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Patricia Laririt

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.

Palm civet rescued at Palawan Adventist School

The civet, according to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development Staff (PCSD) which received the animal from the school's caretaker, was hungry and in a dehydrated condition.

Two endangered green sea turtles rescued by El Nido Coast Guard

According to a spot release Tuesday, the two turtles were caught by an unnamed person who decided to leave them by the river bank among the mangroves.

3 fishing boats apprehended in El Nido for using ‘super lights’

The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) El Nido Chapter, along with four personnel reporting to the Joint Task Force Malampaya (JTFM), were responsible for apprehending the three (3) fishing vessels on the evening of May 4.

El Nido plans shift to ‘agro-tourism’

Tourism Operations Officer II Arvin Acosta said a recovery plan is currently being crafted by the MTO and the local government unit (LGU) of this town. While still in its early stages of development, the main idea is to rebrand El Nido as an agritourism destination. The recovery plan will also double as a food security measure to encourage El Nido residents to grow their own food.

Son of COVID-19 patient remains in quarantine

The son accompanied his mother in an ambulance last April 12 to Puerto Princesa. The patient, who had difficulty breathing, went into a comatose state on the same day and passed away on April 15. She was cremated on April 16. All medical and cremation expenses were covered by the government.

El Nido family seeks help for children with unknown medical condition

The family is unable to bring the two children to a hospital due to the current enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in El Nido. They own a motorcycle, which means that they will likely be flagged at the checkpoints.

El Nido tourism bracing for a slowdown

Since March 15, 2020, no inbound arrivals through land, sea, and air have been permitted in the municipality.

Foreign vloggers share quarantine experiences from El Nido

The high cost of repatriation flights arranged by their home country was also what made them decide to wait for the ECQ to be lifted and for airline companies to resume operations.

El Nido restricts tourist activities

Executive Order (EO) 20-049 details how tourists should act accordingly throughout the duration of the enhanced community quarantine (ECQ). It was issued following observations that many tourists continue to roam around doing leisurely activities.

Police record shows reduced VAWC cases in El Nido

Acting Chief of Police Bronson Caramto said that active information dissemination, particularly to marginalized areas, was a big contribution to the decrease in VAWC and other related cases in the municipality.

El Nido vendors see slower deliveries of goods, falling prices

They have also started lowering their prices in order to match the spending power of El Nido residents, many of whom have lost their sources of income after business establishments were ordered to temporarily close during the quarantine.

No sign of foul play on body washed ashore in El...

According to his neighbors, Ancheta was suffering from “mild depression,” and seldom left his home.