The first ProbinSyudad FESTIVALExpo for the Twinning of Cities will be held
in Bacolod City on April 24-26, 2015 as part of the Twinning Project between
Bacolod and Taguig.
Piaya Network President Leah Aguirre, ProbinSyudad: The First FESTIVALExpo
for the Twinning of Cities Project Head Charlotte Tinaza, Bacolod City Mayor
Monico Puentevella, Councilor Sonya Verdeflor and Resident Project Manager Jen
Cabahug during the unveiling of the project yesterday at the Bacolod People’s
House.* (CMO-PIO photo)
Councilor Sonya Verdeflor (2nd L) being interviewed on ProbinSyudad
celebration.* (WHOS photo)
The initiative is a nationwide project that highlights a city-to-city
development cooperation to aid effectiveness for mutual learning and friendship
between people, as well as in promoting each city’s progress, proud heritage and
culture and arts.
“This is another good project that will make the city smile,” said Bacolod
City Mayor Monico Puentevella during its unveiling yesterday at the Ceremonial
Hall of the Bacolod People’s House. Further, the Mayor also sees the influx of
more guests to come to Bacolod.
Bacolod and Taguig give a lot of love and respect to each other, he added.
ProbinSyudad Project Head Charlotte Tinaza said that the upcoming celebration
is in line with the 2012 Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) signing and Resolution
No. 620 which was passed in 1996 that saw the two metropolis as sister cities.
She also opined that her visits to Bacolod have always been “very warm” and
hopes that the event will be included in the city’s major occasions.
Councilor Sonya Verdeflor, who was also present during the announcement, said
that the relationship between Bacolod City and Taguig “doesn’t start and end
with the MOA signing” and is a start for both Local Government Units (LGU) to
share their best practices with each other.
Event highlights include a FUNdRIVE campaign by the Volkswagen Club of Negros
Island, a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Career Hub in partnership with the
IT-Business Process Association of the Philippines (IBPAP) and the Public
Employment Service Office (PESO), as well as the “One Million Voices” campaign
in celebration of the industry reaching its 1 million mark and as Bacolod being
considered as the country’s second wave in the IT-BPO field.
A Rights of the Child nationwide campaign will also be observed alongside the
League of Tourism and Hospitality Students Summit and a classical Concert-Dinner
of a Cause for the benefit of St. Vincent’s Home for the Aged.
Piaya Network, ProbinSyudad’s official media partner, will also be
re-launched in celebration of its 2nd year of operation.