2017, May 11
Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas personally received the city’s award as among the top livable cities in the country during the awarding ceremonies held at the New World Manila Bay Hotel. Ms. Fariñas said Laoag was awarded based on the city’s improved emergency response and rescue equipment. She thanked the Manila Times, which spearheaded the search and award, along with P&A Grant Thornton, a professional services firm. She stressed that award proved Laoag is among the top cities in the country. The award primarily recognized the Philippines’ most livable urban centers.