THE City of Bacolod has expressed appreciation to The Manila Times for recognizing it as the Top Philippine Model City, validating its reputation as the most liveable urban center in the country.
A resolution unanimously passed by the Sangguniang Panlungsod (city council), presided over by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, said that with the award conferred on the city during the Times’ Philippine Model Cities Forum and Awards, the City of Bacolod stands to benefit in terms of tourism and investments.
The award was accepted by Mayor Evelio Leonardia after the forum held at the New World Bay Hotel last May 11.
Bacolod City was also cited recently as The Best City to Live in the Philippines by The Conyo Times 2017. This was in addition to other awards it had received, such as Most Liveable Philippine City by ikwaderno.wordpress.com 2013; and Most Business-Friendly City in the Philippines by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry.