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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

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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 »

Scientists seek Mt. Cleopatra protection

LAST FRONTIER  Batak tribesmen guide wildlife experts on their trek to the peak of Mt. Cleopatra, part of an intact forest land sprawling over some 30,000 hectares on the northern edge of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan. Scientists and conservationists have called on the government to declare Cleopatra a national park because of its varied ecosystems and habitats for endangered and threatened species.  JONAH VAN BEIJNEN/CONTRIBUTOR

For a biologist like Kyra Hoevenaars, who has lived and studied the wildlife and forests of Palawan province for years, Mount Cleopatra is a special place. “Almost everything that you will find there, especially the mammals, they don’t exist anywhere else in the world,” Hoevenaars told the Inquirer.

Posted: July 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Alarm raised over Malaysia-Palawan illegal logging trade


The provincial government of Palawan has raised the alarm over the rampant illegal logging trade between Malaysia and this province, noting that Malaysian authorities were allegedly freely allowing illegal logs to enter Malaysia through the town of Kudat in Sabah, which is on the northern tip of Borneo Island.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »