Central Visayas LGUs among those hailed at the 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit


The National Competitiveness Council recognizes the most competitive local government units in the Philippines during the 6th edition of the Regional Competitiveness Summit held on August 16 this year at the Philippine International Convention Center, highlighting the results of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI).

Quezon City retained the top spot as most competitive highly-urbanized, a distinction it has held for three consecutive years now. Manila likewise remained on the second spot, while Pasay City obtained the third place.

Completing the top 10 for the most competitive highly-urbanized cities in the country are Cagayan de Oro at fifth place, Makati at sixth, Pasig at seventh, Bacolod at eighth, Cebu at ninth, and Muntinlupa at tenth.

Meanwhile, CMCI 2018 named Rizal as the most competitive province in the country; Legazpi, Albay as most competitive component city; and Cainta as the most competitive municipality

It is worth noting that Bohol managed to capture the 12th spot in survey list of top most competitive provinces in the country this year.

The CMCI measures the competitiveness of a local government in terms of four pillars: economic dynamism, or the activities that create stable expansion of business and industries and higher job creation; government efficiency, or the quality and reliability of government services and support for effective and sustainable productive expansion; infrastructure, or the physical building blocks of a locality that enable the provision of goods and services; and resiliency, or the capacity of a locality to facilitate industries and raise productivity despite the shocks and stresses it encounters.

These pillars are aligned with the competitiveness indicators used by IMD Competitive Survey, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Doing Business Survey, and the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Competitiveness Index.

The 2018 Central Visayas top performers, based on the four competitiveness pillars, are as follows:

  1. Most Competitive Province in Central Visayas
    Bohol  (at 12th place out of 75 qualified provinces in the Philippines)
  2. Most Improved LGUs
    a. Most Improved Highly Urbanized Cities – Cebu City (8thplace)and Mandaue City (2ndplace)
    b. Most Improved Component Cities –  Talisay City, Cebu (3rd place), Naga City,Cebu (5th place), Dumaguete City (7th place), Tagbilaran City,Bohol( 17th place)
    c. Most Improved  3rd & 6th Class Municipalities – Carmen, Cebu (7th place), Bindoy, Negros Oriental (9th place), Pilar, Cebu (18th place)
  3. Economic Dynamism
    a. Top Performing Highly Urbanized Cities – Cebu City(6th place)and Mandaue City(7th place)
    b. Top Performing Component City – Tagbilaran City, Bohol (9th place)
    c. Top Performing 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities –   Talibon (7th place) and Loon, Bohol (9th place)
    d.  Top Performing 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities – Jagna,Bohol(2nd place), Antequera,Bohol(3rd place), Corella,Bohol(7th place), San Remigio,Cebu(17th place), Carmen.Cebu (18th place).
  4. Government Efficiency
    a. Top Performing Highly Urbanized City – Mandaue City,Cebu(20th place)
    b. Top Performing Component Cities –  Dumaguete City,Negros Oriental (2nd place), Tagbilaran City, Bohol(6th place)
    c. Top Performing 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities – Valencia, Bohol (11th place), Trinidad, Bohol (18th place)
  5. Infrastructure
    a. Top Performing Highly Urbanized Cities – Cebu City(8th place), Lapu-lapu City,Cebu(20th place)
    b. Top Performing Component City – Tagbilaran City,Bohol (9th place)
    c. Top Performing  3rd to 6th Municipalities – Tabogon,Cebu (5th place), Albuquerqque, Bohol (13th place), San Remigio,Cebu(14th place)
  6. Resilience
    a. Top Performing Highly Urbanized City – Cebu City(5th place)
    b. Top Performing 1stand 2nd Class Municipalities – Mabinay, Negros Oriental(12th place), Tuburan, Cebu (14th place)
    c. Top Performing 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities – Sierra Bulones,Bohol (2nd place), Batuan,Bohol(8th place), Badian,Cebu(13th place)

    6. Overall Competitive Cities and Municipalities
    a. Overall Competitive Highly Urbanized Cities – Cebu City (9th place), Mandaue City ,Cebu (13th place)
    b. Overall Competitive Component City – Tagbilaran City,Bohol (8th place)
    c. Overall Competitive 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities – Jagna,Bohol (4th place), San Remigio,Cebu(8th place), Corella,Bohol(11th place), Antequera,Bohol(12 place), Sierra Bullones,Bohol(16th place)

    The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development. #

Submit a Comment