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Opportunities for Iloilo Once Iloilo-Guam Sisterhood is Revived

Iloilo 4th District Board Member Domingo Oso lobbies for the revival of the sisterhood agreement between the United States Territory of Guam and the Province of Iloilo. The revival of the agreement will open a number of opportunities in terms of employment, tourism, and investment for both parties.

The Iloilo-Guam Sisterhood was established in 1989 by virtue of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan Resolution No. 91, Series of 1989 under then Governor Simplicio Griňo and then Vice Governor Ramon Duremdes.

According to Oso, it is high time for the sisterhood agreement to be revived as both areas are developing. Moreover, Oso shared that there had been initial talks between Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. and Guam Governor Lourdes Leon Guerrero.

“There is a construction boom in Guam and with us having a good relationship with Guam we can send Ilonggo workers there thus creating employment opportunities for our people,” states Iloilo 4th District Board Member Domingo Oso.

Oso also added that they are pushing to waive visa requirements for Filipinos going to Guam. In addition, the visa waiver can also open direct flights from Iloilo to Guam. Read more: revival of Iloilo-Guam sisterhood pushed 

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