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President Aquino: “A special day for all Filipinos, at home and abroad.”

A year of Official Inauguration celebrations for the New7Wonders of Nature began in April in the Philippines with ceremonies in Manila and at the site of the wonder itself, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), in Palawan Province. The focal point of each of the two events was the unveiling of a specially-commissioned bronze plaque…

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New7Wonders marks a year of joyful global ceremonies

Starting here tomorrow, and continuing until the end of the year, we’ll be presenting a review of the New7Wonders of Nature Official Inaugurations ceremonies that took place around the world this year. Our voyage in the coming days will take us from the Philippines to Peru and from Vietnam to South Africa. Along the way,…

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Philippines media hail New7Wonders honour for PPUR

The weekend inauguration of PPUR as one of the New7Wonders of Nature in Manila and on Palawan Island was the subject of widespread coverage in the Philippines media. “PNoy stresses responsible stewardship of PPUR” declared GMA News, which noted: “Now that the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is officially one of the New Seven Wonders…

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The PPUR poster boys on Palawan Island. Mabuhay!

The Tagalog world Mabuhay, meaning “long life”, is used at toasts (Cheers!), political rallies, for praising distinguished people and for welcoming guests. It was used a lot over the weekend on Palawan Island, home of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which was inaugurated yesterday as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. “I wish everyone a…

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The PPUR inauguration ceremonies reach the river

The Official Inauguration ceremonies for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New7Wonders of Nature continued today with the unveiling of a specially-cast, commemorative bronze plaque at the site itself in Palawan Province in the Philippines. “I wish everyone a joyful celebration, as I hereby officially inaugurate Puerto Princesa Underground River as…

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“This honor reminds us of how truly blessed our country is,” says President Aquino

What’s next for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR), now that it is officially one of the New7Wonders of Nature? Well, the next step, according to President Benigno Aquino III, is that Filipinos should move from being its promoters to being its responsible stewards. He made this appeal last night during the Official Inauguration of…

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Manila has an extra attraction: The New7Wonders of Nature commemorative PPUR plaque

It’s official! The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) in the Philippines is officially one of the New7Wonders of Nature. President Benigno S. Aquino III was the guest of honour at today’s inauguration event in Manila during which a specially-cast bronze commemorative plaque was unveiled. “We worked so hard for this,” said a delighted Puerto Princesa…

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Weekend PPUR inauguration ceremonies kick off in Manila

The first phase of the Official Inauguration ceremonies celebrating the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New7Wonders of Nature began to day in Manila. The event was attended by Philippines President Benigno Aquino III, Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje, Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward…

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Polishing the plaque in preparation for the Philippines

The Official New7Wonders of Nature Inauguration ceremonies for the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) will take place in the Philippines at the weekend. A highlight of the event will be the unveiling of the commemorative plaque on Sunday at the PPUR site on the island province of Palawan. With the countdown clock running, the final…

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New7Wonders of Nature commemorative plaques cast in bronze in Munich

In preparation for the Official New7Wonders of Nature Inauguration ceremonies, the commemorative plaques for the seven global sites are currently being cast at a foundry in the heart of Munich, Germany. The bronze panels, weighing 120 kg and measuring 130 x 110 x7 cm, are being produced at the Kunstgießerei München, which was established in…

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