Healthy forests sustain lives, provide protection vs. diseases; ACB; Philippine Information Agency

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Puerto Princesa cancels classes, domestic air travel due to COVID-19 threat; Arlie Cabrestante Ching‎; ABS-CBN

Puerto Princesa City, the provincial capital of Palawan, will cancel all domestic air travel and suspend classes on all levels starting this week, the city government said Friday.

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Some of the world’s largest carnivorous plants are found in the Philippines and on one mountain; Rosette Adel; Interaksyon

On UNESCO World Heritage Site Mt. Hamiguitan, the public can have a rare-sighting of one of the world’s largest carnivorous plants. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources reintroduced these endemic and rare species of Nepenthes also known as “Pitcher Plants,” that can be only found in Mt. Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary in Davao Oriental on…

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Best Hotel In Puerto Princesa, Palawan; Princesa Garden Island Resort and Spa; Mervz; Pinoy Adventurista

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My Great Escape: 4-day Itinerary in Iloilo, the “Heart of the Philippines”; Danielle Uy; TripZilla

Whether you’re hungry for food, heritage, culture, or nature, Iloilo will surely provide you the finest of 24 all things!

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Palawan Bucket List: 20 Things To Do On Your Island Adventures!; Marcy Miniano; Tripzilla

Definitely a lot to see and experience in this tropical paradise.

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Port expected to make Palawan a major cruise destination — DPWH; Arjay L Balinbin; Business World Online

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Intramuros conservation management plan completed; Catherine Talavera; Philippine Star

The Intramuros Administration is seen to better preserve heritage sites within Manila’s walled city as it completes its conservation management plan.

Source: Intramuros conservation management plan completed | Philstar.com

Tubbataha’s Angelique Songco honored in Women Divers Hall of Fame 2020 in New Jersey; Aurora Quadra-Balibay; GoodNews Pilipinas

Tubbataha Reefs National Park’s very own “Mama Ranger” Angelique Songco will be honored as a new member of the Women Divers Hall of Fame in 2020. Angelique Songco will be one of the six new members to be inducted into the honor society whose member contributions span a wide variety of fields including in the…

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On the edge: Saving Ifugao rice terraces; Karlston Lapniten; Inquirer News

As fog creeps up the contours of the mountainside at daybreak, Miguel Tumucal fixes his gaze on the stair-shaped edges of the vast farmland.

Source: On the edge: Saving Ifugao rice terraces | Inquirer News

Philippine coastal town leads war against plastic trash in Mindanao; Bong S Sarmiento; Mongabay

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5 Unique Things to Do and to See in the Philippines; Iuliia Tore; Rus Tourism News

The Philippines is not on many travelers radar but that seems to be changing. It is a logical destination for people looking for something unique.

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Church marvels for dawn Mass; Ana Roa, Arianne Suarez & Marielle Medina; Inquirer Business

Christmas is the most awaited season in the Philippines with the Catholic faithful joyfully recalling the birth of Jesus Christ through religious and historical traditions. The church is usually at the center of the Christmas festivities with Filipino Catholics filling these spaces to the brim to take part in solemn celebrations.

Source: Church marvels for dawn Mass | Inquirer Business

Rice terraces in critical state – FAO; Pia Lee-Brago; PhilStar Global

Rice terraces in critical state – FAO

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Centuries-old San Agustin Church in Intramuros gets free restoration cleanup with German technology; Lorenzo Cruz; Good News Pilipinas

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What you need to know about the San Agustin Church and the efforts to preserve it; Margaret Claire Layug; GMA Network

Hot water and steam, and not pressure were used to clean the San Agustin Church.

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Top 7 dive spots in Southeast Asia for anyone who’s hopelessly addicted to diving; Mae Yen Yap; Mashable

For both beginner and advance divers.

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Puerto Princesa —from exile’s hellhole to tourist paradise; Constantino Tejero; Inquirer Lifestyle

Say Palawan, and one automatically thinks The Last Frontier—where Nature begins and never ends.

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This Cruise Line Offers Unique Access to UNESCO Sites; Michelle Baran; Afar

Thanks to a partnership with the United Nations organization, Seabourn sailings feature shore excursions to more than 170 World Heritage locations worldwide.

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Puerto Princesa City to stage investment forum in Manila; Vincent Mariel Galang; Business World

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