TACLOBAN CITY, Jan. 27 -- The city government of Bacoor in Cavite and the municipal government of Palapag, Northern Samar have signed a sisterhood agreement that would boost their economic, trade, tourism, educational and cultural ties.

Palapag Mayor Florence Batula, in a press statement released Friday, said less developed towns need the help of local government units with vibrant economies like Bacoor City to become more productive and competitive.

"Palapag is one of the less developed areas and we need help from local government units with vibrant economies such as Bacoor," Batula said during the signing ceremony held at the Bacoor Government Center on Thursday.

Batula also said it was not the first time that Palapag and Bacoor had ...