Bacolod hailed as Best Performing City


Bacolod City was awarded as the Best Performing City in Western Visayas.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred the award to the city during the 2019 Search for Excellence in Local Governance Awards rites held at the Diversion 21 Hotel in Iloilo City.

On behalf of Mayor Evelio Leonardia, DILG-Bacolod city director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag received the award for Bacolod.

In a statement, Leonardia said this recognition “proves the efficiency and responsiveness of government machinery and the vibrancy of the economy and the city in general.”

Bacolod also received five special awards in the five areas of governance such as champion in Excellence in Local Legislation, Excellence in Administrative Governance, and Excellence in Environmental Governance and first runner-up in Excellence in Social Governance and Excellence in Economic Governance.

The awarding ceremony held on December 3 was dubbed “Pagdayaw 2019: Reaping Results. Upscaling Innovations.”