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Palawan designates hospitals in case of coronavirus outbreak

Mar 24, 2020 - 4:41 PM

The Ospital ng Palawan (ONP) in Puerto Princesa City, and Culion Sanitarium and General Hospital in Calamianes are for persons under investigation (PUI) suffering from worsening conditions

Top Palawan politicians capture key posts ahead of province’s planned split

May 22, 2019 - 9:00 AM

(UPDATED) Governor Jose Alvarez, Vice Governor Victorino Dennis Socrates, and one lawmaker are reelected, while two congressmen are replaced by relatives

PALAWAN POLS. Governor Jose Alvarez (1st from left) lead the politicians who won key posts in Palawan in the 2019 polls. Photos from Palawan official website, House of Representatives website, and Facebook accounts

Palawan group accuses reelected Governor Alvarez of vote buying

May 19, 2019 - 8:40 PM

'Bakit naman iuugnay sa akin? Nakita ba akong nang-aabot ng pera? Wala eh,' says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez, in response to vote-buying allegations

2019 elections a rematch for top Palawan gubernatorial candidates

May 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Reelectionist Governor Jose Alvarez, who backs splitting Palawan into 3 provinces, is going up against 4 opponents, including ex-vice governor Arthur Ventura

Sandiganbayan junks Palawan governor's bid for reinvestigation of graft case

Mar 03, 2019 - 6:35 PM

The anti-graft court says Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez did not present any new evidence

BID DENIED. This file photo shows the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LTFRB rejects Palawan appeal to suspend anti-'colorum' campaign

May 26, 2018 - 3:40 PM

The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board instead promises to fast-track the franchise applications of qualified operators, amid concerns that tourism would be crippled

NO TO COLORUM. Palawan continues its operations against colorum vehicles in the province.

San Miguel's latest venture: BMW vehicles

Jul 18, 2017 - 5:30 PM

San Miguel Corporation sets up a new unit called SMC Asia Car Distributors Corporation marking its entry into the motoring business

MOTORING BUSINESS. The diversified conglomerate led by Ramon Ang says SMC Asia Car will be 65% owned by San Miguel, while the remaining will be owned by Jose Alvarez. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Local lawmakers want to cut up Palawan into 3 provinces

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:15 PM

UPDATED By creating new provinces this means old timer and newbie politicians can vie for additional government seats

Support reef conservation, Palawan gov tells reef-fish-for-food industry

Jan 19, 2017 - 3:05 PM

Palawan authorities are cracking down on illegal fishing that destroys coral reefs and imperils the sustainability of the lucrative industry

Palawan Governor Jose Alvarez (center) speaks during a meting of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development in Puerto Princesa, January 17, 2017. Photo by Keith Anthony Fabro

Breakwater made of 'dead corals' mine – Palawan governor

Dec 22, 2016 - 10:08 AM

The governor however says the breakwater in San Vicente town is made of carefully piled limestone and not dead corals

Image courtesy PNNI

Palawan mining interests holding environment bill hostage?

Jan 27, 2016 - 4:49 PM

Environmentalists claim Palawan officials are trying to prevent a ban on mining and logging in some of their protected areas

PROTECTION FOR PALAWAN. El Nido in Palawan is one of the most beautiful spots in the country. Photo by Amer Amor

PH Rebisco's founder is top taxpayer for 2014

Dec 18, 2015 - 6:04 PM

Jacinto Ng Sr s son is 5th among individual taxpayers last year while the Rebisco president is also in the top 10 list

TOP PH TAXPAYER. Asia United Bank (AUB) Chairman Jacinto Ng (L) and AUB President Abraham Co (R) ring the opening bell during the company's IPO listing ceremony at the PSE in Manila on May 17, 2013. Asia United Bank originally priced its initial offer at USD 204 million but was oversubscribed. File Photo by Jay Directo/AFP

DENR approval next hurdle for DMCI coal plant in Palawan

Jun 03, 2015 - 2:39 PM

It s now up to the national government whether or not a controversial coal power plant will rise in Palawan known as the country s last ecological frontier

'NO TO COAL.' Residents and students in Aborlan, Palawan protest the proposed coal plant to be built by DMCI Power Corporation. Photo courtesy of WWF-Philippines

NPC affiliate beats LP in Palawan

May 16, 2013 - 9:57 AM

Local affiliate party of the Nationalist People s Coalition NPC sweeps most of the major local positions in the province