted: June 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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