Monday, November 7, 2011

Hey guy's(and gals)!  I have a reaaaally BIG favor to ask. Vote for the Philippines' ONLY entry for the New 7  Wonders of Nature entry, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR)!!!

So what is this New 7 Wonders of Nature? According to Wikipedia:
New7Wonders of Nature is an initiative started in 2007 to create a list of seven natural wonders chosen by people through a global poll. It is being led by Canadian-Swiss Bernard Weber and organized by the New7Wonders Foundation, a Swiss-based, government-controlled foundation. This campaign follows the New Seven Wonders of the World, which attracted 100 million votes from around the world.

Why am I so ecstatic about it? Because we only have 3 DAYS remaining before the voting closes! And best of it is that the PPUR is in the top 10!! (Click here to read the article) How awesome is that?!!

Well, you might be wondering if I have ever been there. The answer is YES. And to tell you the truth,
it was an awesome journey! It was an adventure of mixed emotions from anticipation to excitement, serenity to awe, and appreciation! Of again, how awesome and how wonderful God's creations are.

What is in it for me? As a Filipino, I am proud of the natural wonders our country has to provide, from majestic mountain ranges to the lush deep valleys, from the magnificent forests to the vibrant marine life of your seas, it is everything to be proud of! Also, hopefully, when we win this, we can increase the awareness not only in our country but to all the world that we should take better care of our natural resources and stop the horrendous exploitation and overuse of these resources, so that we can showcase these pristine ecosystems to the next generation.

So please, please, please, please vote for the Puerto Princesa Underground River. Here are the methods on how you could help support the cause:

I. If you are in the Philippines, here's a very easy way to vote:
    1. Get your cellphone.
    2. Type in PPUR and send to 2861.
    3. Done! And oh, by the way, if you're from the Philippines, you have a chance to be a winner of the following:
              > 1 Grand Prize Winner of a whopping Php 25 Million
              > 1 out of of the 5 Grand Consolation Prize winners of Php 1 Million each
              > 1 out of the 2 Winners of a monthly Php 1 Million each
              > 1 out of the 5 Bi-Weekly winners of Php 100,000 each
              > 1 out of the 90 Daily winners of Php 10,000 each
    4. For International Voting , text PPUR and send to

                   Canada- 77077

                   Australia- 19788555

                   UAE- 3888

                   South Korea- 001-1588-7715

                   South Africa- 34874

                   Poland- write PUERTO and send to 7155

                   Taiwan- text N7WPPUR and send to 5523

II. Vote online:
    1. Go to your web browser and type in:

    2. After the page loads, click on the Vote link

    3. The following page will ask you to choose 1 up to 7 entries from the 28 finalists:
        DO choose PP Underground River first :p
    4. After choosing PP Underground River or plus another 6 entries, fill up the form below. Please note that for registration, you should use a EXISTING and WORKING email address which you can still log in to because you need to verify the registration through your email.

Don't forget to fill up ALL the necessary fields. Then hit the "Send your vote" button.

    5. A pop-up loading page will appear:

     6. Once done, you will be prompted to the next page which will ask you to click a confirmation link from the email address you have provided:

Very Important: If you DO NOT click the confirmation link, your vote will NOT BE COUNTED

    7. Now, go to your email, and open the message:

    8. Upon opening the message, click on the unique confirmation link provided to you.

    9. A confirmation page will appear which will redirect you back to the 28 finalist:

    10. Spread the word by doing any or all of the following:
           > Copy and paste this link ( to your Facebook, Twitter or any social networking site you have.
           > Share this post with the various tools available in this blog.
           > Like the Official Puerto Princesa Underground River Facebook account.

    We have 3 more days until November 10, 2011!! The announcement of the New 7 Wonders will be on November 11, 2011. So, please vote!!

Here are some of our pictures:
Just rode the boat when SUDDENLY, it RAINED. :p

Right after we entered the mouth of the cave, the raining STOPPED! How silly is that?

After a very educational, awe inspiring, jaw dropping (had to be cautious because of the bat droppings) and funny (the boatman was hilarious!) boat ride, here we are posing for the camera and behind us is the mouth of the Underground River:

For more information , please visit these New7Wonders Foundation links:
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