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South Africa’s Table Mountain becomes a wonder

This photo taken on April 2, 2010, shows a general view of the Table Mountain and the city of Cape Town. South Africa's Table Mountain was formally inaugurated as one of the world's new seven wonders of nature at a ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012.  AFP PHOTO/GIANLUIGI GUERCIA

South Africa’s Table Mountain was formally inaugurated as one of the world’s new seven wonders of nature at a ceremony on Sunday, a move officials hope will bring major economic benefits to the area.

Posted: December 2nd, 2012 in Features,Latest Global Nation Stories,Middle East & Africa | Read More »

PAL to use bigger jets for underground river tourism

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The Puerto Princesa Subterrarean River National Park located in Puerto Princesa City. AFP

Philippine Airlines has vowed to promote the Puerto Princesa Underground River—now on the provisional list of winners of the recently concluded online global search for the new Seven Wonders of Nature—by using bigger jets to bring in more tourists.

Posted: November 19th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Palace elated by Palawan river’s inclusion among new wonders of nature

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The Puerto Princesa Subterrarean River National Park located in Puerto Princesa City. AFP

Malacañang welcomed the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Underground River among the world’s new seven wonders of nature, expressing optimism that the recognition would trigger a more lively tourism in the Philippines.

Posted: November 12th, 2011 in Headlines,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Hagedorn optimistic underground river to be among 7 new wonders

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With New7Wonders Founder Bernard Weber by his side, President Benigno Aquino votes via SMS in the New7Wonders of Nature. The voting closed Friday evening. Photo from the Facebook page of New7Wonders of Nature

Puerto Princesa Mayor Ed Hagedorn said he was confident that the Puerto Princesa Underground River would make it to the 7 New Wonders of the World.

Posted: November 11th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Filipinos urged anew to back Palawan river

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The Puerto Princesa Subterrarean River National Park located in Puerto Princesa City. AFP

MANILA, Philippines—Malacañang on Saturday urged Filipinos to continue sending in their text votes to strengthen the Puerto Princesa Underground River’s chances of being declared one the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said Palawan’s subterranean river was already in seventh place among the sites competing for the top seven slots. In [...]

Posted: July 23rd, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Latest Global Nation Stories | Read More »

Mayor Radaza approves of cave exploration

LAPU-LAPU City mayor Paz Radaza yesterday expressed her approval of a plan by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation to explore a cave in barangay Marigondon in search of artifacts that may explain how people lived in the past. But Radaza warned that the exploration team should also coordinate with Marigondon barangay officials. National Geographic Society [...]

Posted: May 14th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

National Geographic funds cave research

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An ongoing research into the underwater Marigondon Cave, a popular diving spot in Mactan Island, Cebu, is being undertaken by the National Geographic Society/Waitt Foundation in cooperation with the National Museum of the Philippines. The research also done in coordination with the University of Guam seeks to uncover artifacts and evidence of megafauna or large [...]

Posted: May 11th, 2011 in Cebu Daily News,News,Newsstand | Read More »

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