For the third time, Davao City has won the prestigious National Literacy Award under the Highly Urbanized City category by the National Literacy Coordinating Council (NLCC), and the Department of Education (DepEd) last September 19, 2012 in Baguio City, and placed Davao City in the Hall of Fame. The city won the same award in 2008 and 2010.
Under the same category, Pasay City placed second, followed by Butuan City, Tacloban City, Baguio City, and General Santos City. In the component city category, Balang City, Bataan won the award followed by Tabaco City, Tuguegarao City, Alaminos City, and Malaybalay City, while Plaridel, Bulacan won the municipality category.
The Award best indicates the success of the city government's efforts in its untiring pursuit of excellence in literacy programs and projects to eliminate illiteracy in the city under its BAROG program (Barangay empowerment, Academe, Resources, Peace and Order and Governance) - a development thrust of the city government to further enhance the improved quality of life of everyone in Davao City.
According to the 2010 census, 98.5 percent of the city’s population aged 10 years and over are considered literate. The population of 10 years old and above is 1.05 million or 73.06 percent of the city’s total population of 1,449,296.
|Davao City's Trophy for the 2012 National Literacy Award|