Mayor Benjamin Magalong ratified city council resolution no. 538, series of 2022, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the sisterhood agreement between the cities of Baguio and Vaughan, Ontario, Canada, and expressing jubilation for the achievements reaped by both cities through mutual covenants.
The approved measure also commends the Filipino-Canadian Association of Vaughan for making this historic achievement possible.
In November 1996, the international partnership was officially established between Baguio and Vaughan through resolution no. 410, series of 1996, that approved the establishment of the sisterhood relationship, the resolution stated.
The partnership aims to promote social, cultural, educational, business and trade exchanges between the two cities where in the span of 25 years, delegations from both cities conducted exchange visits and cultural exchanges.
In 2009, a delegation from Vaughan visited Baguio to participate in the celebration of its centennial celebration and inauguration of the Vaughn sister city marker at the Botanical Garden.
Ordinance no. 42, series of 2008, or the Sisterhood and Twinning Ordinance of the City of Baguio, commits to establish and forge sister city alliances with domestic and international cities of similar qualities through independent and mutual desires.
“The celebration of the 25 years of sisterhood ties between Baguio and Vaughan is a significant and remarkable event as it marks the numerous mutual achievements that proved beneficial to both cities,” the measure stated.-Gaby B. Keith