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    PALAWAN: Best of the Islands Philippines

    Brief History

    The history of Palawan may be traced back 22,000 years ago as confirmed by the discovery of fossils of the Tabon Cave Man in the municipality of Quezon. Although the origin of the cave dwellers is not yet established, anthropologists believe they came from Borneo. There are several versions regarding the origin of the name "Palawan". Some contend that it was derived from the Chinese worl "Pa-Lao-Yu" meaning "Land of Beautiful Harbors". Others believe that it came from the Indian word "Palawans" meaning "Territory". Still others say that it was derived from a plant which the natives called "Palwa". But popular belief is that, "Palawan" is a corrupted from the Spanish word "Paragua" because the main island's shape resembles a closed umbrella.

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    Political History
    A form of indigenous civilization developed in the island preceding the coming of the Spaniards, wherein the natives has their non-formal from of government, an alphabet and a system of trading with sea-borne merchants.

    When the Spaniards came, the northern portion of the province was assigned as the Calamares Group, while the Southern portionn remained part of the Sultanate of Sulu in the 16th century. The Spaniards built a stronghold in Taytay, as evidenced by a fortress called Fort SantaIsabel, which in 1818 was appointed the capital of Calamanes province.

    However, it was American who established the province of Paragua in 1902, with Cuyo as the capital. Eventually in 1905, the name was changed to Palawan and the capital moved to Puerto Princesa by virtue of Republic Act 1363.

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Free Tours around your City

Tours of local attractions take place on a regular basis but you can organize your own tour with just your kids or with a few other families in your neighborhood. You may be
surprised by what companies and organizations will provide free tours of their facilities.

The fire hall is always intriguing to young children. If you call your local fire hall and speak with the fire chief he will be happy to arrange a time for you to stop in with your
children. They will show the kids around, let them see inside the fire engine and if there is time the children can see a fireman in all of his gear. Not only is this fun, it is a safety
precaution for kids. Chances are they will be less scared of a firefighter in his full uniform with a mask if he or she sees one before an emergency. You will have to be
prepared for the tour to be cut short if an emergency is called in. Free Tours around your City



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