In a statement, Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte said the renewal of the partnership is a reaffirmation of two cities’ commitment to foster cultural, economic, and educational exchanges.
“We are deeply honored to renew this Sister City Agreement between Daly City and Quezon City,” Belmonte said.
“We look forward to continue strengthening this fruitful partnership and collaboration which highlights our shared values and aspirations,” said Belmonte whose administration scored the highest revenues in the history of the city which is also the highest by any local government unit in the Philippines.
“Together, we will promote our rich cultures and shared heritage, and cooperate towards economic and social development,” Belmonte added.
The two cities first forged their relationship on August 8, 1994 “to foster an awareness of Filipino culture, to encourage the integration of Filipino residents of Daly City into the civic life of the City, and to encourage trade and commerce.”
Daly City Vice Mayor Juslyn Manalo said the sister city partnership is a unique opportunity to bridge the shared cultures within the two Filipino communities beyond the United States.
“I am proud to continue this tradition of global partnership for the prosperity of both cities, highlight civic opportunities, celebrate generations of Filipino culture in Daly City, and recognize the presence of Filipino culture across countries,” she added. (Claire Morales Trueemail@example.com)