More support to Palawan’s bid for 7 World’s wonders needed PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 10 July 2011 15:48

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG0 encourages the public to continue support by voting via text and internet, Puerto Princesa Underground River’s (PPUR) bid in the Search for the New 7 Wonders of the World.

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo has asked all local government units to maximize dissemination and appeal for support to the country’s entry in the Search. Voting period will last until November 11 this year.

Mayor Celso Lobregat urges local residents to support the call stressing that it will be for the benefit and advantage of the Filipino nation. He said should PPUR make it, it will be the country’s pride. 
The DILG’s request is contained in Memorandum Circular 2011-91, reiterating Memorandum Order 2011-33 issued last March 4, 2011 directing all local officials to support the massive voting campaign thru text or SMS (Short Messaging System) and internet to make PPUR as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

As of press time, the Philippine entry is ranked 11th among the 28 finalists to include the popular Grand Canyon of America, Dead Sea of Israel, Jeju Island of Korea and the Great Barrier Reef of Australia to the Search.

Inclusion in the in the final list would mean a boost in the tourism appeal of the entry as well as the country it represents.
The international popularity poll is led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the Swiss-based, government-controlled New7Wonders Foundation. The organization is keeping an up-to-date
countdown of days before the final polling thru their website at  

For text voting, just type PPUR (for one vote) or PPUR7 (for 7 votes) or PPUR15 (for 15 votes) then send to 2861, for all subscribers.  For internet voting, just log on to then follow the easy steps indicated in the said website. — City Hall PIO