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CIDG crackdown shakes up thriving ukay-ukay enterprise in Puerto Princesa

A significant sector of the local economy that revolves on the retail of used clothing popularly known as "ukay-ukay" is in peril, as the...

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...

A teenage breadwinner from Marinduque

At 17, Darrel Juliano is no longer just a teenager. An Alternative Learning System (ALS) student from Marinduque, he works to help his mother...

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...

Inside Puerto Princesa’s COVID-19 facility, a nurse’s lament

Basahin ang Filipino version ng balitang itoDownload Nurse Cayen Cervancia Cabiguen performs an 18-hour duty daily as a nurse in one of Puerto Princesa City's...

Worsening state of seafarers

In the Suez Canal, a sideways-turned ship led to a $10 billion traffic jam. In the Port of LA, a Covid-induced bottleneck of dozens...

JOSHUA GARCIA: Life on a catheter

He moves around with a tube attached to his bladder, determined to make it through the painful ordeal amidst grinding poverty. Joshua Garcia, a 31-year...

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...

PCSD tags prominent individuals behind illegal trade of giant clams

The Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD), a special body tasked to oversee the province's environmental concerns, has uncovered a black market operation involving...

Inside the battlefield: Stories from COVID-19 wards

In one of the rooms at a private hospital in Puerto Princesa City, a frontliner prepared for another day of battle against an unseen...

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...

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...