PHL’s most competitive city named

MANILA — Quezon City was named as the most competitive highly urbanized city in the country.

The results of Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2016 of the National Competitiveness Council Philippines (NCC) was launched on Thursday where Quezon City displaced the City of Manila — the country’s capital — which held the position last year.

Manila now ranks third in the latest report.

Quezon City also dislodged Makati City, the country’s financial district and the most competitive city in Philippines in the CMCI 2014, which maintained its ranking at second place from last year’s CMCI.

The CMCI measures competitiveness of cities and municipalities in terms of economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure.

Quezon City is consistent to be in the top three of the said pillars. It ranked first in infrastructure, second in government efficiency, and third in economic dynamism.

The NCC also named Naga City as most competitive component city followed by San Fernando City, Pampanga and Legazpi, Albay.

For first and second class municipalities, the most competitive is Cainta, Rizal followed by another municipality in Rizal, Taytay, and General Trias, Cavite.

For third to sixth class municipalities, the most competitive local government unit (LGU) is Infanta, Quezon followed by Baler, Aurora, and Calamba Misamis Occidental.

The NCC also acknowledged the LGUs with biggest improvement in their rankings which include Taguig City, Ormoc in Leyte, Pagbilao in Quezon, and Barugo in Leyte. Kris Crismundo/PNA/