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Mayor Eva Medina speaks on “Nurturing Cultural Heritage Tourism” forum

Vigan City Mayor Eva
Marie S. Medina speaks before a forum organized by the Dr. Andrew L.
Tan Center for Tourism of the Asian Institute of Management (AIM) in partnership with Fundación Santiago entitled “Nurturing Cultural Heritage Tourism in the Philippines” held at the G/F Meralco Caseroom,
Eugenio Lopez Building, AIM on May 27, 2014. Participants from the
government, private sector, academe and from the travel and tourism industry attended the forum. Mayor Medina presented the “Vigan Heritage Conservation” - A Tool for Development where it was well applauded by the attendees. In her presentation she said that the local government of Vigan was able to capitalize on its rich history and culture, including architectural structures and heritage sites, to bolster the city’s economy. Through heritage tourism, Vigan
was able to evolve from a 2nd class municipality with a budget of PhP
27 million in 1995 to a 4th class city with a funding of PhP 329 million in 2013. One p... read more



Magdalena Jelonek turn - over medical equipment to Vigan City

The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Kuala Lumpur represented by Magdalena Skowyra - Jelonek, wife of Polish Ambassador Adam Jelonek, turn - over medical equipment to Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina for the Vigan City Rurak Health Unit on June 12, 2014. The equipment was donated as a part of the Development Aid of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Last year, the City Government of Vigan represented by Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina and Mayor of Gniezno Jacek Kowalski, exchange Letter of Intent for the sisterhood agreement for the cities of Gniezno and Vigan last September 17, 2013.
The objective of the agreement is for Gniezno and Vigan to link and go beyond international boundaries through the exchange of their experiences and best practices.
The sisterhood agreement will strengthen partnership relations between the two cities and for the common interests of the residents of Gniezno and Vigan.
It will also foster exchange in the fields of governance, heritage conservation, tour... read more



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Mayor Eva Medina, DILG Provincial Director Victoria Ramos with the evaluators listened as City Architect Arnold Anicas explains and demonstrate the functions of new City 3D Scanner.... read more




Vote Vigan City for New 7 Wonder Cities

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