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Shane Frances Cayetano Montecillo

is part of Palawan News' editorial team. Among her writing interests are political and governance and the environment.

Sotto moves against contraceptive implants

Senate President Vicente Sotto III's suggestion to cut funding on contraceptive implants raised concerns in local health offices in Puerto Princesa and the province. During...

Badminton club inspires children to play the sport

"Our goal is to give access and support to children who are willing to learn and have the dedication to join tournaments but do not have the means and resources to be trained. Our club’s ultimate goal is to be able to produce highly competitive and professional athletes that can represent our city," he said.

“Pagsibol sa Palawan”, a homecoming tour

Jaycen, one of the two, said it is a “celebration of a milestone”, having the music video of their single “Pagsibol” released recently under Viva Records and was aired on MYX, a Quezon City-based TV channel targeted to youth audiences with music videos as its primary content.

Alternative market holds Biodiversity talks

What really is the essence of "biodiversity"? And as active and conscious citizens, how do we protect and ethically celebrate our island's biodiversity?

San Vicente celebrates first ‘Tarabidan ong Banwa’ indigenous gathering

"Tarabidan ong Banwa" was a gathering of the three prominent indigenous groups in the municipality - the Cuyunon, the Agutaynen, and the Tagbanua’ng Tandolanen.

HTU holds symposium on Palawan division

Alyssa Rocamora, a professor in Holy Trinity University said that the symposium was focused on raising awareness for the students to realize their roles in government affairs and decision making.

Narra officials grill anti-coal protest leader

The invitation for Pelayo to attend the question hour of the Sangguniang Bayan was initiated by Barangay Bato-Bato chairman and ex-officio municipal councilor Ernesto Ferrer, a pro-coal advocate, during a privilege speech on October 14. 

El Nido residents establish volunteer fire brigade

On Sunday, October 19, El Nido Fire Volunteers will hold a fire demonstration in front of Turtle Divers. Local businesses in El Nido are invited to have a look and see if they would like to invest in one.

Gov. Alvarez takes on critics via Facebook

Governor Alvarez has been aggressively pushing for the coal plant project of DMCI Powers Inc. intended to supply baseload electricity to the mainland's power grid.

Narra anti-coal residents rally against proposed plant

Mayor Danao visited the campaign and gave a brief speech. However, he has remained non-committal to what his final decision will be but posed for a picture with anti-coal protesters. He clarified that this gesture of posing for a photo does not mean anything.

Travelers to the Philippines advised to undergo polio vaccination

Travelers to the Philippines have been advised by the Department of Health (DoH) to get a polio vaccine, following the resurgence of a polio...

Ricky Lee’s “Culion” unmasks the rustic beauty of a Palawan town...

During the American occupation in the Philippines in the year 1906, Culion was pegged as the “land of the living dead”. A leprosarium was established with the belief that by isolating those who were infected by “leprosy”, they would be able to save the rest of the population.