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Aquino memo to DENR: No new mining permits in Palawan PDF Print E-mail

By TJ Burgonio | Philippine Daily Inquirer | 4:08 am | Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

President Benigno Aquino has served notice to Environment Secretary Ramon Paje that no new mining applications should be approved in Palawan province, home to “world wonder” Puerto Princesa Underground River.

In an accompanying memorandum to his new order on mining, the President ordered Paje to “desist from processing mining applications” in Palawan.

Gov says 100 units of E-trike to ply Puerto Princesa City streets soon PDF Print E-mail

By Victoria Asuncion S. Mendoza

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan, June 30 (PIA) -- One hundred units of energy-efficient electric tricycles or E-trikes will soon ply the streets of Puerto Princesa to cut down on carbon emissions and improve air quality in the country’s “City in a Forest.”

Mayor Edward Hagedorn confirmed the purchase of 100 E-trike units in a recent forum with the Department of Energy, the project proponent.

Ima’s Gulay Bar | Vegetarian Restaurant in Puerto Princesa PDF Print E-mail

By Ashley Fruno

It’s been several years since Ima’s Gulay Bar was named one of PETA’s Top 10 Vegetarian Restaurants in the Philippines, but on a recent visit to Palawan, I finally got to experience why the small café is so popular with locals and travelers alike. Although vegetarian eating anywhere in the Philippines is a piece of (vegan) cake, Ima’s makes it especially simple in Puerto Princesa.

Puerto Princesa more than just the underground river PDF Print E-mail

PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan - Puerto Princesa is just an hour's flight away from Manila, and with 21 daily flights, there's no excuse why Filipinos shouldn't head to the so-called City in a Forest.

With the underground river now officially one of the 7 New Wonders of Nature, tourists have been flocking to Puerto Princesa this summer.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River is undeniably one of the main attractions of the city, but its popularity means that it's getting harder to get a slot on the tour. Only a certain number of boats are allowed to enter the underground river at a time, so slots are limited.

But there's more to Puerto Princesa than just the underground river. A great way to spend the day is to go island-hopping at Honda Bay in the mideastern coast of the city.

Puerto Princesa opens beekeeping farm as new tourist attraction PDF Print E-mail

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 25 (PNA) -- This city of natural wonders is offering a new tourism attraction with a steady low humming sound that is slowly reverberating and intriguing many who are in search of a different kind of adventure.

Honey bee culture was introduced here almost eight years ago as a livelihood project for low-income earners under the office of Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn. The Puerto Princesa City Beekeeping Project (PPCBP) has now opened its farm in Barangay Irawan to local guests and tourists interested in apiculture, or the maintenance and study of honey bee colonies.

Vets highlighted in Puerto Princesa Asian MX Meet PDF Print E-mail

April 11th, 2012

“Life begins at 40”. This old adage will be the maxim of the participants in the Veterans event of the 2012 FIM Asia Motocross Championship, the continent’s premiere motocross series which will unfold in Puerto Princesa City on April 12-15. Aptly titled the Asian Veterans class, the event is open to all physically fit and able senior riders (40-55 years of age) from the FIM Asia member federations. The Veterans are allowed to use bikes with a displacement of up to 450cc (4-stroke).

This year marks the ninth straight year that Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn and his constituents are hosting the country’s biggest annual spectator motorsport event. The event which coincides with one round of the Philippine national motocross series has never failed to thrill and excite the thousands who troop to the city’s world-class racetrack in Barangay Sta. Monica each year since it was launched in 2004. Sponsors of this year event are the City of Puerto Princesa, Asia Brewery, Polisport, Repsol, Kia Palawan and Shakeys. The event is also supported by the Department of Tourism and recognized by the Philippine Sports Commission and Philippine Olympic Committee.

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