Vote for Vigan as one of New 7 Wonders Cities of the World PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:00

The city of Vigan, in Ilocos Sur, has qualified as one of the 21 finalists in the search for the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World. An UNESCO World Heritage Site, the city is famous for the preservation of its Spanish-era architecture.

This contest campaign is a project of the New7Wonders Foundation, an organization looking to promote the beauty of this world as well as respect for cultural diversity. It is the same institution that endorsed and promoted the underground river in Puerto Princesa City as one of the New7Wonders of Nature and has made Palawan as one of the must-see tourist destinations on earth. Pep Talk hopes that Vigan will win to attract more foreigners as well as local tourists to love and appreciate this century old cultural site.

In order for Vigan to win the title as one of the New7Wonders Cities, it needs to qualify in two elimination rounds of online voting. The second elimination round runs from July 7 to October 7; and the third elimination round will run from the end of the second round to December 7. Cities are voted for by the public, and scores are reset after every round.

I enjoined Pep Talk readers and all Filipinos to support Vigan and cast an online vote through phone or SMS, to make Vigan one of the seven cities to win this title.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 “He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.”

By: Dante Corteza

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 August 2014 11:50