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Romar Miranda

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is a desk editor and senior reporter of Palawan News. He covers politics, environment, tourism, justice, and sports. In his free time, he enjoys long walks with his dog, Bayani.

Puerto Princesa pins high hopes in hosting Ironman 70.3 slated November

The city government is optimistic that its upcoming hosting of a major sporting event will finally spur the local tourism industry that had been...

Environmental politics in the Philippine’s last frontier (Part 3 of 3)

(This story was produced with the support of Internews Philippines.) What happened before. What is happening now. For many environmental advocates, the fight for a better future...

Palaweña recognized for volunteerism

A Palaweña who provided home-cooked meals to the homeless, senior citizens, medical, and non-medical frontliners during the COVID-19 hard lockdowns received a "Laang Kawal...

Docto reappointed as PSU president for second term

Dr. Ramon Docto was reappointed as Palawan State University’s (PSU) president for a second term. Docto’s reappointment and oath taking came on Thursday after the...

Coron reclamation project to undergo scrutiny

An environment official said the Coron reclamation project will have difficulty securing an environmental compliance certificate (ECC) because of violations already committed. In an interview...

City vaxx campaign vs COVID-19 targets service delivery, PUV drivers to...

The city government is ramping up its campaign to get service delivery and public utility vehicles (PUV) drivers vaccinated against COVID-19 in an effort...

PGP to appeal ruling on Coron project

The provincial government of Palawan is not taking the shutdown of its prime project sitting down and is seeking reconsideration with the Department of...

New minimum wage takes effect June 10

The new minimum wage in Puerto Princesa City and Palawan will take effect on June 10, increasing the prevailing daily rate of P35 per...

Analytic toolkit to combat wildlife and forest crime launched

An International Consortium on Combating Wildlife and Forest Crime Analytic Toolkit in the Philippines was launched by the United Nations Office of Drugs and...

Busuanga relaxes its travel protocols

The island town of Busuanga relaxed its restrictions on incoming guests as COVID-19 cases continue to decline. The antigen or RT-PCR test requirement for vaccinated...

DILG tells LGUs to require businesses to install CCTV cameras

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is urging local government units (LGUs) to require business establishments to have closed-circuit television cameras...

DENR halts Coron Bay reclamation project

The Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) has canceled the environmental compliance certificate (ECC) of the Coron...