Aborlan is a 1st class municipality in the province of Palawan, Philippines. It lies in a vast plain between the Sulu Sea and the mountains. It is located 69 kilometers south of Puerto Princesa City. Yes, the Philippines is a tropical paradise and yes, it has some of the best beaches you can swing a hammock on, but there is plenty more to this country than just a pretty face. According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 25,540 people in 5,236 households. Aborlan was established in 1910 and was made a regular municipality in 1951. In 1951, the barrios of Berong and Alfonso XII were transferred to the then newly-created town of Quezon. The Philippines’ rice terraces are quite rightly touted as one of the eight wonders of the world. It is the only town in the province with an agricultural college, now called the Western Philippines University.