Introduction to the city
Despite its remote location on the east coast of the island Negros Occidental in the central Philippines, San Carlos has become well known nationally for its sustainable development policies, being recognised both nationally and regionally for its achievements through winning the 3rd ASEAN ESC Award in 2014 for the Philippines. It has also been a repeated winner of the Galing Pook award which is given for innovative and original environmental sustainability projects. The city joined the ASEAN ESC Model Cities Programme in order to boost capacity for the implementation of its septage wastewater treatment plant and air quality management.
(Photo: Hon. Gerardo P. Valmayor, Jr., Mayor of San Carlos)
A modern agro-industrial processing city, a model green city on good governance, a renewable energy hub for Asia, and a sustainable tourism destination with strong, diverse and viable economy, and an ecologically balanced and sustainable environment with functional, appropriate and accessible infrastructure where citizens are healthy and well educated, living in a harmonious and peaceful community, under a dynamic, competent, and reliable leadership in a safe, adaptive and resilient city.