NCC names competitive cities and municipalities; Recognizes LGU’s crucial role in national competitiveness

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the NCC.



The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has named the most competitive LGUs in the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit as it recognizes the crucial role of local government units in promoting competitiveness in the country. The event highlights the results of the 2017 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI).

Topping the list of the most competitive highly urbanized cities (HUC) was Quezon City, followed by Manila and Davao, the NCC announced.

Antipolo City was named the most competitive component city, with second and third places going to Naga in Camarines Sur and Tagum in Davao del Norte, respectively.
In the most competitive 1st-2nd class municipalities category, Cainta, Rizal was first with neighboring Taytay and Angono in second and third.

The top-ranked 3rd-6th class municipality was Baler, Aurora, followed by Mambajao, Camiguin and Tayug, Pangasinan.

The NCC also cited the most competitive provinces, with Rizal coming out on top followed by South Cotabato and Cavite.

Under the Economic Dynamism Pillar for HUCs, Pasay performed best, followed by Quezon City and Makati. For component cities, General Trias, San Fernando and Naga took the top spots, while Cainta, Taytay and Sto. Tomas, Batangas headed the 1st-2nd class municipality list.

For 3rd-6th class municipalities, Mambajao, Camiguin ranked first, followed by Tayug and Dumanjug, Cebu.

On the Government Efficiency Pillar for HUCs, Manila was the most competitive, with Quezon City second and Davao third. For component cities, Naga led the rankings followed by Cotabato City and Antipolo. For 1st-2nd class municipalities, Cainta ranked first, with Isulan, Sultan Kudarat and Taytay next. Cardona, Rizal topped the 3rd-6th class municipalities category followed by Bauko, Mountain Province and Baras, Rizal.

Lastly, under the Infrastructure Pillar for HUCs, Quezon City was again judged the best with Manila City and Davao City following. For component cities, Antipolo, Tagum and Naga were the top three. For 1st-2nd class municipalities, Taytay was the most competitive, followed by Cainta and Angono. For 3rd-6th class municipalities, Baler led with Allacapan, Cagayan and Panglao, Bohol next in the list.

CMCI measures LGU’s competitiveness based on the three pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. The increasing coverage of the index signified a higher level of interest and awareness on the importance of being measured based on the three pillars and a stronger commitment to improve LGU performance based on the resulting ranking.

NCC believes that LGUs are the building blocks of national competitiveness, the reason it encouraged the creation of RCCs. These RCCs are tasked to regularly assess local competitiveness indicators, formulate programs to improve competitiveness, and engage in investment promotion activities to attract investors and create new jobs. By developing competitive LGUs across the nation, NCC is optimistic that this would contribute to the overall attractiveness of the country as a preferred place to do business.

The CMCI is an annual ranking developed by the NCC with the support of United States Agency for International Development and Globe Telecom.

Here is the list of awardees:

ECONOMIC DYNAMISM
3rd to 6th Class Municipalities
3 Dumanjun, Cebu
2 Tayug, Pangasinan
1 Mambajao, Camiguin

2nd to 1st Class Municipalities
3 Sto. Tomas, Batangas
2 Tatay, Rizal
1 Cainta, Rizal

Component Cities
3 Naga, Camarines Sur
2 San Fernando, Pampanga
1 General Trias, Cavite

Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs)
3 Makati City
2 Quezon City
1 Pasay City


GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY
Class 3 - 6 Municipalities
3 Baras, Rizal
2 Bauko, Mountain Province
1 Cardona, Rizal

Class 1 - 2 Municipalities
3 Taytay, Rizal
2 Isulan, Sultan Kudarat
1 Cainta, Rizal

Component Cities
3 Antipolo, Rizal
2 Cotabato, Cotabato
1 Naga, Camarines Sur

HUCs
3 Muntinlupa
2 Quezon City
1 Manila


INFRASTRUCTURE
Class 3 - 6 Municipalities
3 Panglao, Bohol
2 Allacapan, Cagayan
1 Baler, Aurora

Class 1 - 2 Municipalities
3 Angono, Rizal
2 Cainta, Rizal
1 Taytay, Rizal

Component Cities
3 Naga, Camarines Sur
2 Tagum, Davao del Norte
1 Antipolo, Rizal

HUCs
3 Davao, Davao del Sur
2 Manila City
1 Quezon City

RESILIENCY
Class 3 - 6 Municipalities
3 Baler, Aurora
2 Nasipit, Agusan del Norte
1 Malabajao, Camiguin

Class 1 - 2 Municipalities
3 Carmona, Cavite
2 Veruela, Agusan del Sur
1 Cainta, Rizal

Component Cities
3 General Trias, Cavite
2 Calapan, Oriental Mindoro
1 Bayawan, Negros Oriental

HUCs
3 Manila City
2 Quezon City
1 Davao City

COMPETITIVENESS
Class 3 - 6 Municipalities
3 Tayug, Pangasinan
2 Mambajao, Camiguin
1 Tayug, Pangasinan


Class 1 - 2 Municipalities
3 Angono, Rizal
2 Taytay, Rizal
1 Cainta, Rizal

Component Cities
3 Tagum, Davao del Norte
2 Naga, Camarines Sur
1 Antipolo, Rizal

HUCs
3 Davao City
2 Manila City
1 Quezon City

MOST COMPETITIVE PROVINCE
3 Cavite
2 South Cotabato
1 Rizal


MOST IMPROVED LGUs
Class 3 - 6 Municipalities
3 Rizal, Laguna
2 Garcia-Hernandez Bohol
1 Ivisan, Capiz


Class 1 - 2 Municipalities
3 Baliwag, Bulacan
2 Paranas, Samar
1 Bonganon, Nueva Ecija

Component Cities
3 Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro
2 San Carlos City, Pangasinan and Maasin City, Leyte
1 Bago City, Negros Occidental

HUCs
3 Pasay City
2 Taguig City
1 Tacloban City, Leyte and Zamboanga City, Zamboanga del Sur