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Hagedorn backs pact to protect biodiversity

Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn: Something fishy. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

Puerto Princesa Mayor Edward Hagedorn on Thursday called for tighter protection of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) and hailed the agreement between the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Department of Tourism (DOT) to intensify the biodiversity conservation efforts and ensure that they would not be compromised by ongoing tourism development projects.

Posted: February 8th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ecotourism future bright, says Aquino

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A TOURIST boat enters an underground river in Puerto Princesa in this photo taken on Feb. 18. Despite threats, environmentalists pursue their campaign to safeguard the natural wonders and resources of Palawan island and other areas from being pillaged. AFP

The future of Philippine ecotourism looks bright in part because of a tourist experience that may be likened to going back in time, President Benigno Aquino III said on Saturday night.

Posted: April 23rd, 2012 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Blast rocks wharf near Puerto Princesa’s underground river

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A TOURIST boat enters an underground river in Puerto Princesa in this photo taken on Feb. 18. Despite threats, environmentalists pursue their campaign to safeguard the natural wonders and resources of Palawan island and other areas from being pillaged. AFP

A minor blast occurred near a parking lot where vans ferry tourists to the Puerto Princesa Underground River, but no injuries or damage were reported.

Posted: March 20th, 2012 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Puerto Princesa limits number of daily visitors to underground river to 780

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The Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) is fast becoming a top tourism draw, but those wishing to get a glimpse of this natural marvel may have to get on a waiting list.

Posted: March 1st, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rare mineral found in underground river

On top of its selection to the New 7 Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) has earned a bonus with the discovery of an extremely rare cave mineral—serrabrancaite.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Junk mining applications near famous Underground River, group urges Palace

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The Marinduque Council for Environmental Concerns (Macec), an antimining nongovernment organization based in this province, has asked President Aquino to junk all mining applications within the vicinities of Palawan’s underground river to preserve its title as one of the world’s 7 Wonders of Nature.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Palawan river now ‘global jewel’ of 7Wonders

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Palaweños on Saturday greeted with fireworks the news that the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) has been named among the world’s new seven wonders of nature in a global poll.

Posted: November 13th, 2011 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

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