So, Aborlan is located in the southern portion of the island of Palawan (Paragua). The municipality was founded on June 28, 1949 with the help of the virtue of the Executive Order No. 232. It has the same founding day of Brooke’s Point. As Aborlan became a regular municipality, the barrios named Berong and Alfonso XII were added to Quezon that was also a new town.
The Government of Aborlan celebrates the Founding Anniversary with the Rakudan Festival. They have various activities such as Street Dancing Competition locally known as Kenda Ka’t Dalan, Mutya ng Aborlan (The Beauty pageant), Motocross Challenge, Sagwan Challenge, Aborlan Art Workshop and Painting competition, Futsal Tournament, Frisbee Tournament, Paskilaban ng Talento, Basketball League, Agro Trade-Fair and Parada ng Lechon.
The Parada ng Lechon (Parades of Lechon) is one of the festivities highlighted. They got this idea from the municipality’s name Aborlan which means land with boars. The barangays joined in this activity and enjoyed the food they served called “boodle fight’.
Aborlan has an indigenous tribe named Tagbanwa. This tribe is the oldest ethnic group and rich in native culture. They also take part in Rakudan Festival by showcasing their cultural dance and clothes.
In this way, all people in Aborlan enjoy the festival with their presence and proudly represent their municipality in the whole world.
Aside from the festival, there are tourist destinations you can visit. One of the best places to relax is the beach, and they could give you the white sand beach and clean sea water!
Aborlan is known for it’s Seven Line Coral Reefs. It has approximately 79,000 hectares of coral reefs which belong to a Marine Protected Area (MPA), it is a part of initiative two-country by WWF and Fondation Segré. The impressive coral reefs were protected to rebuild fish species.
There, you can find Pintingan Falls, a 20 meter drop waterfall which is sadly, not accessible. But, you still have another option and that will be The Talakaigan River, you can go camping and enjoy the cold water that runs down from the mountains.
The Municipality of Aborlan has resorts and restaurants, but there’s no other natural destinations to go yet, but the government officials were looking forward to modernizing the Pitningan Falls as this can be a good site for the tourist who love to go hiking into the mountains and visit waterfalls.