This city bested four other finalists to win the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) first national search for Gawad Pamana ng Lahi.
The Gawad Pamana ng Lahi is a total award concept and is conferred to a province, city or municipality for their exemplary performance in administrative governance, social governance, economic governance, and environmental governance,
Vigan topped four other cities namely: Makati, Puerto Princesa in Palawan, Santiago in Ilocos Sur, and Tacurong in Sultan Kudarat during the final phase of a series of evaluations and validations.
As a national awardee, Vigan received a trophy and a cash award of P5 million.
Vigan also won the regional Gawad search with a cash prize of P2 million and a trophy in October last year.