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Celeste Anna Formoso

has been with Palawan News since January 2019. She is its managing editor, overseeing and coordinating day-to-day editorial activities. Her writing interests are politics and governance, health, defense, investigative journalism, civic journalism, and the environment.

Duterte insists on his approach to China relations

President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated in his last state of the nation address (SONA) that the alternative to his China policy is war, which he...

Don’t let your minors become victims to online predators

Explicit videos of two young girls in Narra engaged in obscene acts are circulating on private Facebook chatrooms and Tiktok, leaving social welfare and...

Photo of ship supposedly dumping waste in WPS is fake news...

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana has ordered the Western Command (WESCOM) to probe the alleged dumping of human waste by Chinese vessels in the West...

May safety officer ba ang negosyo mo?

This week is perfect to start this column since it marks the end of a 14-day period of strict home isolation for some of...

Continued presence of Chinese flotilla reveals intent to occupy more WPS...

The persistent presence of Chinese maritime militia vessels in the West Philippine Sea (WPS) means it is aimed at occupying other features in the...

Palaweño to make history by reaching 3rd deepest spot on earth...

A Palaweño microbial oceanographer of the University of the Philippines Marine Science Institute (UP MSI) will be one of the first humans and Filipino...

Puerto Princesa City prepares for 2nd semester roll out of mass...

Mayor Lucilo Bayron, speaking during the regular flag-raising on January 18, announced that he signed a deal on January 11 with AstraZeneca for initially 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines. 

Alimanguan conservation group releases 87 Olive ridley turtles

ASP founder Zane May Dasal said the event marked their group's first hatchling release on a beach in Barangay Alimanguan with the participation of mayor Amy Alvarez. 

Stray bullet narrowly misses a 1-month-old child on New Year’s Day

Joanne Cilindro Estepa, the baby's mother, said they were about to sleep around 1 to 1:30 a.m. when she heard a loud noise from the roof of their attic room, then saw a bullet about an inch away from the left shoulder of her child. 

Brooke’s Point asks DENR to cancel Ipilan nickel’s ECC “with finality”

Brooke's Point mayor Mary Jean Feliciano has appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to cancel the environment compliance certificate (ECC)...

DPWH completes river control project in Rizal municipality

In a statement on December 4, DPWH Sec. Mark Villar said the river structure will block the overflow of Iraan River during the rainy and typhoon soon, protecting residential and agricultural lands in the area.

U.S. Secretary and top AFP officials meet to discuss military partnership

Barrett met with Department of National Defense (DND) USec. Cardozo Luna, AFP Chief of Staff General Gilbert Gapay, and Philippine Air Force (PAF) Lt. General Allen Paredes to underline the importance of the alliance of the United States and the Philippines to national and regional security and discussed opportunities for bilateral security cooperation. 
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