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Puerto Princesa groundbreaks P25 million hospital waste treatment plant joint venture PDF Print E-mail
By Lyle B. Coruna

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Mar. 4, 2010 (PNA) – Puerto Princesa City mayor Edward Hagedorn and Julito Pugoy, president of Cebu-based Pollution Abatement Systems Specialist Incorporation (PASSI) led the groundbreaking ceremony of the construction of a medical waste treatment plant on a 1,000 square-meter lot near the Sanitary Landfill in Bgy. Sta. Lourdes, this city.

“This project finally completes our line of facilities that will greatly enhance our compliance to numerous environmental laws on waste management,” Hagedorn, who made a name as a local chief executive for a hall-famer city on cleanliness, said.
'It’s an awesome experience,' PGMA describes her underground river cruise in Palawan PDF Print E-mail
By Lyle B. Coruña

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, PALAWAN, Feb. 23, 2010 (PNA) –- President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo made history as the first Philippine president to enter the world-famous underground river in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.

“The feeling inside the cave is awesome. I have been entering many caves all my life but my experience in exploring the majestic and grand rock formations inside the underground river is unique. My imagination was tickled by those amazing and interesting centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites shapes”, President Arroyo told members of Palawan Press Club.
Puerto Princesa International Motocross in February PDF Print E-mail

Saturday, January 9, 2010. For the sixth straight year, Puerto Princesa City, the country’s sports tourism capital plays host to the “Motocross Masters of Asia” the Philippine leg of the FIM UAM Asian Motocross Series which takes off at the city’s world-class motorcross racetrack on February 21.

The sponsors of the 2010 Motocross Masters of Asia are the City Government of Puerto Princesa, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC), Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) and the Department of Tourism (DOT).

Every year, the Motocross Masters of Asia brings in close to 50,000 spectators to the site on raceday making it the country’s premier spectator sport event. The annual meet pits champion riders from Japan, Malaysia, Indonesia, India, Thailand, China, Mongolia, Guam, Saipan, UAE, Sri Lanka and the Philippines and is telecast to over 490 million viewers worldwide by the ESPN-Star Cable TV Networks.

Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn is once again extending his full support for the event to duplicate the success garnered by its predecessors. Up for grabs anew is the Mayor Hagedorn Cup, a handsome sterling silver trophy that awaits the overall winner in the centerpiece Asian 125cc class.. The visiting riders will be treated to a tour of the city’s favorite destinations such as the Crocodile Farm, the pristine beaches in Honda Bay and the flora and fauna and wildlife reserve near the St. Paul Subterranean River among others.

The 2009 Rider of the Year Kenneth San Andres heads the banner cast of young local riders competing in the premiere 125cc category this year. San Andres finished sixth overall after missing out one of the rounds but capped his 2009 campaign on a high note by finishing third overall in the first-ever Saudi Arabia Motocross Grand Prix, the final round of the 2009 FIM UAM Asian Motocross Series.

The 2010 Motocross Masters of Asia is a presentation of the National Motorcycle Sports and Safety Association (NAMSSA). NAMSSA is recognized by the Philippine Olympic Committee as the national sporting authority for motorcycle sports and the only local organization affiliated with the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM), the world governing body for motorcycle sports. For inquiries on the “2010 Motocross Masters of Asia”, please log on to or email the NAMSSA Secretariat at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Tourism: Sustaining growth in top destinations for the first nine months of 2009 PDF Print E-mail

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Dec. 15 (PNA) -- Tourist arrivals to the country’s tourist destinations in the third quarter of 2009 grew by 17 percent to 5.2 million.

Cebu regained its lead as the most visited destination with 1.24 million visitors, posting a growth rate of 1.8 percent vis-à-vis the previous year volume of 1.21 million.

Enhanced integrated tourism program gets underway in Puerto Princesa PDF Print E-mail
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Dec. 9 (PNA) -- The city government recently launched its Enhanced Integrated Tourism Program in a bid to make Puerto Princesa City as the country’s premier eco-tourism city destination.

Araceli Villanueva, City Tourism Consultant presented the program to more than 100 tourism industry players citing the components of the program as frontrunners of the “enhanced” package.
RP: The most desired ecotourism destination -- PHITEX PDF Print E-mail

By Lynda B. Valencia

MANILA, Sept. 9 (PNA) -- The country has not felt the crunch of the global economic situation.

This statement was proven by the growing amount of tourism opportunities, seen in the recently concluded Philippine Travel Exchange (PHITEX) 2009.

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