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Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (seated, left) and General Santos Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas Nograles (seated, right) finalize their Sister Cities Agreement with a handshake. Venue was at the Jersey City Hall on Aug. 14, 2018.  (PCGNY photo)


The local governments of General Santos City and Jersey City formalized their Sister Cities Agreement on Aug. 14, 2018 at a Signing Ceremony held at the Council Chambers, Jersey City Hall, in New Jersey.

Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas Nograles represented General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera in the ceremony, saying that the Sister Cities Agreement is a step toward achieving various projects of exchange and mutual benefits for growth and development.

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop notes this is the first Sister Cities agreement in his five years in office, acknowledging the significant contribution of the Filipino community in his city.

He looks forward to visiting General Santos, building a strong bond with General Santos, and flourishing together as sister cities in the future.

Consul General Claro S. Cristobal and Vice Consul Khrystina Corpuz Popov represented the Philippine Consulate General at the event.


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Consul General Claro S. Cristobal (7th from right) shows his support for the General Santos City delegation led by Vice Mayor Shirlyn Bañas Nograles (6th from right) at the Sister Cities Signing Ceremony.  (PCGNY photo)

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