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Celeste Anna Formoso

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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.

Criticisms raised against so-called “general assemblies” organized by administration

A Facebook rant by a local netizen criticized the "general assembly" reportedly initiated by groups identified with the city administration in some barangays. Photos of...

Puerto Princesa City COVID-19 cases nearing critical level

For the second time this year since the pandemic, the city of Puerto Princesa is nearing another critical point in its COVID-19 response capacity,...

Razon group mulls majority control of PALECO via joint venture

MORE Electric and Power Corporation (MORE Power) has floated an idea of a joint venture with the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) to participate in...

New COVID-19 outbreak in Puerto Princesa might be due to Delta...

(UPDATED) There is a new COVID-19 outbreak in Puerto Princesa, and it might be due to the currently predominant and dreaded Delta variant strain,...

Dominant local party PPP set to formalize Socrates-Ola tandem in today’s...

The dominant local party Partidong Pagbabago ng Palawan (PPP) is holding a convention today (Friday) and is expected to firm up its candidates' tickets...

Making a list and checking it more than twice

I'm slowly compiling my own list of candidates for the next local and national elections, and it's a huge undertaking since the struggle is...

Campaign to eliminate vaxx anxiety among tourism frontliners ramped up in...

Fear-inducing unknowns about vaccines against COVID-19 have prompted the Cottages Resorts and Restaurant Association of El Nido, Inc. (CRRAEN) to ramp up its campaign...

China thanks Philippines for rescuing its fishermen off Palawan

The Chinese Embassy in Manila thanked Filipinos for rescuing their fishermen who were involved in a boat accident off the shores of Barangay Canipaan...

Batang Sputnik V

Headaches, drowsy spells, chills without fever, the continuous desire to eat kahit busog naman, sore arm, and fatigue -- I experienced all these when...

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...