Vigan among the Top 21 finalists for New 7 Wonders-Cities of the World

The Heritage City of Vigan has made it to the top 21 official finalists competing for a spot in the New 7 Wonders – Cities of the World. The announcement came last July 8, 2014 by Mr. Bernard Weber, Founder - President of the New 7 Wonders. Vigan is among the finalists which include Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mendoza, Mexico City, Mumbai, Perth, Quito, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul and Shenz.
Vigan beat other big cities in the running for the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World such as Athens in Greece, Casablanca in Morocco, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Prague in Czech Republic, Quito in Ecuador, Vancouver in Canada, and Kyoto in Japan.
Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina thanked all Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan in its bid for the New7 Wonders Cities of the world. She said that the City Government of Vigan will bring the campaign to a higher platform as cam... read more

World leading cruise eye Vigan as destination

Three of the world’s leading cruise companies like Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian are eyeing Vigan as cruising destination to help develop the Philippines as a major destination.
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia said that these cruise giants have expressed interest and offered advice on how the country can be a destination for cruising tourists. Cuisia added that cruise line executives are particularly interested in Vigan as a notable cruise destination, stating that Vigan is one of the top tourist destinations in the country because of its Spanish - era architectural structures and is currently vying to become one of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World.
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Vote for Vigan as World’s New 7 Wonders—VP Binay

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay called on the public to vote for Vigan City as one of the New 7 Wonders - Cities of the World. “Vigan reflects our country’s rich culture and history. As Filipinos proud of our own heritage, let us help make Vigan our very own world wonder,” urged Binay.
Vigan is one of 28 finalists in the search. As the lone nominee from the Philippines, it aims to duplicate the success of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.
“I hope that by gaining the title, Vigan will be able to attract more local and foreign visitors, and inspire appreciation of our heritage,” the Vice President said.
“This is an opportunity for us to showcase the beauty of our country, and motivate others to protect and preserve their cultural legacy so future generations will be able to appreciate and cherish it,” he added.
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Senator Legarda Urges Filipinos to Make Vigan City One of the New 7 Wonders Cities

Senator Loren Legarda today urged Filipinos to keep voting for Vigan City to make it one of the New7Wonders Cities of the world.
Legarda said that Vigan City deserves to be included in the New7Wonders Cities not only to bring honor to the country but also to set a good example to other cities on how history and culture can stand out amidst modernity.
"The carefully preserved centuries-old structures in the Historic City of Vigan bring people back in time, but the city's prosperity tells us that the citizens and the government of this UNESCO World Heritage Site have worked well and made good use of its autonomy," she said.
She added that Vigan is the only UNESCO heritage city in the Philippines and was awarded the Best Practice for World Heritage Site Management by UNESCO in November 2012.
"The best practices that the people of Vigan have carried out to preserve history and promote culture while working towards sustainable development should be emulated and recognized. I cal... read more

Bigueños Observe Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Month 2014

The City Disaster Risk Reduction & Management Council (CDRRMC) headed by Mayor Eva Medina put together various activities to celebrate this year’s Disaster Preparedness Consciousness Month. Anchored on the theme ‘Kahandaan at Kaligtasan ng Pamayanan, Pundasyon ng Kaunlaran’, the city government reached out to its constituents in the barrios.
The month –long event started with a Motorcade of the DRRM Sector around the city on July 4, 2014. The city’s disaster management equipment and vehicles graced the parade route, as a reassurance of readiness and capacities to manage calamities. A Mass officiated by Fr. Carlito Feria followed. It was held at the Main Sala of the Vigan City Hall.
July 10 saw the conduct of an Earth & Fire Drill for our children with disabilities at the Vigan Stimulation & Therapeutic Activity Center.
July 11 and July 25, were General Cleaning Days in the entire city.
From July 11 to 23, the CDRRMC trooped to the barangays to hold lectures primarily to cas... read more

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