Congratulations to the local government unit of South Cotabato for bringing home a special citation for Most Business-Friendly LGU Award by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI).
The Most Business-Friendly LGU Awards organized by PCCI recognizes and promotes models of governance of municipalities, cities, and provinces that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in instituting good governance reforms to promote trade and investment in their localities; ensure accountability; transparency and efficiency in the conduct of day-to-day operations. The winners of the Most Business-Friendly LGU Awards were judged based on the criteria set by PCCI: (for province) Trade, Investment, and Tourism Promotions; Public-Private sector Partnership; MSME Development; Quality Management and Innovations; Inter-local Relations.
The award was received by South Cotabato Governor Arthur Y. Pingoy, Jr. in the awarding ceremony during the 38th Philippine Business Conference (PBC) and Expo held last October 9, 2012 at the Manila Hotel.
According to a press release, Governor Pingoy thanked the private sector in the province which has been very supportive of his administration. "It is when we acknowledge the important role of everyone that leads to a win-win situation. This award is indeed another milestone, another motivator and a morale booster which reminds us that empowering people goes a long way," Pingoy said.
Just last month South Cotabato was also proclaimed as one of the five Top Performing Provinces in the country by the DILG and also bagged the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award 2012 in the regional level.
With all this awards and recognitions, the province of South Cotabato is really making a difference, way to go South Cotabato LGU!