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Ilonggo netizens are enjoined to make Iloilo City one of the New7Wonders of Cities of the world.

The metropolis has been nominated along with 17 Philippine urban centers listed from among the 1,220 cities from 220 countries worldwide.

Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog encouraged Ilonggos to cooperate and work together to help achieve the vision of becoming a premier by 2015.

The new campaign will become a catalyst for discussing everything from urban planning to metropolitan governance, from tourism to architecture amid mass urbanization worldwide, said Bernard Weber, founder and president of New 7 Wonders on its website www.n7w.com.

Friends, fans and followers can know more about Iloilo City on its official website www.iloilocity.gov.ph, Facebook pages Iloilo City Government and Iloilo City for New7Wonders Cities, and Twitter account iloilocitygov.

Online users could now choose the 7 cities they want to be included in the next phase.

They just have to check out http://cities.new7wonders.com/form/nominate/en and nominate Iloilo City and six other urban centers, enter the characters shown in the image, their email address and clicks submit to confirm their nominations.

Iloilo City is listed in “I-cities” alphabetically in the nomination. The qualification phase runs March 7 – Nov. 23 with more than 300 cities or one per country plus the Top 77 voted.

The shortlist of 28 official finalist candidates will be known Nov. 23 – Dec. 6. The finalist phases of Top 21, then Top 14 and down to final Top 7 are set Dec, 7, 2012 – Dec. 6, 2013.

The official New7Wonders Cities voted by hundreds of millions of people from around the world will be announced Dec. 7, 2013.

The New7Wonders Cities is the third campaign organized by N7W, following the man-made new wonders of the world and the new wonders of nature where the Puerto Princesa Underground River (PPUR) was already included.