City of Puerto Princesa

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City of Puerto Princesa

Puerto Princesa is one of the largest cities in the country with a land area of 253,982 hectares. As of 2010, it has a population of 225,955, with an average annual growth rate of 1.5%. The city’s name shot to global fame when the Underground River was declared as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world in 2011. True to its title as the Philippines’ Last Frontier, a significant portion of the city boasts of indigenous vegetation, rainforest, mangroves, and coastal system as well as a diverse flora and fauna. The city is also famous for its 97% crime fighting efficiency. Mayor Lucilo R. Bayron, elected for his first term in 2013 currently heads Puerto Princesa.

Industry

The city generates its income mainly from agriculture and tourism. On one hand, the city is almost self-sufficient in food due to large productions generated by the city specifically and the province in general. A significant portion of Metro Manila’s supply of fish and other marine products come from the city. Tourism also plays a vital role in boosting the city’s resource generation. Through the recent recognition received by the Puerto Princesa Underground River, the city’s premier tourist destination, as well as the parallel rise of other tourist-related activities within the city, it is expected that the city will incur benefits from gradually becoming the top tourist hub for local and foreign visitors alike.

Contact Person

Ms. Lorraine Banzuelo

lorraine891@yahoo.com.ph       

0939-890-0827

 

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