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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

Vigan evaluated for Seal of Good Local Governance

The City Government of Vigan was evaluated for two days for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) initiated by the Department of the Interior and Local Government in pursuit for excellence in local governance. The SGLG is a recognition of good performance of a province, city and municipal governments in the following areas: Good Financial House Keeping, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Business - Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order and Environmental Management. The Regional Assessment Team was composed of Mr. Rogelio L. Quitola, Imelda Medrano and Ofelia Genesi who are representatives from the DILG and CSOs
(Left) The evaluators inspect some of the products of the City Solid Waste Management Office . (Right) Mayor Eva Medina, DILG Provincial Director Victoria Ramos with the evaluators listened as City Architect Arnold Anicas explains and demonstrate the function of new City 3D Scanner.that gathered data and assessed the city on its compliance to the SGLG re... read more

Mass Wedding unifies 55 couples

The City Government of Vigan in partnership with the Balikatan sa Vigan Chapter and St. Paul Parish sponsored a Mass Wedding for unwed couples.
Fifty five couples said “I Do” last June 20, 2014 in a ceremony held at the St. Paul Cathedral. The couples were given the chance to legitimize their union as husband and wife, some of whom were already living together and have children.
Mayor Eva said that the city is conducting this mass wedding annually to give assist unwed couples to receive the Sacrament of Matrimony. She added that all expenses in the wedding ceremony and the reception party were shouldered by the city government. The City Government sponsored the reception after the mass wedding and gifted the couples with desk fan and starter set. The Balikatan on the other hand provided for coins, secondary veil, cord and fan cum bouquet.
Former Mayor Ferdi Medina, city officials and department heads acted as primary sponsors in the mass wedding.... read more

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