January 21 - Gay Day and Night

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) Community out shined themselves once more this 2014 City Fiesta as they conducted 3 lively and meaningful activities to celebrate their independence, presence and oneness. Minus their sisters” from Candon to help them as in the previous years due to conflict in schedule, the Vigan Gaybelles Association headed by their President, Alfonso Farpali said that they tried their best to make the event meaningful as in the previous years.

The Gay Pride Day started with “ALAY GUPIT”. This yearly ‘pay back’ activity of the association is participated in by gay haircutters of Vigan. Held last January 13, 2014 in front of the Vigan City hall, this free haircut service is the way of the association to share their blessings with their clients. This activity serves about 200 customers who availed of the services from 9:00 AM to 12:00 noon.
This was followed by the search for most coveted title in the LGBT community in Vigan, the Miss Ga... read more

January 22 - Vigan City Day

“Viva Longganisa, Viva San Pablo!” heard in every chant in every contingent in this year’s Longganisa Street Dancing. There were 12 equally deserving competing contingents (8 - Category A and 4 in Category B) who brought with them all their smiles and hefty production sets and props all to pursue a year of bragging rights as Champion in the Longganisa Street Dancing Festival.
The people were particularly eyeing the 2 time defending champion, Vigan National High School East of Category B who were lavclad in yellow and gold against their close rival, Ilocos Sur National High School in blue and gold. Some other productions came all the way from Tagudin and San Nicolas, Ilocos Norte who said that our festival is one of the hardest productions because one has to incorporate the Vigan Longganisa, St. Paul the Apostle and the Vigan Cityhood in one storyline.

“These in particular make the festival more meaningful, one has to fuse these aspects and make one ... read more

January 23 - Senator Drilon graces Balikatan-Agriculture Day

The Balikatan sa Vigan, Inc. and the Agricultural Sector of the city once again participated in the Vigan Town Fiesta 2014 celebration on January 23, 2014. To celebrate the day a parade of AGRIfloats was held in the morning with the officers and members of the Balikatan, CAFC, RIC and 4-H Club representing the 39 barangays of Vigan. Farm implements were also turned over to the Farmer’s Associations. They included Kuliglig, knapsack sprayers and shredder. In the evening, they donned their cowboy and cowgirl attire for the Balikatan –Agriculture Night which highlighted the Corontation of Ms. Balikatan 2014. Ms. Teody A. Arce of Barraca was crowned Ms. Balikatan together with her princesses: 1st Princess, Ms. Celerina A. Flores of Paoa; 2nd Princess, Ms. Eva A. Argallon of Purok A Bassit; 3rd Princess, Ms. Emely F. Flores of Cabaroan Laud; 4th Princess, Ms. Mary Ann I. Andallo of Capangpangan; 5th Princess, Ms. Delia A. Tugadi of Raois; and the 6th Princess, Ms. Monette. Raquel of S... read more

January 24 - Metro Vigan Dancesport Balik Vigan Night

The Metro Vigan Dance Sports Club, headed by Mrs. Evangeline Acena and Balik-Bigueños gathered in a night of dancing and fun on January 24, 2014.
Hosted by Mr. Joseph Liu, the Metro Vigan Dance Sports Club entertained guests and audiences with ballroom dancing and raffle giveaways.
Governor Ryan Luis V. Singson, the Guest of Honor, delightfully stated that although he has two left feet and could not dance well, the Metro Vigan Dance Sports Club never fails to invite him to the event.
He gratefully and sincerely thanked the club for their unending love and support. Vice Mayor Lourdes Baquiran who gave the welcome address, congratulated and thanked the Club for laboring independently in making the event a success.
She also thanked the Balikbayans for their consistent show of love to the City and for being significant shareholders in the quest of Vigan to be recognized not only in the Philippines but all over the world.
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January 25 Conversion

The Conversion, the big day! It started with the Eucharistic Celebration at the Conversion of St. Paul Cathedral by Msgr. Vicente Avila, Vigan Parish Priest. In his homily, Msgr. Avila called upon his parishioners to strive for their own conversion.
He said that spiritual transformation is tantamount to our becoming good citizens that will contribute to development of the community.

After the mass, Msgr. Avila hosted the traditional Vigan breakfast for city officials, heads of offices and the lay workers. .

The Grand Parade followed with the government and private sectors participating. Thousands of residents and visitors trooped to the streets to watch the yearly event that featured colorful floats bearing Ms. Balikatan, the Infantile King & Queen, Miss Vigan and members of their Royal Court. The city officials aboard a truck showered the spectators with candies.

The evening was the Liga ng mga Barangay Night. It was highlighted by the... read more

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