Wednesday, April 9, 2008


San Pablo City – City officials of Bolingbrook, Illinois, United States of America (USA) will be arriving here on April 17, 2008 to sign sisterhood agreement with this city which aim to promote mutual concern, as their contribution to peace and prosperity of the world.

Bolingbrook Mayor Roger. C. Claar will lead the delegation and will be welcome by San Pablo City Mayor Vicente B. Amante in a fitting ceremony to celebrate the occasion. Both executives are firmly determined that such steps will enchance understanding and friendship between two cities as well as for American and Filipino People.

Other goals of sisterhood pact are development of two cities in the fields of trade, education, cultural, science and technology and commercial exchanges. To bolster the bond, a street in this city will be named BOLINGBROOK in her honor while a street in Bolingbrook, Illinois will be named CITY OF SEVEN LAKES, a fact of what San Pablo City is famous for.

Sister city or town affiliation program is a concept launched by President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House in 1956 aiming to promote better understanding among people of the world.

There were only 31 Philippine Cities that have as to many sisterhood pact in 1975, and had grown since then to 488 sister city agreements in 2008 in different countries around the globe.

San Pablo and Bolingbrook sister city agreement was initiated by Seven Lakes International Association represented by its president Romy Balcita. (SEVEN LAKES PRESS CORPS)

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