After formally sealing its 2nd sisterhood ties, officials and delegates from Camalig, Albay have engaged in a benchmarking visit at San Pedro City, Laguna- the Sampaguita Capital of the Philippines.
The city government of San Pedro led the turnover of sampaguita seedlings to Lgu-Camalig, held at Rosario Sampaguita Nursery Park, which sparks additional significance to this benchmarking activity, reflective to its shared commitment in advancing agricultural and tourism inputs.
Sampaguita in San Pedro City is considered as one of the booming programs that provide jobs and livelihood opportunities to its constituents due to its infused products like soaps, perfumes, cosmetics, and herbal medicines.
The team also made rounds at the new City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (CDRRM) building of San Pedro, which was structured to massively perform its role in every phase of emergency responses. It’s a 5-story building that has division offices particularly for rescue management, disaster operations, planning and intelligence, 24/7 dissemination of information, healthcare, and welfare services.
The tour also included visits to the San Pedro Apostol Church and Lolo Uweng Shrine- both renowned for their miraculous healing stories that attract thousands of pilgrims to San Pedro City. This devotion mirrors that of the Camaligueños, who are known for their steadfast religious faith.
LGU-Camalig led by Mayor Carlos “Caloy” Irwin G. Baldo Jr., would like to extend his heartfelt gratitude to the city government of San Pedro, led by City Mayor Art Joseph Francis Mercado, for a well-coordinated and impressive welcome to the delegates, forging that this collaboration will go beyond just a mere contract but the start of a lasting friendship.
Article by: Mr. Tim L. Florece, PIO