City officials promoted Davao as premier destination during int’l. gab in Baguio City

September 7, 2009 11:06 pm 

DAVAO CITY, Sept. 8 – Davao delegation headed by Vice Mayor Sara Duterte and some councilors promoted the city as a premier destination not only in Mindanao but in the whole country during the recent International Sister City Summit in Baguio City.

The city officials, who were directed by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte to represent the city in the summit last, met with the different foreign and local sister cities of Baguio.

“The Davao delegation made waves during the presentation of the cities’ best practices as we took turns in presenting the beauty of the city and the reasons why they should visit the city,” said Councilor Rachel Zozobrado, Council Committee on International Relations chair.

Zozobrado said the local and foreign visitors to the Sisterhood Summit were impressed with the landmark legislation of the city.

Among the legislation presented by the officials are the Firecracker Ban, the Watershed Code, Tourism Code, Women Code and the No Smoking Ordinance.

“Several local and foreign delegates expressed their desire to visit the city after they were apprised of the city’s peace and order situation,” she said.

She said it was really a learning experience for all of them not only because they were able to establish contacts with other local and foreign cities with which we could form a sisterhood agreement with in the future.

“We were even surprised that some of the fruits and vegetables being sold in Baguio supermarkets came from Davao City,’ she said.

Zozobrado said the Davao delegation including the vice mayor, who wore an authentic Matigsalog tribal attire, participated in the Centennial parade.

Duterte was escorted by Councilor Louie John Bonguyan, also wearing a Matigsalog-inspired top. (PNA) FFC/ASA/lvp

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