The management of Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is contemplating of raising the entrance fee going to the Underground River for the maintenance of the cave and development of Sabang Wharf but this plan has to undergo approval of the City Council.
Park Superintendent Elizabeth Maclang said that they are proposing a raise from P175.00 for local tourists to P250.00, and P350.00 for foreign tourists.
Maclang reiterated that the raise is timely and urgently needed to upgrade the facilities of the Park.
She said that since 2008, the PPSRNP is not dependent on the Internal Revenue Allotment of the government instead, it is “self-sustaining.”
Kung ano ‘yung kinikita ng PPUR, ‘yun ang ginagamit sa operation. Tayo nalang yata ang heritage site na may pinaka-mababang rate so hangga’t maaari kinakailangan na sana natin itong maitaas,” she said.
She clarified however, that the raise in the entrance fee is not final yet as it awaits approval of the City Council.
She assured that once the entrance fee increase is approved, they will inform all travel agencies and other stakeholders to avoid misinformation and confusion.