MANILA, Philippines (July 24, 2011) - World celebrities and presidents take time out to vote on their favorite 7 wonders of nature and even Malacañang is caught in the frenzy as it reiterates its call to Filipinos to continue voting for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan province as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte announced over state-run radio dzRB that from No. 11, the PPUR is already No. 7 in the latest results of the ongoing worldwide voting.
"Sana mas tumaas pa para hindi naman tayo tatakut-takot sa dulo," Valte said.
She said that Filipinos around the world still November 11, 2011 or least three and a half months to vote for PPUR.
Smart, Sun and Globe subscribers can cast their votes for the PPUR by texting PPUR 15 to 2861. Votes can also be cast through the New 7 Wonders of Nature website www.new7wonders.com/.
From the list of 28 finalists, the seven winners of the global voting will be announced on November 11.
The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 km north of the city of Puerto Princesa in Palawan province.
The navigable underground river stretches at 8.2 kilometers. It winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea.
It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers.
The lower portion of the river is subject to tidal influences. The underground river is reputed to be the world's longest.
At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. (From philstar.com)