Saturday, July 16, 2011

Northeast Fil-Ams urged to vote for Puerto Princesa River

The Philippine Consul General in New York has urged Filipino-Americans in the North East to support a global campaign to include the Puerto Princesa Underground River in the new Seven Wonders of Nature list. “If successful, the inclusion of the Underground River on the list will immensely raise the profile of the Philippines as an attractive environment-friendly destination,” Consul General Mario de Leon Jr. said in a recent statement. “(It) can greatly help in uplifting the Philippine tourism industry with potentially more economic gains for the nation as a whole,” he added. A poll is being conducted by New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based organization that also conducted the New 7 Wonders of the World in 2007. Over a billion people around the world are anticipated to vote by phone, the internet or via mobile phone text messaging. Read More Article

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