By Roi Lomotan
DUMAGUETE CITY (PIA) – Officials from Alameda in California and Yeongdong-gun in South Korea to hold some bilateral talks with Dumaguete City officials next week as they are being invited to join the celebrations of the City’s 67th Charter Day and the Sandurot Festival on November 20-19.
Dumaguete City Mayor Manuel Sagarbarria announced this to the members of local media during a recent press briefing held at a local mall here.
The Mayor disclosed that the local counterparts in these cities are expected to arrive on Nov. 20 and the talks would focus on education and investments.
“There will be bilateral exchange of ideas among the three cities in what we can do for the development and the city of Dumaguete,” he said.
He added that the city government has made arrangements with some universities here to host the breakout sessions in relation to the bilateral talks.
Alameda in California and Yeongdong-gun in South Korea are identified as sister-cities of Dumaguete City.
Sagarbarria informed members of the local press that preparations for the upcoming city fiesta are running smoothly. This year, the celebration carries the theme “Dumaguete City: Celebrating 67 years of Service, from the community to the world.”
The fiesta celebration opens on Nov. 20 with the presentation of the candidates of Ms. Dumaguete 2015 to the public at Quezon Park which will be followed by the pageant talent show. The coronation night of Ms. Dumaguete 2015 will be on Nov. 23 at Negros Oriental Convention Center.
Other major events include Sandurot Airsoft tournament on Nov. 22, at 7:00 am at Rizal Boulevard and the Flavors of Dumaguete Culinary Extravaganza on Nov. 24. 6:00 p,.m. also at the said venue.
More events are lined up from November 20-29 to make the celebration a weeklong to remember. (mbcn/ral/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was first published at PIA website on Nov. 16, 2015)