Sister City: Dumaguete, Negros Oriental, Philippines
Interest in establishing a Sister City in the Philippines began with Cynthia Bonta’s request to ASCA to consider Dumaguete as a possible Sister City. Alameda has a significant population of people of Filipino heritage and in recognition of this and with Dumaguete being a beautiful coastal city, as is Alameda, along with local interest, it seems a good fit. In August of 2013, Ms. Bonta carried greetings to Dumaguete on behalf of ASCA with an official invitation from Mayor Gilmore (01 August 2013) to become sister cities. Communication with Dumaguete, including a live video exchange on June 7, 2014 continues. The goal of signing the official Sister City agreement in was completed on June 5, 2015.