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Palawan underground river in Top 10 of New7Wonders

PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, Philippines  (Nov. 7, 2011) – Four days before the final voting phase ends in the world search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) World Heritage Site made it to the top 10 Finalists.

The inclusion of the PPUR in the 10 topmost "fascinating choices by the global voting community" was informed by New7Wonders Head of Communications Eamonn Fitzgerald in an e-mail sent on November 6.

In alphabetical order, the top 10 Finalists at the moment are: the Dead Sea, the Grand Canyon, the Great Barrier Reef, Halong Bay, Jeita Grotto, Jeju Island, Komodo Island, Puerto Princesa Underground River, Sundarbans and Vesuvius.

"In our first campaign for the man-made wonders of the world, many changes took place in the final week and days so the top 10 we have announced today will certainly change. With millions of votes still set to come in, finalists who are not in today's top 10 could yet make it into the chosen 7", Fitzgerald said in the e-mail.

Commenting on the top 10, Bernard Weber, President and Founder of New7Wonders said, "Clearly Asian Finalists are strong at this stage, reflecting the way the world is evolving east, and, at the same time, I know the actual top 7 will change in the coming days. We remain excited and intrigued to see who will emerge as the provisional New7Wonders of Nature on 11/11/11."

Last night, assistant city government administrator and City Tourism Department (CTD) head Rebecca Labit called on Filipinos here and abroad to make their votes count for the subterranean river in the New 7 Wonders of Natures as they are confident that it will make as top winner. (From