Baguio inks ties with more cities, towns-A A +A
Friday, June 29, 2012
THE City Government will establish sisterhood ties with four more cities paving the way for stronger regional exchanges.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan signed four separate resolutions previously introduced by Councilors Betty Lourdes Tabanda and Elmer Datuin, which was unanimously approved by the City Council accepting the towns of Dalaguete, Cebu; Bacarra, Ilocos Norte; Libon, Albay; Pudtol, Apayao as the new sister cities of Baguio.
Domogan said, “Forging sister city ties with these municipalities will ensure stronger cooperation and enhance better exchanges.”
The agreement is expected to further enhance ties in the field of tourism promotion, improving community partnerships and fostering bilateral development in areas of parallel interest.
“Cooperative effort to push investments, commerce and trade, tourism, culture and social exchanges between LGU’s (local government units) will be beneficial to all,” Domogan said.
Other LGU’s who have forged ties with Baguio City are Calbayog, Samar; Daet, Camarines Norte; Munoz, Nueva Ecija; Zamboanga; Dipaculao, Aurora; Alaminos, Pangasinan; Bacolod; Daet, Camarines Norte; Davao; Lucena; Lopez, Quezon; Ormoc; Pavia, Iloilo among others.
The city also enjoys sister relations with Vallejo, California, Hanyu and Wakkanai, Japan; Hangzou, China; Taebek, South Korea; Vaughan, Canada; Guam; Taxco, Mexico; Shepparton, Australia; Staffanstorp, Sweden; Palmerston, New Zealand; Mt. Hagen, Western Highlands, Papua New Guinea; Cusco, Peru and many more. (Paul Rillorta)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 30, 2012.