The Universidad de Manila hosted the Manila City Hall employees’ flag raising ceremony headed by Atty. Ericson A. Alcovendaz, last August 28, 2018 at the Freedom Triangle of Manila City Hall. UDM President Atty. Ernesto P. Maceda, Jr., administrative and academic heads, faculty members, UDM employees and students were present during the activity, joining other employees from the different offices of Manila City Hall.

Atty. Maceda together with Atty. Alcovendaz presented the plaque of recognition awarded to the City of Manila for maintaining its national dominance as the 2nd Over-all Most Competitive Highly Urbanized Cities in the country during the 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center last August 16, 2018. The City of Manila was also awarded as 2nd Place in Infrastructure Category and 3rd Place in Government Efficiency Category.

Atty. Maceda rendered a short message and presented the Certificate of Recognition conferred by the Commission on Higher Education to the nineteen (19) Programs with thirty one (31) Courses of UDM.

Ms. Karen A. Papillares who placed 2nd in the April 2018 Electronics Technician Board Examination and Mr. Jay-Ar M. Laron who placed 10th in the June 2017 Criminologist Licensure Examination were also acknowledged by Atty. Alcovendaz in behalf of the City of Manila for their outstanding performance.