In the next months, the DOT will conduct familiarization trips for the media and produce an episode in a produce an episode in a travel program in TV, to encourage media friends and countrymen to spread the word about the campaign and the natural wonder of the PPUR. It is hoped that through various advertisements, forum and voting stations, the PPUR’s bid to be in the N7WN will be strengthened.
Meanwhile, Secretary Alberto A. Lim recently met with the officials of the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FFCCCI). “I have made a pitch for them to support the program and I am happy that they have responded positively by saying they will encourage Mainland Chinese to vote as well,” the Secretary shared.
Today will be the Grand Media Launch at the Department of Environment and National Resources (DENR), which will be covered by around 200 media practitioners, to kick off the aggressive campaign towards the countdown to the Grand National Launch on August 25.
The next 3 months are expected to be crucial in the promotion and advertising activities of the Puerto Princesa Underground Ricer, before the announcement of the Top Seven Wonders of Nature on November 11, 2011.
Last day of voting is midnight of November 10,2011. To vote via email, log-on to http:///www.new7wonders.com/ To vote via SMS, write PPUR, PPUR7, or PPUR15 to signify your number of votes them send to 2861 (for all networks in the Philippines).
To vote via SMS in other countries, write PPUR then send to the following: For Canada (77077), Australia (19788555), UAE (3888), South Korea (001-1588-7715), South Africa (34874), Poland (write PUERTO and send to 7155), Taiwan (write N7W PPUR and send to 55123).
The Puerto Princesa Underground River was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in December 4, 1999, which is now the Philippines’ official nominee to the New 7 Wonders of Nature (N7WN) campaign. The official website for PPUR is http://www.puerto-undergroundriver.com/
Also in Philippines today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Manila.
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Manila.mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.
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