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SPECIAL REPORT: In Palawan, young girls are routinely subjected to non-consensual sexual activities

A research study undertaken by Roots of Health (ROH) in order to identify the risk factors impacting adolescent pregnancy found that young girls in...

Oversupply of hogs hurting local livestock farmers

The local hog raising sector is reeling from the low farmgate prices of live hogs in Palawan due to an oversupply that had been...

Teenage pregnancy in Palawan, a case for a “multi-sectoral” solution

Alex, not her real name, was 17 and in the process of completing her senior high when she got pregnant. Today she is a...

Crown-of-thorns starfish outbreak threatens coral reefs in El Nido

The outbreak of crown-of-thorns starfish (COTS) in various diving sites in El Nido poses a danger not only to the coral reef but also...

Rabbit farming gaining ground in Palawan

The private foundation Pilipinas Shell Foundation, Inc. (PSFI) is making significant inroads in Palawan, promoting rabbit farming and building heightened awareness about its livelihood...

SPECIAL REPORT: Palawan reports 89 HIV cases with number expected to rise by end...

The province of Palawan registered 89 cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) from January to August with over a hundred cases probable by...

SPECIAL REPORT: Pala’wan tribes struggle through pineapple farming during COVID-19 pandemic

(This report was made possible with support from the Philippine Press Institute (PPI)-HSF under its 2021 Fellowship Program on Civic Journalism.) Pala'wan tribes producing the...

Environmental politics in the Philippine’s last frontier (Part 2 of 3)

(This story was produced with the support of Internews Philippines.) What happened before Pro-environment activists won big when well-known "eco-warriors" were named the mayors of...

SPECIAL REPORT: Honda Bay boatmen see no silver lining in tourism reopening

Around 60% of tour boats in Honda Bay are at risk of complete ruin if they stay idle, as boatmen have been unable to...

SPECIAL REPORT: Palawan education sector struggles amidst pandemic

(This report was made possible with support from the Philippine Press Institute (PPI)-HSF under its 2021 Fellowship Program on Civic Journalism.) The Philippines recently allowed...

Local farmers hope to boost Palawan coffee trade

The Palawan province is globally known for many things―magnificent beaches, abundant wildlife, and astonishing attractions―but not for its coffee. This, however, did not stop local...

Online businesses booming in the midst of pandemic

The shift of traditional businesses to the digital space and the growing number of online-based businesses that emerged since the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic...