Perlas Awards is given to local government units which showed best tourism practices in different fields. The provincial government competed in the Arts and Culture Category with the 111th Founding Anniversary Celebration as the entry.
Declared major winners in this category are the Provinces of Lanao, Pangasinan and Ilo-ilo.
It can be recalled that in 2009 the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte won in the Sports Tourism Event Category with the Siargao International Surfing Competition as the entry.
Congratulations to Mr. Arturo M. Cruje, OIC-Provincial Tourism & Culture Office and to the Provincial Government of Surigao del Norte thru the leadership of Governor Sol F. Matugas. (Jun Parada)