By the staff
This administration takes pride in having attracted into government service a number of foreign-educated whiz kids who were supposedly so inspired by President Aquino’s “Walang Mahirap Kung Walang Corrupt” slogan, that they went back to the land of their birth, even if it meant massive pay cuts, just to serve the Filipino people.
By Paolo G. Montecillo
As more tourists discover the natural wonders the Philippines has to offer, those managing one of the key attractions in the country’s so-called last frontier have a conundrum at their hands.
By Tessa Prieto-Valdes
Palawan has around 1,780 of our 7,100 islands. The province has over 2,000 kilometers of coastline, with hundreds of sugar-white sand beaches, inlets and coves. Its interiors have vast stretches of virgin forests and mountain ranges, with many species of unique flora and fauna.
By Jerry E. Esplanada
A consortium led by the state-run Philippine National Oil Company-Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) has embarked on a $22-million energy exploration project off the western coast of Palawan, which is “estimated to contain oil-in-place volumes of [up] to 676 million barrels, and an upside potential of 977 million barrels.”
By Redempto Anda
The United States will be scaling up its assistance to Palawan to finance major infrastructure projects, according to US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg.