|Quezon City Renews Sister City Ties with Guam|
The Quezon City government renewed its sister city agreement with the government of Guam on July 12 at the Guam government House at Agana, Guam.
Representing Mayor Herbert Bautista, Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte penned the Memorandum of Agreement with Guam Gov. Eddie Baza Calvo which reaffirms the close relations between the two developed cities.
In 2000, Governor Carl Gutierrez signed a similar agreement with then Quezon City Mayor Ismael Mathay Jr.
In a statement, Gov. Calvo emphasized the close friendship between Guam and Quezon City and the fact that Filipinos helped rebuild the island after it was distraught during World War II. He boasted that his ancestors settled in Ermita, Manila and only came back to Guam after his father’s great grandfather died there.
He likewise added that his wife traces her roots in Ilocos Norte.
Governor Calvo mentioned that a large number of their citizens seek medical treatment in the Philippines, particularly in St. Luke’s Medical Center in Quezon City.
Vice Mayor Belmonte, for her part, thanked the Governor for the chance to renew the sister city ties with Guam.
She likewise stated that the Quezon City government is willing to explore more ways to further promote Philippine medical tourism in Guam and expand the medical services being availed of Guam residents in our country.