Puerto Prinsesa,Punong Abala sa Gaganaping International Dance Workshop and Festival

This is a repost from Pia.gov.ph**PUERTO PRINCESA, Palawan, (PIA) — Ang lungsod ang magiging punong abala sa gaganaping International Dance Workshop and Festival sa darating na Abril 11-14 na may temang “Cultural Connectivity Through Dance.”

Ayon kay City Tourism Officer Rebecca Labit, inaasahang dadaluhan ito ng 15 mga bansa at 13 grupo mula sa Pilipinas na kinabibilangan ng mga dance trainers, choreographers, directors, P.E. teachers at iba pang may hilig sa sayaw.

Sa nasabing aktibidad ang mga kalahok mula sa iba’t ibang bansa ay magtatanghal at magtuturo ng kani-kanilang mga tradisyunal, moderno at ballet na mga sayaw.

Ang gawaing ito ay alinsunod sa Presidential Proclamation No. 154 hinggil sa pagdiriwang ng National Dance Week ng bansa na ang National Commission for Culture and the Arts ang nagpapatupad.

Kaugnay ng paghahanda ng pamahalaang panglungsod hinggil sa aktibidad na ito ay tinalakay sa pagpupulong kamakailan na mga kinakailangan paghahanda at ang mga paraan kung paano itatampok ang katutubong sayaw ng Palawenyo bilang isa sa pangunahing palabas.

Ang pagpupulong na ginanap sa Asturias Hotel ay pinangunahan ni City Tourism Officer Labit at dinaluhan ng mga principal, guro at kinatawan ng mga paaralan at dance troupe sa lungsod.

Ayon kay Labit, lubos ang suporta ng City Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn sa International Dance Workshop & Festival. Aniya, naniniwala ang alkalde na magiging daan ito upang magkaroon ng ugnayan ang mga lokal na mga mananayaw sa labas ng bansa o sa iba pang probinsya kung saan maipakikita ang kulturang Palawenyo.
Makakadagdag din ito sa pagpapalago ng mga kaalaman ng mga mananayaw at nagtuturo ng sayaw mula dito bukod pa sa makakatulong ito sa potensyal ng Puerto Princesa na maging isang “cultural destination” ng bansa. (LBR/CIO/OCJ-PIA4B Palawan)

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Tabon Caves – Quezon, Palawan

The Tabon Caves are a set of caves north of Quezon municipality, in the south western part of the province of Palawan on Palawan Island, in the Philippines. The caves are named after the Tabon Scrubfowl. Tabon Caves is bordered on the south by the town proper of Quezon, Bgy. Panitian on the west, and the South China Sea on the north and east. The complex has 29 explored caves (only seven of which are [Read more…]

Linapacan, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Linapacan is a fifth class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 9,198 people in 1,721 households. In 1954, the islands of Linapacan, Cabunlaoan, Niangalao, Decabayotot, Calibanbangan, Pical, and Barangonan were separated from Coron, Palawan to form the town of Linapacan. [Read more…]

Taytay, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Taytay is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 53,657 people in 10,083 households.

Brief History
Taytay was founded in 1622.
It was the first capital of the province (1859-73) and an important military base.
The town’s name was either derived from the word talaytayan (meaning “bridge”) or from Taitai, the wife of a Chinese trader or seafarer.



Taytay is politically subdivided into 31 barangays.

  • Abongan
  • Banbanan
  • Bantulan
  • Batas
  • Bato
  • Beton
  • Busy Bees
  • Calawag
  • Casian
  • Cataban
  • Debangan
  • Dipla
  • Liminangcong
  • Maytegued
  • New Guinlo
  • Old Guinlo
  • Pamantolon
  • Pancol
  • Paly (Paly Island)
  • Poblacion
  • Pularaquen (Canique)
  • San Jose
  • Sandoval
  • Silanga
  • Alacalian
  • Baras (Pangpang)
  • Libertad
  • Minapla
  • Talog
  • Tumbod
  • Paglaum

General Information
Area (sq. kms.):1,390.5
Population (2000):53,657
No. of Barangays:31
Income Class:First
District: First
Zip Code:5312
Area Code: 048

Festivals
May 4 – (St. Monica) – foundation day

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Taytay,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=827&Itemid=56

San Vicente, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

San Vicente is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 21,654 people in 4,174 households.

Brief History
San Vicente was formerly part of Puerto Princesa and Taytay. It became a separate municipality on June 21, 1961. The town was named after its patron saint.

San Vicente is politically subdivided into 10 barangays.

  • Alimanguan
  • Binga
  • Boayan
  • Caruray
  • Kemdeng
  • New Agutaya
  • New Canipo
  • Naporay
  • Port Barton
  • Poblacion (San Vicente)
  • San Isidro
  • Santo Niño

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 1,463
Population (2000): 21,654
No. of Barangays:10
Income Class:First
District: First
Zip Code:5309
Area Code: 048

Festivals
April 4-5 (St. Vincent Ferrer)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Vicente,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=825&Itemid=56

Sofronio Española, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Sofronio Española is a 4th class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It is the province’s newest municipality, created by plebiscite on May 22, 1994, from land that was formerly a part of Brooke’s Point. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 26,801 people in 5,479 households.

Brief History
Sofronio Espanola was formerly a part of Brooke’s Point. It was made into a separate municipality on May 22, 1994 by virtue of Republic Act No. 7679 and ratified by a plebiscite held on June 11, 1995.

Sofronio Española is politically subdivided into 9 barangays.

  • Abo-abo
  • Iraray
  • Isumbo
  • Labog
  • Panitian
  • Pulot Center
  • Pulot Interior (Pulot II)
  • Pulot Shore (Pulot I)
  • Punang

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 473.91
Population (2000): 26,801
No. of Barangays: 9
Income Class:Fourth
District: Second
Zip Code:
Area Code: 048

Festivals
Third Sunday of January (Sto. Nino)
May 20-22 – foundation anniversary
June 24 (Pista ng Dalampasigan)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sofronio_Espanola,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=826&Itemid=56

Roxas, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Roxas is a municipality located on the eastern coast of the provincial island of Palawan, Philippines. As of 2000, it had a population of 47,242 people. Roxas was created in 1951 from the barrios of Tinitian, Caramay, Rizal, Del Pilar, Malcampo, Tumarbong, Taradungan, Ilian, and Capayas of Puerto Princesa.

Brief History
Roxas was first settled in 1919 by loggers from Cagayancillo who decided to settle there. After World War II, the discovery of a vast quantity of silica (used for the manufacture of bottles) by San Miguel Corporation started the rapid population increase. It was formerly a part of Puerto Princesa City. Roxas became a separate municipality on May 15, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act No. 615.

Roxas is politically subdivided into 31 barangays. Bagong Bayan was formerly a sitio of Ilian (Iraan?).

  • Abaroan
  • Antonino
  • Bagong Bayan
  • Caramay
  • Dumarao
  • Iraan
  • Jolo
  • Magara (Arasan)
  • Malcampo
  • Mendoza
  • Narra (Minara)
  • New Barbacan (Retac)
  • New Cuyo
  • Barangay 1 (Pob.)
  • Rizal
  • Salvacion
  • San Isidro
  • San Jose
  • San Miguel
  • San Nicolas
  • Sandoval
  • Tagumpay
  • Taradungan
  • Tinitian
  • Tumarbong
  • Barangay II (Pob.)
  • Barangay III (Pob.)
  • Barangay IV (Pob.)
  • Barangay V Pob. (Porao Islan
  • Barangay VI Pob. (Johnson Is
  • Nicanor Zabala

General Information
Area (sq. kms.):1,888
Population (2000): 47,242
No. of Barangays:31
Income Class:First
District: First
Zip Code:5308
Area Code: 048

Festivals
May 14-15 (St. Isidore the Farmer)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxas,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=824&Itemid=56

Rizal, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Rizal is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 31,745 people in 6,916 households.

Brief History
Rizal was formerly Barrio Tarampitao Point of Quezon
It became a separate municipality called Marcos on April 1983 by virtue of Batas Pambansa No. 386. On April 1988, it was renamed after national hero Jose P. Rizal by virtue of Republic Act No. 6652.

Rizal is politically subdivided into 11 barangays.

  • Bunog
  • Campong Ulay
  • Candawaga
  • Canipaan
  • Culasian
  • Iraan
  • Latud
  • Panalingaan
  • Punta Baja
  • Ransang
  • Taburi

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 1,259.15
Population (2000): 31,745
No. of Barangays: 11 (all coastal)
Income Class:Second
District: Second
Zip Code:
Area Code: 048

Festivals
April – foundation day
May 13 (Our Lady of Fatima)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rizal,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=823&Itemid=56

Quezon, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

Quezon is a 2nd class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 41,669 people in 8,453 households. It is where the Tabon Man lived long time ago.


Brief History
Quezon was created on May 15, 1951 from parts of Aborlan and Brooke’s Point by virtue of Republic Act No. 617. Formerly called Alfonso XIII, it was renamed after the late Commonwealth Pres. Manuel L. Quezon, the first president to visit the town.

Quezon is politically subdivided into 14 barangays.

  • Alfonso XIII (Pob.)
  • Aramaywan
  • Berong
  • Calumpang
  • Isugod
  • Quinlogan
  • Maasin
  • Panitian
  • Pinaglabanan
  • Sowangan
  • Tabon
  • Kalatagbak
  • Malatgao
  • Tagusao

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 949.21
Population (2000): 41,669
No. of Barangays: 14
Income Class:Second
District: Second
Zip Code:5304
Area Code: 048

Festivals
May 11-15 (Ugyunan Festival) – town’s foundation anniversary, it features an agro-trade fair and street dancing competition
December 8 (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quezon,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=822&Itemid=56

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (History, Barangays, General Information)

The City of Puerto Princesa (Spanish: City of Princess Port, Filipino: Lungsod ng Puerto Princesa) is a city located on the western provincial island of Palawan, one of 80 provinces which make up the Philippines. Though the provincial seat of government for Palawan, the city itself is one of 38 independent cities within the Philippines not controlled by the province in which it is geographically located and is therefore an independent area located within Palawan.

As of 2007, Puerto Princesa had a population of 210,508 people making it the most sparsely populated city in the Philippines. In terms of land area, the city is the second largest geographically after Davao City with an area of 919 mi² (2,381 km²).

Brief History
The Spaniards founded the settlement on March 4, 1872. An expedition of Spanish colonizers headed by Don Jose Sostao together with over 300 settlers arrived on that momentous day at the Bay of Asuncion, known today as Puerto Princesa bay. The Spaniards considered the site most ideal for a new capital, a strategic location at the center of the island province. The American administration established a municipal government in 1902, and in 1911 Puerto Princesa was declared the seat of the provincial government. The Japanese occupied Puerto Princesa in 1942, during the Second World War. It was liberated from Japanese occupation by the United States army in 1945. Puerto Princesa was officially converted into a city on January 1, 1970 by virtue of republic Act 5906.

As of April 2010, the National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB) listed Puerto Princesa as comprising 66 Barangays, 18 Urban and 38 Rural.

  • Babuyan (Rural)
  • Bacungan (Rural)
  • Bagong Bayan (Rural)
  • Bagong Pag-Asa (Rural)
  • Bagong Sikat (Urban)
  • Bagong Silang (Rural)
  • Bahile (Rural)
  • Bancao-bancao (Urban)
  • Binduyan (Rural)
  • Buenavista (Rural)
  • Cabayugan (Rural)
  • Concepcion (Rural)
  • Inagawan (Urban)
  • Irawan (Rural)
  • Iwahig (Rural)
  • Kalipay (Rural)
  • Kamuning (Rural)
  • Langogan (Rural)
  • Latud (Rural)
  • Liwanag (Rural)
  • Lucbuan (Rural)
  • Mabuhay (Urban)
  • Macarascas (Rural)
  • Magkakaibigan (Rural)
  • Maligaya (Urban)
  • Manalo (Rural)
  • Manggahan (Urban)
  • Maningning (Urban)
  • Maoyon (Rural)
  • Marufinas (Rural)
  • Maruyogon (Rural)
  • Masigla (Rural)
  • Masikap (Urban)
  • Masipag (Urban)
  • Matahimik (Urban)
  • Matiyaga (Urban)
  • Maunlad (Urban)
  • Milagrosa (Urban)
  • Model (Urban)
  • Montible (Rural)
  • Napsan (Rural)
  • New Panggangan (Rural)
  • Pagkakaisa (Rural)
  • Princesa (Rural)
  • Salvacion (Rural)
  • San Jose (Urban)
  • San Miguel (Urban)
  • San Pedro (Urban )
  • San Rafael (Rural)
  • Santa Cruz (Rural)
  • Santa Lourdes (Rural)
  • Santa Lucia (Rural)
  • Santa Monica (Rural)
  • Seaside (Urban)
  • Sicsican (Rural)
  • Simpocan (Rural)
  • Tagabinit (Rural)
  • Tagburos (Rural)
  • Tagumpay (Urban)
  • Tanabag (Rural)
  • Tanglaw (Urban)
  • Barangay ng mga Mangingisda (Rural)
  • Inagawan Sub-Colony (Rural)
  • Luzviminda (Urban)
  • Mandaragat (Rural)
  • San Manuel (Rural)
  • Tiniguiban (Urban)

General Information
Area (sq. kms.): 2,539.82
Population (2007): 210,508
No. of Barangays: 66 (18 urban)
Income Class: First
District: Second
Zip Code:5300
Area Code: 048

Festivals
February 14 (The Love Affair with Nature)
March 4 (The city foundation day)
April full moon (Before or after Holy Week, Kamarikutan or Pagdiwata Arts Festival)
Third Week of April (Seafood Festival)
May 1 (Karagatan Festival)
Third Week of June (Pista Y Ang Kagueban)
Third Week of June (Baragatan sa Palawan)
December 8 (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception)
Held monthly (Pabilugon)

Sources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Princesa,_Palawan
http://www.biyahero.net/index.php?option=com_sobi2&sobi2Task=sobi2Details&catid=50&sobi2Id=903&Itemid=56
http://www.puertoprincesa.ph/index.php?page=viewarticle&aid=29