THE City of Candon and the City of Baguio sealed their sisterhood ties during the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the Candon City Center for Culture and the Arts last June 24, 2016 Friday.
Members of the City Council including Baguio City Mayor Mauricio Domogan graced the said historic event.
Members of Candon City Council on the hand were also present including Mayor Ericson Singson and Ilocos Sur Second District Representative Eric Singson.
The MOU stated that similar qualities and opportunities as to environment protection endeavors and tourism can be found in both places, and thus, a sisterhood tie between the City of Baguio and the City of Candon shall realize the exploration of creative avenues through the sharing of executive, legislative, administrative, technological, and economic developments unique to each LGU, geared towards their mutual growth. They further seek to realize the following objectives in mutually binding themselves for better cooperation like to reciprocally plan and sanction programs geared towards the development or improvement and enhancement of government administration, tourism, cultural preservation, environmental protection, education, technology, arts and the holding of various endeavors mutually beneficial to both parties and to promote each other’s assets by reciprocal exchanges of brochures and other tourism collaterals in each other’s locality as well as promoting tours of each other’s places of interest.
Meanwhile the city council finally approved on third and final reading the “Proposed Environment Code of the City of Baguio” incorporating all manifestations, amendments and recommendations during the deliberations.
The said proposal shall be authored by all the members of the present Council.
The council during last Monday’s session also discussed the proposal for the strict implementation of the curfew for children below sixteen years old which is from 7 o’clock in the evening up to 5 o’clock the following morning.
Representatives from the Baguio City Police Office and the academe were present to review the said ordinance, which could affect students who have classes even after 7 o’clock in the evening.
The said proposal was referred to the Committee on Social Services, Women and Urban Poor for further study and recommendation.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on June 29, 2016.
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