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Headed by Rozanna Pinky Moralde-Sandoval, 34, and three others, namely, Dece Grace Dinaga, Rosalyn Paez, and Erika Ison, started their DIY face shield drive as early as March 20, 2020, when they noticed a shortage of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) for military personnel in El Nido.
Business establishments, except pharmacies, grocery stores, clinics, and all other similar essentials, were instructed not to operate until the quarantine has been lifted in order to lessen the likelihood of spreading COVID-19.
Several netizens voiced concern when a Facebook post circulated that a group of 88 tourists from San Vicente had entered El Nido despite all forms of land transfers already being cancelled, and ECQ in the municipality was in place.
The special flights were arranged by provincial authorities as stranded tourists scrambled to leave after Palawan declared its own lockdown early this week as part of the national government’s directive to implement a Luzon-wide “enhanced community quarantine” to fight the spread of the deadly COVID-19 virus.
This is despite Lim's order on March 13 that all passenger domestic flights to and from El Nido will be canceled for a month.
Currently classified by the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) as a Class I cave that may only be used for educational and scientific activities, the cave complex is nevertheless emerging to be a popular attactrion to regular tourists.
The month of March marks the beginning of the peak season for El Nido. Calmer seas and sunny skies make the perfect weather for land- and sea-based activities.
The Pangolin Cocktail Bar and the ZSL Philippines announced their pangolin conservation partnership on February 15 during the celebration of the 9th World Pangolin Day here at the El Nido Protected Area Office (ENPAO).