Friday, September 8, 2017


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THAI ENVOY. Mayor Belen Fernandez (center) meets Thailand Ambassador to the Philippines Thanatip Upatising
 with wife Montip, Minister Counselor, Consul Somjai Taphaopong, and First Secretary Rathanand Vichaidit.
DAGUPAN CITY – The Ambassador of Thailand, Thanatip Upatising and his wife Monthip, paid a courtesy call on Mayor Belen T. Fernandez at her office after visiting Thai students enrolled at the Lyceum Northwestern University (LNU) in Dagupan on September 8.

The Ambassador said he and his wife wanted to see how well the Thai students are doing in their studies and in their stay in Dagupan City.

Thanatip  told Mayor Fernandez that the Thai students spoke well of the city’s well managed peace and order, adding that  the city is clean as well as a stress-free place for them to stay and study.

Mayor Fernandez said she was humbled to hear such good impression from Thai students about Dagupan and explored on how the city could help them while they are in the city to study.

Ambassador Thanatip extended his invitation to Mayor Fernandez to visit Thailand this November to learn their best practices in agriculture, especially their "One Town One Product" program.

Fernandez expressed interest in learning Thailand’s best practices in agriculture, which is very timely now that the city is cleaning its rivers.

“This is one good opportunity for us to learn Thailand’s best practices in agriculture and One Town One Product which comes at an appropriate time when we are cleaning our rivers," Fernandez said. 

“Maganda na maturuan natin ang ating mga fisherfolks on how to have a better yield before we start allowing them to use our rivers for their livelihood. Maganda din na maturuan tayo ng Thailand sa successful na pagpapatakbo nila ng kanilang One Town One Product program so we could also promote our local products,” said Fernandez.

Fernandez said she will tag along some personnel from the City Agriculture Office when she visits Thailand. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Sept. 8, 2017) 

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