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Newly signed law divides Palawan into three provinces

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has signed a new law which divides Palawan into three provinces: Palawan del Norte, Palawan Oriental, and Palawan del Sur.

Duterte signed Republic Act 11259 on Friday, April 5, however, it was only released to the media on Saturday, April 13

Under the new law, the province of Palawan del Norte will be composed of the municipalities of Coron, Culion, Busuanga, Linacapan, Taytay and El Nido.

The province of Palawan Oriental will be comprised of the municipalities of Roxas, Araceli, Dumaran, Cuyo, Agutaya, Magsaysay, Cayancillo, and San Vicente.

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