Vigan in ‘Magic 21’ of New 7 Wonders
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur -- Local officials and residents here are all agog for the last two phases of voting for the New 7Wonders Cities finalists after Vigan made to the Top 21 cities during the first phase.
Vigan is the country’s only representative to the search for the New7Wonder Cities of the world.
After it qualified for the Top 28 official finalist candidates last year, Vigan made it the Top 21 finalists after the consolidation of votes that ended last Monday.
“I and the people of Vigan are really overwhelmed; coming from a small city with limited resources, we [are] up against large and powerful cities of the world,” said Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina as she thanked those who supported Vigan’s campaign to be among the Top 7 world heritage cities.
“The more difficult task is ahead of us though as all the contenders are determined [ to be ] one of the new seven wonder cities of the world; we sincerely hope that the national government play a more active participation in the campaign and voting process,” she added.
Voting for the second phase, when the Top 21 cities will be trimmed down to 14 started on July 7 and will end on October 7; while the third phase, when the Top 7 cities will be chosen from the Top 14 cities will start on October 7 and end on December 7, when the Official New7Wonders Cities will be announced.