DILG joins bid of Puerto Princesa Underground River as New 7 Wonders of Nature

MANILA, July 5 (PNA) -- The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) joins the Campaign Task Force chaired by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to formulate and undertake aggressive voting campaign for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) to be one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature (N7WN).

DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, concurrent NAPOLCOM Chairman, is enjoining the DILG family - the NAPOLCOM, Philippine National Police (PNP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) and Local Government Units (LGUs) to work together to help ensure that the PPUR will be proclaimed as one of the N7WN on November 11, 2011.

In compliance with Proclamation No. 182 signed by President Benigno S. Aquino III on June 3, 2011, the task force will undertake an extensive voting campaign at the national level, focusing on students and local government units, and at the international level especially among overseas Filipinos and foreign tourists.

The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is considered the longest underground river in the world, with unique and outstanding scientific, biological and geological features that merited its being recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and being declared as a National Geographic Monument in 2003.

NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Eduardo U. Escueta said that all officials and employees of the Commission in the central and regional offices are encouraged to vote for PPUR to be one of the N7WN via text voting.

The public may cast their votes by sending "PPUR" to 2861 [cost per each SMS sent P2.00 (Sun) and P2.50 (Globe, Smart)] and through the Internet by logging on to new7wonders.com  (PNA)