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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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