Puerto Princesa City - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Puerto Princesa City


Group asks Supreme Court to block law dividing Palawan

Jun 26, 2019 - 10:59 PM

The Save Palawan Movement wants Republic Act 11259 declared unconstitutional before the plebiscite in May 2020

Puerto Princesa's choices: A mayor accused of graft or a vice mayor once jailed for drugs

May 11, 2019 - 9:23 PM

Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III challenges Mayor Lucilo Bayron in a race full of twists and turns

BITTER RIVALRY. Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron faces Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III in 2019. Photos from Lucilo 'Cecil' Rodriguez Bayron Facebook page, VM Luis Marcaida III Twitter account

Cop rapes rookie policewoman in Puerto Princesa

Nov 15, 2018 - 11:36 AM

Police Officer 3 Jernie Ramirez, an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City, has been detained at the Palawan capital's police office

POLICE RAPE. The suspect is an assistant instructor at the Joint Maritime Law Enforcement Training Center in Puerto Princesa City. Rappler file photo

Boost in Puerto Princesa tourism seen as Boracay faces closure

Apr 12, 2018 - 4:25 PM

'The CAAP confirmed to us that starting April 25, we will be having another 10 redirected flights from Kalibo every week,' says Michie Meneses of the City Tourism Office

NATURAL BEAUTY. The Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the 7 New Wonders of the World. Photo from PPUR Management Office

Puerto Princesa gov’t asks detained vice mayor to return vehicles

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:00 AM

Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III, who is detained on drug-related charges, continues to perform his functions. Members of his staff are using the vehicles.

HARASSED? The camp of Puerto Princesa Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III (center) says the attempt to confiscate the vehicles used by his office is plain harassment by Mayor Lucilo Bayron. Photo courtesy of Diana Ross Cetenta

Bayron regains seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

Jun 23, 2017 - 2:31 PM

Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron is back as city chief months after he was removed from the position

BACK. Lucilo Bayron with Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez and DILG Regional Director Florida Maranan Dijan, among others, after he took his oath. Photo from Richard Ligad's Facebook account

DILG removes Bayron as Puerto Princesa mayor

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Three months after the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Mayor Lucilo Bayron the regional DILG implements it Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III takes his oath as new chief executive

Premiere Horizon to raise P1B for infra deals

Jan 10, 2017 - 3:23 PM

Its unit West Palawan Premiere is spending around P400 million for its foray into the fast growing tourism sector through a township development in Palawan

TOWNSHIP DEV'T. Its unit West Palawan is spending around P400 million to make its first foray into the fast-growing tourism sector via a township development in Palawan. Screenshot from its website

Hagedorn refutes Ombudsman: No misdeclared assets

May 15, 2015 - 3:38 PM

The Ombudsman is set to charge the former Puerto Princesa mayor with perjury but he says probers may have overlooked the list of assets attached to his SALN

Cheers, disappointment in Puerto Princesa recall polls

May 09, 2015 - 9:54 PM

Lucilo Bayron s win as Puerto Princesa city mayor draws cheers from supporters and angry comments from supporters of his rival Edward Hagedorn

STILL THE MAYOR. Lucilo Bayron (in green) wins the recall polls initiated by the supporters of his political rival, former Puerto Princesa mayor Edward Hagedorn. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Lucilo Bayron keeps seat as Puerto Princesa mayor

May 09, 2015 - 8:23 AM

With 44 299 votes in the recall polls the incumbent leader of Puerto Princesa City gets to finish his first term as mayor with his win over challenger Edward Hagedorn

WINNER. Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron is proclaimed the winner of the recall elections. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Voting begins in Puerto Princesa's recall polls

May 08, 2015 - 1:29 PM

Voting begins in Puerto Princesa s recall elections but initial reports show many voters were unable to vote because their names were not on Comelec s list

RECALL ELECTIONS. A voter looks for her name in the official list of registered voters for Friday's recall elections in Puerto Princesa. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall polls: Voters decide city's fate

May 08, 2015 - 7:30 AM

On Friday Puerto Princesa voters choose between incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron and former Mayor Edward Hagedorn in the city s second recall elections in history

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall polls: Voters split on Bayron vs Hagedorn

May 07, 2015 - 10:26 PM

A day before the polls Puerto Princesa residents say there s no leading contender for Friday s recall elections in the capital city of Palawan

Puerto Princesa mayoral bets down to 22

May 07, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The unusual number of people who filed candidacies has pushed Hagedorn s name down the candidates list Some of them have since withdrawn from the race

PRO-BAYRON. Supporters of the incumbent mayor raise signs outside the city coliseum. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Puerto Princesa recall: Residents urged to cast, protect votes

May 06, 2015 - 6:03 PM

LENTE says the tense and confusing atmosphere in the capital city of Palawan should be a catalyst for people to exercise their right to vote

FACE-OFF. Former Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn (left) runs against incumbent Puerto Princesa Mayor Lucilo Bayron (right) in the recall elections on May 8. File photos by Rappler

Hagedorn running for mayor in Puerto Princesa recall election

Apr 21, 2015 - 5:02 PM

Former Mayor Edward Hagedorn challenges incumbent Mayor Lucilo Bayron a relative by marriage and former ally

MAYORAL CANDIDATE. A supporter hugs former mayor Edward Hagedorn as he makes his way to the city Comelec office on April 21 to file his certificate of candidacy for the May 8 recall elections. Photo by Mike Cohen

Comelec: Puerto Princesa recall elections set for May 8

Apr 06, 2015 - 6:47 PM

UPDATED The filing of certificates of candidacy for city mayor is on April 21 and 22 while the campaign period is from April 23 to May 6

Puerto Princesa recall elections a go – Comelec

Mar 31, 2015 - 6:30 PM

The poll body dismisses an appeal by Mayor Bayron who assailed the verification of the recall petition filed against him

Just before 2016, recall proceedings underway in 3 LGUs

Mar 26, 2015 - 9:30 AM

However there might be not much time left to schedule recall elections The Local Government Code gives Comelec only until May 8 to conduct the special polls

Puerto Princesa mayor disrupts recall proceedings

Mar 04, 2015 - 9:49 AM

Mayor Lucilo Bayron tears up a copy of an order extending by several hours the verification of signatures in the recall petition filed against him

MAYOR BAYRON. Puerto Princesa mayor Lucilo Bayron tears up a copy of an order extending the time of verification of signatures on the recall petition filed against him. Screengrab from Youtube video

Comelec affirms Puerto Princesa recall petition vs Bayron

Jan 08, 2015 - 5:26 PM

The poll body denies the motion for reconsideration of Puerto Princesa mayor Lucilo Bayron who claimed there were flaws in the petition against him

New year mishaps, AirAsia update, 'thriftier' Filipinos | The wRap

Jan 01, 2015 - 8:35 PM

China stampede fire in Philippines greet 2015 Relatives of AirAsia crash victims give DNA samples to help identify bodies in Indonesia A study shows Filipinos were thriftier in 2014

Comelec eyes options to fund Puerto Princesa recall

May 04, 2014 - 10:05 PM

Comelec could either ask the the budget department for clearance to realign their savings or request for a supplemental budget from Congress

2 soldiers hurt in NPA ambush in Palawan

Sep 18, 2013 - 10:06 PM

The marines were setting up the checkpoint in Barangay Langogan north of the city proper when they were fired upon

Hagedorn: Out to prove surveys wrong

May 05, 2013 - 6:19 PM

He s 19th to 21st in the latest survey but Hagedorn looks at this as a challenge one of the many he had hurdled as Puerto Princesa s acclaimed mayor

Suspect in Ortega slay dropped from murder case

Jun 20, 2012 - 10:16 AM

A judge has dropped murder charges against the former bodyguard of ex Palawan Gov Joel Reyes officially making him a state witness

6 LGUs recognized for citizen engagement programs

Apr 28, 2012 - 5:09 PM

Six LGUs were recognized as models of good governance for their initiatives in engaging citizens in government monitoring

Wife of fugitive ex-governor breaks silence

Apr 10, 2012 - 1:46 PM

Palawan Vice Governor Clara Reyes denies that she has links to the suspect in the April 5 bombing in Puerto Princesa

Photo of Palawan Vice-governor Clara "Fems" Reyes. Photo from Facebook

Suspect in Palawan blasts nabbed

Apr 09, 2012 - 2:45 AM

Police trace suspect through his mobile phone

Map of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan. Courtesy of Google