Vote for Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Underground River for "New7Wonders of Nature"?

Tuesday, 9 August 2011 0 comments


Have you voted already for Philippines Pride for the "New7Wonders of Nature"? How to vote for  Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Underground River for  "New7Wonders of Nature"?

President Benigno Simeon Aquino III on Monday led the text and internet voting to help the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) be named as one of the seven wonders of nature.

In his speech during the official proclamation launch of the PPUR as one of the 28 finalists in the search for the New Seven Wonders of Nature, Aquino urged the country's 80 million cellphone subscribers to type PPUR and send it to 2861.
“We send two billion text messages a day, all we need is one billion text votes for the Puerto Princesa Underground River so (we can accomplish) that in half a day," the President said.

“I’m urging everyone again, sorry if I’m sounding makulit, I urge everyone to vote to the maximum for the Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Let us make the PPUR one of the New Seven Wonders of the World," he reiterated.

The subterranean river is nominated as one of the new 7 Wonders of Nature. It was once called the St. Paul underground river. Vote for it by clicking this link.

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is one of the most important conservation areas in the Philippines. It was created to protect the impressive cave systems, lush old growth tropical rainforest, interesting wildlife, unspoiled natural beauty of the area and one of the most impressive cave system in the world. Its main focus is 8.2 km. long underground river that flows beneath a spectacular limestone formation before directly emptying into the sea.

It is a core area for the Palawan Biosphere Reserve and is designated as an Important Bird Area (IBA). It was also declared as a National Geological Monument. In recognition of global significance, the PPSRNP has been inscribed to the list of natural World Heritage Sites.

As a natural area, the Park has attracted an increasing number of hikers, biologist, photographers, students and nature lovers. It is a source of pride and a key element in the identity of the people of Puerto Princesa in particular and of the Philippines as a whole."Excerpt from the Official Puerto Princesa underground river website.

The trip from Puerto Princesa city center takes anywhere from an hour and forty to and almost 2 hours to get to the underground river depending on the weather.

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo urged governors and mayors throughout the country to take a more active role in campaigning for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) to become one of the world’s New Seven Wonders of Nature.
“Ang pakiusap po natin sa mga mayors at governors na bago mag-umpisa ang kanilang mga pulong ay ilabas muna nila ang kanilang cell phones at mag-text upang bumoto para sa PPUR," said Robredo.
People can cast their votes in the worldwide search by texting PPUR then sending it to 2861, or logging on to

Photo credit to J. Robles
Vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River for one of  "New7Wonders of Nature"

When I voted a few months back Puerto Princesa Underground River is ranked at Number 25 ahead of Komodo, Sundarbans and Jeju Island. Base on the voting trend the Puerto Princesa Underground River is currently trending at No.2. just behind the Jeju Island of South Korea

The finalists ranked according to how many votes they have received in the past four weeks from outside their country or countries of origin. The Official New7Wonders of Nature is a worldwide campaign, so finalists should try to achieve a minimum of 90% of international votes. Therefore Overseas Filipino Workers and Filipino immigrants all over the world have the most power to vote since our online vote are counted the most. According to official website voting can be done by telephone as well.

To vote online, please click here!

Here's How to Vote for Puerto Princesa Palawan, Underground River for "New7Wonders of Nature".

Step 1. You will be prompted to choose your seven candidates. You have to fill the seven spots otherwise you will be prompted to do so. I suggest you include Bu Tinah Island-Abu Dhabi in one of your 7 choices.

Step 2. After you click continue, the thumbnail photo of your 7 candidates will appear on the next screen

Step 3. Then, you will be prompted to register a valid e-mail ID with some usual registration queries.

Step 4. Open the e-mail address that you register for confirmation of validity. 

You will received this type of messsage from your inbox. to me.
Dear photomylens,

This e-mail is part of the voting process.
In order for your vote for the Official New7Wonders of Nature to be counted, you need confirm it by clicking on the following link:
If you cannot click on the link, copy and paste it into your browser.
Remember: you must confirm your vote otherwise it will not be counted.

Once you have completed Step 4 and confirmed your vote you will also be part of the global Vote7 community - welcome!
Vote7 is the new worldwide voting and participation platform from New7Wonders.
On Vote7 you can:
- vote for other campaigns,
- suggest new entries for other voting campaigns,
- start your own voting campaign!

Please note: If you are a child, you must have your parent's or legal guardian's permission before giving out your e-mail address or any personal information to New7Wonders, Vote7 or to anyone else on the Internet.

Step 5. After clicking the linf for confirmation. Presto! your vote was already confirmed.

Note: There have been some confusion between the "New7Wonders of the World" and "New7Wonders of Nature", our very Puerto Prinsesa Underground River is competing for the "New7Wonders of Nature" as the "New7Wonder of the World was already announce in Lisbon Portugal on July 7, 2007 (07.07.2007) where the chosen 7 in no particular order are:

1. Chichen Itza Mexico
2. Christ Redeemer, Brazil
3. Colosseum, Italy
4. Taj Mahal, India
5. Great Wall of China
6. Petra, Jordan
7. Machu Picchu, Peru

While the "New7Wonders of Nature" will be officially announce on 11.11.2011.

According to New7Wonder Official Website,the Official New 7 Wonders of the World have been elected by more than 100 million votes to represent global heritage throughout history. The listing is in random order, as announced at the Declaration Ceremony on 07.07.07.

All The Official New7Wonders of the World are equal and are presented as a group without any ranking.

Meanwhile, here's a video 'A Journery Thorugh Time', The Puerto Princesa Underground River A True Wonder of Nature!

video credit: New7WondersOfNature Youtube Channel

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