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    PALAWAN: Best of the Islands Philippines

    MINI-PROFILE

    CAPITAL : PUERTA PRINCESA
    AREA : 1,489,655 HEC.
    POPULATION : 640,486
    CITY : 1
    NO. OF MUNICIPALITIES : 22

    OVERVIEW
    Palawan, the country's last frontier, is blessed with 1,768 islands and islets most of which have irregular coastlines that make excellent harbors. Quite fittingly, on its almost 1.5 hectare land area stands Nature in all her virgin-glory wrapped in a mantel of rainforests, majestic mountains, primeval caves, and untrodden beaches.

    Palawan is surrounded by a coral shelf that abounds with varied and colorful marine life, hence, the island province has been declared a nature sanctuary.

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Put on a Play

Kids love to dress-up in costumes or other articles of clothing that aren’t their own. Instead of putting away the Halloween costumes each year, leave them out in a play chest to be used year round. Whether you have lots of Halloween costumes or old clothes that you don’t wear anymore instead of getting rid of them let your kids have them. You will be amazed and pleasantly surprised at the imaginative play that will result from playing dress-up. Encourage them to get dressed-up and to put on a play in their costumes. Invite the neighborhood kids over to participate or just watch the show. Put on a Play

Motivational & Inspirational Quotes:

The attention of a traveller, should be particularly turned, in the first place, to the various works of Nature, to mark the distinctions of the climates he may explore, and to offer such useful observations on the different productions as may occur. William Bartram

Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water. W. C. Fields

Source of Information: Department of Tourism, Philippines

    Palawan is the country's largest province not only in terms of land area but also of natural resources, which attract local and foreign visitors of either business or tourism inclinations. Its stunning, pristine beauty is unsurpassed. Palawan boasts of exotic flora and fauna like the mouse deer and the scaly ant eater are found nowhere else. Palawan waters are among the best in the world not only for diving but also for fishing. Many Manila-based fishing operations have built fortunes from the flourishing fish trade, supplying Manila other parts of Luzon with produce from the sea.

    Today, the number of leisure travellers to the province continues to grow, especially those drawn to underwater sports, mountain-trekking and exploring. A Japanese and Filipino partnership have even built a resort in El Nido, famous for it's cliffs which house the swift, a bird species that makes the famous edible bird's nest. Anthropologists also found the biggest and best known skull of the oldest Filipino, the Tabon Man (approximately 22,000 years old), high up in the cool recess of Tabon Cave Quezon 157 kilometers southeast of the provincial capital.

    A diver's paradise, Palawan has miles of sub-surface coral and rainbow reef walls which surround the costs and coves teeming with a multitude of marine life. The province also boasts of extraordinary scenic wonders like the St. Paul Underground River, the Calauit Wildlife Sanctuary and the Honda Bay Islands, among others.

    Palawan engages in the nation's most intensive environmental program. The provincial government has mobilized its citizenry to actively participate in various environment conservation and protection programs such as : the "Bantay Gubat" for forests and the "Bantay Dagat" for the seas.

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