Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio arrived Wednesday, July 14, in Zamboanga City in time for the formal signing of the Davao-Zamboanga sisterhood city agreement in City Hall Thursday, July 15.
Mayor Beng Climaco, Vice Mayor Atty. Rommel Agan, District I Rep. Jawo Jimenez and Western Mindanao Command Chief Lt. Gen. Corleto Vinluan at the airport.
Duterte-Carpio arrived together with House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco.
Zamboanga City government said the signing ceremony is set at 8 a.m. at the lobby of the 114-year old Zamboanga City Hall.
“It seals the pledge forged by former Davao City Mayor and now Pres. Rodrigo Duterte and Mayor Beng Climaco in Davao City last April 15, 2015 when the Climaco-led Zambo City delegation visited Davao City,” it said.
The sister city ties “intend to create and fortify an open communicative atmosphere to induce a heightened exchange of ideas”, particularly in the fields of tourism and culture, agriculture and trade and commerce, the local government said.
Due to strict implementation of health protocols, the event in City Hall will be attended only by a handful of officials representing the two cities. All participants underwent RT-PCR/antigen tests.
From City Hall, Duterte-Carpio will visit hospitals where soldiers wounded in the C-130 plane crash in Sulu last July 14, are being treated.