STAND. COM. REP. NO.810-02
RE: H.C.R. No. 48
Honorable Calvin K.Y. Say
Speaker, House of Representatives
Twenty-First State Legislature
Regular Session of 2002
State of Hawaii
Your Committee on Higher Education, to which was referred H.C.R. No. 48 entitled:
"HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION REQUESTING THE GOVERNOR AND THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TO ESTABLISH SISTER-STATE EDUCATIONAL, CULTURAL, AND ECONOMIC EXCHANGES BETWEEN THE STATE OF HAWAII AND THE PROVINCE OF ILOCOS SUR OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES,"
begs leave to report as follows:
The purpose of this concurrent resolution is to request the Governor and the President of the University of Hawaii (UH) to establish sister-state educational, cultural, and economic exchanges between Hawaii and the Province of Ilocos Sur in the Republic of the Philippines.
UH and Ilocos Surian Association of Hawaii submitted testimony in support of this measure.
Your Committee finds that establishing ties between nations as this measure proposes enriches the cultures of both countries. Creating a sister-state relationship between Hawaii and the Ilocos Sur Province will enhance both parties' understanding and appreciation of each other and provide economic benefits to both.
As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Higher Education that is attached to this report, your Committee concurs with the intent and purpose of H.C.R. No. 48 and recommends that it be referred to the Committee on Finance.
Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Higher Education,
ROY TAKUMI, Chair