Ilocos Norte, Danao forged sisterhood relationship


The Provincial Government of Ilocos Norte (PGIN) officially established a sisterhood partnership with the City Government of Danao through the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on March 7.

Governor Matthew Marcos Manotoc and Mayor Thomas Mark “Mix” Durano led the MOA signing at the Provincial Capitol Auditorium along with government officials from Ilocos Norte and City of Danao.

“This is more than a sisterhood agreement. It is a friendship and a strong everlasting bond between families and now one that has culminated in this official MOA signing.

This is an earnest and hopeful invitation for you to come back anytime because Danaoanos will always be most welcome in Ilocos Norte. May both the Province of Ilocos Norte and the City of Danao prosper,” Gov. Marcos Manotoc stated.

This relationship between Ilocos Norte and the City of Danao signifies a commitment to solidarity, friendship, and shared progress, as both government units strive to transform and develop the Ilokano and Cebuano communities.

Mayor Thomas Durano also commended the Provincial Government’s progress, stating:

“There is so much to learn from Northern Luzon’s next commercial hub, our country’s gateway to East Asia. We come on a mission to learn and apply to our LGU your province’s best practices, especially in the field of investment promotion, tourism management, and environmental protection.”

“We also hope to deepen our ties through the sisterhood agreement between the province of Ilocos Norte and City of Danao. This is our commitment to be Ilocos Norte’s partner in Cebu, as well as their ambassador in the Visayas,” Mayor Durano added.

This sisterhood agreement aims for both local government units to share their programs and best practices in local governance across multiple sectors, particularly in investment promotions, tourism management, and environmental protection.

PGIN department heads led by Gov. Marcos Manotoc conducted a benchmarking activity in Cebu City and Danao City on February 27 to 29 as part of the provincial government’s commitment in continuously improving the standard of service delivery and best practices utilized in local governance. -Allyssa Charisse G. Magno