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Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,027 barangays, 1486 municipalities, 148 cities, 82 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.

Barangays (66) of Puerto Princesa City, in the Palawan Province within Region 4-B in the Republic of The Philippines
Babuyan | Bacungan | Bagong Bayan | Bagong Pag-Asa| | Bagong Sikat | Bagong Silang | Bahile | Bancao-bancao | Binduyan | Buenavista | Cabayugan | Concepcion | Inagawan | Inagawan Sub-Colony | Irawan | Iwahig | Kalipay | Kamuning | Langogan | Liwanag | Lucbuan | Luzviminda | Mabuhay | Macarascas | Magkakaibigan | Maligaya | Manalo | Mandaragat | Manggahan | Mangingisda | Maningning | Maoyon | Marufinas | Maruyogon | Masigla | Masikap | Masipag | Matahimik | Matiyaga | Maunlad | Milagrosa | Model | Montible | Napsan | New Panggangan | Pagkakaisa | Princesa | Salvacion | San Isidro | San Jose | San Manuel | San Miguel | San Pedro | San Rafael | Santa Cruz | Santa Lourdes | Santa Lucia | Santa Monica | Seaside | Sicsican | Simpocan | Tagabinet | Tagburos | Tagumpay | Tanabag | Tanglaw | Tiniguiban

The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

Puerto Princesa City, is a tropical paradise with a bustling urban center perfect for business with leisure trips. As of 2007 Puerto Princesa became a highly urbanized city and no longer under the jurisdiction of the province of Palawan.

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Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Seal of the city of Puerto Princesa

Herbal Medicine, Heals Naturally and Maintains good health! Allows us to live Long and Prosper! We are one with Flora. Throughout time humans and the animal kingdom have relied on the healing power of herbs. We used them in several ways: we have ingested them, rubbed them on our bodies, bathed in them, even used them in our cooking to flavor our foods.Herbal Medicine, Heals Naturally and Maintains good health! Allows us to live Long and Prosper!

We are one with Flora. Throughout time humans and the animal kingdom have relied on the healing power of herbs. We used them in several ways: we have ingested them, rubbed them on our bodies, bathed in them, even used them in our cooking to flavor our foods.

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Part of the Seal of the city of Puerto Princesa built as a Landmark for Puerto princesa.
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City Hall of Puerto Princesa
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Undergroud River in Palawan

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Underground river in Pureto Princesa, Palawan
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Puerto Princesa Sports Complex
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Puerto Princesa City,
Palawan Province, Philippines

  • Puerto Princesa City has a total of 66 barangays
  • Registered Voters of Puerto Princesa City as of (2010) = 120,765
  • Population of Puerto Princesa City (as of Aug 1, 2010) = 222,673
  • Land Area of Puerto Princesa City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 238,102
  • Puerto Princesa City is a 1st class City and Highly Urbanized.
  • Puerto Princesa City is in the Palawan province and within Region_IV-B in the island of Palawan.

Puerto Princesa City is the capital city of the Philippine province of Palawan. According to the 2010 census, it has a population of 222,673 people in 33,306 households. In terms of total land area it is also the largest city in the Philippines. Only Zamboanga City and Davao City come close.

Puerto Princesa City, is a tropical paradise with a bustling urban center perfect for business with leisure trips.

  • As of 2007 Puerto Princesa became a highly urbanized city and no longer under the jurisdiction of the province of Palawan. The residents of Puerto Princesa can no longer vote in the general election of the province of Palawan or participate as canditates for office in the province per section 3 of BATAS PAMBANSA BILANG. 51.

Location of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • 9.7333° N, 118.7333° E - Puerto Princesa, Coordinates
The four largest cities in the Philippines
  1. Davao City
  2. Puerto Princesa City
  3. Zamboanga City
  4. Ilagan City

Puerto Princesa City lies at the mid-section of the long strip of Palawan Island province. It is approximately 306 nautical miles from Manila, 206 nautical miles to Panay Island and about 250 nautical miles to Zamboanga City. It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of San Vicente and Roxas and to the south by the municipality of Aborlan.

Total land area is 238,102 hectares (2,381.02 km squared) stretched over 106 kilometers long with the narrowest breadth of 8.5 kilometers in Barangay Bahile.

Climate of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

Puerto Princesa’s climate differs from east to west.

On the west coast, six months of dry season starts in October and ends in April, and the wet season is from May up to September. The month of September has the heaviest recorded rainfall and February being the driest month.

The east coast has a shorter dry season that begins in January and ends in April, and heavy rainfall months vary.

History of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

Article below verbatim from: www.puertoprincesa.ph

There are several theories as to where the source of the name “Puerto Princesa”. Legends attribute it to the appearance at a certain time of the year where a princess with a rare beauty who would roam around the bay at night. Others insist the name was derived from the geographic value of the place as a port, being naturally protected by inclement of weather all year round and sufficient in depth to allow ships of all sizes to anchor. It is truly a “Princes of Ports”, or in Spanish “Puerto Princesa”.

History however, signifies that the name was given in honor of Princess Eulalia of Spain who was born to the reigning monarch, Queen Isabella II and her consort, Dr. Francisco de Asis.

Article above verbatim from: www.puertoprincesa.ph

People of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • Population of CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA (CAPITAL), PALAWAN as of 2020 census: 307,079
  • Princesa City Population (as of 2015 Census) = 255,116
  • Princesa City Population (as of Aug 1, 2010 Census) = 222,673

  • Princesa City Registered Voters (2010 COMELEC) = 135,417
  • Princesa City Registered Voters (2007 COMELEC) = 120,765

Elected Government Officials of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

Elected officials of Puerto Princesa City for the term of 2019-2022
  • Mayor of Puerto Princesa City: Lucilo Rodriguez Bayron (PDPLBN) 59,944
  • Vice-Mayor of Puerto Princesa City: SOCRATES, NANCY (PDPLBN) 79,304
  • Councilors of Puerto Princesa City:
  1. MENDOZA, MATT (PDPLBN) 61,607
  2. MARISTELA, JIMBO (UNA) 52,263
  3. OLIVEROS, VICTOR (PPP) 51,590
  4. CARBONELL, JIMMY (NPC) 48,872
  6. AWAT, NESARIO (PDPLBN) 47,620
  8. VENTURA, ROY (PDPLBN) 46,889
  10. DILIG, HERBERT (NPC) 40,594

Elected officials of Puerto Princesa City for the term of 2016-2019
  1. Nancy Socrates
  2. Matt Mendoza
  3. Jimbo Maristela
  4. Jonjie Rodriguez
  5. Jimmy Carbonell
  6. Roy Ventura
  7. Victor Oliveros
  8. Henry Gadiano
  9. Rolando Amurao
  10. Nesario Awat

Elected officials of Puerto Princesa City for the term of 2013-2016
  8. VENTURA, ROY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 21009 5.02%

Elected officials of Puerto Princesa City for the term of 2010-2013

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials

This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".
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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Businesses in Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood

The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.

  • DOST - Website
  • UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
  • DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website

Take a picture of your Business (from a Sari-Sari Store to a Mega Mall). Upload that picture here in zamboanga.com and that picture can immediately be your business webpage. It is that easy. Here are two examples of how a picture becomes the webpage of the business: FHM Garden Grill and Catering and ABC Shopping Center

  • Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
Possible Businesses
  • Auto, Trucks, Motorcycle and Bicycle dealers
  • Banks, Lending Firms, Pawnshops, and Financial Institutions
  • Clinics, Veterinary Clinics and Hospitals
  • Pharmacies, Drug Stores, Agri-Vets
  • Convenient Stores, Hardware and Supplies, General Stores, Sari-Sari Stores, Internet-Cafes
  • Department Stores and Appliance Stores
  • Supermarket, wet market, Fish Markets
  • Hotels, Motels, Pension Houses, Boarding houses and Resorts
  • Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
  • Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
  • Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
  • Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations

Real Estate for Sale in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

  • If you have real estate property for sale in Puerto Princesa City, you can list that property for for free.
  • Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
  • You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
  • If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, and open market developments for Free.

Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines

The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed in this community page. Take a picture of the facade of your church or place of worship and it can be posted here. We can even provide you with a free webpage. You can enter the data (story about your place of worship) here yourself, email the information or pictures to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or via Facebook.

    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

Schools in Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • Take a picture of your school building(s) and send your pictures via email to (franklin_maletsky@yahoo.com) or message me via Facebook. I will then post the pictures in this page.

Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

  • List of schools: >>> click

PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

  • Elementary Schools In Puerto Princesa
  • High Schools In Puerto Princesa
  • Colleges and Universities In Puerto Princesa
    1. Palawan State College
    2. Holy Trinity College
    3. Palawan Polytechnic College

Economy of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • Puerto Princesa City gains its economical growth from the following industries:
    1. Agriculture: Agriculture is still one of the major contributors to the growth of the economy in Puerto Princesa.
    2. Tourism: The City of Puerto Pricesa is investing money in the tourism industry. This is one industry that will boost the economy of Puerto Princesa.
      • Tourism builds the economy of Puerto Princesa in terms of the growth in the Hotel and Motel businesses. Tourism also sparks the growth in the car and truck rental businesses.

Jobs in Puerto Princesa City

If you have a job available and that job is within Puerto Princesa City, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number.
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click HERE to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Puerto Princesa City" page.

Natural Resources of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

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One of the the natural resources of Puerto Princesa is "The Puueto Princesa Subterraneal River National Park". The National Park beckons with its amazing limestone karst landscape and is located in the westcoast of Palawan (82 kms. away from the center of Puerto Princesa City). The Park boasts of a healthy ecosystem and protects some of the most significant forests in Asia. A highlight of each visit is a ride through its 8 km. long Underground River. The River runs through a dome of stalactites complemented by stalagmites running the entire length of the cave.

The area covered by the Subterranean National Park was also increased from 3,901 hectares to 22,202 hectares to include the tributaries of the underground river.

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The proclamation also declared it as a protected area under the Network of Integrated Protected Area System (Nipas) Act of 1992.

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources transferred the management of the Subterranean Park to the city government through a Memorandum of Agreement in December 1993. The transfer of management of a national park from the DENR was the first of its kind in the country.

Article below verbatim from: www.puertoprincesa.ph

Puerto Princesa is very rich in both flora and fauna. Mangroves are found mostly in the outskirts of the city, and lush foliage can be seen in rainforests and mountains. Different species of fishes are abundant in the reefs surrounding the island. While a variety of bird species, both local and migratory, can be seen in some places.

Immediately after Mayor Edward Hagedorn assumes office as Chief Executive of the city, he launched the Bantay Puerto Program to spearhead the intensified campaign against environmental degradation.

To rehabilitate the city’s forest areas made pitiful by years of exploitation and wanton disregard, Mayor Edward Hagedorn has undertaken a massive reforestation campaign that has become a paradigm in itself. Dubbed as “Pista Y Ang Cagueban” or Feast of the Forest, he was able to mobilize thousands of people fro almost all sectors of the society and greatly succeed not only in terms of the number of trees actually planted but also in inculcating the proper attitude among the Puerto Princesans toward tree planting and conservation.

Being the cleanest and greenest city in the Philippines, it is observable that the Puerto Princesans have mastered the practice of throwing ones garbage in the proper place which is the garbage bin found almost everywhere throughout the city.

Article above verbatim from: www.puertoprincesa.ph

Protect the environment

It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.

Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.

The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.

To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.

Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More

We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.

This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.


  • Secretary Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.

Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Tourists Attractions of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

  • Puerto Princesa is fast becoming the Eco Tourism Capital of the Philippines.
    • Puerto Princesa is known for its many natural wonders in its earth formations and its flora and fauna. Accomodations in hotels and motels or pension houses are very reasonably priced. There are plenty of transportaiton facilities, also priced reasonably, for touring the island of Palawan.

The tourist attractions of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan:

  1. Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  2. Tubbataha Reef Marine Park
  3. Old City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City
This museum offers both history exhibits and art exhibits letting visitors learn about the culture of the area as it changed over time. It includes unique exhibits such as displays of ancient musical instruments used by original settlers in the area. The Puerto Princesa National
Museum features exhibits on art, music, history and local culture. Many of the displays focus on findings related to the prehistoric civilization based at Tabon Cave, and visitors can view ancient pottery, hunting implements and musical instruments. There are also collections related to the Spanish colonial period, with several antique pieces collected from the area around Fort Cuyo. An onsite library holds several volumes of books related specifically to local history and ethnographic findings.
The museum is located in downtown Puerto Princesa near the Old City Hall. This museum showcases the history, culture, music, arts and crafts of Palawan. On exhibit are archaeological, geological, ethnological collections, such as jars and porcelain, hunting and trapping tools used by ancestral man, musical instruments and brass ware, some artifacts from the Tabon Caves,as well as antiques and Spanish era artifacts found near Cuyo. Books on Philippine history, anthropology, archeology, entomology, literature, and flora and fauna are also found. Museum hours are from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 nn, and 2:00 p.m. to 5: p.m., Monday to Friday except Wednesday. A minimal fee to get in the museum is charged.
It is located at the Old City Hall Building, Rizal Avenue, Puerto Princesa City. From the city proper, one can take a tricycle or multicab plying the Rizal Avenue route.

Fiestas and Traditions of Puerto Princesa City, Province of Palawan, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

  • Love Affair with Nature - February 14th. Puerto Princesa City’s expression of love for Mother Nature is celebrated the extraordinary way. The yearly celebration features a mangrove planting festivity in the coastal zones to restore degraded mangrove areas. The event heightens awareness on the ecological role of mangroves and other coastal ecosystems in the vital web of life. Environmental quiz bees, film showing, band concert and beach games liven up the event.
  • Balayong Festival - March 4th
The festival commemorates the founding anniversary of the City of Puerto Princesa highlighted by balayong tree-planting, street dancing and colorful floral parade depicting the Palawan Cherry Blossoms from which the festival derived its name.
A merry mixture of socio-civic, cultural, historical, and sports activities are part of the run events. At the ‘Tabuan’ parade (tabuan means ‘marketplace’), farmers fisherfolks, market vendors, traders and buyers showcase the city’s best products and revel as a thanksgiving for blessings and bountiful harvest.
The week-long celebration culminates with the awarding ceremonies for outstanding accomplishments by notable Puerto Princesans and the crowning of Ms. Puerto Princesa.
  • Pangalipay sa Baybay - 1st week of April
A summer extravaganza celebrated at the bay walk area, along the shores of beautiful Puerto Princesa Bay. A whole range of activities kicks off with a parade and an impressive fireworks display. Daily coastal clean-ups reward participants with recreational sports activities to enjoy. A street dance exhibition, cheer dance and summer danzslam competitions are in the line-up of fun-filled actitivities. Singing contests, beach and swim wear modeling competitions, and concerts cap the exuberant celebrations.
  • Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival - April full moon (before or after holy week )
The Pagdiwata Arts Festival features varied week-long workshops in the different arts, painting in different media, sculpture, music, dance and film. Art exhibits, art forums, and film showing fill the afternoon, with stage perfomances and concerts in the evenings. The festival takes inspiration from the Tagbanua's Pagdiwata ritual of the thanksgiving - a thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest of creativity. It is hosted by Kamarikutan Kape Galeri as a way of sharing the sublimity of the arts with the community.
  • Seafood Festival - April 3rd week
A celebration of the bounties of the seas, this gastronomic festival offers a taste of seafood specialties Palawan is known for. Puerto Princesa restaurants prepare a mixture of authentic Palawan seafood cuisine and delicacies, as well as other contemporary seafood-filled culinary delights in the region. The food fest is enjoyed with cultural shows and bundles of give aways
  • Karagatan Festival - 1st week of May
Celebrated during the month of the ocean, the festival demonstrates the synergy of man with the vast seas and the ocean. Held every year in the fabulous beaches of the City's west coast, the four-day event include a coastal clean-up, boat-sailing, kite-flying, banca race, tug-o-war, beach volleyball and football, sand sculpture, mountain to sea trekking, mountain bike race, film showing, a grand beach party and concert, and capped by a Weskini bikini open.
  • Feast of the Forest - 3rd week of June
A festive reforestation activity where citizens of Puerto Princesa City and people from all walks of life flock to celebrate a Feast of the Forest, by planting thousands of different tree species in the city's denuded forest zones. Related activities are eco-camping, games and contests, and performances by environmental artists. Celebrated annually at the onset of the rainy season, it is the people's collective performance of its environmental duties of giving back something to Mother Earth.
  • Baragatan Sa Palawan - June 3rd Week
Baragatan celebrates the foundation of the civil government of Palawan. The festival derives its name from a Cuyunon terms that means 'meeting', and true to its meaning Baragatan is a convergence and coming together of the people of Palawan to celebrate its history and rich culture. Highlights of the event are trade and food fair, street dancing, cultural shows of different municipalities, the private sector and the ethnic groups, and the coronation of Ms. Palawan.
  • City Fiesta - December 8th - Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Puerto Princesa celebrates its Fiesta on the 8th December, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary. Fiesta activities begin during the first week of December with the series of religious activities. The celebrations extends towards the Christmas season laced with nightly cultural presentation, yuletide activities topped by the lighting of the giant Christmas tree and fireworks, as well as ago-industrial, tourism and food fairs. The combined month-long activity is dubbed as "Pista Na, Pasko Pa".

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