Himamaylan, a third class component city of Negros Occidental, is eyeing a sister city relationship with Manila.
Mayor Raymund Tongson, in his letter to Mayor Francisco Domagoso, expressed his intention of creating a sister city relationship between Himamaylan and Manila, to promote equal and mutual benefits through maximizing existing partners and networks in exploring opportunities that will bring the potential of new investments to sustain economic growth, generate jobs, and become more competitive.
“The sisterhood is a vital step in realizing our goal of bridging communities with diverse socio-cultural backgrounds,” Tongson said.
He added that the sisterhood is a vital step in realizing their goal of bridging communities with diverse socio-cultural background to establish a sound manner of sharing resources, helping in times of need, and learning from one another to guarantee prosperity.
Tongson, who called Manila an “inspiring” city, said he hopes that the sister city relationship “will help us in growing a strong community by pushing for a shared emphasis on good and transparent governance”.*GPB