Unlike the city of Manila, in Puerto Princesa, you’ll definitely see the greener side of the Phlippines. In every few meters there are trash bins and littering and public smoking is not just prohibited but in fact strictly enforced with penalties.
Dubbed the cleanest city in the Philippines, you’ll quickly wonder how other cities in the Philippines could be so dirty.As to the people of Puerto Princesa, because of the throve of immigrants from different walks of life, a diverse culture exists in the city. Visitors hardly if ever have any problems with local culture or even assimilating to it.
While there are many inhabitants in Puerto Princesa, the most well known of the original inhabitants are the Cuyunons who have a treasure throve of folklores, traditions and legacy to share. Other indigenous groups are the Tagbanuas and the Bataks, each having its distinct belief system and culture.
The total population of the city is pegged at around 200,000, with three fourth of it residing in the city. The predominant dialects are Cuyuno, Tagalog and Visayan with English being widely spoken and understood.