PNoy urges Pinoys to vote for Puerto Princesa Underground River in New Seven Wonders of Nature online contest

( The Underground River, 50 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City, is among the 28 finalists in the New7Wonders of Nature campaign, which will make up a new list of seven of the world’s most beautiful natural formations. The winner will be determined by Internet and SMS voting and will be declared on Nov. 11, 2011 (11-11-11).


The Underground River, said to be the longest of its kind around the world, is 8.2 km long and winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. On its opposite end is a clear lagoon. Inside, there are stalactite and stalagmite formations, and large chambers. The river is part of Puerto Princesa’s Subterranean River National Park which, according to, features a limestone karst mountain landscape with a beach full of old trees, monkeys, monitor lizards and squirrels.


In a proclamation event in Malacañang Palace yesterday, June 6, President Noynoy Aquino expressed his support for the Underground River, proceeding to vote online after his speech. "In the Philippines we send two billion text messages a day, all we need is one billion text votes for the (Puerto Princesa Underground River) and we can accomplish that in half a day!"


"I urge everyone to take part in this democracy-in-action on behalf of our own environment. Voting will take mere seconds but the benefit to our people will last a lifetime," the President said.


For more information and to cast your vote, log on to

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