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Various sectors commit support to “Underground River” in 7 wonders search PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 April 2008

Photo: Rene BaylonPUERTO PRINCESA CITY, April 17 (PNA)-- Various sectors in this city and Palawan have committed to support to the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) inclusion to the “New Seven Wonders of Nature” in the ongoing worldwide search.

One is non-government organization Haribon-Palawan declaring its full support to PPSRNP, which houses the 8.2-kilometer “Underground River”, considered the world’s longest navigable underground river.

Inocencio Magallanes of the Haribon Palawan said his group will tell friends, here and abroad, to rally their to the Underground River.

”We will encourage our friends to give their support to Underground River because the park is not only a World Heritage Site but also a God-given wonder for the people of the world”, said Magallanes.

”This is a great challenge for us Puerto Princesans”, he said. Photo: Rene Baylon

He said Haribon has been a partner in biodiversity conservation and institutional building of the communities.

PPSRNP is currently rank 270th in the live ranking among the nominees in the world, but city government officials led by Mayor Edward Hagedorn has embarked a campaign to make it in the top 21 finalists before the voting closes on Dec. 31, 2008

The park was declared a premier ecotourism destination and has been inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage lists for its outstanding universal value and ecological significance as a natural site of intense beauty.

Filipinos worldwide who want to support Underground River and three other country’s nature sites namely, Tubbataha Reef, Chocolate Hills and Mayon Volcano may cast their vote by logging on to the website www.new7wonders.com. (PNA)

 

 
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