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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 for gold, beeswax and other mountain products brought down by natives from the Cordilleras. Immigrants, mostly Chinese, settled in Vigan, intermarri...

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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 recei...
Vigan Topped The 2014 Excellence in Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Award
20 Feb

Vigan Topped The 2014 Excellence in Kalusugan Pangkalahatan Award

Vigan City, now acclaimed as one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World, topped the Compone...
Vigan City Get Senate Recognition
28 Jan

Vigan City Get Senate Recognition

  Senators present a resolution commending Vigan City for being chosen as one of the New7Wonders ...

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