PHILIPPINE Consul General Adelio Angelito Cruz was among the guests at the opening ceremony of the Los Angeles Sister Cities Plaza in San Pedro, California on February 28. Makati and Los Angeles have been sister cities since January 28, 1992.
The construction of the Sister Cities Plaza was spearheaded by Los Angeles 15th District Councilmember Joe Buscaino to serve as a monument to all of Los Angeles’ Sister Cities. The Plaza also symbolizes San Pedro’s role as LA County’s gateway to the rest of the world.
A ceremonial raising of the flags representing Los Angeles’ 25 sister cities witnessed by Consuls General of Egypt, Indonesia, Germany, Japan and Lithuania was the highlight of the event.
The new Los Angeles Sister City Plaza is a 1.68 acre green space, the 38th park to be opened in the city’s 50 Park Initiative, a pledge to bring more open space to park-poor areas of Los Angeles.