ILOILO City's leveled up beautification program, eco-friendly efforts and tourism promotions have been cited as the metropolis won among the cleanest urban centers and top destinations in Southeast Asian region.
Mayor Jerry Treñas received the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Clean Tourist City Awardee plaque from Department of Tourism (DOT) Regional Director Helen Catalbas during Monday's flag ceremony.
DOT got the award on behalf of the City Government during the ceremony in Brunei last month.
Asean Clean Tourist City Award 2020-2022 is given to cities that have endeavored to beautify public areas, improved the environment and sanitation, enhanced urban spaces and promoted their man-made and natural attractions.
Asean Clean Tourist City Standard Award aims to provide member states with a tool that will improve their tourism quality, increase marketing competitiveness but also improve the situation of residents and livelihood by alleviating poverty. (PR)