Paradise-like Palawan has not been spared from the Indonesian haze that already reached other parts of Visayas and Mindanao.

State weather bureau PAGASA said the haze has been monitored in Puerto Princesa since last Friday, and may last until the end of the week.

PAGASA added that the forest fire smoke may have been pushed by strong equatorial winds in the southern hemisphere.

Although the haze is visible along the runway, operations remain normal at the Puerto Princesa International Airport.

Local tourists also noticed the presence of haze in El Nido, covering some of the islands which are usually visible during a fine weather.

The Environmental Management Bureau in Palawan has yet to release a statement.