Manila, Moscow eye revival of sister-city pact

Published February 12, 2021, 11:35 AM

by Minka Klaudia S. Tiangco and Analou De Vera

Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso expressed readiness to revive the sister-city agreement between Manila and Moscow, Russia. 

COURTESY CALL—Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso talks with Ambassador of Russian Federation to the Philippines Marat Pavlov at the Manila City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (Photo from Manila Public Information Office / MANILA BULLETIN)

Domagoso said this during a meeting with Ambassador of Russian Federation to the Philippines Marat Pavlov at the Manila City Hall on Thursday, Feb. 11.

“This is good for us, for tourism, arts, culture, investment. I’ll be happy to sign and exchange things and we always welcome things that we can learn and duplicate as what we are trying to do nowadays,” he said.

Charlie Dungo, director of the Department of Tourism, Culture, and Arts of Manila (DTCAM), said the last time that the agreement was signed was 24 years ago. 

Domagoso said the sister-city pact between the two countries will also allow local theater artists to learn from Moscow as Russia is known for its theater art.

The local chief executive also said that the iconic art deco Manila Metropolitan Theater is set to open to the public in April.

 
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