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23/05/2014: Vigan vies to be one of the New Seven Wonder Cities of the World

The Department of Foreign Affairs is urging Filipinos around the world to vote for Vigan as it contends for a spot as one of the 7 new wonder cities of the world.

The heritage city of Vigan has qualified as one of the top 28 places and the lone candidate from the Philippines in the search for the New 7 Wonders - Cities of the World. New7Wonders Foundation will be selecting its 7 new wonder cities through online votes.

Information regarding the mechanics for online voting as well as a brief profile of the cities nominated, panelists, and the organization can be accessed through https://www.new7wonders.com/en/cities.

This online search earned for the Puerto Princesa Underground River the slot as one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012. The inclusion then triggered tourist arrivals, business opportunities, and employment that intensified the entire country's reputation as a top global destination. This brought forth economic gains to the cross section of the Philippines.

New7Wonders Foundation is a Swiss-registered non-profit foundation which aims to document and conserve works of monuments worldwide.