Hagedorn confirms discovery of parallel cave above underground river
PUERTO PRINCESA CITY, March 29 (PIA) -- Mayor Edward S. Hagedorn confirmed last night the discovery of a 5-kilometer parallel cave on top of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park (PPSRNP) popularly known as the Underground River.
This information was in a report submitted to the Mayor by a team of Italian scientists who have been studying the cave for more than a decade now.
In this report, the Mayor said that the Italian team discovered the parallel cave is like a virtual “crystal forest” because the formations of the stalactites and the stalagmites inside the caves are crystallized.
The Mayor also said that the Italian team of scientists discovered a fossilized remain of a body part of a still to be identified animal which possibly dates back 20 million years ago.
In a local radio interview, City Tourism Officer Rebecca Labit said that the discovery of the parallel “crystal cave” and the fossilized remain will further boost the campaign of the PPSRNP in the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
She said that the Italian team only has superlatives to describe their discovery. The team is now back in Italy to have their recent discovery revalidated. Formal announcement of the discovery will be made after the revalidation being conducted now by the scientists.
PPSRNP is the country’s pride and candidate in the global search for the New 7 Wonders of Nature. To vote online, log on to www.new7wonders.com. To vote through SMS via mobile phones in the Philippines, text PPUR and send to 2861 for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers. (vsmendoza/pia-palawan)