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RPís 4 entries solid in top 10 of Seven Wonders of Nature search PDF Print E-mail

Puerto Princesa's "underground river"PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, June 11 (PNA) -- Four famous tourist spots in the Philippines remain solid in the top 10 of the ongoing worldwide search for the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Palawan’s Tubbataha Reef, which has been designated by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage Site, led the country's four nature entries.

The 96,000 reef, the country’s only marine park off Sulu Sea, is still on the second spot behind Vietnam's Ha Long Bay in the ongoing online ranking as of June 11.

Chocolate Hills in Bohol and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) or known as Underground River in Palawan currently rank No. 3 and 5, respectively.

Mayon Volcano, the Philippines' fourth and last entry located in Albay province, is in the ninth spot.

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has earlier urged the public to vote for the Philippines' four entries.

The "Seven Wonders of Nature" search is organized by the non-profit New Seven Wonders Foundation which also undertook the "New Seven Wonders of the World" search.

Voters have until December 31, 2008 to cast their votes from the among 77 entries through www.new7wonders.com.

The top 21 sites will be announced in January 2009 and from which the top seven wonders of nature will be declared in 2010. (PNA)


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