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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.

No MPW in other northern Palawan towns – DA BPI region

The regional plant quarantine division of the Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Plant Industry (DA-BPI) said except for Roxas town, the mango pulp weevil (MPW)...

USAID to inaugurate multi-purpose shed for Pala’wan IP farmers in Bataraza

A multi-purpose farm shed that can be used as a storage area for tools and crops by members of a Pala’wan indigenous people (IP)...

DOE softpedals on PALECO franchise cancellation

After backtracking from an earlier push for Congress to cancel the franchise of some 17 electric cooperatives in the country, including the Palawan Electric...

PPC Int’l Airport gets ‘one-star rating’ from UK-based OAG

The Puerto Princesa City International Airport (PPCIA) is among the nine Philippine airports that received "one-star rating" from the United Kingdom-based Official Aviation Guide...

CAAP heightens security alert status in PPC Int’l Airport

The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) has placed the Puerto Princesa City International Airport (PPCIA) under heightened security alert following the act...

DENR to establish Bacuit Bay as ‘water quality management area’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has set a goal to make the coastal areas of Bacuit Bay, previously flagged for coliform pollution,...

BFAR mulls expanding ‘GG’ ban to southern Palawan

The Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) is considering to expand the "galunggong" (round scad) management area from the northeastern waters of Palawan...

PSFI’s access to green energy, IP support initiatives get Anvil awards

Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc.' (PSFI) initiatives in Palawan to provide inclusive help to its indigenous peoples (IPs) and bring forth access to green energy...

DOE moves to cancel PALECO franchise

First Palawan District House Rep. Franz "Chicoy" Alvarez confirmed Friday that his committee already received a copy of the January 11 letter of Energy...

Calls mount for stricter implementation of anti-plastics law in El Nido

Environmental and wildlife protection advocates in El Nido are calling for the strict implementation of its anti-plastic ordinance, especially on the use of "plastic-labo"...

Coast Guard says ‘no more oil leak’ detected in Cagayancillo

Environment authorities brought by the Coast Guard District Palawan (CGDP) recently to Cagayancillo were unable to go aboard the MV Forever Lucky to do...

Tubbataha marine park confronts plastic waste pollution

Plastics pollution of the marine environment is threatening one of the country’s most important marine protected area - the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP). Tubbataha...