Vigan Celebrates Artes Ita Paskua 2016

Vigan Celebrates Artes  Ita Paskua 2016
For 11 years, the City of Vigan has been celebrating the Torch and Lantern Parade which came to be known as “Artes ita Paskua”, as the start of the Christmas festivities in the City. This year, several competitions were added such as the Barangay Christmas Decoration Making, On-the-Spot Christmas Card Making, and On-the-Spot Street Painting to strengthen and showcase the artistry of the Bigueñ...
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Vigan receives Seal of Community of Practice on Child-Friendly Local Governance

Vigan receives Seal of Community of Practice on  Child-Friendly Local Governance
The City Government of Vigan headed by Mayor Juan Carlo Medina has proved once again that the City is geared towards supporting and initiating children’s rights promotion and protection as it was conferred with the Seal of Community of Practice on Child Friendly Local Governance (Cop CFLG) on November 25 by Regional Council for the Welfare of Children (RCWC) Director Marcelo Nicomedes Castillo...
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Ulirang Nakatatanda Awardee 2016

Ulirang Nakatatanda Awardee 2016
In celebration of the Elderly Filipino Week and International Day of Older Persons, the Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards is held annually on first Sunday of October to recognize the outstanding Filipino older people who have made exemplary contributions to the country. Ms. Agatona Cachero or Nana Agatona to many, 97, one of the Sampung Ulirang Nakatatanda Awardee is a native of Barangay Pon...
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Vigan Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Cities Solidarity Cultural Festival 2016

Vigan Celebrates UNESCO World Heritage Cities Solidarity Cultural Festival 2016
The City Government of Vigan once again celebrated the UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE CITIES SOLIDARITY CULTURAL FESTIVAL 2016 last September 5 to 10, 2016. Vigan City joins the entire heritage cities of the world in this celebration every year, celebrating its being a cultural property of the world since December 1999. Kicking off this year’s festival was the Opening of the Solidarity Festival Food...
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Grade School Students Get Free Immunization

Grade School Students Get Free Immunization
In line with the National Immunization Month for Adolescents, the Department of Health (DOH) Region 1, in collaboration with the Department of Education (DEPED), launched the first free school-based adolescent immunization held in the Vigan Culture and Trade Center last August 12, 2016. The school-based adolescent immunization is for all Grade seven to ten students in public schools. Each student...
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Oath Taking Ceremonies of the Newly Elected Vigan Officials

Oath Taking Ceremonies of the Newly Elected Vigan Officials
Mayor Juan Carlo Medina was formally installed as the new mayor of the well–known world’s heritage city in a fiesta themed event at the Vigan Convention Center last June 29, 2016. The event started with a Thanksgiving Mass officiated by Msgr. Vicente Avila, parish priest of St. Paul Cathedral, together with Rev. Fr. Roque Reyes, afterwhich, a spiritual oath was administered to the new set of ci...
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Most Competitive Component City in Government Efficiency 1st Place Region 1st and 7th Place, National Level

Most Competitive Component City in Government Efficiency 1st Place Region 1st and 7th Place, National Level
The Department of Trade and Industry or DTI has named Vigan the Most Competitive Component City in the Ilocos region. This yearly competiveness ranking of Philippine cities, municipalities, was developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the help of  the United States Agency for International Development . The ranking is based ...
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Vigan Celebrates Women’s Month

Vigan Celebrates Women’s Month
Annually the City Government of Vigan recognizes the achievement of Bigueñas in all sectors of the society. According to Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina, the program is part of the Women’s Month celebration to  pay tribute to outstanding Bigueña in various fields of concern. It also aimed to inspire the women of Vigan The City Government of VIgan lined-up activities for the month long celebration o...
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Vigan City inks Sisterhood Agreement with Pateros

Vigan City inks Sisterhood Agreement with Pateros
Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina and Pateros Mayor Jaime Medina signed a Sisterhood Agreement on February 17, 2016 at the Vigan Convention Center. Under the agreement,  Vigan and Pateros are to adopt programs and establish an enduring link through the exchange of initiatives and experiences in the following areas such as Commerce particularly in the exchange of business missions and parti...
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Viva San Pablo, Viva Vigan

Viva San Pablo, Viva Vigan
Vigan is home to different festivals, and the Longganisa Festival is the kick off of these cultural celebrations in the city. As it jumpstarts other celebrations in the region, the city government of Vigan usually makes sure that the locals and tourists will experience nothing but the best. The Longganisa Festival is held every 22nd day of January, the commemoration of the cityhood anniversary and...
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