The city government of Tacurong was identified as 22nd among the National Competitive Council’s Top 50 Most Competitive Cities for the year 2012. Tacurong City was also ranked 8th among LGUs with the least number of steps—with its 3 steps—required for processing business renewals. Tacurong scored 54.65 in the survey that covered 122 cities nationwide. The results were based on three major factors: economic dynamism, government efficiency, and basic infrastructure. In the photo, City Mayor Lina O. Montilla receives the plaque of recognition from City DILG Officer Alberto Sero and City Planning and Development Coordinator Jaime Cedullo in a turnover ceremony on December 9, 2013. During the ceremony, Mayor Montilla and the city councilors also received certificates of recognition for being a Sandugo Kabalikat of the National Blood Services Program-DOH XII. Jezereel Billano (LGU-Information)