The Sangguniang Panlungsod takes pride in being a regional winner and national finalist of the 2012 Local Legislative Award for Highly Urbanized/Independent Component Cities Category given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Vice Mayor Jose S. Espinosa III presented the award to Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog during the flag raising ceremony at City Hall, March 11, 2013.
The plaque was received by Espinosa during the 2013 End Term National Assembly of the Philippine Councilors League (PCL) at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City.
“The award has proven we have the best City Council in the whole Western Visayas and even among the country’s finest– one that has greatly helped in our pursuit to develop and bring Iloilo City to greater heights,” Mayor Jed said.
The chief executive commended the SP, headed by Vice Mayor Espinosa, for their excellent job. DILG recognized the City Council for the “accomplishments in local legislation that contributed to the attainment of socio-economic and environmental management outcomes which benefited the community and enhanced the development of the Local Government Unit which they serve.”