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Napoleon wrasse spotted again in Coron after half a decade

The Napoleon wrasse (mameng) which has never been seen in the waters of Palawan for half a decade has been spotted again in Coron...

Pangolin conservation field study nearing completion

The field study that would pave the way for the next step in the conservation of the endemic Palawan pangolin (Manis culionensis) is nearing...

Dugong watching tour now open in Calauit

A sea cow (dugong) watching tour is now open to the public in Calauit Island, Busuanga in northern Palawan. Fredel Bacones Mued, a representative for...

Prov’l Board urges DENR to compel LGUs to do coastal cleanups

The Palawan Provincial Board (PB) urged the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) on Tuesday to compel other local government units (LGUs) to...

DENR to establish Bacuit Bay as ‘water quality management area’

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has set a goal to make the coastal areas of Bacuit Bay, previously flagged for coliform pollution,...

Calls mount for stricter implementation of anti-plastics law in El Nido

Environmental and wildlife protection advocates in El Nido are calling for the strict implementation of its anti-plastic ordinance, especially on the use of "plastic-labo"...

Tubbataha marine park confronts plastic waste pollution

Plastics pollution of the marine environment is threatening one of the country’s most important marine protected area - the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP). Tubbataha...

Admin charges to be filed vs Tagabinet barangay chairwoman

Environment authorities in the city will file administrative charges against the chairwoman of Barangay Tagabinet for illegally cutting down trees to open an unauthorized...

PPSRNP turns over ‘undocumented’ chainsaw to PCSD

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park-Protected Area Management Board (PPSRNP-PAMB) turned over on Friday to the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) the...

House bill seeks declaration of central Palawan as mining-free zone

The House of Representatives approved on final reading Monday a bill declaring the 3rd district of Palawan as a "mining-free zone." The district is composed...

Coron businesses get relief with temporary permits

The municipal government of Coron will issue 90-day temporary permits to operate to 414 business establishments which were previously cited by the Department of...

DENR urged to hold off planned Coron demolitions

Coron Mayor Ajerico Barracoso on Tuesday appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to set aside its planned crackdown on hundreds...