WAILUKU, Hawaii – A delegation of 24 elected officials from Quezon City Council, Philippines, led by Vice Mayor Josefina Belmonte, visited the Maui County Council on Monday to commemorate the 45th anniversary of a sister-city relationship with the county.
Maui County Council Chair Mike White presented Vice Mayor Belmonte with a framed certificate.
Maui County Council Vice-Chair Don S. Guzman, who was born in Cubao, Quezon City, presented Majority Leader Bong Suntay a copy of the 1970 resolution that established the relationship.
Resolution 70-58, introduced by former Maui County Councilmember Yoneto Yamaguchi, established the sister-city relationship on Feb. 20, 1970. The resolution recognizes then-Maui County Councilmember Richard Caldito, who was adopted as an honorary member of the Quezon City Council.
Located in metropolitan Manila, Quezon City is the national capital and the most populous municipality in the Philippines.
To learn about the county’s sister cities, visit www.mauicountysistercities.org.
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Council Chair Mike White welcomes the delegates to the Council Chamber.