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Vigan is an island, which used to be detached from the mainland by three rivers - the great Abra River, the Mestizo River and the Govantes River. It is unique among the Philippine towns because it is the country’s most extensive and only surviving historic city that dates back to the 16th century Spanish colonial period. Vigan was an important coastal trading post in pre-colonial times. Long before the Spanish galleons, Chinese junks sailing from the South China Sea came to Isla de Bigan through the Mestizo River that surrounded the island. On board were sea-faring merchants that came to barter exotic goods from Asian kingdoms in exchange f...

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Public School Children Receive School Supplies and Accident Insurance from City Government of Vigan
29 Jun

Public School Children Receive School Supplies and Accident Insurance from City Government of Vigan

The provisions of school supplies for Bigueños is one of the priority and yearly undertaking of th...
Vigan Now a Wonder City of the World
7 May

Vigan Now a Wonder City of the World

The City Government of Vigan through the stewardship of Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina formally receive...
Semana Santa in Vigan
10 Apr

Semana Santa in Vigan

Holy Week  locally known as “Semana Santa” is one of the most attended event of the city. Differ...

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