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Recall petition filed vs Puerto Princesa mayor

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RESIDENTS hold up placards calling for the recall of Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron as they join the filing of the recall petition in front of the Commission on Elections office in Barangay (village) San Pedro in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan province. RICHARD A. REYES

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines—A petition seeking to recall incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron was filed at the Commission on Elections (Comelec) office here Monday. The petition cited a “breach of trust,” declining tourism activities and a deteriorating peace and order situation as its bases for the recall.   The petitioners, led by Muslim leader Al Babao [...]

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA rebels burn nickel firm’s dump trucks

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Suspected New People’s Army rebels burned two dump trucks working for a nickel mining company operating in the town of Sofronio Española, southern Palawan Sunday night, police said Monday morning.

Posted: March 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Palawan NPA leader, wife, 2 others nabbed

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Four suspected top communist rebels fell into the hands of authorities over the weekend in three separate instances in Palawan, Camarines Sur and Quezon provinces.

Posted: February 11th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Police nab top NPA commander in Palawan

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Palawan’s top New People’s Army commander fell into the hands of the authorities here Sunday following a pursuit operation launched by the provincial command of the Philippine National Police.

Posted: February 10th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

School draws ire of governor over coal plant stand

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Angered by an academic institution’s opposition to a proposed coal-fired power plant in the southern Palawan town of Aborlan, which is being backed by the provincial government, Palawan Gov. Jose Chaves Alvarez announced on Tuesday his administration would stop giving scholarships to at least 1,000 students currently enrolled at Western Philippines University (WPU).

Posted: January 24th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Court extends Tepo vs coal plant in Palawan

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The environmental court in Palawan decided on Thursday to extend a 72-hour temporary environmental protection order (Tepo) against the controversial coal plant project in Palawan.

Posted: December 12th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Protest vs Palawan coal plant grows

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Climate Change Commissioner and international negotiator Naderev Saño has joined the campaign to stop plans to put up a coal-fed power generation facility in Palawan as he urged local policy makers to go green instead.

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

Navy rescues distressed fishermen in Palawan

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A Philippine Navy patrol ship, which was dispatched to the Reed Bank on Monday has found and rescued a beleaguered fishing boat with a crew of 10 local fishermen, a dispatch issued by the Western Command on Tuesday, stated.

Posted: December 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Military comes to aid of distressed fishing boat

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A young fisherman with his right foot tainted with oil believed to be from the sunken ferry St. Thomas Aquinas sits at the bow of his boat on August 17, 2013 as rescue operations continue (in background) after the morning after the ferry collided with a cargo ship off the town of Talisay near the Philippines' second largest city of Cebu. Philippine rescuers searched on August 17 for more than 200 people missing after the ferry collided with the cargo ship in thick darkness and sank almost instantly, with 26 already confirmed dead. AFP PHOTO / TED ALJIBE

The Western Command has air-dropped food and other supplies to the 10 crewmen of a Filipino fishing boat disabled in the disputed Reed Bank, also referred to as Recto Bank by the Philippine government, in the West Philippine Sea, a military spokesperson said Monday.

Posted: December 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Court issues Tepo vs coal plant project in Palawan

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The controversial coal-fired power facility that a firm plans to put up in mainland Palawan province ran into yet another legal stumbling block.

Posted: December 6th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Tourist haven Coron suffers heavy damage from ‘Yolanda’

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MANGENGUEY Island (Coron, Palawan). FILE PHOTO

The tourist town of Coron has remained isolated from the outside world as of Sunday, as national and international attention all focused on Leyte, particularly Tacloban City.

Posted: November 10th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Local execs back coal power plant in Palawan amid protests

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The proposed coal-fired power plant set to be constructed in Aborlan, Palawan, received its crucial endorsement from the municipal government on Tuesday despite stiff opposition from local residents.

Posted: October 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

COA files 46 counts of graft vs ex-gov

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Former Palawan Governor Mario Joel Reyes. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The Commission on Audit (COA) has filed 46 counts of graft against fugitive former Palawan Gov. Joel T. Reyes and 40 other ex-officials of the province as well as private contractors for the alleged misuse of P2.57 billion in Malampaya Fund that were granted to Palawan in 2008 by the Arroyo administration.

Posted: September 28th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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