Robredo cites LGUs for promoting PPUR as part of New 7 Wonders of Nature

January 29, 2012 10:45 am 

MANILA, Jan. 28 – Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo lauded Puerto Princesa City Mayor Edward Hagedorn and local government executives on Saturday for their all-out support which resulted in the official declaration of the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

Robredo, who is also chairman of the Inter-agency Task Force for the PPUR campaign created under Presidential Proclamation 182, likewise expressed thanks to the Switzerland-based organizers of the N7WN for including the PPUR as one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

“Aside from the global prestige it will bring to the Philippines, the country also stands to benefit from PPUR in terms of eco-tourism and related revenues,” Robredo said.

“Mayor Hagedorn and his staff, and all the local chief executives who complied with our call to rally their constituents to vote – via text message PPUR 2861 or via the Internet – should all be thanked and praised for contributing a lot in this effort," he added.

"It is Filipino unity and patriotism at its best. It is not just the pride and joy of the people of Palawan but the entire country as well,” Robredo stressed.

Earlier, the DILG chief issued a memorandum circular to local chief executives nationwide to conduct and attend their flag retreat on Friday, November 11, 2011 (dubbed as 11-11-11) and rally their constituents to vote via their cellular phones by texting PPUR to 2861.

Robredo also directed all chiefs of bureaus and offices under the DILG such as the Philippine National Police, the Bureau of Fire Protection, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, Local Government Academy, National Police Commission, the DILG regional offices, among others, to conduct the same campaign. (PNA) scs/JCA

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