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El Nido seeking P259-M loan for sewage facility

THE EL NIDO shoreline won’t betray the town’s lack of sewage facilities. PHOTO FROM EL NIDO TOURISM OFFICE

The municipality of El Nido in Palawan has admitted dealing with a recurring problem of coliform contamination of its public beach because of the absence of a sewage treatment facility big enough for the entire town.

Posted: November 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

El Nido beach tests positive for coliform

EL NIDO town’s coastal cove facing Bacuit Bay PHOTO COURTESY OF EL NIDO TOURISM OFFICE

Water pollution caused by improper sewage management amid uncontrolled coastal development in the picturesque town of El Nido in Northern Palawan province is threatening to set back its rapidly growing tourism sector, Presidential Adviser for Environmental Protection Nereus Acosta warned.

Posted: November 17th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Online lottery goes on without permit


The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) on Friday brushed aside the city government’s withdrawal of a business permit to operate an experimental online lottery game similar to the illegal numbers game “jueteng,” saying it would continue its operations despite the legal challenge poised by the city government.

Posted: October 20th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

PH, US troops fight ‘terrorists’ in war games

Araceli map

American and Filipino troops engaged imaginary enemies on this island on Thursday in an exercise designed to familiarize both militaries with working together in combat.

Posted: October 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palawan builds new villages for ‘Yolanda’ survivors


The establishment of new permanent settlements for coastal communities in Palawan province that were affected by last year’s Super Typhoon “Yolanda” finally got under way, with the start of the development of a new village here to be comprised of at least 270 houses, including support structures touted to be resilient to calamities.

Posted: August 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »