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Vigan Heritage Watch

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Prosperity, Urbanization and Economic Development can not Destroy our Rich Culture and Heritage

The Philippine's one and only World Heritage City


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Vigan is on the top list on the New7Wonder Cities among Philippine cities :banana:
wow ang ganda sa Vigan :))
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The Calm Waves of Mabilo Beach

Ilocos Region community page is looking for ADMINs.

Like our page

We need 2 admins in every province if possible.
We currently have 2 admins, 1 Ilocos Sur & 1 La Union

We still need:
2 from Ilocos Norte
1 from Ilocos Sur
1 from La Union
2 from Pangasinan

Anyone who wishes to be an admin of Ilocos Region can just send us a message on the page. Introduce yourself and give a short description about your province (please do describe your country in your own words) and tell us why you would want to become an ADMIN.

Note: As an ADMIN, we should not only post info, photos, news and updates of our own province, but of the entire Ilocos Region.

bago pa lang po tong page na to so let us all help to build 1 caring and united community for the Ilocos Region.

Agbiag ti Kailokoan !
Vigan City to Host the World Costume Festival 2013

The World Costume Festival 2013 is a showcase of international costume designs for live performances on festivals, events, theatre and multimedia. The event is in conjunction with the annual international meeting of the Organization of International Scenographers Theater Architechts and Technicians (OISTAT) Costume Design Group. The Philippines hosted last November 2001 in Davao City.

Date and Venue of the Event

WCF2013 was chosen by PQ’ Working Committee in the World Heritage site of Vigan City. Rich with her hand-weaving traditions that live from many years back of the Ilocano people. As Vigan City is advancing their awareness on technology, also starts linking to the global trends, proud with her world class fabric, Abel cloth vivid with its Heritage culture that makes them another distinct Filipino Art. The world of Scenographers on Costume must experience and enjoy the fun from the Philippines behind of the World Costume Festival.

April 26 – May 2, 2013

For more info, visit
No to mining in ILOCOS SUR >.<

150-year-old ancestral house gone in 60 minutes
Vigan City, Ilocos Sur — More than a week after a Spanish ancestral house was razed by an hour-long fire in this heritage city, its owner and caretaker Robert Paul dL. Verzosa is still in shambles, grieving over the loss of his family’s most important heirloom dating back to the mid-1800s.

“Based on the historical accounts of my relatives, the house was built before the birthday of Dr. Jose Rizal on June 19, 1861,” says Verzosa.
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^^ It was so sad that a house that has survived hundreds of typhoons and earthquakes for centuries has been torn down by fire. >_<
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VIGAN (1943 -1945)

Plaza Burgos

Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 1943-1945 by ioculus, on Flickr

Burgos Museum

Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 1943-1945 by ioculus, on Flickr

Plaza Salcedo with the obelisk, Capitol, Vigan Cathedral and Belfry

Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 1943-1945 by ioculus, on Flickr

Somewhere in Vigan. I can recognize the houses but I don't know the exact location

Vigan, Ilocos Sur, 1943-1945 by ioculus, on Flickr

I love the fact that most of these houses seen in these pictures are still present. :)
Vigan:Intramuros of Ilocandia

Vigan, officially the City of Vigan (Ilokano: Ciudad ti Bigan) is a fourth class city and capital of the province of Ilocos Sur in the Philippines. The city is located on the western coast of the large island of Luzon, facing the South China Sea.

It is a World Heritage Site that it is one of the few Hispanic towns left in the Philippines where its structures remained intact, and is well known for its cobblestone streets and a unique architecture that fuses Philippine and Oriental building designs and construction, with colonial European architecture.
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