ANGELES CITY – The City Government of Angeles represented by Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan has formalized twin cities and economic partnership agreements with the cities of Vigan and Baguio.
In a formal signing ceremony held Wednesday (25 April 2018) in Barangay Balibago, the twinning agreements were inked by Pamintuan and Mayors Mauricio Domogan and Juan Carlo Medina of Baguio City and Vigan City, respectively.
“The cities of Angeles, Baguio and Vigan have been cooperating as sister cities and partners in development. The signing of the agreements formalizes our desire to learn from our strengths in local governance and benchmark best practices and efforts in good governance,” declared Angeles City Mayor Pamintuan.
“We have lots of things in common. Baguio City has the Panagbenga Festival while Angeles City has the Tiktikan Terakan Keng Dalan. Vigan City has their world class and UNESCO Heritage District while Angeles City is developing our Heritage Center which has also won national awards from the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines or ATOP,” Pamintuan added.
Aside from tourism, the agreements also focus on business and economic matters, and the development of small and medium enterprises specifically the promotion of local products.