Cagayan de Oro City was named as among the Top 10 Outstanding Galing Pook Awardees for 2021 during the virtual awarding ceremony yesterday, October 20, 2021 co-presented by SM Prime and the DILG Philippines-Local Government Academy.

The city’s entry “Health is Worth Fighting For, Cagayan de Oro Health Journey” was among this year’s best and most innovative local governance programs that exemplified citizens’ participation, and delivered positive results and impact.


The entry highlighted how the city managed its health system including the JR Borja General Hospital, health centers, free hospitalization thru health insurance, the construction of the Center for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Disease (CEREID) during the pandemic and the construction of two hospitals in the city’s two legislative districts.


The city also received the Galing Pook Award in 2017 and 2018.


Accordingly, 206 local government units participated in the program which were shortlisted to 22 finalists and eventually the Top 10 awardees.

photos by CIO, Galing Pook

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