Mayor Michael Rama of Cebu City presenting
Mayor José Manuel de Carvalho Marques of Sabrosa with a symbolic key to the City
This relationship between Cebu and Sabrosa will provide a framework for the pursuit
and development of fruitful exchanges in the areas of culture, trade, tourism and
education between the two cities. Sabrosa is in the north of Portugal, where a large
number of its commercial and industrial entities are located and in the heartland
of Portugal’s famed Douro wine producing region.
In addition to presenting Mayor Marques with the key to Cebu City at the signing
ceremony, Mayor Rama also pledged to donate a replica of the Sto. Niño of Cebu where
it will be placed in one of the churches in Sabrosa. In turn, one of the main roads
emanating from the Magellan monument at the western entry point to Sabrosa has been
named Avenida Cidade de Cebu in honor of the relationship of the two cities. During
their stay in Sabrosa, Mayor Rama and his delegation also attended the 3rd Meeting
of the Network of Magellan Cities. The Network, which has its Secretariat based
in Seville, Spain, envisions to bring together the 20 cities that were encountered
durin Magellan’s circumnavigation of the world.