Awards and Recognition

ONE OF THE FASTEST RISING CITIES IN THE PHILIPPINES

3rd Most Competitive City of the Philippines (Economic Dynamism) 2015
2nd Most Competitive City of the Philippines (Infrastructure Development) 2017
3rd Most Competitive Component City of the Philippines (Overall) 2017
3rd Most Competitive Component City of the Philippines (Overall) 2018
1st Most Competitive Component City of the Philippines (Government Efficiency) 2018
2nd Most Competitive Component City of the Philippines (Government Efficiency) 2019

HOME TO INNOVATIVE GOOD GOVERNANCE PROGRAMS

Galing Pook Awardee 2014 (Night Market)
Galing Pook Awardee 2018 (Tagumpay Works Program)

A CITY OF GREAT EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITH EXCELLENT FACILITATION SERVICES

Best Public Employment Services Office 2013
Best Public Employment Services Office 2014
Best Public Employment Services Office 2015
Hall of Fame Award for Best Public Employment Services Office 2013 – 2015
National TESDA Kabalikat Awardee 2017
Top PESO User and Advocate of PEIS
Top PESO User and Advocate of PHILJOBNET

HOME OF GROUNDBREAKING LITERACY PROGRAM

Special Award of Excellence in Literacy 2014

A DISASTER RESILIENT CITY

Gawad Kalasag Award on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Regional Level 2014
Gawad Kalasag Award on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Regional Level 2015
Gawad Kalasag Award on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Regional Level 2016
1st Place Regional Gawad Kalasag Awards 2017

A CHILD FRIENDLY CITY

Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance 2014
Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance 2015
Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance 2016
Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance 2017
Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance 2018

BEST HOUSING PROGRAM IN THE PHILIPPINES

Special Citation for Best LGU Practices on Housing Program 2015
2nd Place Best LGU Practices on Housing Program 2015
1st Place Best LGU Practices on Housing Program 2016

MOST BUSINESS FRIENDLY CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Most Business-Friendly City in the Philippines 2014
Most Business-Friendly City in the Philippines 2016
Most Business-Friendly City in the Philippines 2017 (Winner)
Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines 2018-2019 (Finalist)

A CITY WITH EXCELLENT NUTRITION PROGRAM

CROWN Awardee for Nutrition 2017
CROWN Awardee for Nutrition 2018
Green Banner Awardee in Nutrition 2015
Green Banner Awardee in Nutrition 2016
Green Banner Awardee in Nutrition 2017

EMBRACES TECHNOLOGY FOR EFFICIENCY

eGOV Business Empowerment, 2nd Placer 2015
eGOV Business Empowerment, 3rd Places 2016
eGOV Global Competitiveness Award for the Integrated Services Digital Network 3rd Placer 2019
eGOV Government to Customer and Data Driven Governance Award 2019 Finalist

A RISING BEST TOURISM ORIENTED CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Pearl Award Best Tourism Oriented LGU in the Philippines 2016
Best Tourism Event 2016 – 15th National Scout Jamboree
Pearl Award Best Tourism Oriented LGU in the Philippines 2017
Best Tourism Event 2017 Kaimunan Aw Pakaradyan Festivals
1st Place Community Based Tourism Campaign 2017 Tagumpay Gulayan Program 2017
Best Community-Based Responsible Tourism 2018
Best Tourism-Oriented LGU in the Philippines 2018
Hall of Fame Best Tourism Oriented LGU in the Philippines 2018
Golden ERA International Award for Tourism 2018
Grand Winner Best Event Hosting 6th ASEAN Scout Jamboree 2017
1st Runner Up – Best Program for Culture & Arts for Kagikan, Kabilin & Katigayunan

HOME TO WORLD RENOWNED CHAMBER CHORALE

Grand Slam Champion, National Government Chorale Competition 2015, 2016, 2017
National Champion Government Chorale Competition 2019
Level III – Gold Diploma Winner of the Sing ‘N’ Pray Competition Kobe, Japan 2018
World Choir Games Qualifier

HOME TO EXCELLENT GOOD GOVERNANCE SERVICES

2nd Place ARTA (Anti Red Tape Act) Implementation in the Philippines 2018
Seal of Good Local Governance 2016

HOME TO DEDICATED CIVIL SERVANTS

CSC Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award for Mayor Allan Rellon
CSC Pagasa Award for the City Cultural Communities Affairs Development
CSC Pagasa Award CAGRO – Agrivolving Fund Program
CSC Pagasa Award CENRO – I’M SEACURE PROGRAM