Vigan City gets UNESCO cultural heritage award

Vigan City in Ilocos Sur is set to receive an award from the UNESCO World Heritage Center for the sustainable conservation of its Spanish colonial architecture.

Vigan City in Ilocos Sur is set to receive an award from the UNESCO World Heritage Center for the sustainable conservation of its Spanish colonial architecture.

 

Freddie Lazaro of the Philippine Information Agency reports the city will be recognized as the World's Best Practice on Heritage Conservation Management in an award ceremony on November 8. Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina said the city "bested 28 entries from the 23 state parties all over the world for the competition on One-off Initiative for sustainable conservation and management of a World Heritage property."

 

"The judges did not only focus on the conservation programs of the city but also its total development to include the aspects on tourism, water and environment protection," Medina also said.

 

The city, a World Heritage Site since 1999,  was cited for having running a conservation program "with relatively limited resources, which should make it adaptable in all countries,"  the PIA report said.

 

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