City officials formally accepted the offer of the City of Lima, Ohio, United States of America, for the foregoing of a sisterhood or twinning relationship with the city.
Under Resolution No. 477, series of 2022, local legislators directed the Philippine International Sisterhood and Twinning Association–Baguio City chapter (PHISTA-BCC) committee to prepare the necessary documents to effect the establishment of sisterhood ties with the City of Lima, Ohio, United States of America.
During a meeting in February 2022 between Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan and Ronald Eiselstein, a purveyor and green energy technology advocate from Ohio, the city official proposed the idea of having a sisterhood relation between Baguio and Lima which prompted the latter to report and sought the help of Lima City Mayor Sharetta Smith to pursue the ties considering the historical value and various connections both cities share, most notably the mayorship of Engr. Eussebius Julius Halsema, a Ohioan, in Baguio City from 1920 to 1935.
On August 15, 2022, Baguio City formally communicated its intention for a more vigorous exploration of the possibility of forging the sisterhood ties.
Pursuant to Ordinance No. 42, series of 2008, otherwise known as the Baguio Sisterhood and Twinning Ordinance, the local government, through independent and mutual desires, has been establishing and forging twinning and sisterhood arrangements with domestic and international cities.
Further, the city is committed to establish sister city alliances with other cities of like qualities as well as twinning relationships with other local government units for the purpose of fostering long-term mutual partnerships that assist communities gain a national and global perspective to the challenges they face through planned cultural, educational, business/trade and humanitarian assistance exchanges.
In the said regard, the PHISTA-BCC in its Resolution No. 03, series of 2022, forwarded to the local legislative body and the City Mayor’s Office its strong endorsement the forging of sisterhood ties between Baguio City and the City of Lima, Ohio, United States of America