SABLAN, Benguet — The local government of Sablan has forged a sisterhood relation with the municipality of Agat in Guam to promote mutual understanding and goodwill.
Sablan Mayor Arthur Baldo and Agat Mayor Carol Tayama formally signed the sisterhood agreement between the two municipalities here last week. It was witnessed by the municipal council of Sablan and the officials of Agat and other mayors of Guam who were part of the delegation.
The agreement states that the municipality of Sablan in Benguet and the municipality of Agat in Guam, USA have a common desire to promote and foster specialties, mutual understanding, friendship and goodwill.
“Both municipalities share the same intention of creating a good atmosphere in which socio-economic development can be mutually implemented and strengthened,” the agreement reads.
“The municipality of Sablan and the municipality of Agat recognize a common strategy to strengthen cooperation and ties of friendship, goodwill and mutual understanding through exchanges in commerce, trade, tourism, culture and arts, sports development, human resource development, environmental protection and other avenues that both parties may decide.”
Baldo said that the sisterhood ties is seen to benefit the municipality of Sablan particularly in terms of employment and education since the Agat municipality is open for exchange students program and employment of people from Sablan. He added that the partnership would also bring economic improvement to Sablan and the promotion of their potential tourism sites.
The ceremony was sealed with the planting of a banana tree by the two mayors to signify the unity and cooperation in achieving a fruitful partnership between the two municipalities.
The Guam delegates also turned over several boxes of clothes, toys and other things to the people of Sablan./JDP/RMC- PIA CAR