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23/05/2014: FILAMS URGED TO VOTE FOR VIGAN AS ONE OF 7 NEW WONDER CITIES OF THE WORLD

PRESS RELEASE
WDC-038-2014
23 May 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C.--As what they did for the Puerto Princesa Underground River two years ago, the Filipino Community in the United States is being urged to rally behind Vigan as it contends for a spot as one of the seven new wonder cities of the world.

The Philippine Embassy issued the call after Vigan 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 seven new wonder cities through online votes.

To vote for Vigan, please visit https://www.new7wonders.com/en/cities.

This online search earned for the Puerto Princesa Underground River the slot as one of theNew 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.