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Acorda installed as new PNP chief, calls for ‘Serbisyong Nagkakaisa’

Police General Benjamin C. Acorda Jr. was officially installed as the 29th chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) during a change of command...

Travel ban to Puerto Princesa City extended until June 16

The Regional Inter-Agency Task Force (RIATF) has approved Puerto Princesa City's request for an extension of the suspension of travel from the National Capital...

Summarized MECQ guidelines for Puerto Princesa City

Read the following MECQ guidelines issued by the City Inter-Agency Task Force in Puerto Princesa. I. When will the MECQ be effective in Puerto Princesa...

Gordon pushes law vs. motorcycle-related crimes

Gordon, author of the proposed act, pointed out that the number of people being killed by riding-in-tandem assassins in the country continues to rise, hence, there is an urgent need for the implementation of the measure.

EDITORIAL: The sad plight of Palawan’s palay farmers

While it is understandable that there is a tendency for the prices to go down during the harvest season by sheer supply-and-demand dynamics weighed down even more by the externality of the ongoing pandemic, there is no reason why the government should continue to ignore this situation.

Alvarez downplays socmed criticisms against “Chicoy” ambulances

Governor Alvarez, in his media briefing "Pakimanan ta si Gob", said there is no law prohibiting the practice and that the existing Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) order on the matter has no force in effect as it has no penalty provision.

EDITORIAL: Dirty beaches and Puerto Princesa’s plastics

Dr. Bacosa presented the highlights of the study that was conducted under the Blue Communities Philippines project, a European-funded global research initiative on coastal environments.

Crackdown on unregistered motorcycles to continue despite criticisms

Ligad dismissed an incident that was widely shared by local netizens reportedly involving a city employee who was caught on camera driving a plateless motorcycle but was not being flagged down by enforcers.

EDITORIAL: The mango pulp weevil – Palawan’s never-ending debacle

This comes in the wake of the admission that despite the existing ban on transporting mangoes from the infected Palawan south to the north and rest of the province, at least six barangays of Roxas have already been contaminated and are now no longer weevil free. Abandoning the Langogan checkpoint and setting up a new one beyond the affected areas was a forced move if only to protect the rest of the north.

Stone grave marker found in shipwreck in Thitu Reef featured by...

The NMP in a post on Facebook written by Nero Austero late Monday night said headstones or tombstones are engraved stone markers otherwise known as funerary tablets.

City scales up “smart bulbs” street lighting project

Under a planned Phase 3 of its program, Mayor Lucilo Bayron said they will be installing until the end of this year some 2,110 smart bulbs in addition to the 3,186 lighting that have previously been installed.

EDITORIAL: Palawan rising

This week, Puerto Princesa City proclaimed itself COVID-free.  Palawan towns, including Calamian Islands Group and Cuyo that had also surged in local transmission cases, also started to trim their numbers. To date, only 48 active cases remained throughout the province out of a total of 458 confirmed COVID-19 cases, with only four recorded deaths and 364 recoveries.