Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday asked the public to vote for Vigan City’s inclusion in the new Seven Wonders Of The World.
Vigan City is one of the 28 cities nominated for recognition as the New 7 Wonders—Cities of the World.
“Vigan reflects our country’s rich culture and history. As Filipinos proud of our own heritage, let us help make Vigan our very own world wonder,” Binay said in a statement.
As the lone nominee from the Philippines, Vigan aims to duplicate the success of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.
“I hope that by gaining the title, Vigan will be able to attract more local and foreign visitors, and inspire appreciation of our heritage,” the Vice President said.
“This is an opportunity for us to showcase the beauty of our country, and motivate others to protect and preserve their cultural legacy so future generations will be able to appreciate and cherish it,” he added.
Those who wish to vote must log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities and click on the city of their choice.
According to the official website of the New7Wonders, the New 7 Wonders—Cities of the World campaign started in 2012 with more than 1,200 nominees from around 220 countries.
From the top 77 voted during the qualification phase, the New 7 Wonders Cities Panel of Experts advised on the selection of the 28 Official Finalist Candidates that was announced in October 2013.
The 28 cities will be narrowed down further to 21 on July 7, 2014.
Three more voting phases will follow until the New 7 Wonders-Cities will be revealed on December 7, 2014.