One of my most unforgettable trip is definitely a visit to the Philippine’s Last Frontier- Palawan. The island has paved its way on being one of the top tourist destinations in the country and in the world most especially that the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Park has been declared part of the “Seven Wonders of the Natural World”.
So much blogs, and websites would testify the pristine beauty of Puerto Princesa, and taking a tour around would definitely not fail you, but there is something more interesting about Palawenos I discovered.
I find it admirable how almost everyone I spoke to says how much they love their place, and that preserving Palawan’s natural state means stability and continuous income among them. The locals have a full understanding of a sustainable economy where tourism becomes a key factor for development. In addition, sustaining the province’s reputation of being one of the top places with the lowest criminal rate has invited flocks of tourists including myself.
I hope that the Palawenos’ mindset of instilling love for their region can also be emulated throughout the country. Palawan does not only hold the country’s last few species of flora and fauna, but also holds missing link to unlock advancement- true to how we fondly call it The Last Frontier.