The City of Vigan accepted the invitation of Bangued, Abra to become its sister municipality by virtue of the approval of Resolution No. 48 Series of 2008 during the former’s regular session on November 3, 2008. Earlier, some members of the Sanggunian Bayan (Municipal Council) of Bangued led by its Lady Presiding Officer, Vice Mayor Betzaida B. Alzate personally presented Bangued’s Resolution No. 52 Series of 2008 to the City Council of Vigan last October 27, 2008. Vice Mayor Alzate appealed that Bangued be accepted as a sister municipality of Vigan for the very reason that both local government units share a common history being part then of the old Ylocos Province. Its illustrious sons served the Government of the Philippine Islands in the maiden session of the First Philippine Legislature with Don Vicente Singson Encarnacion of Vigan and Juan Villamor of Bangued representing the Province of Ilocos Sur. The signing of the sisterhood agreement is tentatively scheduled on January 22, 2009 at the Heritage City of Vigan.