Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Filipino president seeks YCS help

Philippines President Benigno S. Aquino III has asked members of the Students Catholic Action of the Philippines for help to advance the nation's bid for the Puerto Princesa Underground River to be declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

He made the pitch for the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) at the sidelight of his speech during the 10th Student Catholic Action of the Philippines (SCAP) National Leadership Conference Monday morning at the Fleurde-lis Theater of St. Paul University in Malate, Manila, Zamboanga Online reports.

The Students Catholic Action of the Philippines is the local affiliate of the International Young Christian Students (IYCS) movement.

“I need your help. I need text votes so that the Palawan underground river will be proclaimed as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature,” the President said as he urged the teachers and students present during the SCAP conference to take part in the government’s campaign to promote Palawan’s Underground River.

He noted that the Philippines has 80 million cell phones and one text vote for every cell phone user is really essential for the PPSRNP to win in the wonders of nature title. “Just TEXT PPUR and send it to 2861,” he stressed.

Puerto Princesa’s Underground River is one of the finalists competing with 28 other sites for the New 7 Wonders of Nature title.

PPSRNP is reputed to be the longest navigable underground river in the world at a length of 8.2 kilometers that winds through spectacular limestone formations before emptying out into the South China Sea.

SOURCE

Aquino reiterates calls for text vote for Palawan's Underground River (Zamboanga Today)

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