City Council Approves Resolution No. 134
Olongapo City Mayor James ‘’Bong’’ Gordon, Jr. signed Resolution No. 134 (series of 2009) entitled, “A Resolution Encouraging the Olongapeños to Vote for Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park to be included in the world Search for the New Seven Wonders of Nature”.
“We are encouraging everybody to vote for Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park to be included in the world search for the New Seven Wonders of Nature,” Mayor Gordon said.
The resolution states that, “Olongapo City is in the process of establishing sisterhood relationship with Puerto Princesa City to strengthen the friendship between the two cities.”
Popularly known as the Underground River situated 50 kilometers north of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan is one of the country’s top tourist destinations.
In December 4, 1999, the Underground River has been recognized as a premier ecotourism destination and included in the prestigious UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) World Heritage List.
As of April 2009, the Philippines’ Subterranean River National Park in Palawan ranks first in the global voting for the New Seven Wonders of Nature competition, under the forests, natural parks and nature reserves category
Just like Puerto Princesa City, Olongapo City is also gifted with beautiful spots that can be considered attractions for foreign and local tourists.