National Awards

Since 1988, Naga City has built a reputation for being a model local government unit that pioneered innovations in local governance. This is attested to by more than 189 international, national and regional awards and individual recognition.

2016

Plaque of Appreciation
Given on the 2nd Local Housing Board – Urban Poor Affairs Office Conference with the theme “Building Partnership towards UDHA Compliance”.
Eurotel, Baguio City | October 27, 2016

Certificate of Recognition
For their unwavering suppport, tireless dedication and excellent implementation of the Rabies program towards the national goal of Rabies Free Philippines
Fertilizer and Pesticied Authority Conference Room, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City | September 28, 2016

Plaque of Recognition
A Champion of positive and non-violent discipline for the Filipino Children
Gawad GABAY Awarding Ceremony
Bayview Hotel, Roxas Boulevard, City of Manila | September 16, 2016

1st Place, Overall Competitiveness
Component Cities Category, 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 14, 2016

1st Place, Economic Dynamism
Component Cities Category, 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 14, 2016

1st Place, Infrastructure
Component Cities Category, 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 14, 2016

2nd Place, Government Efficiency
Component Cities Category, 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 14, 2016

Plaque of Recognition
For the unwavering support, active involvement and valuable contribution in the effective and efficient implementation of the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act (Republic Act No. 9344) to promote the welfare and to ensure the protection of the rights of our children.
Century Park Hotel, Malate, Manila | May 20, 2016

Plaque of Reognition
For being one of the Top Ten Next Wave Citites 2015-2016. Given by the DOST – Information and Communications Technology Officce and the Information Technology and Business Process Association of the Philippines on March 30, 2016 at Makati Shngri-La, Makati City, Philippines.

Certificate of Recognition
For having successfully implemented the Rapid Community-Based Monitoring System (rapid CBMS) using the technology developed by the National Anti-Poverty Commission in partnership with the Dept. of Interior and Local Government and the Community-Based Monitoring System Network
Department of Interior & Local Government |  February 12, 2016

Gawad sa Makabagong Teknolohiya – Naga Educare Division
Department of Social Welfare & Development | January 28, 2016

2015

1st Place, Overall Competitiveness
Component Cities Category, 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 16, 2015

1st Place, Government Efficiency
Component Cities Category, 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 16, 2015

1st Place, Economic Dynamism
Component Cities Category, 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 16, 2015

1st Place, Infrastructure
Component Cities Category, 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit
Philippine International Convention Center | July 16, 2015

Good Financial Housekeeping Award
given by the Department of Interior and Local Government | July 2015

Certificate of Recognition - for being the first Chartered City among the 7 Pilot Local Government Units (LGUs) in the localization of the Comprehensive Local Juvenile Intervention Program (RA 9344/RA 10630 – Juvenile Justice Welfare Act of 2006)
given by the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Council | June 1, 2015

Hospitality Award
for successfully organizing and hosting the South Luzon – Bicol Regional Championship Games of the 2014 National Collegiate Championship, given by the Philippine Collegiate Champions League at the ELJ Bldg., ABS-CBN Complex, Quezon City | January 29, 2015

2014

Certificate of Appreciation
for adhering to the standards, policies, guidelines and compliance requirements on a sound Public Financial Management | December 3, 2014

Plaque of Recognition, 2014 National Corn Achievers Award,
Outstanding Cities and Municipalities Category
given by the Department of Agriculture | October 20, 2014

2nd Place, 2014 National Literacy Award for Outstanding Local Government Unit (Component City)
given by the Literacy Coordinating Council, during the 2014 National Literacy Conference and Awards at the Benitez Hall, Teacher’s Camp, Baguio City | September 19, 2014

3rd Place, Most Competitive City, Overall Competitiveness Category
given by the National Competitiveness Council | July 17, 2014

1st Place, Most Competitive City, Government Efficiency Category
given by the National Competitiveness Council | July 17, 2014

Certificate of Accreditation – Level II Accredited Status
for having all accreditation requirements of the Program to Institutionalize Monitoring and Excellence in Human Resource Management (PRIME HRM) Meritocracy, given by the Civil Service Commission |
May 30, 2014

3rd Place, CBMS Special Awards for Local Government Units,
Best LGU Community Development Intervention Program
given by The Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS Network) | March 26, 2014

Plaque of Recognition,
Most Number of  Organ Donor Registrants – LIFELINE Guinness World Record
given by the Department of Health and Philippine Network for Organ Sharing | February 28, 2014

2013

2013 National Corn Achievers Award
given by the Department of Agriculture | October 23, 2013

Certificate of Recognition
Award on the Search for Government Offices with Innovations and/or Best Practices in Internal Auditing,
given by the Association of Government Internal Auditors, Inc., at the Crown Regency Resort, Boracay Island, Aklan |October 9-11, 2013

Sandugo Outstanding Local Government Executive Awards
given by the Department of Health and National Center for health Facility Development during the 15th National Sandugo Awards at the Heritage Hotel, Metro Manila | September 25, 2013

Plaque of Recognition – Metro Naga Development Council
in recognition of their contribution and their exemplary partnership for women’s economic empowerment (WEE) that helped transform the economic, social and political lives of women micro entrepreneurs with support from the GREAT Women Project | Philippine Commission on Women and the Government of Canada | September 12, 2013 | Manila, Philippines

2013 Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Hall of Fame Award
given by the Philippine Association of Nutrition Inc., during the 66th Annual Convention
Dusit Thani Makati, Manila | July 3, 2013

One of the Top Ten Next Wave Cities
given by the Information Technology & Business Process Association of the Philippines | May 30, 2013

2012

eGov Awards for LGU – Jesse Robredo Award of Excellence in ICT for Good Governance
Best in eGov Customer Empowerment Award – 2nd Place

the 1st Phil. eGovernance 2012 citation given to LGUs using best ICT tools and practices to empower public services, transparency and good governance at Sta. Rosa, Laguna | November 23, 2012

National Best PESO Award
given by the Department of Labor & Employment | Baguio City | October 11, 2012

Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Exemplary Award
given  by the Philippine Nutrition & Dietetics Council at the Dusit Hotel, Makati City | July 10, 2012

Plaque of Recognition
for its commitment to good governance, having successfully demonstrated constructive engagement and performance monitoring through its implementation of the Edukasyon sa Naga, Salmingan Ta! (a joint citizen-government monitoring program on the education of Naga)
given by the Ateneo de Manila School of Government thru the Dept. of Interior and Local Gov’t and the Delegation of the European Union to the Philippines at the Crowne Plaza Galleria, Quezon City | April 26, 2012

2011

2011 National Best PESO Award (Component City Category)
for being the top regional performer earning the nomination for the 2011 Best National PESO Award
given at the 11 National PESO Congress at Davao City | October 5, 2011

Outstanding Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Award
in recognition for its outstanding implementation og the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Program for the year 2010
given by the Philippine Association of Nutrition, Inc. at Laoag City, Ilocos Norte | July 7, 2011

PaNata Ko sa Bayan Award - Gawad Paglilingkod sa Sambayanan (GAPAS)
Model LGU Implementing Day Care Service
given during the 60th DSWD Anniversary at DSWD Central Office, Quezon City | January 26, 2011

2010

Award of Recognition – 6th Place Extra-Large Category
in performance and delivery  of Civil Registration services for the period of January to December 2009
given during the 5th National Workshop on Civil Registration, SMX Convention Center, Pasay City |
August 5, 2010

2009

Gawad Kampeon sa Kabataang Pilipino
National Youth Commission | November 25, 2009
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Grand Prize Winner and Most Outstanding Violence Against Women Responsive LGU
Philippine Commission on Women | November 25, 2009
Rembrandt Hotel, Quezon City, Philippines

Presidential Lingkod Bayan Award (Group)
Naga City PSEP Team
Civil Service Commission | September 17, 2009
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

2008

Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipalities and Cities
Independent Chartered City Category | March 12, 2009
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Plaque of Recognition
One of the Most Competitive Small Sized Cities
Conferred by the Asian Institute of Management Policy Center
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

2007

Most Child Friendly City
National Search for Child-Friendly Municipalities and Cities | Feb 2007
Malacañan Palace, Manila, Philippines

Pabasa Nutrisyon Award
Outstanding implementation of the Pabasa sa Nutrisyon Program for 2007
Manila, Philippines

2006

Best City Website
2006 Search for Best LGU Website | December 2006
NCC, AIJC and Media G8way Corporation
Manila, Philippines

2005

Best City Website (Independent Category)
2005 LGU Website Contest | December 2005
National Computer Center and the Asian Institute of Journalism & Communications
Manila, Philippines

Recognized as one of the Best Performing Philippine Cities
Given the Institute of Solidarity in Asia (ISA)
Manila, Philippines

Most Business Friendly City (Southern Luzon)
Most Business Friendly LGU Award | October 2005
31st Philippine Business Conference & Expo
Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines

2004

Outstanding Program in Local Governance (i-Governance Program)
Gawad Galing Pook Awards | December 17, 2004
Malacañan Palace , Manila

Outstanding Program in Local Governance
(Reinventing the Naga City School Board)
Gawad Galing Pook Awards 2004 | December 17, 2004
Malacañan Palace , Manila

One of the Three Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines, 2004
Conferred by The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry | December 2004
Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines

Best e-Local Governance Website
Voted by the Philippine Communication Centrum Foundation (PCCF), Asian Institute of Journalism and Communications (AIJC) and the UNESCO National Commission
Manila, Philippines

Ulirang Nakatatanda Awards 2004
Awarded to Senior Citizens federation, Inc. by the Coalition of Services of the Elderly, Inc. & DSWD | October 3, 2004
Manila, Philippines

Gawad Kalasag Award
Best City (Highly Urbanized) Disaster Coordinating Council conferred by the National Disaster Coordinating Council | October 18, 2004
Manila, Philippines

Finalist, National Literacy Award (Outstanding LGU – City Level)
Conferred by the Literacy Coordinating Council | August 8, 2004
Manila, Philippines

Over-all Best LGU Website
1st National Computer Center Search for Best Local Government Unit Website
National Computer Center , DOST | June 25, 2004
Manila, Philippines

Best LGU Website (City Level) Non-CMS Category
First National Computer Center Search for Best Local Government Unit Website
National Computer Center , DOST | June 25, 2004
Manila, Philippines

First Runner Up, Child Friendly City, Component City Category
Awarded by DSWD | January 27, 2004
Manila, Philippines

2003

Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award
Conferred on November 28, 2003
Manila, Philippines

Plaque of Recognition – Model for Good Governance
For adopting quantitative and qualitative method of planning as embodied on its Comprehensive Land Use Plan and Zoning Ordinance. As a model for good governance, Naga is the only city in the country with a charter on citizen’s participation. Conferred by the DILG and UDCC on October 31, 2003 at Makati City

People Power People Movement
Awarded by former President Corazon C. Aquino to the Naga City People’s Council and the Naga City Government as one of the first 20 honorees.

Award of Excellence Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran
(Kaunlaran ng mga Pamahalaang Lokal sa Kalinisan at Kapaligirang Luntian)
Manila, Philippines

First Runner-Up, Child Friendly City , Component City Category
Awarded on January 27, 2004, Manila, Philippines

Most Business-Friendly City Award
In recognition of its commendable efforts in adopting and instituting innovative and best practices in good governance and promoting the interests of the business community in its locality for the benefit of its citizenry. Conferred during the 29th Philippines Business Conference by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry at Manila Hotel , Philippines

Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE Awards)
Recognition for LGUs that, for 5 Consecutive Years since they were awarded by the Foundation, have developed and sustained a culture of excellence within their locality.

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Productivity Improvement Program (PIP)
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Kaantabay sa Kauswagan Program
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Naga City Computerization Program
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Emergency Rescue Naga (ERN) Program
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Metro Naga Development Council (MNDC) Program
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

Gawad Galing Pook 2003 – Award for Continuing Excellence (ACE)
Naga Early Education and Development (NEED) Program
December 6, 2003 | Malacañan Palace

2002

Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit
In recognition of its commendable efforts in adopting and instituting innovative and best practices in good governance and promoting the interests of the business community in its locality for the benefit of its citizenry. Conferred during the 28th Philippine Business Conference by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry on December 13, 2002 | Manila Hotel , Philippines

National Finalist, Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran
In recognition of exemplary commitment, awe inspiring discipline and unparalleled unity to the cause of a healthy environment. Conferred by President Gloria M. Arroyo on December 13, 2002, Ceremonial Hall, Malacañang, Manila

2nd Runner-Up, Child Friendly City , Component City Category
For Programs Promoting Children’s Rights and Survival, Development, Protection and Participation Conferred by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD). Given by President Gloria M. Arroyo on December 10, 2002, Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan, Manila

Gawad Galing Pook Award for the People’s Empowerment Program
As one of the 10 Outstanding Programs by a local government unit in the country. Conferred by President Gloria M. Arroyo on November 21, 2002, Malacañan, Manila

Plaque of Recognition
Awarded to LGU Naga City for the establishment of a comprehensive and operational program that systematically addresses its housing concern.

Plaque of Recognition
Awarded to LGU Naga City for actively monitoring private developer’s compliance to the 20% balanced housing provision of UDHA through documentation and actual field monitoring. Conferred by the Philippine Urban Forum and the Urban Poor Colloquium on October 11, 2002.

Plaque of Recognition
Awarded to LGU Naga City for fostering a good working relationship with various stakeholder in the identification issues, solution and joint implementation of programs for the benefit of marginalized people as a concrete example of good urban governance. Conferred by the Philippine Urban Forum and the Urban Poor Colloquium on October 11, 2002.

Model for Good Practices & Innovations in Government Procurement
Conferred by the World Bank and the Government of the Philippines | August 2002

Best City Peace and Order Council, Highly Urbanized City Category
Conferred by the National Peace and Order Council in recognition of the CPOCs extraordinary and meritorious achievements. Conferred by the National Peace & Order Council | June 23, 2002

2000

Rafael Salas Award on Population and Development
Conferred by the National Population Commission in recognition of the city’s highly innovative and viable population and development programs on November 27, 2002

Outstanding Accounting Office in the Philippines
Conferred by the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines (AGAP) in recognition of the city’s advancement in terms of financial management and transaparent government accounting

Most Outstanding Component City in Local Budget Administration ( Luzon Area)
Conferred by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and the League of Cities of the Philippines in recognition of the city’s efficient budget management

2nd Runner-Up, Most Outstanding LGU in Local Budget Administration
Conferred by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

Best Community-Based Training & Enterprise Development Advocate Award
Conferred by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) in recognition of the city’s effort in community-based training and enterprise development spearheaded by its Public Service Employment Office (PESO)

1999

2nd Runner-Up, Most Outstanding LGU in Local Budget Administration
Conferred by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM)

Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award
Conferred by the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines

Best Peace and Order Council of the Philippines
Conferred by the National Government for the Naga City Peace and Order Council’s success in implementing the IA/CPSP

Best District Jail of the Year
Conferred by the BJMP Central Office during the 8th Anniversary Celebration of the BJMP (July 3, 1999)

1998

Nutrition Honor Award (Hall of Fame Award)
Conferred by the National Nutrition Commission on August 20, 1998

Best Peace and Order Council of the Philippines
Conferred by the National Peace and Order Council

1997

Population Success Story Award
Conferred by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) and the National Population Commission on December 5, 1997

Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (Local Government Heritage-Presidential Award for Excellence in Local Governance
Conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila, Philippines

Model Public Employment Service Office (PESO) for Luzon
Conferred by the Department of Labor and Emplyment (DOLE), Manila, Philippines

Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa for Excellence in Local Barangay Justice System
Conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila, Philippines

Galing Pook Hall of Fame Award for Excellence in Local Governance
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award
Conferred by the National Nutrition Commissionl (NNC)

1996

Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award
Conferred by the National Nutrition Commissionl (NNC)

Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (Local Government Heritage-Presidential Award) for Excellence in Local Governance
Conferred by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), Manila, Philippines

Galing Pook Award for the Naga City Government Computerization Program
Conferred by the Ford Foundation, Local Government Academy (LGA) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Galing Pook Award for the Naga Early Education and Development (NEED) Program
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Most Outstanding Peace and Order Council
Conferred by the Department of Interior (DILG) and the National Peace and Order Council (NPOC)

Most Outstanding Accounting Office Award
Conferred by the Association of Government Accountants of the Philippines (AGAP)

Outstanding Local Government in the Implementation of Population and Development
Given on December 9, 1996

Gawad Kabisig Award for Outstanding Kabisig Type Project
Conferred by the Kabisig People Movement
1995

Cleanest “AA” Slaugtherhouse Award for Health and Sanitation
Conferred by the Department of Agriculture (DA) Manila

Outstanding LGU in Population Management
Conferred by the National Population Commission on November 29, 1995

Galing Pook Award
Conferred by the Asian Institute on Management (AIM)

Galing Pook Award for Productivity Improvement Program (Local Government Administration)
Conferred by the Local Government Academy (LGA) and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Country’s Top 8 Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
Conferred by the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) Manila

Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award
Conferred by the National Nutrition Commissionl (NNC) on July 27, 1995

Most Outstanding Peace and Order Council
Conferred by the Department of Interior (DILG) and the National Peace and Order Council (NPOC)

NDCC Recognition Award as Country’s Best Institutional Outfit in Disaster Preparedness and Mitigation
Conferred by the National Disaster and Coordination Council (NDCC)

1994

Top 10 Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
Conferred by the Department of Labor & Employment (DOLE) Manila

Galing Pook Award for the Metro Naga Development Council (Integrated Area Development)
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Galing Pook Award for Emergency Rescue Naga
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Galing Pook Award for Naga Kaantabay sa Kauswagan
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Special Citation as Outstanding LGU with the Most Number of 1994 Galing Pook Awards given by the National Selection Committee
Conferred by the Ford Foundation and the Asian Institute of Management (AIM)

Manuel L. Quezon Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in TB Control (Preventive Health)
Conferred by the Department of Labor and Emplyment (DOLE), Manila, Philippines

Outstanding LGU in Population Management
Conferred by the National Population Commission on November 1994

Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition (CROWN) Award
Conferred by the National Nutrition Commissionl (NNC)

1993

Outstanding LGU in Population Management
Conferred by the National Population Commission on November 29, 1993

Kabalikat-Laang Bisig Award