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This Week in Palawan (June 19 to 25, 2018)

Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights are now available!

By: Keith Anthony S. Fabro | June 18, 2018

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Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights

Frenetic street dancers are all smiles during Baragatan Festival’s Saraotan sa Dalan.

Image: Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018


Recent developments bring great flight news for Palawan! Those traveling from Busuanga can now go to the capital faster as Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights are now available.

Meanwhile, Baragatan Festival is on its final week and it is still jam-packed with activities. Mutya ng Palawan and Saraotan sa Dalan (Street Dancing) are just among the highlights of the week. Since the rainy season is already upon the country, those going to Baragatan (a Cuyunon word that means “convergence”) are advised to carry an umbrella with them. Traffic is also anticipated to be heavy during the afternoon rush hours with a never-ending line of vehicles going to and from the Provincial Capitol Complex.


Weather: Expect showers and thunderstorms



As the rainy season prevails, it will continue to bring scattered rain showers with a couple of thunderstorms all over Palawan throughout the week [1]. For festival-goers, bring an umbrella or a raincoat to at least keep you dry while touring around the Provincial Capitol Complex. Aside from that, taking in Vitamin C a day this cold-and-cough season can also go a long way! It can surely keep your immune system healthy, giving you the much-needed boost to enjoy the most of the activities in the province.


Traffic News: Traffic due to the festivals



Throngs of people are expected to troop to the Provincial Capitol during the last week of the Baragatan Festival, so traffic is going to be heavy even before the supposed afternoon rush hours. This will also be aggravated by road constructions along the national highway. So all and all, catching a public utility vehicle and getting from one place to another can test your patience. For those who are driving, calm down and obey traffic rules, unless you want to get apprehended by traffic enforcers who usually step up their presence during festivities.


Travel Updates



AirSWIFT launches Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights

If you’re in Coron and want to go to Puerto Princesa City to enjoy Baragatan Festival or simply to explore the capital, then you can do it without having to fly back to Manila or take a ferry. Starting last May 25, boutique airline company AirSWIFT has been offering Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights. The same goes if you’re coming from El Nido as Airswift has also begun offering El Nido-Puerto Princesa direct flights since April. For more information, visit their website.


Mutya ng Palawan, Street Dancing cap off Baragatan Fest

Year after year, Mutya ng Palawan and Saraotan sa Dalan are two of Baragatan Festival’s favorite highlights that draw thousands of spectators from across the province and beyond [2].

The candidates of Mutya ng Palawan will show off their swimsuit wear, elegant long gowns, and vibrant festival outfits on June 19. The next day is the talent showcase, while the grand coronation night will be held at Mendoza Park on June 22.

Contingents to the Saraotan sa Dalan are expected to wow the crowd with their presentations centered on the way of life in their respective towns. You can also watch them showcasing their best produce and more. For a detailed schedule of activities, visit the page of Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018 on Facebook.



References:
[1] https://bit.ly/2KG0iaZ
[2] https://bit.ly/2JYGC2j

Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights

Frenetic street dancers are all smiles during Baragatan Festival’s Saraotan sa Dalan.

Image: Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018

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Recent developments bring great flight news for Palawan! Those traveling from Busuanga can now go to the capital faster as Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights are now available.

Meanwhile, Baragatan Festival is on its final week and it is still jam-packed with activities. Mutya ng Palawan and Saraotan sa Dalan (Street Dancing) are just among the highlights of the week. Since the rainy season is already upon the country, those going to Baragatan (a Cuyunon word that means “convergence”) are advised to carry an umbrella with them. Traffic is also anticipated to be heavy during the afternoon rush hours with a never-ending line of vehicles going to and from the Provincial Capitol Complex.


Weather: Expect showers and thunderstorms



As the rainy season prevails, it will continue to bring scattered rain showers with a couple of thunderstorms all over Palawan throughout the week [1]. For festival-goers, bring an umbrella or a raincoat to at least keep you dry while touring around the Provincial Capitol Complex. Aside from that, taking in Vitamin C a day this cold-and-cough season can also go a long way! It can surely keep your immune system healthy, giving you the much-needed boost to enjoy the most of the activities in the province.


Traffic News: Traffic due to the festivals



Throngs of people are expected to troop to the Provincial Capitol during the last week of the Baragatan Festival, so traffic is going to be heavy even before the supposed afternoon rush hours. This will also be aggravated by road constructions along the national highway. So all and all, catching a public utility vehicle and getting from one place to another can test your patience. For those who are driving, calm down and obey traffic rules, unless you want to get apprehended by traffic enforcers who usually step up their presence during festivities.


Travel Updates



AirSWIFT launches Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights

If you’re in Coron and want to go to Puerto Princesa City to enjoy Baragatan Festival or simply to explore the capital, then you can do it without having to fly back to Manila or take a ferry. Starting last May 25, boutique airline company AirSWIFT has been offering Coron-Puerto Princesa direct flights. The same goes if you’re coming from El Nido as Airswift has also begun offering El Nido-Puerto Princesa direct flights since April. For more information, visit their website.


Mutya ng Palawan, Street Dancing cap off Baragatan Fest

Year after year, Mutya ng Palawan and Saraotan sa Dalan are two of Baragatan Festival’s favorite highlights that draw thousands of spectators from across the province and beyond [2].

The candidates of Mutya ng Palawan will show off their swimsuit wear, elegant long gowns, and vibrant festival outfits on June 19. The next day is the talent showcase, while the grand coronation night will be held at Mendoza Park on June 22.

Contingents to the Saraotan sa Dalan are expected to wow the crowd with their presentations centered on the way of life in their respective towns. You can also watch them showcasing their best produce and more. For a detailed schedule of activities, visit the page of Baragatan sa Palawan Festival 2018 on Facebook.



References:
[1] https://bit.ly/2KG0iaZ
[2] https://bit.ly/2JYGC2j

author

Keith Anthony Fabro is a freelancer based in Narra, Palawan. He explores the great outdoors, talks to strangers, and designs promotional materials for a living. In his free time, he practices mindful meditation or reads anything about personality psychology and the natural environment, all while listening to mellow music. When inspiration strikes, he writes spoken poetry. He can live with just water and chocolates.

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