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Vigan Heritage Village threatened by storm surges, earthquakes

Vigan Heritage Village threatened by storm surges, earthquakes

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 17 (PIA) — The Vigan Heritage Village, which is included in the UNESCO’s World Heritage List and the main tourist attraction of Ilocos Sur, is threatened by storm surges and earthquakes due to the impact of climate change. The alarm was issued by provincial board member […]

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P100 M needed to modernize Vigan Airport – Cong. Singson

P100 M needed to modernize Vigan Airport – Cong. Singson

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Nov. 8 (PIA) — Congressman Ryan Luis Singson urged the Aquino Administration through Transportation and Communications Sec. Mar Roxas to help in the expansion and modernization of the Vigan Airport in this Heritage City, the no. 4 tourist destination in the country and included in the UNESCO’s […]

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“Conscripcion” at Metro Museum showcases Ilocano Culture

“Conscripcion” at Metro Museum showcases Ilocano Culture

by Ben P. Pacris VIGAN CITY, Oct. 24 (PIA) — Artifacts, records and documents depicting the “bloody” history and rich culture of Ilocos Sur during the Colonial Era are now displayed in the “Conscripcion” Exhibit since Oct. 17 at the Metropolitan Museum in Manila. The exhibit has attracted artists, culture enthusiasts, Genuine Ilocanos, government officials […]

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'Raniag' fest kicks off Wednesday

‘Raniag’ fest kicks off Wednesday

By FREDDIE G. LAZARO October 25, 2011, 6:03pm VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Philippines — All is set for the celebration of the weeklong “Raniag Twilight Festival” here which will run from Wednesday until All Saints’ Day on November 1, Mayor Eva Marie Singson Medina said. “This year’s celebration of ‘Raniag Twilight Festival 2011’ has more […]

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Vigan celebrates weeklong UNESCO world heritage cities festival

Vigan celebrates weeklong UNESCO world heritage cities festival

by Fredie G .Lazaro VIGAN CITY, Sept. 3 (PIA) — The world heritage city of Vigan joins this year’s weeklong celebration of the United Nations Educational and Scientific Cultural Organization (UNESCO’s) Word Heritage Cities Solidarity Day and Cultural Festival on September 3 – 10 2011 here, according to Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina. On Sept.3 […]

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Vigan, a heritage success story

Vigan, a heritage success story

By: Augusto F. Villalon Philippine Daily Inquirer What has happened in Vigan since inscription on the Unesco World Heritage list has evolved into a heritage success story. Vigan shows how heritage, when conserved properly, is a strong driver for economic and social development. While the Heritage Bill (Republic Act 10066) encourages setting up of heritage […]

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Vigan holds 'Longganisa Festival'

Vigan holds ‘Longganisa Festival’

By FREDDIE G. LAZARO VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur, Philippines – Officials of this World Heritage City led by Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina had slated various significant events for the holding of its 15-day annual fiesta celebration featuring the 10th foundation anniversary of its cityhood, and the “Longganisa Festival” that started January 16 until January […]

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Airlines may soon fly to Vigan airport

Airlines may soon fly to Vigan airport

By MARIO T. SUPNAD VIGAN CITY, Ilocos Sur – Cebu Pacific and other commercial airlines are expected to fly this Heritage City of the North soon with the completion of the Phase 1 project of the Mindoro airport in Vigan City. This was disclosed by reelected Congressman Ronald V. Singson, 1st district, Ilocos Sur, and […]

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