Bacoor City earned recognition for its unwavering commitment to disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adoption. At the Gawad Kalasag 2017 Awards last August 24, 2017, Bacoor City placed second in the Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council category.

Gawad Kalasag is the country’s premier annual awards for outstanding contribution in the fields of disaster risk reduction and management and humanitarian assistance. Apart from bringing awareness to best practices in humanitarian response and action, Gawad Kalasag also recognizes individuals, groups, and institutions which have shown extraordinary courage, heroism, and sacrifice in times of emergencies.

At the event, the technological advancements initiated by the Bacoor City DRRM Council were commended as these could facilitate timely response services to the public. The hands-on support of the local government leadership was also praised as it could play a part in the city’s continued growth and development.