Palawan, PREFECTURE APOSTOLIC OF, in the Philippine Islands, comprises Palawan, Cuyo, Culion, Twahig, and Calamines Islands. It was separated from the Diocese of Jaro (q.v.) on April 11, 1910, and confided to the Augustinians. The first prefect Apostolic is Msgr. Fernando Hermand y d’Arenas, who resides at Puerto Princesa. The Jesuits and Sisters of St. Paul have houses on Culion where a leper settlement under government control has been established.
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