Bacolod City declared Number 1 as Highly Urbanized City in Visayas
The National Competitiveness Council declared Bacolod as the No. 1 highly urbanized city in Visayas and No. 8 in the country. Mayor Evangelio Leonardia believes that the recognition transpired because of the hand-in-hand cooperation of the local government officials of Bacolod City . This ranking is very inspiring and significant especially to Bacoleños to unite to make the City of Smiles a better place to live in. The rankings were based on the sum of the scores of in the 4 Pillars—Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. This is a great news for locals since growth actually means more opportunity for work or business.