By Geraldford P. Ticke

Inside the famous subterranean river at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

PUERTO PRINCESA Subterranean River got another major boost in its bid for inclusion to the New 7 Wonders of Nature with its promotion at the recently held 19th Philippine Travel Mart held at the Megatrade Halls of SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City, Metro Manila.

Guests and participants who registered to vote likewise get the chance to visit the world famous Underground River for free as their names will be raffled. The two lucky winners will be announced in December this year and will be notified through e-mail. But before they can avail of the chance, they have to present proof that they indeed voted for the Underground River.

Underground River which has been the perennial showcase of the city in the recent staging of Travelmart is currently at the number 6 ranking of voting. It went to as high as number 4 in rankings but went down to number 16 last month which prompted the city government to launch a promotion that gives residents of the city to visit the Underground River for free. It then went up to number 3 and down to its present ranking of number 6.

Another national park in the province, the Tubattaha Reefs National Marine Park is also in contention and is presently at number 16.