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Editorial: Wildlife trafficking demands a global response

Palawan's wildlife trafficking problem is a complex challenge, as it is driven mainly by the high consumer demand from the exotic pet and food markets of Hongkong and China. Palawan is a key component of the supply and demand equation because of its immense biodiversity, which ironically also serves as a major source of wildlife for the illegal trade.

Didn’t we just lose the elections?

No less than a ranking member of the Commission on Elections admitted this week that the recent electoral exercise was the worse-ever in terms...

EDITORIAL: Elections and the pandemic challenge

An academic study conducted about a decade ago by an independent research outfit (Institute for Political Electoral Reform) noted that Filipino voters tend to...

The Santa Lourdes dumpsite: a pollution time bomb

Imagine holding your fart inside a small room full of people and you can’t get out for some reason. At any moment, something has...

EDITORIAL: Taking stock of Palawan’s Covid response capacity

The Department of Health disclosed this week that the more potent delta strain of the pandemic virus has reached the country. More contagious and...

EDITORIAL: Un-celebrating the 1st year anniversary of the pandemic

The National Capital Region, the most vulnerable area of the country to Covid surges by its sheer population density, was back on lockdown this...

EDITORIAL: A good start

The vaccination of healthcare workers that began this week, thanks to a few thousand doses donated by China to the Philippine government, marks a...

EDITORIAL: Policing the Anti Crime Task Force

An incident this week portraying a display of aggressive and violent behavior by members of the City government’s Anti-Crime Task Force against a worker...

EDITORIAL: Revisiting the Palawan energy masterplan

The Palawan Island Energy Development Plan (PIEDP), an energy master plan crafted by the Department of Energy for Palawan in 2014, is an insightful...

Editorial: The challenge of community resilience amid the COVID-19 crisis

Medical laboratories are racing to develop a vaccine that hopefully shall decisively end the pandemic. That, or populations will get a the point of herd immunity and stop the virus on its tracks. Meanwhile, the actual battles are being fought everyday in every nook and cranny of each country big and small. The mantra is to flatten the curve, try and slow down the spread of the virus to the point that will allow the local health systems in place to manage the crisis effectively and buy time.

Palawan as a stakeholder in the China loan deal

One of the few promises made by President Rodrigo Duterte when he was still a candidate for president was to recognize and give to...

Editorial: Mass testing and managing the pandemic in Palawan

There is no science behind the presumption that because we had not seen a rise in the incidence of COVID-19 during the ECQ and GCQ periods, we are already on the clear and can, therefore, resume normal lives.