Baguio City, Philippines - The City of Pines wins the Association of SouthEast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Clean Tourist City Award for 2020-2022 after earning enough points and complying with the requirements of the Asean Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS).
Named the "Summer Capital of the Philippines" and one of UNESCO's creative cities, Baguio was recognized after embarking on a campaign of urban improvement and beautification, environmental protection programs, public safety maintenance and waste disposal , and maintaining hygiene.
The City of Baguio passed all seven standards set by the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard.
- Environmental management
- Waste Management
- Awareness-Building on Environmental Protection and Hygiene
- Green Space
- Health Safety, City Safety, and Security
- Infrastructure and Tourism Facility
The ASEAN Clean Tourist City award is a recognition given to member-countries to encourage them to improve the quality of tourism in their cities, increase marketing competition, create jobs for local residents and push for local residents economic growth.
The award ceremony is set for January 16, 2020 in Brunei Darussalam. Winning cities will receive a certificate of appreciation and a plaque along with the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Label.
Mayor Benjamin Magalong was elated with the award saying the credit goes to the tourism community of Baguio particularly the Hotel and Restaurant Association of Baguio and the Baguio Tourism Office who pushed for Baguio as one of the awardees.
The award is valid for three years.
Send congratulations to the people of Baguio City for their collective efforts to showcase the beauty of the Philippines!
- Photo: Baguio City Hall in Baguio City, Benguet (Edited), by Patrick Roque; licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 License.