Only two days left for the world’s texting capital to vote the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Please Vote for the underground river so we could win one of only seven slots before the deadline on November 11.
Top 10 finalists in no particular order
- The Dead Sea
- The Grand Canyon in the United States
- The Great Barrier Reef of Australia and Papua New Guinea
- Halong Bay of Vietnam
- Italy’s Vesuvius.
- Jeita Grotto
- Jeju Island
- Komodo Island
- Puerto Princesa Underground River
The underground river made it to the top 10 in a recent ranking update in the contest website, but as of Tuesday the voting trend was going downward.
There is a need to close ranks and demonstrate patriotism in order for our entry to get into the magic seven.
President Benigno Aquino III had ordered national line agencies to launch a campaign urging every Filipino to vote online or via text messages for the underground river.
The report about PPUR’s overall standing was encouraging, but let’s be cautious against being complacent and let’s take note that only seven would be chosen among the 10 finalists.
The help of each and every Filipino citizen is very crucial at this critical juncture.
Telecommunications giants Smart and Globe have mounted a text voting campaign that offers cash prizes as much as P25 million to lucky voters.
From December 2007 to July 7, 2009, over 440 locations from more than 220 countries were nominated through a national qualification and raced to become one of the Top 77.
From the 77, the New7Wonders panel of experts supervised the selection of the 28 official candidates, which were announced on July 21, 2009.
The Official New7Wonders of Nature is now in its third and final phase, and an estimated one billion people worldwide will cast their vote for their chosen seven.
The final seven will be proclaimed based on the total number of Internet and text votes they have received.
Eamonn Fitzgerald, head of communication for New 7 Wonders, however, stressed that the winning list could still change in the final week and days.
With millions of votes still set to come in, finalists who are not in today’s top 10 could still make it into the chosen 7. The first count indicating the provisional voting result will be announced at 19:07 p.m. GMT on November 11 (3 a.m. Nov. 12 in Manila) on ww,new7wonders.com
Go Vote now!