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Magnificent Thunderstorm last night @ Puerto Princesa  Palawan.

  • Grabe sobrang lakas ng kulog at ang talas ng mga kidlat. Nawalang ng signal lahat ng network, may mga part din ng city na nagblack-out. Weird dahil ngayon lang nagyari yung ganito dito samin. Almost an hour din ang tinagal ng kulog at kidlat. Ang sarap panoorin nung kidlat at the same time eh nakakatakot din. Nature’s Power & Beauty at its best

(c) credits to the owner

Proud to ba a part of Tubbataha National Park’s Silver Anniversary Project

Project: Tubbataha 25 - Riding the Waves of Change

Client:    Tubbataha & Shell Foundation

  • Logo Making
  • Glass Plaques
  • Photowall (tarpaulin)
  • Vertical(dropdown) Banner (tarpaulin)

The Tubbataha Reef (FilipinoBahurang Tubbataha) is an atoll coral reef and a Natural Marine Park in Sulu SeaPhilippines comprising two huge atolls (the North Atoll and South Atoll) and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef. The park is a Marine Protected Area (MPA) located 150 kilometres (93 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa CityPalawan according to the reefs’ official website but according to United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the reefs are 181 kilometres (112 mi) southeast of Puerto Princesa City. The reefs are considered part of the island municipality of Cagayancillo, Palawan, which is located roughly 130 kilometres (81 mi) to the northeast of the reef. According to the official website of the Natural Marine Park, Tubbataha covers 97,030 hectares (239,800 acres; 374.6 sq mi) while UNESCO measures the reefs at 130,028 hectares (321,310 acres; 502.04 sq mi).

In December 1993, the UNESCO declared the Tubbataha Reefs National Park as a World Heritage Site under the protective management of the Philippines Department of National Defense (DND) and technical supervision of the Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD) and the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR). In 1999, Ramsar listed Tubbataha as one of the Wetlands of International Importance. In 2008, the reef was nominated at the New 7 Wonders of Nature.

The national park considered to be the global center of marine biodiversity. Research of scientists visiting the reefs since the 1980s revealed that the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park contains no less than 600 fish species, 360 coral species, 11 shark species, 13 dolphin and whale species, and 100 bird species. The reefs also serve as a nesting ground for Hawksbill and Green sea turtles.

The word tubbataha is a combination of two Samal words: tubba and taha, which together means “a long reef exposed at low tide”. Historically,Samal people who have a nomadic lifestlye, visit the reef from time to time. Although people from the islands of Cagayancillo are frequent visitors of the reef. They used the native vessel pangko to sail and fish on “Gusong”, their local name for the Tubbataha.

The Tubbataha Reef is situated on the Cagayan Ridge, composing of extinct underwater volcanoes. Being a true atoll structure, it is believed that the atolls of Tubbataha were formed thousands of years ago as fringing reefs and volcanic islands. This is based on Charles Darwin's theory that atolls are formed when a volcano erupts and afterwards an island is born. When the volcanoes became extinct and the islands subsided over a long time, only the corals remain, growing towards the sunlight. The very big corals seen today surrounding the lagoons are originally the fringing reefs.

….Palawan Part 2

  • The airport (PPS).
  • Seafood. ‘Nuff said.
  • Cats.
  • Farm mobile
  • Homemade kakanin.
  • Fresh, tasty, and meaty coconuts.
  • Lato. Fresh, live seaweeds.
  • Starry nights.
  • Buko Cart
  • Chao long/pho Saigon.

Come & Experience Palawan at its best!!!

Summer is officially over so if you haven’t been to Palawan, here are some things you might love to see when you come here:

  • St. Paul’s Subterranean River National Park a.k.a. “Underground River”
  • Inihaw na isda at liempo.
  • Sabang beach.
  • Traditional politician.
  • Seascape.
  • Blue.
  • Sunflowers.
  • Fresh fish.
  • Mantis shrimps locally known as “alupihang-dagat”.
  • Conch shells locally known as “ranga-ranga”.

More reasons to visit us here!

Random El Nido Escapade - DigitalCam Panorama

Narating mo na ba ang Puerto Princesa?

I’m really proud of this video dahil halos lahat ng gumawa nito eh ka-batch ko noong college. Proud to be Palaweño. Come visit Puerto Princesa, I’ll be your personal tour guide, just TA me. 

Tagbarungis Coastline with Ate Bing.

Shout out sa mga Tumblrista from HTU / Palawan!!!

Nakakatuwa dahil feeling ko noon eh napaka outcast ko sa tumblr. Feeling ko wala manlang ni isang Palaweño ang nakakaalam ng tumblr maliban sa officemate ko na si @maganda214. Pero ngayon, nakakagulat, ang dami na palang blogger dito sa amin!!!. Napaka overwhelming ang feeling na minsan naglalakad ka may bigla na lang magtatanong sayo na “Kuya kayo po ba si *insert url here*?” asdfghjkl, harujosko - nakakaaliw talaga. Pero minsan nakakabagabag at nakakaconcious din sa tuwing magpopost ka ng isang bagay dahil marami nang tao ang nakakabasa at nakakaalam ng url mo. Ok lang sana kung nasa malayong lugar eh kaso may isa nga eh kapitbahay ko pa.
Oh well papel, ganyan talaga ang buhay, and tumblr really serve its purpose, and that’s for you to be able to meet new people who eventually became your friends at yung iba pa nga eh nagiging jowa pa. Whatever it is, sana lang wag pa rin mawala ang respeto sa isa’t-isa. Ang respeto sa karapatan ng bawat isa na magpahayag ng kanyang saloobin na walang natatapakan, nasasaktan o nadedehado.
At sana lang din makaattend na ako ng Palawan Meet-up. Organize nyo na guys, medyo busy ako sa work eh.
By the way, hello to:
posts ko lang yung mga requested fansigns niyo as soon as maayos yung PC ko. Thanks to my sister Karol for the URLs.

Siloy: Masakit po.

Ploning a movie shot entirely at Cuyo, Palawan

LGU FLOAT PARADE 2012

Every month of June, people from different municipalities of Palawan gather to showcase their beautiful harvests / products in a festival commonly known as BARAGATAN FESTIVAL.

Credits:

  • Photo - Sir Arnoldo Valdez
  • Editing - iamklienzh

THIS IS OUR CITY! Proud Palaweño!

THIS IS OUR CITY! Proud Palaweño!

338 year old St. Agustine Church - Cuyo, Palawan