The Association of Local Social Welfare and Development Officers of the Philippines, Incorporated (ALSWDOPI) conferred Hon. Ignacio W. Zubiri as the most outstanding City Mayor in the Philippines in City Category.

The distinguished Gawad Parangal award recognized the exemplary performance and leadership of Mayor Zubiri in championing the social welfare and development programs and services.

The award also cited the local chief executive’s commendable contribution and unwavering support which is crucial to the distinct development of the community and responsive governance to its constituents.

Ms. Virgnia I. Flores, CSWDO along with City Vice Mayor Roland F. Deticio presented the plaque of recognition during the convocation program of the City Government of Malaybalay on May 21, 2018 at the new City Hall.

The award was given during the 22nd LSWDO’s National Social Welfare and Development Forum and General Assembly last April 18, 2018 held at Baguio City, Philippines, signed by Florita C. Lachica, Chairperson, Gawad Parangal committee and Betty F. Fangasan, National President.