BACOLOD City has been shortlisted for the “Top 10 Model Cities of the Philippines,” a search for the most livable urban centers across the country, spearheaded by The Manila Times.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia has been invited by The Manila Times to attend the awarding ceremonies on May 11 at the New World Manila Bay Hotel.
Dante Francis Ang II, executive editor, president and chief executive officer of The Manila Times, informed Leonardia that out of 36 select cities, they have drawn out a shortlist of 12 cities, which would then vie for the top spots and other awards.
There are currently 145 cities in the Philippines.
The awardees will include the champion, two runners-up, and multiple other awards per category, including Peace and Security, Rest and Recreation, Research and Development, Health and Education, Clean and Green, Road and Home, Livelihood and Employment, Youth and Elders, Tax and Services, and Emergency/Disaster Preparedness.
The pool of speakers at awarding rites includes internationally acclaimed Filipino urban planner Architect Felino Palafox, founder and managing partner of Palafox Associates, who will talk on "Cities of the Future: Philippines at 500, 2021 and Beyond."
Other speakers are World Bank Philippines program leader Vickram Cuttaree, P & A Grant Thornton-Tax Advisory and Compliance head lawyer Lea Roque, and KMC MAG managing director Michael McCullough
As published in SunStar Bacolod, dated on May 08, 2017