San Jose town eyes ‘sisterhood pact’ with Silay City

first_imgAccording to Santillan, Silay City –considered as the next Vigan in the preservation and conservation of historicalsites – can assist San Jose in preserving its old infrastructures to furtherattract tourists and boost its economy.  SAN JOSE, Antique – This capital townis planning to create a “sisterhood pact” with Silay City in NegrosOccidental.       Antique Provincial Board Member ErrolSantillan, chairman of the committee on history and cultural heritage, said thecreation of a “sisterhood committee” is an initial step to forge a twinningrelationship between this town and Silay City. The provincial board here last weekunanimously approved during its regular session the creation of the “sisterhoodcommittee” that would carry out the twinning relationship. Santillan added the committee is arequirement by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, whichsupervises local government units (LGUs), forging a sisterhoodrelationship.  He added the local chief executives ofthis capital town and Silay City have mutual interest in further developingtheir economic, social, cultural, political, and historical ties. The committee will be a truecross-section representation of the community, such as the educational,cultural, technical, business, professional, social, civic, religious, youth,and media, among others. center_img San Jose has several historical sites,such as the San Pedro Convent and remnants of the old Spanish Fort.(With a report from PNA/PN) “Silay City has the Heritage ZoneOrdinance, which San Jose can also replicate,” he said. “The sisterhood committee will discussthe affiliation idea and will determine the choice of the LGU to affiliatewith,” he said. It will also be tasked to preparebackground information about the twinning LGUs, and outline the type ofbusiness activities to be carried out, Santillan said.  Provincial Board Member Errol Santillan of Antique shows the newly approved resolution for the “sister city” relationship between San Jose town and Silay City, Negros Occidental on Jan. 23. PNA/ANNABEL CONSUELO PETINGLAYlast_img read more

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