Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan will lead city officials here on the three-day 3rd Philippine Cities Global Convention and Exposition to be held from Nov. 17 to 19 at the Resorts World Manila.
Pamintuan said this would be the first time that Angeles City will participate in the event which is being hosted by the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP).
“This will be a good avenue to discuss urban issues and concerns, consult with the national government, seek new partnerships with development agencies and formulate policy agenda that would be beneficial for all LCP member cities,” he said.
Pamintuan, currently the public relations officer of the LCP, that Angeles City will have its official booth during the event.
“It will give the expo participants a glimpse of what the city has to offer – our food and products, services and recent achievements in local governance,” the mayor said.
The event would revolve around the theme: “Bridging Cities, Transforming Lives,” aligned with the goals of the 2011-2016 Philippine Development Plan.
The theme articulates the commitment of the Philippine cities to be more proactive in the pursuit of sustainable development.
More than 900 delegates from the different cities in the country and abroad are expected to attend the activity, including LCP international development partners.
The LCP said that the event will provide a venue for its members to network and dialogue with international experts and city officials on common issues besetting cities, such as the negative impact of climate change, inadequate shelter programs, and environmental degradation.
The convention will also provide a venue where the country’s cities can share with other cities around the world their own successful programs and projects, which have resulted in more competitive and economically progressive communities.
The LCP said that the anticipated attendees of the event include international city officials including those from Yokohama in Japan, Blacktown in Australia and Amherst, Canada.