“We are living the dream!”
VIGAN CITY is declared as the new New 7 Wonder Cities of the World with more an estimated of more than 12 million votes.
Joining with Vigan City of the province of Ilocos Sur of the Philippines when declared last December 8, 2014 in the prestigious title are the cities of Beirut, Lebanon; Doha, Qatar; Durban, South Africa; Havana, Cuba; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and La Paz, Bolivia at around 3:00 in the Philippine time.
Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Singson Medina in a press statement said the following words.
“15 years after Vigan’s inscription in the UNESCO LIST OF WORLD HERITAGE
SITES and MONUMENTS IN DECEMBER 1999, she has been declared as the New
WONDER CITY OF THE WORLD on the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mother Mary.”
“We have been blessed with another distinct stature.”
“This is inspiring!” Mayor Singson said. “It is a tribute to a people who has committed to achieve development and make wonderful things happen in their lives and their communities even radiating beyond boundaries.”
In the said statement, Mayor Medina thank God for according Vigan and the entire Philippines the global recognition.
“We also thank everyone who had rallied to be with us in the conquest. We also thank the organizers for this search, the New 7 Wonders Foundation headed by Bernard Weber for allowing the choice and voices of global supporters of each city contender to be heard.”
“Thank you for believing that Vigan deserves to be a new wonder of the world.”
She also said that being a small city, they dreamed of big together. Working hand-in-hand to make the dream into reality.
“Thank you, thank you. The people of Vigan can only reciprocate your support by sustaining the collective gains which catapulted this to great city to another international prominence.”
VIVA VIGAN! VIVA PILIPINAS! VIVA LA PURISIMA IMMACULADA CONCEPCION!