June 15, 2021

Manila and Butuan hailed as two of Top 50 champion cities for Bloomberg’s Mayors Challenge

Liveable Cities Challenge Philippines congratulates the City of Manila and Butuan City for making it to the top 50 cities that will advance to the Championship phase of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ 2021 Mayors Challenge.  Manila and Butuan were among the eight cities in Asia-Pacific which made it to the global 50 and the only two cities in Southeast Asia.

Other Asia-Pacific cities in the top 50 included Auckland (New Zealand), Daegu (South Korea), Pune (India), Rourkela (India), Taipei (Taiwan), and Wellington (New Zealand).

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June 10, 2021

Update: Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge

A few months ago, Liveable Cities Challenge organized the submission of entries of Philippine cities in the Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge. Cities were required to submit tightly-written applications covering any or all four themes in the competition: Health and Wellbeing, Climate and Environment, Economic Recovery and Inclusive Growth, and Good Governance and Equality.

From all entries worldwide, 50 cities will be chosen for further review before a final list of 15 finalists will be selected by a jury of experts. The top 15 will each receive US$1 million and technical assistance and consultancy services to implement their proposal.

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April 20, 2021

Virtual Launch of the Liveable Cities Dashboard

Join us in the Virtual Launch of the Liveable Cities Dashboard on April 27 (Tuesday), 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM via Zoom

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March 29, 2021

Liveable Cities Lab: Vaccine-Ready Cities

As the government begins to roll out its vaccination program against Covid-19, the Liveable Cities Philippines, the League of Cities of the Philippines, together with partners Boston Consulting Group, Philippine Disaster Resilience Foundation, and Globe Telecom will hold the webinar “Vaccine-Ready Cities: The Road to 500K Daily Vaccinations”. Scheduled on March 30 from 3-5pm, the LCC series will focus on how to help cities achieve mass vaccination for their constituents and citizens in the soonest possible time once the coronavirus vaccines become available. Expected to join the panel discussion are Imus City Mayor Emmanuel Maliksi Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oca Moreno, Dr. Ricardo D. Audan of Southern Philippine Medical Center and  Janette Jakoselem of Zuellig Pharma. Anthony Oundjian, Managing Director and Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group and former Health Secretary Manuel Dayrit will moderate the event.

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March 26, 2021

The Ayala Way: Batangas Magiting

At Ayala, we've always subscribed to the view that building local competitiveness is essential to boosting long-term national competitiveness; the two things are absolutely linked together. Our provinces and cities are the primary movers of economic growth and production and, in a way, they're collectively the engines which power the whole country. 


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March 15, 2021

Liveable Cities launches first Local Lab

The Liveable Cities Philippines and the League of Cities of the Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom, are pleased to present the Liveable Cities LocalLabs. LocalLabs will also be a platform for sharing good practices, innovation, appropriate technology, and for urban planning and LGU management. The key difference is that LocalLabs will focus on a specific Province and its Cities.

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February 26, 2021

Liveable Cities Dashboard: Towards Data-Driven Cities

A new and improved Liveable Cities Dashboard is set to launch this April. A preview to this project was presented by Liveable Cities Challenge Chairman Bill Luz and UK Ambassador to the Philippines Daniel Pruce during the first (virtual) Liveable Cities Labs for 2021 on February 24.

The Dashboard creates a visual overview and informative profile of the 146 cities in the Philippines. It consolidates multiple data sources of city information across various indicators over time - Basic Info, Jobs and Skills, Education, Local Economy, Doing Business, Mobility and Interconnectivity, Health, Urban Environment, Resiliency and Emergency Response, and Safety and Security.

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February 24, 2021

Mentors’ Workshop on How to Craft a Winning Application for Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge

Liveable Cities Philippines and League of Cities Philippines, in partnership with Globe Telecom, is pleased to invite all registered cities for the Mayors Challenge to the “Mentors’ Workshop on How to Craft a Winning Application for Bloomberg Philanthropies 2021 Mayors Challenge” today, 26 February 2021 (Friday) from 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM. This workshop is designed to assist mayors in creating and enhancing their proposals before the application deadline on 21 March 2021.

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