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UN probes claim Palawan’s Underground River deteriorating


A report claiming that Palawan province’s main tourist draw, the Underground River, is deteriorating has prompted an investigation by the UN body that granted it the status of a World Heritage Site.

Posted: December 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Missing Taiwanese woman tourist feared dead

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Authorities looking for a missing Taiwanese tourist believed to have drowned while swimming at a public beach here have given up hope of finding the victim alive and have switched their efforts from rescue to “search and recovery.”

Posted: December 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Puerto prone to climate disaster–WWF

PUERTO Princesa City, which hosts tourist destinations like Honda Bay, is seen to be  vulnerable to strong typhoons. LEO SOLINAP/CONTRIBUTOR

This bustling city of tourism and in-migration is a sitting target for the next major climate catastrophe, according to a study released this week by World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Philippines.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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 »