Major Awards / Citations



Facts & Figures
Educational Facilities Public Private Total
Day Care Centers 201   201
Preparatory 54 55 109
Secondary 15 8 23
Tertiary 3 11 14
Technical 4 51 55
       
Health Facilites      
Hospitals 2 8 10
Health Centers 9   9
Lying-in-Clinics 4   4
       
Recreational Facilities      
Parks & Playgrounds 6   6
Covered Courts 31   31
Open Courts   198 198
Resorts      
Hotes/Motels   36/4 36/4
Cinemas/Theaters   2 2
Cockpit Arena   3 3

International Awards

  • Nominated – Lee Kuan Yew World City Prize 2016
  • Champion – Livable Cities, Asian Development Bank
  • Top 5 – World Mayor 2014, City Mayors Foundation – only Filipino Local Chief Executive representing the Philippines in the Finals
  • Plaque of Special Citation – Iloilo City Contingent represented by Dinagyang Festival, Philippine Independence Day Council, Inc., Independence Day Parade 2013, New York, USA
  • Gold Award – Iloilo River Development Project, 2010 International Livable Communities (LivCom) Awards, Chicago, USA
  • Silver Award – Post LivCom: Advancing the Iloilo River Development Initiatives through Integrated Sustainable Management, 2011 LivCom Awards, Songpa, Seoul, South Korea
  • Silver Award – Iloilo Dinagyang Festival, 2011 LivCom Awards
  • Bronze Award – Whole City Category, 2011 LivCom Awards
  • Top 4 Finalist – Thiess River Prize Awards 2013, Brisbane, Australia – Iloilo River is the only Asian entry
  • Shorlisted in Top 77 – 2012 New7WonderCities of the World – 1,220 cities from 220 countries


National Awards

  • First Place – Government Efficiency among Highly Urbanized Cities for 2015, Regional Competitiveness Summit, National Competitiveness Council
  • Top 5 – Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit Awards 2015, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI)
  • Plaque of Recognition – Having No Human Rabies Case for the Last Three Years (2012-2014), Department of Health (DOH)
  • Plaque of Merit – Outstanding Local Government Unit for 2014 Highly Urbanized City Category, Philippine National Police
  • Presidential Bayanihan sa Daan Awards 2014 – Iloilo City’s Road Sharing Development, Office of the President
  • Winner – Livable Cities Design Challenge Philippines APEC Meeting Venue Category 2014, United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and National Competitiveness Council (NCC)
  • 2014 Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance – Council for Welfare of the Children
  • Certificate of Recognition – Rabies-Free City, Department of Health Region 6 (DOH6)
  • Second Place – National Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award 2014, Population Commission
  • Second Place – Government Efficiency among Highly Urbanized Cities for 2014, regional Competitiveness Summit, National Competitiveness Council (NCC)
  • First Place – Government Efficiency among Highly Urbanized Cities for 2013, Regional Competitiveness Summit, National Competitiveness Council (NCC)
  • Presidential Award – Outstanding Investment promotions Initiatives in Local Economic Development Program 2013, Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Seal of Good Housekeeping 2012 – Excellence in Transparency, Accountability and Good Fiscal Management, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  • Excellence in Business Environment and Management – Next Wave Cities 2012, Information and Communications Technology Office (ICTO), Department of Science and Technology (DOST), and Business Processing Association of the Philippines (BPAP)
  • Top 10 – Next Wave Cities for 2010 and 2012, ICTO-DOST and BPAP
  • Certificate of Recognition – Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle/Advocacy Award City Category for 2013, Department of Health (DOH) and Philippine Coalition for the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases
  • Hall of Fame – National Red Orchid Award for 2012, 2013 and 2014 for 100% Tobacco-free Environment, Department of Health (DOH) and World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Winner – Bagong Inisyatibo para sa HIV-AIDS (BINHI) for 2011, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and United Nations Development Program (UNDP)
  • Plaque of Recognition – Exclusive Breastfeeding in the Community for 2012, Department of Health (DOH)
  • Plaque of Recognition – Quality Health Care Services for 2010, Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth)
  • Trophy for Promoting Good Governance and Human Capital Through the Dinagyang festival – National Galing Pook Foundation 2011
  • Plaque of Appreciation – Leading Iloilo City in its Awards in Galing Pook 2012
  • Plaque of Recognition – Contribution to the Bureau of Fire Protection in 2013, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Bureau of Fire protection (BFP)


Regional Awards

  • Blue Certification Level III – Office of the Ombudsman Visayas
  • Plaque of Sustainability – 2015 Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 6
  • Outstanding Local Chief Executive for 2015 Highly Urbanized City Category – Police Community Relations programs and Projects, Police Regional Office 6
  • Hall of Fame – Best Performing City in Western Visayas for 2014 in Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Champion – Best Performing City in Western Visayas for 2010, 2012, 2013 and 2014 in EXCELL Awards, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Outstanding Highly Urbanized City 2014 – PNP Integrated Transformation program-Performance Governance System, Police Regional Office 6
  • Winner – Regional Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award 2014, Population Commission region 6
  • Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award 2011 and 2012 – Excellence in Local Government Performance Management System (LGPMS), Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Champion – Excellence in Administrative Governance of the Regional EXCELL Awards for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Champion – Excellence in Social Governance of the Regional EXCELL AWrds for 2012 and 2014, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Champion – Excellence in Environmental Governance of the Regional EXCELL Awards for 2013, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Champion – Excellence in Valuing Fundamentals of Governance of the Regional EXCELL Awards for 2012, Department of Interior and Local Government Region 6
  • Model LGU 2014 – Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS) Award, Department of Social Welfare and Development Region 6
  • Regional Kabalikat Awardee – City Category for 2013, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) and Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE)
  • First Place – Best Government Emergency Response Management (GEMS) Category for 2012 and 2013 for Iloilo City Emergency Responders (ICER), Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) Region 6
  • Plaque of Recognition – Financial Assistance to Operational Fund Support in 2013, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) Region 6
  • Plaque of Merit – Most Supportive Local Government Unit – Highly Urbanized City for 2013, National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) Region 6, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6)
  • Plaque of Merit – Model BPAT (Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team) for 2010, NAPOLCOM 6 and PRO 6
  • Award of Recognition to Iloilo City, Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) Region 6
  • Plaque of Recognition – Achieving Target for TB Case 2011, Department of Health Region 6
  • Outstanding Fiscal Management – Commission on Audit Exit Evaluation 2011, Commission on Audit Region 6
  • Hall of Fame – Most Outstanding City Treasury Office for 2010 and 2011, Regional Association of Treasurers and Assessors, Bureau of Local Government Finance, Department of Finance
  • Certificate of Recognition – RACE to Serve: Advancing, Responsive, Accessible, Courteous and Effective Public Service in 2010, Civil service Commission Region 6



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