The Provincial Government of Bukidnon ranked Malaybalay City first place in the 2017 search for Cleanest and Greenest City in the province, while Barangay 1 topped in northern barangays category.

The award dubbed by the Department of Interior and Local Government as the ‘Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran’ recognizes the local government unit’s support, dedication and effort, resulting to an outstanding performance in the implementation of the clean and green programs.

Malaybalay being a consistent awardee of the annual search continued to strengthen its programs and strategies thereby benefiting its people and the environment.

The recognition was conferred during the provincial convocation program on April 2, 2018 at the Kaamulan Folk Arts Theater, Malaybalay City.

Since 2010, the City Government under the administration of City Mayor Ignacio W. Zubiri founded the year round evaluation of all 46 barangays to ensure that clean and green programs as well as the compliance of ecological solid waste management were well implemented and sustained.