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CITY OF PUERTO PRINCESA (PALAWAN)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   It is bounded on the north by the municipalities of San Vicente and Roxas and on the south by the municipality of Aborlan. To its west is the South China Sea while to the East lies the Sulu Sea.
   
ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:
Puerto Princesa Airport
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks:

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Puerto Princesa City has two prevailing type of climate. The type that prevails in the west coast has two distinct seasons: six months dry (November-April), and six months wet (May-October) with the heaviest recorded rainfall in September, While the lowest or driest month occurs in February.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Admiral Hotel; Airport Hotel; Angela's Farm Resort; Ardent Suites Hotel; Asturias Hotel; Badjao Inn & Restaurant; Blue Bay Beach Resort; Crystal Paradise Resort; De Loro Inn & Restaurant; Dangkalan Beach Resort; Dolce Vita Hotel; Dos Palmas Island Resort; Hillside Resort; Hotel Fleuris; Kawayanan Resort; Palawan Village Hotel; Puerto Aventura Beach Resort; Princesa Holiday Resort; Rengel Hotel; Royal Oberoi Hotel; Moana Hotel; San Rafael Resort; Skylight Hote; Tarabanan Cottages Resort & Restaurant;The Legend Hotel

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Butterfly Garden; Balsahan River and Picnic Ground; Cleopatras Needle; Crocodile Farm and Nature Park; El Nido Marine Reserve; Honda Bay Islands; Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral; Inagawan; Turtle and Emerald Beaches; Iwahig Prison and Penal Farm; Kayulo waterfalls; Kim's Hot Spring; Nagtabon; Simpocan; Bagongbayan; and Napsan beaches; Palawan Museum; Piamulugan Falls; Pontog Island Beach;  Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park; Sabang beach; Salakot Waterfalls; San Rafael and Tabanag Beaches; Sta. Lucia Hot Spring; Subterranean River National Park; Tubattaha Reef National Marine Park; Vietnamese Village; Wharf

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:

Love Affair with Nature, February 14th.
Balayong Festival, March 4th
Pangalipay sa Baybay, 1st week of April
Kamarikutan Pagdiwata Arts Festival, April full moon (before or after holy week )
Seafood Festival, April 3rd week
Karagatan Festival, 1st week of May
Feast of the Forest, 3rd week of June
Baragatan Sa Palawan, June 3rd Week
City Fiesta, December 8th

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:  
Tagalog, Cuyonon, Ilonggo, Tausug, Batak, Tagbanwa, Palawano, Kagayen

RELIGION:
Roman Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:  
ABS-CBN; GMA; NBN

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:

    Malls:
New City Commercial Corporation (NCCC) - NCCC Mall Palawan
    Popular establishments:   Badjao Seafront Restaurant, Bona's, Kamarikutan Cafe, Baker's Hill
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS: 
Allied Bank; Banco de Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of Makati, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation; Development Bank of the Philippines; East Weat Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines;  Metrobank; Palawan Development Bank; Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank,  Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank,  Security Bank, Union Bank of the Philippines, UCPB Savings Bank

UNIVERSITIES:  


HOSPITALS:
Camp General Artemio Ricarte Hospital ng Palawan; Palawan Adventist Hospital; MMG-PPC Cooperative Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
    Utilities:
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    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:
    Number of PRA retirees:    103

    LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:

Investment zones:
Government agencies/branch offices:
Bureau of Immigration; BIR; Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines; COMELEC ; DAR; DENR; LTO; NBI; NHA; National Statistics Office;  Pag-Ibig Fund; Philhealth; Palawan Council for Sustainable Development (PCSD); PCSO; Philippine Coconut Authority ; SSS; TESDA


LINKS: 

http://www.puertoprincesa.ph/ 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_Princesa

http://www.puertoprincesaphilippines.com

http://www.philippineonlinedirectory.com/province/palawan/city-town/Puerto%20Princesa%20City/


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