Tuesday, November 8, 2011

vote now! miss the traffic! plus win P25 Million! vote for PP Underground River!

On 11-11-11 (Friday this week) or 3 days from now, the final New Seven Wonders of Nature will be determined!

Philippines' pride, Puerto Princesa Underground River, the 8.2 km. navigable underground river is in the running with 27 equally strong contenders! Located 50 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City in Palawan, the river is one of its kind in the world! I've visited the river early this year and I only have superlatives for its natural beauty! Truly, Only In the Philippines!
"A distinguishing feature of the river is that it winds through a cave before flowing directly into the South China Sea. It includes major formations of stalactites and stalagmites, and several large chambers."

"At the mouth of the cave, a clear lagoon is framed by ancient trees growing right to the water's edge. Monkeys, large monitor lizards, and squirrels find their niche on the beach near the cave,"--New Seven Wonders of Nature website

Let's show our Filipino pride! Let's support Puerto Princesa Underground River!

Winning in this contest is not only about increased popularity for the Underground River
  • it translates to a steady increase in tourist arrivals which means...
  • jobs and more revenues for the locals
  • and most importantly, a heightened awareness in nature conservation.

Here's the catch: P25 MILLION prize money!
One lucky texter stands to win the biggest prize money in text messaging with the launching of the “Pera sa Kweba” text raffle promo for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in Palawan.

The promo, which runs for 90 days from September 30 to December 28 of this year, will give away more than P30 million worth of cash prizes, with the grand prize set at P25 million and five consolation prizes of one million pesos each to be drawn on December 30, 2011.

Texters can also win P10,000 in daily draws, P100,000 in bi-weekly draws, and P250,000 in monthly draws throughout the promo period. All winning numbers will be drawn electronically.

Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje said that the promo is an initiative of the private sector to promote Puerto Princesa City as an important ecotourism destination, particularly the PPUR, which is a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage Site.

He added that the promo would educate the public more on the PPUR and “show everyone why it is a deserving finalist in the New Seven Wonders of Nature global competition.”

The text raffle promo is open to all postpaid and prepaid subscribers of Globe, TM, Sun, Smart or Talk N’ Text at P2.50 per SMS. There is no need for registration.

To vote, simply text PPUR to 2861.
Another option is to log on to the website. Just click this >>>


  1. ang laki ng prizes ah!
    another reason to vote again :P

  2. Noted. But it's also a bit of a downer our own Chocolate Hills is far off the top list already.

  3. yeah! for the PP underground river win and for the P25M, too! hihihi

  4. okay lang na Jordie. wala na jud tawn sa top 28 ang choco hills. PP underground river for the win! :)

  5. Maganda raw yan underground river pero if it wins by "hakot texting" system, I'm not sure if that is something to be proud of. BTW, the term "hakot" does not originate from me, I read it from someone else's comments.

    Sana manalo pa rin!

  6. i don't really see it as an issue. in the end, it's about global advertising mileage the underground river will get once it gets included. it translates to more tourists, more jobs for the locals aside from the fact that nature conservation awareness-efforts will reach to as many people.

    PPUR for the win! :)


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