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Rappler's latest stories on Culion


Culion winning fight vs teenage pregnancies through education, health

Dec 29, 2019 - 2:05 PM

'We are surprised that they have a very low teenage pregnancy rate in Culion considering they are composed of islands which make it hard to monitor,' says Chi Vallido of the Forum for Family Planning and Development

UNSPOILED. Shiok Island in Culion, Palawan.

Pokwang hits cinemas for early pullout of 'Mindanao,' 'Culion': 'Huwag naman tayo puro sa pera lang'

Dec 28, 2019 - 5:15 PM

Films like 'Culion' and 'Mindanao' have apparently been pulled out of some cinemas over low ticket sales

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Philippine gov't finds stopping pangolin trade challenging

Dec 20, 2019 - 10:00 AM

Part 2: An environmental lawyer says not only is wildlife enforcement in the Philippines 'very limited to only a few people,' it is also not well-funded

PALAWAN PANGOLIN. This file photo shows a Palawan pangolin rolled up into a ball. File photo courtesy of Emerson Y. Sy/PCTAR

Rappler Talk Entertainment: Meryll Soriano, Suzette Ranillo, and Ricky Lee on 'Culion'

Dec 18, 2019 - 2:14 PM

The film is part of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival

In a Philippine village, pangolin hunting happens under local officials' watch

Dec 15, 2019 - 6:15 PM

Barangay officials in Culion, Palawan do a balancing act trying to save the Philippine pangolin species and keeping their posts

PANGOLIN HUNTING. At night time, hunters in Culion, Palawan, rove through this vast expanse of grassland with their dogs in hopes of spotting nocturnal pangolins, which they sell to buyers visiting their village. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro/Rappler

Iza Calzado, Meryll Soriano address 'healthy competition' between 'Culion,' 'Mindanao'

Dec 10, 2019 - 11:00 AM

'Perhaps instead of pitting us against each other maybe we should celebrate each other and celebrate that we are making film,' says Iza

Photo by Rob Reyes

MMFF announces last 4 official films in 2019 festival

Oct 16, 2019 - 8:19 PM

'Mindanao,' 'Write About Love', '3pol Trobol Huli Ka Balbon' and 'Culion' compete the festival lineup

John Lloyd Cruz returns to the big screen in 'Culion'

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:48 AM

Is the actor's showbiz hiatus finally over?

COMEBACK. John Lloyd Cruz returns to the screen in the upcoming film 'Culion.' Screenshot from Culion Film on YouTube

FALSE: Revilla 'eyes Culion, Palawan as next Bilibid Prison'

Sep 20, 2019 - 11:10 AM

Revilla did not propose to make Culion Island in Palawan the next Bilibid prison. The photo of the Manila Bulletin frontpage has been manipulated.

Missing construction worker's body found off Culion town in Palawan

Oct 24, 2017 - 8:30 AM

The body of Rafael Cannilas Jr was recovered several days after he was swept away by a strong sea current

Back to school for 20.9M public school students

Jun 02, 2014 - 6:55 AM

Aside from Yolanda rehabilitation efforts the education department is also working on ways to mitigate a common problem of schools in urban areas: overcrowding

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

Guro: A Rappler profile

Jul 26, 2013 - 10:06 AM

This is the story of Lilia Diaz a woman whose unwavering devotion to her teaching vocation has changed the lives of many

DepEd eyes ancestral domain as school sites

Jun 27, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Education Undersecretary Alberto Muyot says the request for building schools would still have to come from the communities themselves

MAKESHIFT. Tagbanua parents made these makeshift classrooms for the high school students of Brgy. de Carabao. File photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

DepEd allots P100-M for IP education

Jun 12, 2013 - 9:29 PM

The allocation was made a week after the visit of education Secretary Armin Luistro to Culion a town in Palawan populated by Tagbanuas

FIRST DAY. A girl from Brgy. De Carabao, land of the Tagbanuas, stops in her tracks to look at the camera. Photo by Jee Geronimo/Rappler

Hope in the land of the Tagbanuas

Jun 08, 2013 - 6:45 AM

Hope is brimming in the land of the Tagbanuas of Culion Palawan

HOPE. Dionisio Aguilar, 65, wishes for a better future for his children through education. Photo by Jee Geronim/Rappler

A Culion education

Jun 07, 2013 - 9:36 PM

In Culion Island educators face more than the usual set of problems But officials are looking for other ways to bring youth to the classrooms

VLOG: Luistro opens classes in Culion, Palawan

Jun 03, 2013 - 10:37 PM

Education Secretary Br Armin Luistro opens the start of class in the former leper colony of Culion Palawan