[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ PPUR DAY GRAND PARADE
This Bonggang Bakasyon would mean that the rich natural wonders and biodiversity of the city don't deserve to hide. They are meant to be seen, discovered and appreciated.
Conservation extremists don't frown when I said they are meant to be seen. Yes, wildlife is meant to be wild. But the thing is, the city of Puerto Princesa has proven that tourist arrival doesn't endanger the habitat and the survival of different species living in its thick forests. In their case, the arrival of tourists has paved the way for public awareness that we need to take good care and conserve our environment; and for us to appreciate the conservation efforts we are doing, we must first become knowledgeable and aware of the reason why we are doing such effort.
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ PALAWAN BEARCAT: A SPECIES ENDEMIC IN PALAWAN.
Discovering the hidden natural wonders and wildlife biodiversity of Puerto Princesa through tours is I think one of the best ways to learn and appreciate the reason why we need to take care of our environment. Seeing the beauty of Puerto Princesa would give you the feeling of regret when you lost it, hence, the motivation to take part in conservation. THIS SYSTEM IS THE EXPERTISE OF PUERTO PRINCESA CITY
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ A Perfect Example of a Community-Based Sustainable Tourism
TEASER ► They live with the glory of their natural heritage—sustainable tourism at its finest.
—sustainable tourism at its best.
Together with the Bonggang Bakasyon winners, I am one of the four (4) bloggers (outside Palawan) invited to cover the event and to experience what the city has to offer. The other bloggers were Edgar Alan Zeta Yap (EAZY Traveler), Kira Ramirez (Elegantly Wasted) and Lilliane Cobiao (Wanderlass).
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ EDA AND JOJO: THIS COUPLE, BASED IN CEBU, IS ONE OF THE WINNERS OF THE BONGGANG BAKASYON SA PUERTO PRINCESA.
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ OFFICIAL BLOGGERS FOR PPUR DAY
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ OFFICIAL BLOGGERS FOR PPUR DAY: EDMAR, LILLIANE, EDGAR AND KIRA
The winners, guests and the bloggers started the 3-day Bonggang Bakasyon itinerary in Sitio Sabang, home of the PPUR. Participants of the PPUR tour wore their life vests then sailed the blue waters off the coast of Sitio Sabang. The tall lush mountains of PPC served as beautiful backdrop.
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ UNDERGROUND RIVER
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ GETTING READY FOR SABANG X ZIPLINE
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ UGONG ROCK SPELUNKING
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ UGONG ROCK CLIMBING
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ GETTING READY FOR UGONG ROCK ZIPLINE
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ IWAHIG RIVER CRUISE AND FIREFLY WATCHING
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ IWAHIG PENAL FARM
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ CROCODILE FARM
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ PALAW'AN TRIBE CULTURAL ENCOUNTER
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ BUTTERFLY GARDEN
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ PPUR DAY STREET DANCING
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ STREET CROWD VS STREET PERFORMERS
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ THE CATHEDRAL OF PUERTO PRINCESA CITY
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ THE CATHEDRAL OF PUERTO PRINCESA CITY
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ THE TOUR GROUP IN PLAZA CUARTEL
At night, the group joined an event in the PPC Baywalk where the presence of the Bonggang Bakasyon winners and the bloggers was recognized. An astonishing firework display culminated the event while a grand dinner in a floating restaurant in Puerto Princesa Bay (operated by Dolphin and Whales Travel and Tours, more on this on my upcoming posts) was waiting for the group. Aside from the sumptuous dinner, mainly seafood (oh, the sea grape is my fave), a cultural troupe konek-tibo performed while everyone is enjoying the dinner reminding us the rich culture and talent pool of Palawan and of the Philippines as a whole.
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ FIREWORK DISPLAY IN PPC BAYWALK
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ KONEK-TIBO CULTURAL TROUPE
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ MY SNORKELING EXPERIENCE IN PAMBATO REEF
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ LULI ISLAND, HONDA BAY
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ THE ISLAND LUNCH: THANKS RIX RAFOLS!
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ THIS IS MY FIRST KAYAK EXPERIENCE, I SWEAR IT'S COOL!
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ MORE OF COWRIE ISLAND!
These are the things we did for that jam-packed span of 3 days. In fact, I was hooked so much with Palawan that leaving the island, its people and the new friends I've met was a hard reality to accept. But I cannot have everything at once. So the debut vacation in Palawan deserves a sophomore version. Love is sweeter the second time around. I know!!! I'll definitely be back!
I heart you Palawan! ▬ end
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ HELLO! GREETINGS FROM PUERTO PRINCESA!
 Thank you to ONE MANALO PLACE
[PUERTO PRINCESA] ▬ One Manalo Place: Posh Botique Hotel Near PPS Airport
TEASER ► One Manalo Place is just around 2 minutes away from the Puerto Princesa (PPS) International Airport.
for hosting me during my stay in Puerto Princesa. For bookings, check out their site: onemanaloplace.com.
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Map Showing the Location of #PuertoPrincesa
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