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PALECO’s misfortunes and the continuing power problems

PALECO’s misfortunes and the continuing power problems Late last year while on a speaking tour in Puerto Princesa City, President Rodrigo Duterte surprised everyone when...

Editorial: Odette unravels illegal logging problem

A report released this week by the Underground River management claimed there has been rampant illegal logging around the national park involving no less...

What is Axie Infinity?

Over the past few months, social media platforms have been populated with content showing Pokemon-like creatures with captions: “Looking for isko/manager, “Earn money while...

EDITORYAL: Ang face shield bilang simbolo ng corruption

Walang ibang puwedeng sisihin ang Malakanyang kundi ang sarili nito sa mga negatibong kuro-kuro sa social media tungkol sa anomalya na nasa likod umano...

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...

The death penalty and Blessed Bartolo Longo

“Every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future,” is a line from A Woman of No Importance, a now obscure play...

EDITORIAL: Disaster response lessons from Odette

The wrath of Odette caught most everyone in Palawan by surprise and largely unprepared. This conclusion is evident, given how local governments and voluntary...

EDITORIAL: The PCSD turnaround on the Brooke’s Point mining project application

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), in an unusual turnaround this week, revoked its previous rejection of Ipilan Nickel Corporation's (INC) Strategic Environmental...

The Nilo Tayag case revisited

The Bill of Rights of the 1935 Constitution then in force—as does our present (1987) Constitution—provides: “No ex post facto law or bill of attainder shall be enacted.”  While ex post facto laws are statutes that make an act criminal retroactively (i.e., the act was not a crime at the time it was committed but is sought to be penalized by the subsequent law), a bill of attainder is a statute that imposes a penalty without a trial or judicial process to determine guilt.  Both kinds are considered antithetical to the concept of “constitutional due process” or the demands of reasonableness and “fair play”. 

Sports knows no gender

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics may have ended today, but the bright future for many of our athletes has just begun. With the Philippines being the...

EDITORIAL: Probing PALECO

Palawan's congressional representatives are calling for a  probe on the Palawan Electric Cooperative (PALECO) and the power situation in the province, in light of...

EDITORIAL: The delayed salaries of contractual workers, Episode 3

This week, Palawan News ran yet another story on an old complaint that provincial government contractual employees were not being paid their salaries on...