Awards and Recognitions

Valenzuela City saw significant improvements and rapid growth throughout the three consecutive terms of Senator Win as its mayor. His exemplary leadership brought Valenzuela City the following prestigious awards from various government agencies and esteemed civic society groups:

2013 Champion of Health Governance Awardee
A brainchild of the late Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, the esteemed Kaya Natin! Movement honored Valenzuela City with this award for having the most outstanding impementation of “Kalusugan Pangkalahatan” (KP) program under the Administrative Order No. 2010-0036 on the Aquino Health Agenda (AHA), and for displaying exemplary overall leadership in the area of health.

2012 Seal of Good Housekeeping, Bronze Category
This was awarded by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in recognition of Valenzuela City’s for placing 4th place in the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) among Highly-Urbanized Cities (HUCs) in the Philippines– particularly in the area of local legislation, development planning, resource generation, resource allocation and utilization, customer service, human resource management and development, as well as, in valuing the fundamental of good governance.

2012 Galing Pook Awards
Valenzuela City became a recipient of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Local Government Academy’s Galing Pook Award in 2012 for its Simple, Spee and Service or 3S in Public Service Program, which has become the primary anti-graft and corruption platform of Valenzuela City’s that guarantees transparency in local government transactions.

2012 Most Business-Friendly Local Government Unit Award under Highly-Urbanized City Category
The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) chose Valenzuela City as the most business-friendly city government for its outstanding efforts in instituting good governance reforms as a means to promote trade and investment not only for the benefit of the business community but also of the wide constituency, ensuring transparency and accountability.

2012 Most Outstanding LGU – Cooperative Development Office in the National Capital Region
In partnership with the League of Cooperative Development Officers of the Philippines (LDCOP), the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) bestowed this award to cooperative development offices in Valenzuela City.

2012 Best Women and Child Protection Desk in the National Capital Region
The National Police Commission (Napolcom) gave this recognition to Valenzuela City Police for operating a help desk that most efficiently protects and promotes the welfare of women and children in Metro Manila for the year 2012.

2012 Best in Infant and Young Child Feeding Initiatives
The Department of Health (DOH)’s National Nutrition Council in the National Capital Region recognized Valenzuela City for offering an outstanding breastfeeding program and exemplary child nutrition advocacy in 2012.

2011 Business-Friendly Cities in the Philippines
The World Bank and the International Finance Corporation recognized Valenzuela City as one of the business friendly cities in the country. It ranked first out 25 cities in 183 economies that were nominated in guaranteeing “Ease of Registering Property,” fourth in providing “Ease of Starting a Business”, and sixth in ensuring “Ease of Dealing with Construction Permits” for the year 2011.

2011 Local Government Unit Luminary
The Meralco Luminaries Award bestowed this accolade to Valenzuela City for being a shining example of good governance and public service. The recognition is given annually to honor outstanding organizations and groups in the country for their exemplary contribution in nation building and helping the country achieved world-class stature.

2011 Best Sanitation Practices Award in the National Capital Region
The Department of Health (DOH) conferred this award to Barangay Caloong’s Center for Health Development for its efforts to implement strategies in ensuring environmental sustainability under the Millennium Development Goals in Valenzuela City.

Number 1 National Achievement Test (NAT) Result for Elementary in NCR for SY. 2010-2011
For the school year 2010 to 2011, Valenzuela City topped the cities in Metro Manila in having the most number of elementary students to pass the National Achievement Test (NAT), which is annually administered by the Department of Education (DepEd) through the National Education Testing and Research Center (NETRC).

2010 Best Governed Highly-Urbanized City
Valenzuela City ranked first in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) Report, which assesses the capability and limitations of local government units in delivering essential services to the public, in 2010.

2010 National Housing Authority (NHA) Citation
The National Housing Authority (NHA) cited Valenzuela City government for advocating and promoting efficient delivery of housing strategies, programs and projects in 2010.

2010 National Housing Authority (NHA) Citation
The National Housing Authority (NHA) cited Valenzuela City government for advocating and promoting efficient delivery of housing strategies, programs and projects in 2010.

2010 Best Public Employment Service Office in NCR
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) recognized Valenzuela for running the best non-fee charging multi-employment service facility in 2010.

2009 Culture-Friendly Local Government Unit
The National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) awarded the city government of Valenzuela City for offering programs that preserve and promote Filipino culture.

2009 Best Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Team in NCR

2008 Revenue Generation Efficiency Ranking, 2nd Place
The city government of Valenzuela City placed second in the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF)’s ranking of cities that efficiently generated the most revenues in the country.
The highly-urbanized city registered a record high 109.5 percent increase in collection efficiency and an aggregate P 1,329,747,855.72 revenue collection for fiscal year 2008.

2007 Best Peace and Order Council in NCR, 2nd Place
The National Police Commission (NPC)’s National Peace and Order Council (NOPC) recognized Valenzuela City for having the second best Peace and Order Council in Metro Manila as a result of Congressman Win’s “Valenzuela Police Station Capability Enhancement Program in 2007.

Senator Win’s savvy for governance at the local level also earned him prestigious recognition from esteemed civic society groups and humanitarian organizations like:

2014 Silver Usa Award
Senator Win received this prestigious award from the Boy Scouts of the Philippines for his outstanding service to scouting.

2014 Silver Humanitarian Service Cross Award 2014
This is one of the most prestigious awards given to Philippine Red Cross (PRC) members or volunteers, who displayed exemplary leadership and outstanding accomplishments that has contributed in the promotion of humanitarian organization’s mission.

2013 Manila 40 Under 40 International Development Leaders
The Development Executive Group (Devex), the world’s largest community of international aid and development professionals, chose Senator Win as one of the young, reform-minded, and spirited leaders that are making a major development impact by catalyzing change in the Philippines.

2013 Best Among Best Practices, Local Chief Category
This National Capitol Region Police Office (NCRPO)’s Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division gave this award in recognition of Senator Win’s contributions to the improvement of the Valenzuela City Police during his term as city mayor.

2011 The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Public Service Honoree
The Junior Chamber International – Philippines honored Senator Win as one of The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) of the Philippines for his more than a decade of commitment to public service.

2011 Doña Aurora Aragon Quezon Awardee
The Philippine Red Cross (PRC)’s Board of Governors bestowed Senator Win with this prestigious award in recognition of his highly-distinguished leadership and outstanding achievements that contributed to the status attained by the PRC today.

2008 Best Mayor in Caloocan, Malabon, Navotas, and Valenzuela (CAMANAVA)
The National Police Commission named Win Gatchalian as the best mayor in the CAMANAVA area for giving enormous logistic and financial support to Valenzuela City Police’s Police Visibility Program and the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s MamangPulis Program.

2008 Diploma of Merit Medal (Bronze)