The Provincial Government of Bukidnon awarded City of Malaybalay as the 2017 most outstanding child-friendly City in the province.

The recognition was conferred during the provincial convocation program on December 4, 2017 at the Kaamulan Open Theatre, Provincial Capitol, Malaybalay City.

As stated, child-Friendly awards local government units for excellent performance in the delivery of basic services that redound to the promotion of the welfare and development of children.

Virginia I. Flores, City Social Welfare and Development Officer then presented the award to the City Government Officials during the second Monday convocation on December 11, 2017 at the new City Hall.

Flores said the search garnered the City with a highest score of 98.5, ahead with a slim lead of 0.5 from the closest contender.