City of Vigan , Ilocos Sur capital has been named as one of the New 7 Wonders cities. New 7 Wonders made the announcement at Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 8, (3 am Manila time.)
Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders announced the names of the New7Wonders Cities.
“I would like to thank everyone who have helped promote the New7Wonders Cities campaign since its inception in 2011. We began with more than 1,200 nominees from 220 different countries and here have 7 that represent the global diversity of urban society. For the first time in human history, more than half of our planet’s population lives in cities and this election emphasises the dramatically challenging character of our changing world.”
Bernard Weber thanked the New7Wonders Cities Panel of Experts, which advised on the selection of the 28 Official Finalist Candidates in October last year.
He congratulated the voters who narrowed the selection down to 7 through the subsequent elimination phases.
“We congratulate each of these cities on achieving their New7Wonders status, and we look forward to celebrating their election to the “canon of 7″ with their citizens in 2015,” said Bernard Weber.
“The New7Wonders Cities will now join the New7Wonders of Nature and the New7Wonders of the World in becoming part of Global Memory for humanity for ever.” Weber added.
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These are the winning cities:
Durban, South Africa
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
La Paz, Bolivia
Aside from the 7 winnners, decided via voting, the following cities rounded out the top 14: