Mayors from sister cities in the Phillippines are visiting Guam after Guam mayors visited their cities recently.
Guam – Several island mayors welcomed mayors from sister cities in the Philippines.
Former mayor of La Trinidad, Edna C. Tabanda says this is her third time to Guam since they started sister city relationships with Guam villages. La Trinidad is the city that several Guam mayors visited for a strawberry festival much to the ire of some local senators. However, Tabanda who is joined with Mayor Manny E. Fermin of the city of Kapangan and a 14 person contingent says the sister city relationships are extremely beneficial to both parties.
“We can learn from other people. The culture of other people other countries their best practices in governance since this is a local government program,” said Tabanda adding, “Officials of Guam can also learn from our practices our culture agriculture science and technology so that is an exchange of best practices in governance.”
Mayor Fermin said, “We’ll be observing what is the good practices of legislation and of course what is the good practices in all aspects, the hospital tourism the youth the seniors and of course the protections of the environment.”
Both mayors said they will encourage their people back home to visit Guam and add to Guam’s tourism industry.