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Palawan highway expansion dubbed “environmental disaster”

A plan to expand Palawan’s national highway from two to six lanes has been dubbed an “environmental disaster”. In particular, protesters are concerned about a scenic stretch of the existing road overhung by acacia trees that form a tunnel-like canopy. An online petition to protect the trees has already gained…


Developers to push ahead with “SpongeBob” theme park in Palawan

Despite fierce opposition from conservationists, TV network Nickelodeon is pushing ahead with plans for an underwater theme park and resort in Coron, Palawan. The 1,000-acre development will showcase the area’s marine life as well as allow fans to meet their favourite cartoon characters, such as SpongeBob SquarePants. Tourism Secretary Wanda…