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Two Japanese tourists shot, cut into pieces and dumped at sea

Police are investigating links to Japanese Yakuza crime gangs after two tourists from the country were shot, cut into pieces and thrown into the sea in Palawan. A Japanese man has been arrested for the grisly murder which took place during an island-hopping sight-seeing trip on May 30. Murder charges…



New Puerto Princesa airport brings new flights to Palawan

The newly opened Puerto Princesa International Airport is expected to be a huge boost for the tourism industry on the island of Palawan. The new terminal — which cost 4.5 billion pesos to complete — has a floor area of 13,000 square metres and its extended 2,600-metre runway can now…


Tourists rescued after boat runs aground on coast of Coron, Palawan

A total of 25 passengers, including seven foreign tourists, were rescued from a motorboat which reportedly ran aground off Coron, Palawan, on Monday night. The Philippines Coast Guard reported the incident on Thursday, saying the M/B Hannah, carrying 25 people developed engine trouble – the boat left Linapacan around 4pm –…