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The City in a Forest

I love visiting the province of Palawan and its capital, Puerto Princesa City. Perhaps it is the simple and easy pace of life. Perhaps it is the richness of nature that I see in and around its city limits. Perhaps it is the people. Whatever it is, a visit to Palawan always makes me realize how pleasant it is to be in the Philippines. I always leave Palawan refreshed and enriched beyond words from my stay.

I was in Puerto Princesa again last weekend and enjoyed my short stay even though it was raining. I noticed that the city government has a new campaign to show its love and concern for the environment. It now dubs itself “The City in a Forest.”

True to its claim, the city of Puerto Princesa is teeming with verdant trees. The streets are lined with big trees.
puertoprincesa1puertoprincesa2puertoprincesa3puertoprincesa4Looking at these pictures, it is hard to believe that Puerto Princesa once suffered from heavy commercial and illegal loggings. But the Palaweños were able to revive the forest that they have once lost. While other cities in the country were building structures, Puerto Princesa was planting trees.

Today, Palaweños keep a heightened passion for the environment, participating in many activities aimed at promoting a healthy environment and saving Mother Nature. One such activity is the “Feast of the Forest,” a planting program which annually registers no less than 30,000 participants.

I admire the Palaweños for their sense of commitment to saving the environment and caring for their future. How I wish people from other provinces will follow their example.

So long, Puerto Princesa….till we meet again.
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Posted 8 years, 9 months ago at 1:57 pm.

6 comments

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  1. sana ganyan lahat ng cities natin. dito sa pransya, mapupuno ang major cities kahit na siksikan. sa atin, ewan ko ba bakit pinuputol ang puno sa daan.

    i haven’t been to Palawan pero your fouth picture looks hauntingly familiar.

    nice photos, nortehanon! God bless!

  2. nortehanon Nov 15th 2008

    If all the other provinces will follow Palawan’s example, there’ll be no floodings. Sana matuto na tayo.

    Wow, andyan ka pala sa Pransya. Bonjour! Comment ça va ? 😀

    You’re familiar with the fourth pic maybe because it has the look and feel of almost all the places in the countryside in the Philippines 🙂

  3. I added you up na nga pala sa blogroll as “through the lens of nortehanon.” if you wish to change the name, just say so.

    God bless!

  4. nortehanon Nov 15th 2008

    Salamat, maraming salamat. So dapat yata palaging may kasamang photo ang bawat post ko hahaha.
    Added you up, too.

  5. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love all your pictures of the Philippines! I’m going back at the end of December to visit my parents. Have you been to Pangasinan?

  6. ganyan sana ang patakaran sa buong pinas ano? kelan kaya kami makakarating ng palawan, haysss


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