MODEL CITY. Bacolod City wins anew as the Top Philippine Model City of The Manila Times’ 3rd Philippine Model Cities and Municipalities. Bacolod also won two special awards – Business- Friendly/ High Returns and Retirement Haven. The awarding ceremony was held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel in Manila today, Sept. 25. Photo by Bacolod City PIO Bacolodalso received the special awards Business-Friendly/High Returns and RetirementHaven. “Ingiving us this award, The Manila Times has played a vital role in Bacolod’smarch to progress and development,” said Leonardia. “Wehope to see the day that the standards The Manila Times (organizer of theannual search) has established for Bacolod and the rest of us, will become thestandards of model cities in the Philippines because once we have model cities,we will also have a model country,” Leonardia said in a statement on Thursday. TheTop Philippine Model Municipalities were Liloan (Cebu), champion; Guiguinto(Bulacan), first runner-up; and Pulilan (Bulacan), second runner-up. Meanwhile,General Trias City led by Mayor Antonio Ferrer was named first runner-up whileOrmoc City headed by Mayor Richard Gomez was declared second runner-up. “Theaward then became our guidance and standard and became an inspiration for us todream bigger dreams,” he said, citing the other recognitions received byBacolod, such as for being business-friendly from the Philippine Chamber ofCommerce and Industry, and “Most Competitive City in the Visayas” as declaredby the National Competitiveness Council. TheManila Times’ “Philippine Model Cities” is a forum that aims to recognizeeffective and innovative local governance that improves the quality of life andmake local business environments friendlier. (With PNA/PN) Leonardiasaid the city’s first award in 2017 became a source of inspiration for Bacolodfollowing his return to the City Hall after serving as a congressman for oneterm. BACOLODCity – This city was once again named the “Top Philippine Model City”, besting37 other cities shortlisted in this year’s Search for the Philippine ModelCities and Municipalities. The“City of Smiles,” which first won during the inaugural search in 2017,reclaimed the champion’s trophy after losing to Davao City in 2018. MayorEvelio Leonardia gave credit to the “team effort” of the city officials and thepeople of Bacolod.
Simply put, he’s made general manager Chris Ballard look wise for not only trading for him in 2017, but for moving forward with him as the starter this season.“Look: Jacoby, he’s the same guy he was since the first day we traded for him,” Ballard told Colts.com in an interview discussing the first quarter of the season. “Somebody asked me a question today in my office about Jacoby and his leadership, and I said, ‘Look, what makes him really special is he’s authentic, he’s real and he’s the same guy every day — and he’s been that way since the day he walked in this building.’ He prepares — he’s always prepared like the starter.” If you’re one of the many who buried the Colts’ season after Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement, shame on you.Jacoby Brissett has led Indianapolis to a four-way tie in the AFC South at 2-2 and has 10 touchdowns (tied for the league lead with Patrick Mahomes and Lamar Jackson) to just two interceptions. Josh Allen injury update: Bills QB progressing well, but remains in concussion protocol Kirk Cousins apologizes to wideout Adam Thielen after Week 4 misfires Saquon Barkley injury update: Giants won’t rule out Week 5 return for running back Win over Falcons in the home opener? ✔️That’s a happy quarterback. Pretty good day at the office for @JBrissett12. pic.twitter.com/rDTuuqt0NK— Taylor Tannebaum (@TaylorTannebaum) September 22, 2019Brissett is the only quarterback in the league with multiple touchdown passes in each game. But it’s not his numbers that seem to impress Ballard most — it’s his poise.“I remember saying this during Andrew’s (Luck’s) press conference when he retired that, look, Jacoby won’t flinch,” he said. “And he hasn’t flinched. He’s played really good football — he’s played winning football for us each and every week.”Brissett will have face arguably his toughest challenge of the season thus far in Week 5 as he tries to keep up with Mahomes and the Chiefs on Sunday Night Football at Arrowhead Stadium. Related News