Top From Left: Dingalan Mayor Shierwin H. Taay,  and Vice Mayor Edgardo Galvez  (seated)  together with the Dingalan Sangguniang Bayan Members  (standing) during the Virtual Signing of the Sisterhood MOA; Gensan City Vice Mayor Loreto B. Acharon signed the MOA as Witness; Below from Left to Right: Hon. Shandee  Theresa Llido- Pestaño- gave her Rationale/ Background of the Ties; Gensan City Mayor Ronnel C. Rivera showing the MOA after signing it

September 2, 2021, 9:00 in the morning,  another Sisterhood Ties was added to Gensan’s increasing list of domestic cooperation in the country. Dingalan, Aurora is our tenth Sister Area, at the same time our second sister municipality signed through virtual means. The first one was with Camiling, Tarlac, a month ago.

Gensan has now fifteen (15) Sister Cities/ Municipalities, five (5) International Understanding and ten (10) Domestic Cooperation. Our International Sister Cities include Shantou City, China; Hadano City, Japan; Katherine Town, Northern Territory, Australia; Manado City, Indonesia; and Jersey City, New Jersey, United States of America.

Our domestic sisterhood ties include Iloilo City, Naga City, Quezon City, Bacolod City, Makati City, Mabalacat City, Angeles City, San Fernando City, Camiling, Tarlac and now Dingalan Aurora.

Dingalan and Gensan have a few commonalities and various differences. One of the similarities is our Tuna. Both places are tuna producing areas and while Gensan already claimed as the Tuna Capital of the Philippines, Dingalan really wanted to become the Tuna Capital of North Philippines.  

Gensan always appreciate other areas with the same industry, such as fishing, so we can humbly be a big brother to areas needing Gensan’s expertise and success story. Either which way, we are willing to be a part of their success story too.  

While both areas have seas,  they are facing the Pacific Ocean with rough waves that’s why they offer surfing as one of their Tourism activities!

When this pandemic is over, both areas are already planning to conduct exchange visits, to physically signify each other’s intention to go deeper in terms of economic and cultural exchanges.

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