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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.

Illegal drug use present among detainees in Palawan prov’l jail

A high-ranking police official confirmed Saturday that illegal drug use is present in the Palawan provincial jail following the operation of Oplan Galugad, which...

Palawan records over 40k tourist arrivals from January-April

Palawan has registered a total guest arrival of 40,864 from January to April this year, showing a negative 95 percent growth rate compared to...

DFA moves to find missing Palaweño overseas worker

Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) Sec. Teodoro Locsin Jr. has tasked USec. Brigido Dulay with finding the Palaweño overseas worker who has been reported...

OFW from San Vicente reported missing by his relatives

A family in San Vicente is looking for a missing kin who was last reported to be working on-board a Chinese fishing vessel as...

U.S. hands over boat maintenance facility in Palawan to Philippine Marine...

The United States has handed over a newly-constructed assault boat maintenance bay facility in Puerto Princesa to the Philippine Marines Corps (PMC) as part...

Tourists cite Coron’s poor waste management

Tourists visiting Coron are complaining about the town's inattention to dumped waste, which they have regarded as an eyesore before embarking on island...

Puerto Princesa steps up promotion of Tagkuriring Falls as tourist attraction

The tourism office in Puerto Princesa has stepped up promotions for a waterfall named after the Tagbanua word "kuring," which means "cat," as a...

PALECO insulates jumper in front of City Coliseum, cuts tree near...

Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) replaced a bare jumper in front of the City Coliseum with an insulated one on Monday after it was determined...

Bayron optimistic on tourism sector recovery this year

Mayor Lucilo Bayron expects the tourism sector to rebound significantly this year following the easing of pandemic-related limitations, although recovery plans must be thoroughly...

Puerto Princesa opens new sewage treatment plant

A P240-million all-in-one sewage treatment plant (STP) was inaugurated at the Puerto Princesa City Baywalk area on Friday, which is anticipated to reduce marine...

Suspect in statutory rape case arrested after 10 years of hiding...

A 34-year-old farmer regarded as Palawan's Top 4 most wanted person was apprehended Thursday in Barangay Pangobilian, Brooke's Point town, for statutory rape after...

Pangolin handed to ACTF in Balayong Park, porcupine seized in Coron...

A Palawan porcupine was confiscated from a boy carrying it in a sack in Coron and a pangolin was surrendered Thursday by a man...