The Heritage City of Vigan has qualified as one of the 21 finalists in the search for the New7Wonders Cities of the World. The public is enjoined to cast their votes online, or through phone or SMS, to make Vigan one of the seven cities to win the title.
To vote online, log on to the New7Wonders website (at www.new7wonders.com/en/cities). To vote through SMS, type VIGAN and send to 29290777; each SMS sent will cost P2.50. To vote via phone call, follow these instructions (or go to www.new7wonders.com/phonevoting).
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.
The city of Vigan, in Ilocos Sur, is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is famous for the preservation of its Spanish-era architecture.
This 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. The foundation is the same institution that endorsed and promoted the underground river in Puerto Princesa City as one of the New7Wonders of Nature.
- From the Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office
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