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  1. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines turning Ulugan Bay, Palawan, from sleepy village to military base

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 12:03pm by AFP

    ... is on the west coast of the large western Philippine island of Palawan, only 160 kilometres from a small group of islands and islets within the Spratly archipelago known locally as the Kalayaan group. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1533861/philippines-us-fortifying-military-base-near-disputed-islands-amid-chinese
  2. Idyll time

    Posted Nov 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Robin Esrock

    ... by the Spanish, after the same swiftlets' nests. There are 45 islands around El Nido, located on the northern tip of Palawan and known as the one of the last ecological frontiers in the Philippines. ... time to get back, and channel your Robinson Crusoe. Underwater legend Jacques Cousteau said Palawan had one of the most beautiful seascapes he had ever seen. Wade into the water from the beach ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/697161/idyll-time
  3. News - Asia - MARITIME DISPUTE

    Philippines sends marines to Palawan to defend Spratly Islands

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... to defend than retake islands once other claimants occupy them." He said a marine brigade headquarters had been created on the nearby Philippine province of Palawan, facing the South China Sea, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1051057/philippines-sends-marines-palawan-defend-spratly-islands
  4. Travellers' checks

    Posted Aug 30th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... accommodation on Palawan, in the Philippines, with a package by Global Nomad (www.global-nomad.com). Priced at US$1,588 per person, twin share, the Palawan Ultimate Weekender is on offer until October ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/690965/travellers-checks
  5. check in

    Posted Dec 14th 2004, 12:00am by Stephen McCarty

    ... Stephen McCarty El of a place Something of a best-kept secret in the luxury accommodation game is El Nido Resorts Lagen Island, in Palawan in the Philippines. Set in a secluded cove on the island of the same name, and on grounds of more than four hectares, the property is surrounded by one of the most important wildlife sanctuaries in the country. The bay opposite El Nido ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/482048/check
  6. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    A dozen Chinese fishermen jailed in the Philippines for 6-12 years for poaching

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 03:54pm

    ... for a council that helps the western province of Palawan protect its natural resources. The fishermen are still on trial for possession of protected species within the park, Alaska said, a crime ... of Asia, including Palawan, for their meat, skin and scales. In China they are considered a delicacy and to have medicinal qualities. The 12, who pleaded not guilty to all charges, are among dozens ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1566950/philippines-jails-12-chinese-illegal-fishing
  7. News - Asia - PHILIPPINES

    Protected pangolins seized from Philippine boat

    Posted Apr 23rd 2013, 05:28pm by AFP

    ... in a month, officials said. The coast guard, acting on a tip, found 22 of the animals – also known as pangolins – alive and one dead, on a boat set to leave a port on the western island of Palawan on Saturday, a coast guard statement said. The wild animals, believed to have been snatched from the island, were destined for Manila, said Palawan environment official Alex Marciada. “At least we got ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1221532/protected-pangolins-seized-philippine-boat
  8. News - China - CRIME

    Crew jailed in Philippines for illegal fishing

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by AFP

    ... according to Herminia Caabay, legal officer for a council that helps the western province of Palawan protect its natural resources. The fishermen were still on trial for possession of protected ... boat. Pangolins are widely hunted in parts of Asia, including Palawan, for their meat, skin and scales. They are considered a delicacy in China and to have medicinal qualities. The 12, who ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567202/crew-jailed-philippines-illegal-fishing
  9. News - Asia - SOUTH CHINA SEA

    Joint US-Philippine exercises start near disputed South China Sea waters

    Posted Sep 30th 2014, 04:26am by Reuters

    ... to be held in the western Philippine island of Palawan, near the disputed Spratly Islands, and in the northwestern province of Zambales on the main island of Luzon, just 160 km from Scarborough ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1604062/joint-us-philippine-exercises-start-near-disputed-south-china-sea-waters
  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Chinese fishermen plead not guilty to Philippine poaching charges

    Posted May 21st 2014, 04:00pm by Reuters

    ... granted bail of 70,000 pesos (HK$12,400) each. A court-appointed lawyer entered not guilty pleas for the men in a Puerto Princesa court on Palawan island in the west Philippine archipelago. ... Palawan's provincial prosecutor, told reporters. The fishermen, he said, had initially declined to take part. Two fishermen were repatriated after they were determined to be minors. Philippine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1517237/chinese-fishermen-plead-not-guilty-philippine-poaching-charges

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