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Hon. John G. Bongat

Since 1988, Naga City has built a reputation for being a model local government unit that pioneered innovations in local governance. This is attested to by more than 189 international, national and regional awards and individual recognition.

Mayor John G Bongat

Certificate of Appreciation
in grateful recognition of his unselfish dedication and unwavering commitment in discharging his duties and responsibilities as the Deputized Representative of the National Police Commission in Naga City, Camarines Sur from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2019. His ever consistent willingness to support the Thrusts of the NAPOLCOM has greatly contributed to the attainment of the Commission’s vision and mission to be a highly effective and efficient overseer of a highly capable, credible, and community and service-oriented Philippine National Police and CSOP compliant Local Chief Executives (LCEs).
given by the National Police Commission, Regional Office No. 5
Naga City People’s Hall, Naga City | June 19, 2019

Plaque of Recognition
awards the First Ever Mayor who selflessly devoted and relentlessly exerted efforts in transforming the Naga City Abattoir to Food Safety Compliant attaining full pledged Category of AA Meat Establishment
given by the National Meat Inspection Service
Naga City People’s Hall, Naga City | June 18, 2019

Plaque of Commendation – Education Champion
for his immeasurable support extended to the Department of Education Division of Naga City during his incumbency as the City Mayor. Deped Naga is forever grateful for his contributions in its transformation for excellence which resulted to winning/receiving recognitions in various International, National and Regional Level-Academic and Sports competitions
Given by the Department of Education (Division of Naga City)
Regent Hotel, Naga City | March 31, 2019

Named as Sustainable Development Goals (SGD) Champion Mayor of Southeast Asia
Given by the United Cities and Local Governments – Asia Pacific (UCLG-ASPAC)
Bangkok, Thailand | March 26-29, 2019

Plaque of Recognition
under his leadership, the City of Naga was bestowed the Galing Pook 2018 Award for exemplary Local Government programs in the Philippines as distinguising, ingenous and creative methods in the development of the community
Given by the Galing Pook Foundation, Department of Interior and Local Government, Local Government Academy
Novotel Manila Araneta Center, Quezon City |October 11, 2018

Founder’s Award
for his unconditional and untiring support of our works as we render joyful service with Christ on the Cross in the orphaned, the disabled, the homeless, the neglected and the abandoned.
Given by the Missionaries of the Poor
ALDP Commercial Complex Pilgrim City of Naga, Camarines Sur | September 27, 2018

Plaque of Appreciation
for invaluable support in promoting good governance and inspiring leadership
Given by the LEAGUE Magazine
Manila Polo Club, Makati City | September 26, 2018

One of the Ten Outstanding Movers of the Philippines
by the Save Me Movement | 2018

Plaque of Recognition
for his unwavering support that contributed to the general attainment of the Vision and Mission of the Bureau of Fire Protection-Naga City Central Fire Station. His wholehearted and continued support is an exemplary mark of a public servant truly devoted and dedicated to strengthen, empower, and serve the community
Given by the DILG – Bureau of Fire Protection,  R5
Naga City Central Fire Station, Naga City | December 18, 2017

CEO Excel Award 2016
Given by the International Association of Business Communicators Philippines (IABC)
Marriott Hotel Manila, Newport City, Pasay City | | November 21, 2016

Certificate of Recognition
for distinguished achievements that contributed to national development, for uncompromising dedication  to the profess and public service, and for fearless advocacy of the Rule of Law
Given by the University of the Philippines College of Law
Malcolm Theater, UP College of Law, Diliman, Quezon City | October 19, 2016

Innovators Achievement Award
for his outstanding efforts in the conversion of Sabang National High School into Naga City School of Arts  and Trades
Given by the Naga City School of Arts and Trades during their 22nd Anniversary
Sabang, Naga City | August 7, 2015

Most Outstanding Alumni Award
in recognition of his exemplary Public Service and Leadership in the local government of Naga City fidelity to the Church and deep sense of loyalty to the Naga Parochial School
Given by the Naga Parochial School during their 66th Grade 6 Commencement Exercises
Naga City |March 22, 2013

Public Service Award
in grateful recognition of his valuable contribution to the service of the nation as Councilor of the City of Naga, Province of Camarines Sur, Bicol, which achievement brings pride and honor to the Firm and serves as a shining example of leadership and inspiration for others to emulate and aspire for
Given by the Sapalo & Velez Law Office
Alabang Country Club, Metro Manila | August 1, 2001