Itogon, San Juan City ink sisterhood agreement
Friday, July 6, 2012
THE municipality of Itogon and the City of San Juan, Manila entered into a sisterhood pact to foster further development.
San Juan City Mayor Guia Gomez recently accepted the offer of Itogon Mayor Oscar Camantiles to enter into sisterhood ties. Gomez signed the agreement for the establishment of a sisterhood relationship recently.
The town’s Resolution 49, series of 2012 stated: “The sisterhood pact will not only strengthen the friendship ties but more importantly institute a working venue of communication in facilitating exchanges of information and technology, urban planning policies and development, socio – cultural activities, income generation and fiscal management, health care facilitation and public education intensification, and other important aspects of local governance.”
In Resolution 81, series of 2012, the municipality offered the sisterhood last March. The council stated there are three hydroelectric power plants in town with their main offices located in San Juan City.
These mining and electric companies had been doing several developments in town in terms of agriculture, local handicraft–making, tourism and sports among others.
The council further said the sisterhood will provide opportunities for the two communities to share and exchange each other’s ideas in the field of culture, education and technology. It will further explore more possibilities for alternative socio–economic development endeavors for sustainable development in town.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 06, 2012.