Puerto Princesa Underground River

Manila has an extra attraction: The New7Wonders of Nature commemorative PPUR plaque

Watched by Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn and President Benigno Aquino III (right), Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (left), unveils a commemorative plaque in Manila recognizing Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New7Wonders of Nature
Watched by Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn and President Benigno Aquino III (right), Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders (left), unveils a commemorative plaque in Manila recognizing Puerto Princesa Underground River as one of the New7Wonders of Nature

It’s official! The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in the Philippines is officially one of the New7Wonders of Nature. President Benigno S. Aquino III was the guest of honour at today’s inauguration event in Manila during which a specially-cast bronze commemorative plaque was unveiled.

“We worked so hard for this,” said a delighted Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn. He praised President Aquino for his appreciation of the country’s natural beauty and his commitment to the PPUR campaign. “He said how important it was for us to recognize this natural beauty, use what nature has given us, preserve it and take advantage of it to create jobs.

In his remarks, President Aquino said that this was “a special day for all Filipinos, at home and abroad, who joined together to recognize our country’s extraordinary beauty.” He thanked New7Wonders for providing the platform that allowed PPUR to present itself on the world stage.

“The result of the New7Wonders of Nature reveal the active participation of the citizens in their countries and supporters all around the world,” said Bernard Weber, New7Wonders Founder-President. “The competition was lively and fair, and to have made it in to the canon of 7 is a great success for the 15 countries that now host the New7Wonders of Nature,” he added. “From its inception my goal was to bring inspiration and create motivation and participation on themes that everyone on our planet can understand, themes that have real and lasting value.”



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Official Inauguration of Puerto Princesa Underground River, Philippines

President Benigno Aquino III (left) thanks Bernard Weber (right) for providing the voting platform that helped the Puerto Princesa Underground River to achieve global recognition.
President Benigno Aquino III (left) thanks Bernard Weber (right) for providing the voting platform that helped the Puerto Princesa Underground River to achieve global recognition.

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