Marawi sisterhood to be signed in May

THE official signing of Memorandum of Agreement for sisterhood between Davao City and Marawi City is eyed next month, an official said.

Davao City Investment Promotion Center Office-in-charge Lemuel Ortonio told SunStar Davao on Monday, April 16, that they are just waiting for the mayor's office announcement of the final date.

Ortonio said they have started to process the papers for the MOA last January after Marawi City mayor Majul Usman Gandamra sent her reply on the letter of intent to sign for a sister city agreement presented and personally delivered by Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on her visit to Marawi last November 15, 2017.

The Davao City Council on suspended rules last February 20 approved an ordinance granting authority to Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio to sign a Sister City Agreement between Davao and Marawi.

The agreement is executed to promote favorable relations of partnership and cooperation between the two cities. As stated in the sister city agreement, the partnership exchange and development of both cities will be in the fields of tourism, trade, investment, among others, that can benefit both cities. (KVC)