Palawan Puerto Princesa Underground River is the only entry of the Philippines that was included in the 28 finalists in the global search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
The Philippine government headed by President Benigno Aquino III appeals to the public to vote and support the massive campaign for the said underground river to be in the top seven.
“I urge everyone to take part in this democracy-in-action on behalf of our own environment. By voting online at www.new7wonders.com, or—simpler—by texting PPUR to 2861, we can help the Puerto Princesa Underground River, as well as the Philippines, garner a distinct spot on the international tourist map. I leave the mode of choice to you, but please remember to vote, and vote to the maximum,” President Aquino said in his speech during the official launch of the Puerto Princesa Underground River Campaign, June 6, 2011, which was later posted in the Official Gazette.
Aside from texting PPUR to 2861 and by voting online, you can also vote by telephone in three easy steps:
1. Dial one of these international telephone numbers:
+1 869 760 5990
+1 649 339 8080
+44 758 900 1290
2. At the end of the message, after the tone, insert the 4 digit code for your chosen nominee. The code for Puerto Princesa Underground River is 7723.
3. When you hear the thank you message, you are all done – you have voted by telephone!