The Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) passed a resolution on Monday declaring the province’s intent to establish a sisterhood relationship with Laguna.
The resolution proposed by SP Member Jeremy Agerico Rosario returned the complement when Laguna earlier manifested its interest to establish a sisterhood relationship with the province of Pangasinan.
That intent was personally conveyed by Laguna Governor ER Ejercito when he came during the opening of the Palarong Pambansa on May 7 where President Benigno Aquino III was the guest of honor and keynote speaker.
In that visit, Governor Emilio Ramon “ER” Ejercito hailed Pangasinan as a classic example of a province for other provinces to emulate in terms of delivery of basic and health services, maintenance of peace and order, infrastructure development, cleanliness and cultural enhancement.
Rosario said the sisterhood of Pangasinan with Laguna is a welcome advantage for the province of Pangasinan.
He said this affinity will bring Pangasinenses closer to Laguna which is adjacent to the nation’s urban center Manila where most local and internationally-managed multi-national industrial and manufacturing companies are located.
Having commonalities in terms of vision, goals, aspirations in pursuing local good governance, the sisterhood relationship of the two provinces shall promote cultural exchange, eco-tourism, agri-business, and mutual technical assistance in various fields, Rosario said.
“With the sisterhood relations, employment opportunities for our provincemates will be very much open in the area, thereby opening the gates for other investors to consider Pangasinan as their extension province for their investments,” he added.