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Proposal to divide Palawan dead in the water

The gallery of the Legislative Hall erupted into a raucous celebration as the Provincial Plebiscite Board of Canvassers (PPBOC) proclaimed a victory for the No...

COMELEC pleased with plebiscite conduct

NARRA, Palawan — The Palawan plebiscite, the first electoral process the Philippines hosted amid a global pandemic, deciding on a three-way split of the...

Scientists, academics warn against negative impacts of Palawan division

Academics and scientists, weighing in on the planned political division of Palawan into three separate provinces, have warned against its dire implications on the...

Date set for Palawan plebiscite: March 13, 2021

Provincial Comelec spokesperson Jomel Ordas on Thursday confirmed to Palawan News that the poll body on December 16 approved Resolution No. 10682, the revised rules and regulations on the conduct of Palawan plebiscite, and the election calendar of activities through Resolution No. 10687.

COMELEC Palawan prepares for plebiscite

The process is still the same with the regular elections aside from manual voting and counting.

Brooke’s Point wants Brgy. Maasin as site of proposed Capitol in Palawan del Sur

In an interview with Palawan News, Feliciano said early this week that Governor Jose Alvarez called them to a meeting in January to discuss the site for the future Capitol and the international airport that will be built in Brooke's Point.

Capitol eyes Bataraza conversion into a city

Governor Jose Alvarez said Bataraza's P100 million income and land area qualify the southern town, which hosts a major mining company, into a city. It said its population requirement will be complied with.  

Alvarez concedes to No vote in plebiscite

Governor Jose Chaves Alvarez, along with key provincial government officials, on Monday afternoon formally accepted defeat in last Saturday's plebiscite on Republic Act 11259...

SC junks petition against law dividing Palawan

The 19-page decision penned by Associate Justice Andres B. Reyes Jr., promulgated on March 10 but was only disclosed to the public on Thursday (July 30), dismissed the petition for prohibition filed by the civil society group One Palawan Movement.

DepEd Palawan insists Bayubay not officially suspended

After vacating her office in mid-December to go on official leave, Bayubay reported for work Tuesday afternoon. She was also reported to have issued several department memoranda before her return.

Poll body notes low turnout of votes in plebiscite

The Commission on Elections (COMELEC) said the rains that drenched Palawan in the morning of Saturday's plebiscite may have contributed to a low turnout...

COMELEC defers to IATF on conduct of Palawan plebiscite

In a reply letter dated July 16 addressed to the civil society group Save Palawan Movement, the poll body said they are adopting the recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) to defer the plebiscite which was supposed to have been conducted on May 11 but was overtaken by the pandemic.