30 October 2014

VIGAN | Raniag Twilight Festival 2014: Celebrities Make Buzz on Social Media

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur - The Raniag Twilight Festival is making buzz on Social Networking Sites. The twitter world was flooded with tweets from different celebrities and social media influencers in light of the Raniag Twilight Festival. Alden Richards and Louise de los Reyes made use of Instagram to show their fans that they are in Vigan.

Jim Paredes, of APO Hiking Society fame, tweeted about Bagnet. Paredes is a resident judge for the Bet ng Bayan, a reality talent show that was held in Vigan during the Raniag Twilight Festival.

Max Collins tweeted to promote her upcoming appearance for the Raniag Twilight Festival 2014.

Louise de Los Reyes, Alden Richards and Max Collins. Source: http://instagram.com/p/uqTBkMryG5/

Alden Richards poses in Calle Crisologo
While these celebrities were here for the Raniag Festival, some celebrities like Lino Cayetano, ex-boyfriend of Bianca Gonzales, was in Vigan, according to his tweet, to work.
Whatever their reasons are, it seems like all these celebrities are enjoying their stay in the heritage city.

29 October 2014

VIGAN | GMA 7's 'Bet ng Bayan' draws crowd. Regine Velasquez belted a song in front of the cathedral

Vigan City, Ilocos Sur ▬ GMA 7's talent reality show "Bet ng Bayan" drew a big crowd in Vigan the night of October 28, 2014. Winners from different provinces in Northern Luzon were brought to Vigan for the live taping.


Confetti hovered over the crowd during the opening number

Star-studded, the Ilocanos persistently waited for their favorite Kapuso artists to appear. Asia's songbird, Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, opened the show with a powerful OPM classic "Sumayaw Sumunod" by VST and Co. The singer-host belted the classic in front of the Vigan cathedral while a cultural dance troupe dances to her tune.


The Songbird stood on that float (with feathers) just in front of the cathedral door while belting his powerful rendition of Sumayaw, Sumunod.

The crowd went wild when Kapuso Primetime king, Dingdong Dantes, and the prince, Alden Richards, went out of the stage. Dingdong is a judge for the talent search joined by veteran singer Kuh Ledesma and OPM icon Jim Paredes who is an Ilocano too. Alden is Regine's co-host.


Regine Velasquez interviews the contestant

Bet ng Bayan Stage


Winners for this Regional Finals will advance to the next level of competition (Luzon Finals). Winners for the Luzon Finals will represent Luzon in the National leg.

05 October 2014

CANDON | Unusual, bizarre-looking fish species appear in Candon

Candon City, Ilocos Sur ▬ Unusual-looking species of fish have been appearing in Candon this year. After the onslaught of typhoon Mario, a bizarre looking species of fish was captured by the townsmen.


Last March this year, another species identified as sunfish was also seen on the shores of Darapidap.

Photo: dead sunfish seen in Darapidap

All these species were seen dead. 

16 September 2014

ILOCANO PRIDE | Clark International Airport Highlights Vigan Photos in the Arrival Area

Clark, Pampanga ▬ Vigan, a UNESCO World Heritage City and a semi-finalist for the Search for the New 7 Wonder Cities of the World welcomes every traveler in Clark International Airport through a banner photo of the city featuring the Calle Crisologo.


This is an express recognition of Vigan's role in boosting the tourism industry in the Philippines. Vigan is the best preserved example of a colonial town in Asia. To vote for Vigan city for the New 7 Wonder Cities, follow this link ► http://www.n7w.com/en/cities

Photo credits to Naino Gadingan.

07 September 2014

VIGAN | The United States Will Support Vigan for the New7Wonder Cities (via Net25)

Vigan City ▬ Vigan's bid to be the next New7Wonder City got support from the United States. According to Net25, US ambassador to the Philippines told the media that they are pushing Vigan City to be a part of the shortlist.



The US ambassador assured help from the US during his recent visit to the city. Vigan is a semi-finalist for the said campaign. The United States also has an entry for the campaign which is Chicago. To vote for Vigan, log on to http://www.n7w.com/cities/en

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