Palo was nominated to participate in this programme following an open selection based on rigorous criteria. The city was considered to be best within their region, and one of two outstanding cities in the Philippines amongst the nominees from 16 different regions. Palo is a centre for environmental governance initiatives, and the development and protection of ecology and indigenous culture. The city undertook activities in community based solid waste management and wastewater treatment under the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme.
(Photo: Mdm. Remedios L. Petilla, Mayor of Palo)
Palo – A center of eco-cultural tourism, garbage-free, clean, healthy and conducive to live municipality with empowered environmentally friendly citizenry.