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Will Vigan make it to Unesco’s New 7 Wonders Cities?

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CALLE Crisologo, the nerve center of Vigan’s historic district. Only horse-carriages may traverse the cobblestone street.

Today the fate of Vigan, capital of Ilocos Sur, will be decided. The list of 28 cities contending for New 7 Wonders Cities will be reduced to 21; then to 14 on Oct. 2; and the top seven cities will be announced Dec. 7.

Posted: July 7th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Piat devotees to hold Mass at Santo Domingo July 5; Musical on Bishop Verzosa to be staged


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SAGALA KC Gonzalez, who wears an Edgar Allan creation, and escort Edgar Selva join the Flores de Mayo of Congregacion del Santissimo Nombre del Niño Jesus  at SMMall of Asia.

I will always be grateful to Archbishop Emeritus Diosdado Talamayan for inviting Barge Ramos and myself in 1993 to visit Piat. The church was small and Our Lady of the Visitation of Piat was easy to reach on her altar.

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Columns,Featured Columns | Read More »

Vigan in running for Wonder City tag

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Vigan City

Here’s one list the country would be proud to be on for a change. The Department of Foreign Affairs is calling on Filipinos worldwide to vote for the heritage city of Vigan, Ilocos Sur, in the New7Wonders Cities campaign, a global competition initiated by Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

New pride of Vigan is the only museum-hotel in the country

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THE NEW high-end address in the Mestizo District

Vigan, the only World Heritage City in the country (as declared by Unesco in 1999), has a new high-end address right in its heritage district: Hotel Luna at Gen. Antonio Luna St. cor Ventura de los Reyes St. It had a grand opening on Feb. 8.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Health and Wellness,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Our street food is thriving, despite Singapore snub


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CHICKEN inasal and lechon at a stand

At the World Street Food Congress held on the first week of June, a friend griped that there wasn’t any Filipino street food mentioned, nor were there any on exhibit.

Posted: August 1st, 2013 in Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Food | Read More »

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