Dumaguete, Mandaue to sign sisterhood pact in December

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The Dumaguete city government is forging a sisterhood agreement with Mandaue City next month.

In a meeting in Cebu City recently, Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo and Mandaue Mayor Jonas Cortes committed to accelerating the talks for a stronger alliance that will allow both cities to share their best practices in governance and disaster management.

A group of Mandaue City officials will embark on a study tour in Dumaguete in the weeks to come. (

Present during the meeting were Central Visayas Philippine National Police regional director, Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon, Dumaguete City Vice Mayor Alan Gel Cordova, Mandaue City Vice Mayor Glenn Bercede and councilors and department heads of the two cities.

Remollo said the story of Mandaue will inspire the city to capitalize on its natural advantages and resources to create a vibrant local economy capable of uplifting the quality of life of the residents.

Mandaue is considered a major industrial hub in the Visayas region while Dumaguete is an emerging sports tourism destination in the country as well as the center for trade and commerce in Negros Oriental.