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Found 50 kilometers from the northern city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines, Puerto Princesa Underground River is among the elite 28 official finalists in search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III encourages everyone to vote through text and internet in order for PPUR to be part of worldwide memory forever and be named as the official new 7 wonders of nature. The President who made an appeal to Filipinos stated, “Some 80 million Filipinos have cellular phones and some two billion text messages are sent every day. We only need a billion votes – that is just half a day of texting for all Filipinos who have cellular phones.”
As PNoy extends his support for the quest to clinch a spot, he requests the cellphone subscribers to type PPUR and send it to 2861. Moreover, for those who have an access to the internet, the President said online voting is available to this website: www.new7wonders.com.
To make Puerto Princesa Underground River accessible to tourists, President Noynoy Aquino also announced that Zest Air will have a direct flight which will start in July.
Ambassado Alfred Yao, CEO and president of the airline reiterated that Zest Air will fly thrice-a-week from Shanghai to Puerto Princesa.
Considered to be the longest navigable underground river in the world, the 8.2 kilometer subterranean river, was declared a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site in 1999.
PPUR, also known as Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, features the most significant biodiversity conservation habitat as the river breezes through a cave before flowing down to the sea.