Bacolod “Most Improved City” in WV

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The City of Bacolod was declared the “Most Improved Highly Urbanized City (HUC)” in Region 6 (Western Visayas) for 2020 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

The award was given to Bacolod City during the 4th Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC) Recognition Ceremony for Competitive Local Government Units (LGUs) in Iloilo City last December 29, 2021.

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Bacolod City Local Investment Board executive director George Zulueta (2nd from right), who represented Mayor Evelio Leonardia, and Executive Assistant Dr. Emiliano Sama (2nd from left) accept the award for Bacolod as the “Most Improved Highly Urbanized City in the Visayas for 2020” from DTI officials, namely (from left), assistant regional director Ermilinda Pollentes, provincial director Rachel Nufable, and regional director Rebecca Rascon, at the 4th Regional Competitiveness Council Recognition Ceremony for Competitive Local Government Units in Iloilo City.

Aside from this major award, Bacolod City topped two of the four pillars of the 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI). These are Infrastructure and Resiliency. The other two pillars are Economic Dynamism and Government Efficiency.

Accepting the awards for Bacolod were Local Investment Board executive director George Zulueta, who represented the mayor, and Executive Assistant Dr. Emiliano Sama.

Annually, the DTI-6 is giving recognition to outstanding LGUs in the region that excel in the CMCI. LGUs are awarded in the following classifications: 5th to 6th Class Municipalities, 3rd to 4th Class Municipalities, 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, Component Cities, and Highly Urbanized Cities.

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