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SC urged to act on compensation plea for Tubbataha

This undated handout photo released on March 30, 2013 by Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) shows the stern of the USS Guardian before being lifted by a boat crane during its salvage operation at Tubbataha reef, in Palawan island, western Philippines.  AFP PHOTO/PCG

Environmentalists, church leaders and militant groups on Thursday reiterated their call for the Supreme Court to act on their petition compelling the United States government to compensate the Philippine government for the damage caused by the grounding of minesweeper USS Guardian on the Tubbataha reef a year ago.

Posted: January 16th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

PH warship now patrolling sea off Palawan


The Philippines’ second warship, BRP Ramon Alcaraz (PF-16), has arrived in Palawan province for what military officials described as a “routine patrol” of the West Philippine Sea (South China Sea).

Posted: December 13th, 2013 in Asia & Pacific,Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Dutch diver among 12 killed by storm in Coron


In the gathering storm on Friday afternoon, Dutch diver Rinus Hiesalaar opted to stay put in their diving boat while his four colleagues sought shelter on Camanga Island.

Posted: November 14th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

2 Malaysian fishers nabbed in Palawan


Two Malaysian fishermen were arrested in Palawan after they were allegedly found in possession of roughly 10,000 sea turtle eggs, among others, a Philippine National Police official said Monday.

Posted: November 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palawan’s UN status as eco reserve in peril

BARANGAY captain Grace Dantic of San Juan, Aborlan, where DMCI plans to relocate its coal plant project, is “anticoal” but admits she is taking strong pressure from Palawan Gov. Jose Alvarez to support the controversial project. REDEMPTO D. ANDA/INQUIRER SOUTHERN LUZON

The country’s last ecological frontier, Palawan, may lose its status as a “Man and Biosphere Reserve” under the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) if a plan to build a coal-fired power plant in one of its towns pushes through, an environmentalist organization warned.

Posted: October 5th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Palawan to Sabah ferry service kicks off by yearend


By the end of 2013, a roll-on, roll-off (RORO) ferry service will traverse between Palawan province and Sabah, according to the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).

Posted: September 4th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Ship runs aground in Palawan

Busuanga, Palawan map

A foreign vessel ran aground in Palawan on Saturday morning, according to a Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) report released late Saturday afternoon.

Posted: August 25th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines | Read More »

Foreign ships harass mayor of disputed isle


The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan was harassed by two unidentified vessels while traveling with around 200 others by sea toward midnight on Thursday.

Posted: May 18th, 2013 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Philippines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

2 vessels harass Palawan mayor, 200 others at sea


The mayor of Kalayaan town in Palawan, along with around 200 people, were harassed by two unidentified vessels while they were traveling by sea before midnight Thursday, the local official said.

Posted: May 17th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

PCG extraction team arrives at Tubbataha

This undated handout photo received on April 10, 2013, and released by the Philippine coast Guard (PCG) shows coast guard personnel inspecting the Chinese fishing vessel which ran aground off Tubbataha reef in Palawan island, western Philippines. The 12 Chinese nationals arrested for the alleged poaching in April will not be deported until after their case has been terminated or they have served their sentence, the Bureau of Immigration said Wednesday, June 12, 2013.  AFP FILE PHOTO

A Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) vessel was expected to arrive at Tubbataha Reef off Palawan Saturday afternoon to assess the damage and plan the extraction of the Chinese fishing boat Ming Long Yu which ran aground in the area last Monday.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »



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