January 28, 2012

Puerto Princesa Underground River is now confirmed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature!


It's now official! Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is now confirmed as one of the New7Wonders of Nature! Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders, made the grand announcement.

He congratulated the people of the Philippines for supporting their national finalist in the global campaign.

“Fans of PPUR all over the world responded to his call for action by voting in record numbers and today’s confirmation is the well-earned reward for this extraordinary display of enthusiasm," said by Weber.

“When your very own President Aquino came out in support of the PPUR campaign, I knew that this country was taking the New7Wonders of Nature seriously,” said Weber.”

According to Edward Hagedorn, Mayor of Puerto Princesa,  this confirmation is wonderful news for Puerto Princesa, and a great example of how now its more fun to be in the Philippines,  in reference to the Department of Tourism’s “It’s more fun in the Philippines” slogan. 

“World-wide exposure of our natural beauty on this level is critical both for tourism and for our image nationally and internationally,” said Mayor Hagedorn.

Puerto Princesa Underground River is located some 50km north of the city of Puerto Princesa, on Palawan island in the Philippines. It consists of a limestone karst mountain landscape, several large chambers containing significant formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and an 8.2 km. navigable underground river that winds through a cave before flowing directly into the West Philippine Sea. At the exit, a flawless lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water’s edge.

2 comments:

Kiko said...

Congratulations to all of us who participated on this event!
Mabuhay ang lahing Filipino!

Unknown said...

It's more Fun in the Philippines. Hurray!

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