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Patricia Laririt

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is a senior reporter for Palawan News who covers politics, education, environment, tourism, and human interest stories. She loves watching Netflix, reading literary fiction, and listens to serial fiction podcasts. Her favorite color is blue.

PPUR shooter remains at large

Mameng Jr., along with his father and namesake, reportedly shot park ranger Guillermo Celino in the leg following a heated confrontation when the two were accosted by a group of rangers while trying to haul illegal logs within park boundaries in Barangay Tagabenit.

PCSD extends deadline for ‘Month of the Ocean’ art competition

The program aims to highlight the importance of conservation, protection, and sustainable management of the Philippines’ coastal and marine resources.

Mass tourism no longer the trend in post-pandemic environment, expert predicts

Dr. Randi Alampay, professor at the University of the Philippines Asian Institute of Tourism (UP-AIT) and consultant to various relief projects of non-government organizations (NGOs), said that industry losses because of the pandemic is getting to be more than earlier anticipated by the sector.

Discount sought for El Nido water consumers

Several Sangguniang Bayan members initiated the call to give ENWSS members discounts for water bills incurred during March and April. During these months, El Nido was under enhanced community quarantine (ECQ), and all establishments except essential services were made to close.

El Nido allows religious gatherings, with distancing restrictions

The local government unit (LGU) posted a form on their official Facebook page on May 22 that leaders of religious institutions could apply for special permission to conduct religious gatherings in their respective houses of worship. This is in accordance with the newly released Executive Order 20-061, allowing religious gatherings to resume if they strictly adhere to health protocols.

Food relief assistance distributed in Culion

The distribution was personally facilitated by Culion mayor Virginia de Vera and her team.

Without buyers, seaweed farmers in Coron call for help

Some 35 seaweed farmers composed of various indigenous groups such as the Tagbanua, Agutaynon, and Cuyonon peoples, are struggling to provide for their daily needs after buyers were no longer allowed to come to their cooperative and buy their seaweed produce. Most are registered members of the Calamianes Seaweed Marketing Cooperative (CMSC), based in Barangay Tagumpay, Coron.

Over P900M in estimate losses for El Nido tourism

Tourism Operations Officer I Arvin Acosta says the estimate was based on their projected income during the period that was supposed to be the peak of local tourist season before the sector ground to a halt.

Taytay cashew farmers, indigenous communities to benefit from new road project

The project is expected to provide support specially to cashew farmers and indigenous peoples residing around the area.

10 provincial government hospitals to receive ambulance units

Each ambulance comes with an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), defibrillator pads, oxygen tanks, oxygen tank regulator, wall mounted BP (blood pressure) apparatus, manual resuscitators, minor surgical kits, and first aid kits.

8 LGU execs in MIMAROPA to be given show-cause orders for...

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) made the announcement in a statement released May 14.

Handwashing stations set up in the Calamianes group of islands

According to Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer (MDRRMO) Fernando Lopez, the project was a multi-stakeholder effort conceived in late March. The effort was put together by the Calamianes Resilience Network (CRN), which is composed of various stakeholders from the public and private sector in the island group.