Typhoon Ompong hits Vigan

Typhoon Ompong hits Vigan
Typhoon Mangkhut, locally known as Typhoon Ompong is the 15th typhoon that entered the Philippine area of responsibility. The typhoon made a landfall in Cagayan on September 15 which caused immense damage to the northern part of Luzon. Prior to the landfall of the typhoon, families living in the coastal area were forced to evacuate to avoid any casualties during the typhoon. Rescue teams, e...
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NDRRMC conducts National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Vigan City

NDRRMC conducts National Simultaneous Earthquake Drill in Vigan City
Students alongside workers of different offices, public and private, actively engaged in the Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) on August 16 that was conducted by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). At exactly 2PM, the siren went off and this signaled the start of the nationwide earthquake drill.  Residents were led by junior respondents to eva...
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Ms. Vigan seizes Saniata ti Agtutubo 2017 crown

Ms. Vigan seizes Saniata ti Agtutubo 2017 crown
“Win or lose, I will be okay, for I know that I gave my best.” -Bea Tamag Grounds, Vigan – Zeline Bea A. Rafanan proudly represented Vigan City seizing the title and glory in the most prestigious showcase of beauty and wit among young girls in Ilocos Sur – the Saniata ti Agtutubo 2017. Bea, 10, a sweet charming girl from Pantay Laud, was eyeing to achieve a back-to back win in the Saniata ti...
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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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