Palawan is one of the most popular provinces in the Philippines for so many natural and cultural resources. The two leading natural treasures are the Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, which are both in UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and nominees for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. On the other hand, a leading cultural treasure is the famed Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church.
The Philippines is the only Catholic Christian nation in Asia. When Spain took control of the country in 1521, they brought along Catholicism and used religion to control the local masses. For 300 years, the Spanish Crown ruled with the Sword and the Cross, and until today the country is predominantly Roman Catholic: as a matter of fact, about 81% of the total population. [Read more…]