MIMAROPA LGUs win big at 2020 LGU competitiveness ranking

Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro, and Romblon, Romblon, top the list of most improved LGUs among Highly Urbanized Cities (HUCs), 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, and 3rd to 4th Class Municipalities nationwide, respectively.

In the recently conducted 8th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit via Facebook live, several LGUs in MIMAROPA were named as among the top LGUs according to the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2020.

The CMCI 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. For 2020, CMCI ranks over 1,000 local government units across the country on economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resilience.

According to the CMCI, the framework integrated the following four convergent pillars of local economic development and competitiveness:

  1. ECONOMIC DYNAMISM: is usually associated with activities that create a stable expansion of business and industries and higher employment.
  2. GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY refers to the quality and reliability of government services and government support for effective and sustainable productive expansion.
  3. INFRASTRUCTURE refers to the physical building blocks that connect, expand, and sustain a locality and its surroundings to enable the provision of goods and services.
  4. RESILIENCY is the capacity of a locality to facilitate businesses and industries to create jobs, raise productivity, and increase the incomes of citizens over time despite the shocks and stresses it encounters.

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) – MIMAROPA Regional Director Joel B. Valera is confident that the cities and municipalities in the region will sustain if not surpass their respective ranks in the CMCI 2020. Regional Director Valera likewise believes that the ranking results reflect the unceasing commitment of the LGUs towards holistic societal development far beyond the geographical limits of the region’s island-provinces.

CMCI Results 2020:

  • Puerto Princesa City, Palawan (out of 32 participating HUCs) nationwide)
    • Rank 1st Most Improved LGU
    • Rank 17th Overall HUCs
    • Rank 18th Government Efficiency Pillar
    • Rank 14th Infrastructure Pillar
    • Rank 15th Resilience Pillar
  • Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro (out of 112 participating Component Cities (CCs) nationwide)
    • Rank 16th Overall CCs
    • Rank 2nd Resilience Pillar
    • Rank 17th Infrastructure Pillar
  • Pinamalayan, Oriental Mindoro
    • Rank 1st Most Improved LGU out of 489 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 3rd Overall LGU, Economic Dynamism and Government Efficiency out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro
    • Rank 2nd Most Improved LGU out of 489 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 5th Overall LGU and Rank 3rd Infrastructure out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Roxas, Oriental Mindoro
    • Rank 3rd Most Improved LGU out of 489 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 6th Overall LGU out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Romblon, Romblon
    • Rank 1st Most Improved LGU and Rank 4th Government Efficiency Pillar out of 611 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 1st Overall LGU, Rank 1st Government Efficiency Pillar, Rank 3rd Resilience Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Looc, Occidental Mindoro
    • Rank 7th Economic Dynamism Pillar out of 273 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 1st Overall LGU, Rank 1st Economic Dynamism Pillar, 2nd Infrastructure Pillar, and Rank 1st Resilience Pillar out of 14 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in the MIMAROPA region
  • San Jose, Occidental Mindoro
    • Rank 16th Infrastructure Pillar out of 489 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 1st Overall LGU, Rank 1st in Economic Dynamism Pillar, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure Pillar and Resilience Pillar out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Gloria, Oriental Mindoro
    • Rank 12th Resilience Pillar out of 611 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 7th Overall LGU, Rank 1st in Economic Dynamism Pillar and Resilience Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • San Fernando, Romblon
    • Rank 14th Resilience Pillar out of 611 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 4th Overall LGU, Rank 2nd in Infrastructure Pillar and Resilience Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Alcantara, Romblon
    • Rank 15th Most Improved LGU out of 273 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 3rd Infrastructure Pillar out of 17 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Banton, Romblon
    • Rank 13th Most Improved LGU out of 273 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 3rd Resilience Pillar out of 17 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Santa Fe, Romblon
    • Rank 11th Most Improved LGU out of 273 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 5th Overall LGU and Rank 2nd Economic Dynamism Pillar out of 17 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA region
  • Kalayaan, Palawan
    • Rank 9th Most Improved LGU out of 273 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities nationwide;
  • Culion, Palawan
    • Rank 15th Most Improved LGU out of 611 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities nationwide;
  • Busuanga, Palawan
    • Rank 9th Most Improved LGU out of 611 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities nationwide;
  • Bataraza, Palawan
    • Rank 8th Most Improved LGU out of 489 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities nationwide;
    • Rank 2nd Government Efficiency Pillar and Rank 3rd Resilience Pillar out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Odiongan, Romblon
    • Rank 2nd Overall LGU, Rank 2nd in Economic Dynamism Pillar and Infrastructure Pillar out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Mogpog, Marinduque
    • Rank 2nd Overall LGU, Rank 2nd in Economic Dynamism Pillar and Government Efficiency Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Socorro, Oriental Mindoro
    • Rank 3rd Overall LGU and Rank 3rd Economic Dynamism Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Santa Maria, Romblon
    • Rank 2nd Overall LGU, Rank 1st Government Efficiency Pillar and Rank 2nd Resilience Pillar out of 14 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Magdiwang, Romblon
    • Rank 3rd Overall LGU, Rank 3rd Government Efficiency Pillar and Rank 1st Infrastructure Pillar out of 14 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Ferrol, Romblon
    • Rank 3rd Economic Dynamism Pillar out of 14 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Torrijos, Marinduque
    • Rank 3rd Government Efficiency Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • San Andres, Romblon
    • Rank 2nd Government Efficiency Pillar out of 14 participating 5th to 6th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Looc, Romblon
    • Rank 1st Infrastructure Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • San Agustin, Romblon
    • Rank 3rd Infrastructure Pillar out of 25 participating 3rd to 4th Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region
  • Quezon, Palawan
    • Rank 2nd Resilience Pillar out of 29 participating 1st to 2nd Class municipalities in MIMAROPA Region


Stay updated with news and information from the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index by visiting their website at https://cmci.dti.gov.ph.

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