THIS PR WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN THE BOHOL CHRONICLE’S SUNDAY PRINT EDITION.
Tagbilaran City, in its resounding testament to commit to excellence and public service, achieved an extraordinary triple win at the 2023 World Class Philippines Awards for Business and Brands, held on December 14, 2023, at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City.
The prestigious awards ceremony recognized the outstanding contributions of individuals and entities across various sectors, solidifying Tagbilaran City’s reputation as a trailblazer in governance and business-friendly initiatives.
City Mayor Jane Yap and Chief of Staff John Geesnell Yap II were both honored with the distinguished World Class Filipino 2023 Outstanding Public Servant award.
This recognition underscores their exceptional leadership, dedication, and innovative contributions to the city’s progress.
Their collaborative efforts have not only shaped Tagbilaran City’s present but have also set a visionary course for its future.
Mayor Jane Yap expressed her gratitude for the recognition, saying, “It is truly an honor to receive this award alongside Chief of Staff John Geesnell Yap II. This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of our entire team in Tagbilaran City. We remain steadfast in our mission to serve and uplift our community.”
In a momentous achievement, Tagbilaran City was also recognized as an Outstanding and Business-Friendly City. This accolade acknowledges the city’s continuous efforts in fostering a conducive environment for businesses to thrive.
In October 2023, the City of Tagbilaran was awarded as the “Most Business Friendly City” in the country and declared a Hall of Fame Awardee by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry for clinching this coveted award three times within the past five years.
The triple win at the 2023 World Class Philippines Awards not only celebrates Tagbilaran City’s present achievements but also serves as an inspiration for cities nationwide.
The recognition reaffirms Tagbilaran City’s standing as a dynamic and forward-thinking community, setting the bar high for excellence in public service and business-friendly initiatives.