Council Member, Municipality of Bayombong
President, Bayombong Sisterhood Association
It is with deep pleasure that I express my heartfelt greetings to the people of Bayombong and Gonohe through this website. Truly, we are made closer to each other through this site; so that, despite the geographical distance and the health protocols brought about by the pandemic, we remain connected to each other.
This connection between the people of Bayombong and Gonohe is the same link that we celebrate and give thanks for every day of our lives. For, many years ago, a gentleman from Japan came back to the Philippines to re-establish ties, this time under better circumstances; and it is this same relationship that we, members of the Bayombong-Gonohe Sister City Association, treasure until today. We are grateful for the initiatives of our predecessors in this Association, for their foresight in establishing this exchange of friendship and culture between our cities; and it is our sincere hope that this companionship shall have no end.
We look forward to more collaborations with Gonohe in the mutual development and interest in the fields of culture, education, governance, and social responsibility. We have so much to learn from each other, and we have so much to share as well.
I wish to make special mention of the admirable creativity of Mr. Joseph Mamuric, Jr., grandson of Engr. Hipolito Mamuric II, one of the pioneer leaders of our Association, for his sense of volunteerism in launching this website that shall serve as a friendship and exchange hub for all of us.
On behalf of the officers and members of the Bayombong-Gonohe Sister City Association, I express my deepest and most cordial sentiments of esteem and affection to our counterparts in Gonohe. May our friendship ever flourish; and we look forward to that day that we shall see each other again to recall the years we have already spent together, and to look forward to many more years of amity and collaboration.