LA TRINIDAD, Benguet -- Delegates of the village of Tamuning, Guam, USA were in town recently to formally sign a sisterhood pact with the Valley.
La Trinidad officials visited Tamuning in July to present the sisterhood proposal.
The signing of the Memorandum of Agreement was held at the La Trinidad Municipal Gym.
The program kicked off with the participation of the different sectors of the community.
Vice Mayor Salda welcomed the visitors while Mayor Edna Tabanda of La Trinidad and Mayor Louise Rivera of Tamuning, Guam presented the goals and purposes of the sisterhood agreement.
Tabanda emphasized sisterhood is not only for the local officials but also an opportunity given to government employees as well as citizens of the municipality who could contribute to the exchanges between the two places.
Their first program is a cultural correspondence wherein chosen local traditional dancers will represent the municipality to Guam on their Liberation Day next year.
Guam delegates were welcomed by Valley officials upon arriving November 20.
They paid a courtesy call to the Governor’s Office on November 21 where they were met by Vice Governor Nelson Dangwa.
The delegates were also given a tour of the flower gardens of Bahong, La Trinidad, to the different booths of the Adivay trade fair and planted trees at the Puguis Communal Forest. (Carol Cachero)