Tuesday, June 15, 2021

A multi-awarded city

RECOGNITIONS and awards are reflection of development.

Davao City has been receiving awards for the past years and more were received this year – a manifestation that it is striving for improvement and continually working on its development.

Women and children

Davao City Mayor Sara Durterte-Carpio and the then mayor President Rodrigo Duterte, has been into conceptualizing programs that would specially focus on the most vulnerable sectors in society -- the women and children.

On March 2018, the Integrated Gender and Development Division (IGDD) of the city was awarded during the 2018 National Women’s Month celebration as Gender and Development Local Hub 2018-2020 for being the prime mover of the Davao’s GAD mainstreaming programs towards gender-responsive local governance.

Also, the famed Anak TV Seal Award, the seal of approval from the public attesting to their child-sensitivity, was given to the Byaheng DO30 TV last December 7. The Office of the President in January awarded the city as one of the child-friendly municipalities.

Safety, Security

With the intensification of its security, Davao City was recognized as the 4th safest in Southeast Asia last April 8, and one of the Ten Most Peaceful and Safest Cities in Southeast Asia on May 28 by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Moreover, Davao was awarded by the Manila Times as a Safe Haven Award and one of the Top Model Cities last June 19 in Pasay City.

The city’s Central 911 received award from the Asian Association for Emergency Medical Services (AAEMS) last June 18 as recognition for the invaluable contribution to the development of emergency medical services (EMS) in Asia. Another award was given to the Central 911 for bagging the championship in the EMS competition last June 19.

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) was adjudged as the Best City Police

Office for its administrative and operational accomplishments and also the Best Mobile Force of the year 2017 for exemplary performance in upholding the Philippine National Police missions given during the PNP service anniversary celebration at the Quezon City- National Headquarters last August 8.

Just recently, the City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office (CDRRMO) received P200,000 as it was recognized as Highly Urbanized City-Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council Finalist last December 4.

In September 28, 2018, the city received a Plaque of Recognition – for the National Rabies Prevention and Control Program by the Bureau of Animal Industry.


The city’s economy is undeniably booming and more people are coming in to visit or find a stable job.

Last August 16, the cities and municipalities competitiveness index (CMCI) recognized Davao as the 4th Most Competitive City in terms of infrastructure and resilience.

The City Treasurer’s Office was given the Plaque of Recognition for outstanding performance by exceeding the Economic Enterprise Target on Revenue Generation Program last May 23, 2018 by the Department of Finance.

Kadayawan Festival celebration has been triggering the influx of tourists in the city every month of September. Last October 5, during the 13th ATOP-DOT Pearl Awards in Cagayan de Oro City, the city was awarded as the 2nd best tourism event festival for Kadayawan Festival 2017.

The Department of Tourism included the city in the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard Award last January, 2018.


The city was awarded as the Cleanest & Greenest Model Barangay on Ecological Solid waste Management by the DENR-Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) last June 25, 2018.

And a Plaque of Recognition for IPs dynamic support in the successful implementation of Plans & Programs geared towards the overall improvement of environmental quality in Region XI and for its sustained efforts in Watershed Management was received by the city from the Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) last June 15, 2018.


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