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Monsoon rains affect Palawan in ‘Glenda’’s wake

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In the midst of the onslaught of Typhoon “Glenda,” southwest monsoon rains or “Habagat” is affecting Palawan on Wednesday, the country’s weather bureau said.

Posted: July 16th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,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 »

NDRRMC: Palawan bridge collapses due to heavy rains

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A bridge in Palawan collapsed due to heavy rains, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) said on Thursday.

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

Petitioners hit Comelec: P5B in savings, not a cent for recall

Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn: “Nothing to do with recall petition”  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

The civil society group that spearheaded the recall petition against Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron are up in arms over the decision of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) suspending all proceedings for recall petitions for lack of funds, saying the constitutionally mandated exercise needs only P8.5 million while the election body has P5 billion in savings.

Posted: June 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-Palawan mayor convicted over fund release for non-existent road project

Office of the Ombudsman.  PHOTO from www.ombudsman.gov.ph

A former Palawan mayor was convicted by the Sandiganbayan over the release of public funds for a project that turned out to be non-existent.

Posted: June 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »