Busuanga - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Busuanga


Plastic trash threatens dugong survival in Palawan

Sep 28, 2019 - 10:11 PM

Dugong mascot seeks to rally the support of locals in the fight to save the marine mammal

C3 Philippines’ Rey Ramilo introduces the dugong mascot before the community members who partake in the International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 21. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Cebu Pacific to begin Cebu-Busuanga flights in October 2019

Aug 15, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Cebu Pacific's subsidiary Cebgo will fly twice daily between the Mactan-Cebu International Airport and Francisco B. Reyes Airport

NEW ROUTE. A Cebu Pacific ATR 72-500 plane during flight. Photo from Cebu Pacific's website

Cebu Pacific to resume Manila-Busuanga flights on June 10

Jun 10, 2018 - 12:28 AM

It also announces additional Cebgo flights to accommodate passengers affected by flights cancellations on Saturday

Canceled flights over Busuanga airport mishap, bad weather on Saturday, June 9

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:55 AM

(3RD UPDATE) The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines cancels all flights to and from Busuanga in Palawan a day after a Skyjet plane overshot the runway of the Francisco Reyes Airport

Claimants of Palawan land in Marcos loot case to get separate trial

Oct 22, 2017 - 6:15 PM

The Sandiganbayan says the claims of the Philippine Agri-Business Center Corporation are 'distinct' from the main issue

SEPARATE TRIAL. The Sandiganbayan orders a separate trial on a claim made on a Palawan property pursued by the PCGG in a Marcos loot case. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bambuhay: How bamboo weaving helped jumpstart a community's recovery from Yolanda

Dec 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

Super Typhoon Yolanda destroyed the bamboo used by traditional weavers in Busuanga Caritas Philippines launches a livelihood program to revive the local bamboo weaving industry

Presidential adviser eyes lease of Busuanga Island to corporations

Jul 15, 2016 - 11:52 AM

Multinational corporations should be able to govern these islands in the same way foreign troops run military bases under defense treaties says Ramon Jacinto an economic adviser to President Rodrigo Duterte

NEW PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER. The musician will serve in the Duterte administration as an undersecretary. Photo from Youtube

PH peasants to Pope: Help us regain our land

Jan 14, 2015 - 3:00 PM

Peasants urban poor representatives and families of political prisoners from Southern Tagalog gather at the Liwasang Bonifacio for a pilgrimage for social justice and peace hopeful that Pope Francis will hear their plight

British Council awards seed funds to 5 social enterprises

Oct 25, 2014 - 10:51 PM

The social enterprises awarded grants in the I Am A ChangeMaker ideation camp range from tech solutions to eco tourism hubs

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS. The winners of the I Am A ChangeMaker ideation camp with British Ambassador to the Philippines Asif Ahmad (3rd from left). Photo by Chris Ramasola/British Council

Where are the health workers?

Feb 12, 2014 - 4:49 PM

While Filipinos go abroad to address the shortage on health professionals in those host countries only 3 public doctors for every 100 000 population back home

REALITY. Dr Moses Princesa, a municipal health officer based in Busuanga, Palawan, shares the difficulty of the health workforce shortage on the ground. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Critically-endangered dugong found dead in Palawan

Dec 20, 2013 - 8:37 PM

It s the second time this year a sea mammal is found dead in Palawan its final stronghold in the country

THREATENED. An adult male dugong is found dead in Busuanga, Palawan, reportedly after getting entangled in ropes in a seaweed farm. Photo courtesy of DENR-PAWB

African wildlife at Philippine reserve hurt in typhoon

Dec 11, 2013 - 8:26 PM

With uprooted trees caused by a deadly typhoon animals in a wildlife reserve in Busuanga Palawan are injured and left with almost no food

14 Palawan towns under state of calamity

Nov 16, 2013 - 11:48 PM

Help has been pouring in for the 14 Palawan towns heavily affected by Typhoon Yolanda

CALAMITY. Typhoon Yolanda's wrath in Coron, Palawan. File photo by EPA/Office of the Mayor of Coron

2 dead, 21 missing in Busuanga, Palawan

Nov 11, 2013 - 5:06 PM

As of Sunday more than 5 000 Coron residents are still displaced from their homes

CALAMITY. Typhoon Yolanda's wrath in Coron, Palawan. Photo by EPA/Office of the Mayor of Coron