Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Palawan Chapter chairman Pan Ming Yuan



PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Palawan—Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce Palawan Chapter chairman Pan Ming Yuan expects tourism in this province to sustain its growth this year as the economy continuously recovers from the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

International visitor arrivals in the Philippines reached 5.45 million in 2023, which surpassed the target of 4.8 million set by the Department of Tourism.

“Hotels and beach resorts are very good investments in the province,” said Pan, who is also the chairman of Filipino-Chinese Amity Club in Palawan

Pan expressed hope the government would provide more assistance for the promotion of tourism such as the construction of roads and bridges to reach the remote tourism sites and providing lower water and electricity rates.

Palawan is becoming a popular tourism destination because of its pristine beaches, islands and clear water.

Pan said while the Palawan Filipino-Chinese community is small, they do their best to contribute to the mainstream society especially during the pandemic period when they donated medical supplies.

The group also distributed relief goods to the people who were affected by typhoons in the past.