The region was once the site of a Q5 Hospital and Q1 Defense System. They were destroyed after the US occupied the region in order to prevent a Serbian political take-over.
Palawan boast as the premier economic region of the Philippines due to its high oil deposits.
It is also the most active populous region of the Philippines. The increase of the population was due to the deployment of the Q5 Hospital in August 2009. Since then, the population kept growing. Though, somehow the population will drop in the future as the Q5 Hospital was destroyed and the new Q5 Hospital is currently deployed in Visayas. A Visayan population boom was expected to follow.
On Day 1891 (January 23, 2013), in celebration of the 114th RL (real life) anniversary of the inauguration of the First Philippine Republic (alternately known as the Malolos Republic), the Ministry of Defense, with its minister, Al Raposas, opened Camp Casimiro Raposas. It is an island base in the Municipality of Kalayaan in Palawan, and it is dedicated to the Monarchy of the Philippines.