Cebu City, Sabrosa formalizes Sister-City Agreement in Ferdinand Magellan’s birthplace
Mayor Michael Rama of Cebu City and
Mayor José Manuel de Carvalho Marques signing the Sister-City Agreement between
the cities of Cebu and Sabrosa on 02 October 2014 at Sabrosa, Portugal.
Cebu City and Sabrosa, Portugal recently formalized their sister-city agreement,
when its respective heads -- Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama and Sabrosa Mayor José
Manuel de Carvalho Marques -- signed the agreement, in simple ceremonies held right
at the heart of the Portuguese explorer’s hometown.
The twinning was made possible upon the initiative of Philippine Ambassador to Portugal
Philippe J. Lhuillier.
“This partnership will hope to highlight and promote Philippine-Portugal relations
and help build awareness, not only between the people of Cebu and Sabrosa, but among
Filipinos and Portuguese in general. I believe that the sister-city agreement is
best suited for these two wonderful cities, because these cities share a common
historical link in the person of Ferdinand Magellan,” said Amb. Lhuillier.