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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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Obstacle Courses

This summer activity can be played in the park, the beach, or in your backyard. You can use props, actions or a combination of both. When you set-up an obstacle course it doesn’t even have to be for a bunch of kids, one person can play this game too. Obstacle Courses



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