This is a list of the twin towns, sister cities and other international relationships of Metro Manila, composed of cities with which the National Capital Region of the Philippines, Metro Manila and its local government units are twinned geographically and politically, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural interchange.


The following cities have been declared twin towns and sister cities of the capital region.


China Shanghai, China[1]


The following cities have been declared twin towns and sister cities of the capital city and surrounding local government units in Metro Manila.


Philippines Calamba, Laguna[citation needed]
Philippines Malabon, Philippines[citation needed]
Philippines San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan[citation needed]
South Korea Incheon, South Korea[citation needed]


Las Piñas
Canada Markham, Ontario, Canada
Russia Sochi, Russia
United States Philadelphia, United States


Philippines Balatan, Camarines Sur, Philippines[2]
Romania Cluj-Napoca, Romania[citation needed]
Philippines Famy, Laguna, Philippines[2]
Philippines Infanta, Quezon, Philippines[2]
Philippines Itogon, Benguet, Philippines[2]
United States Los Angeles, California, United States, since 1992[3][4][5]
Russia Vladivostok, Primorsky Krai, Russia[citation needed]
South Korea Jung District, Daejeon, South Korea[6]
United Arab Emirates Dubai, United Arab Emirates[7][note 1]
Mexico Acapulco, Mexico, since 1969[8]
China Beijing, China, since 2005[1][9]
East Timor Dili, East Timor[10]
China Guangzhou, China[1]
Israel Haifa, Israel[11]
United States Honolulu, Hawaii, United States, since 1980[12][13]
United States Maui County, Hawaii, United States, as a Friendship city since 1994[14][15]
Russia Moscow, Russia[citation needed]
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, since 2005[16]
Japan Nantan, Kyoto, Japan[17][18]
United States Sacramento, California, United States[19]
Northern Mariana Islands Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands[20]
United States San Francisco, California, United States[21]
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan[22][23]
Japan Takatsuki, Osaka, Japan[17]
Poland Warsaw, Poland
Canada Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, since 1979[24]
Japan Yokohama, Japan[17][25]
Philippines Alaminos, Pangasinan, Philippines [26]
Philippines Bacolod, Philippines [27]
Canada Brampton, Ontario, Canada, as a Friendship city since 2005 [28][29]
South Korea Yeongdo District, Busan, South Korea, as a Friendship city since 2012 [30]
Philippines Davao City, Philippines[31]
Philippines Iloilo City, Philippines [32]
Japan Sakai, Ibaraki, Japan[33]
China Liuzhou, China[1][34]
Romania Piteşti, Romania[35]
Sweden Staffanstorp, Sweden[34]
Japan Takasaki, Gunma, Japan[17][34][36][37]
United States Carson, California, United States


South Korea Haeundae, South Korea, since 2015[38]
United States Carson, California, United States, since 2018
South Korea Jecheon, South Korea[citation needed]
Taiwan Tainan City, Taiwan, since September 10, 1980[39]
United States Union City, California, United States[40]
Japan Marugame, Kagawa, Japan[17]
United States South San Francisco, California, United States[41]


Philippines Alicia, Isabela, Philippines[42]
Philippines Banaybanay, Davao Oriental, Philippines[42]
Japan Chiba City, Chiba, Japan[17]
Philippines Cotabato City, Philippines[42]
Philippines Davao City, Philippines[42]
Philippines General Santos, Philippines[42]
Philippines Iloilo City, Philippines[42]
United States Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States[43]
Philippines La Trinidad, Benguet, Philippines[42]
United States Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1970[15][44]
Philippines Naga, Camarines Sur, Philippines[citation needed]
Canada New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada[45][46][47]
Philippines Puerto Princesa, Philippines[42]
Philippines Pura, Tarlac, Philippines[42]
Philippines Sadanga, Mountain Province, Philippines[42]
United States Salt Lake City, Utah, United States[48]
China Shenyang, China[1]
Taiwan Taipei, Taiwan[22][23]
Philippines Wao, Lanao del Sur, Philippines[42]


United States Maui County, Hawaii, United States, since 1991 as a Friendship City[49]
United States Santa Barbara, California, United States[5][50]


Philippines Bacolod, Negros Occidental[51]
Australia Blacktown, Australia[52]
South Korea Goyang, South Korea[53]
Philippines Himamaylan, Negros Occidental[54]
Philippines Iloilo City, Iloilo[55]
Philippines Tabaco, Albay[56]
Philippines Vigan, Ilocos Sur[57]


South Korea Bucheon, South Korea, since June 25, 2008[58]
Philippines Bustos, Bulacan, Philippines[59]
United States Kauai, Hawaii, United States



United States Pateros, Washington, United States, since 2013[60]

See also


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  7. ^ "About:Mandaluyong City". Araphil Apartments & Tours. Retrieved 5 February 2015. Mandaluyong City has definitely grown to a city of a once quiet municipality of traditional pre war era of houses to a mighty economy of businesses and shopping place. It also became the sister city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
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