Underground River - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Underground River


Google hails Puerto Princesa Underground River with a Doodle

Jun 30, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Google users can see an illustration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River by artist David Lu on the search engine's homepage

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

Jovellar underground river: Empowering a community through ecotourism

Dec 10, 2017 - 5:00 PM

The Jovellar underground river project is a combination of community-based tourism and ecotourism where both the environment and the community benefit from each other

SIGHT TO BEHOLD. The 180-meter-long underground river is hidden in Jovellar, Albay, and is now slowly gaining traction. Photo by Vee Salazar/Rappler

Puerto Princesa Underground River tours suspended due to LPA

Oct 17, 2017 - 12:35 PM

A low pressure area prompts the suspension of visits to the world-class tourism site

Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Cable car in Palawan’s Underground River? No, thanks – management

Oct 14, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Palafox Associates, which proposed the project, says such type of attraction is needed to convince tourists to stay longer in Puerto Princesa, instead of leaving for other destinations such as El Nido

NATURAL WONDER. The Puerto Princesa Underfround River. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Modern wharf for Puerto Princesa Underground River

Oct 13, 2017 - 5:28 PM

The construction of the P100-million Sabang Integrated Wharf Development project will begin in the second quarter of 2018, and is expected to be completed in 5 years

SOON TO RISE. A rendering of the wharf to be built in  Sitio Sabang, Barangay Cabayuga in Puerto Princesa City. All images from the PPUR Management Office

WATCH: Hidden gems of the Puerto Princesa Underground River

May 20, 2017 - 8:35 PM

Find rock formations shaped like a head of a dinosaur Pegasus and even the face of Jesus at this UNESCO World Heritage Site in Palawan

Preserving paradise: Three pillars of sustainable ecotourism

Aug 25, 2014 - 10:33 AM

The growing tourism industry in El Nido presents tremendous opportunities for this first class town to be a model of sustainable ecotourism

PH wins seat in UN World Heritage Committee

Nov 21, 2013 - 1:38 PM

The Philippines seat in the World Heritage Committee is a recognition of the country s heritage conservation efforts says conservationist

HISTORIC CITY. Calle Crisologo is the most-visited street in UNESCO World Heritage Site Vigan City. Photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

Palawan may lose UNESCO citation over planned coal plant

Oct 01, 2013 - 5:59 PM

Residents and green groups oppose the planned DMCI coal power plant in the town of Aborlan Residents of Narra also rejected the proposed plant

'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

Explosive device found in village near Underground River

Jul 15, 2013 - 1:39 PM

The police detonated the device near the wharf of Sabang a coastal village where tourists take off on boats to visit Puerto Princesa s Underground River

Celebrating PH's World Heritage sites

May 05, 2013 - 1:33 PM

This National Heritage Month discover 5 World Heritage sites Filipinos can be proud of

MARINE FEST. With the abundance of marine life in Tubbataha, don’t be surprised if you get caught it in its traffic! Photo by Yvette Lee courtesy of Tubbataha Management Office

Online booking for underground river opens

Feb 17, 2013 - 4:20 PM

Tourists may plan their trips to the world famous site even before they book their hotels and flights

ONLINE BOOKING. Tourists can now reserve slots online to visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Screenshot of http://ppur.com.ph/

Charmed by Palawan

Nov 21, 2012 - 11:16 AM

Juanderkid takes us to Palawan and lists 5 reasons for us to keep coming back

PALAWAN CALLING. Coron as seen through the writer's lens. All photos by Amer Amor

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

Will Palawan blasts affect tourism?

Apr 06, 2012 - 3:43 PM

Businesses are anxious about a backlash from would be travelers after simultaneous blasts hit 2 well known tourist areas

Underground river recognized as wonder of nature

Jan 28, 2012 - 4:06 PM

This is expected to boost tourism in Palawan