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Region 12 LGUs Fly High in the 2016 CMCI

The region’s Local Government Units (LGUs) performed very well in this year’s Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, with 14 of Region 12 LGUs landing in the Top 50 Most Competitive Cities, Municipalities, and Provinces nationwide, and 3 of them landing in the Top 3 finalists.

In the Highly-urbanized Cities category, General Santos City ranked No. 15 out of 34 participating HUCs in 2016, increasing by two notches from its No. 17 ranking in 2015.

In the Component Cities category, out of 110 participating component cities nationwide, Cotabato City ranked No. 5, Koronadal City No. 11, Kidapawan City No. 16, and Tacurong City No. 23

For the 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities category, out of 490 participating 1st and 2nd class municipalities nationwide, six of the region’s LGus landed in the Top 50: Midsayap ranked No. 5, Polomolok No. 8, Isulan No. 10, M’lang No. 25, Kabacan No. 32, and Surallah No. 33.

For the 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities category, out of 755 participating 3rd to 6th class municipalities nationwide, three of the region’s LGUs landed in the Top 50: Sto. Niño ranked No. 21, President Quirino No. 29, and Norala No. 31.

For the Most Competitive Provinces category, all of the region’s four provinces landed in the Top 50 out of 74 provinces ranked nationwide: South Cotabato ranked No. 3, North Cotabato No. 5, Sultan Kudarat No. 6, and Sarangani No. 23.

On top of these, two of the region’s LGUs landed as finalists in each of the three competitiveness factors used to determine an LGU’s competitiveness level: Government Efficiency, Economic Dynamism, and Infrastructure.

For the Government Efficiency factor in the Component Cities category, Cotabato City ranked No. 1 nationwide, besting 109 participating component cities all over the country. Under the same factor, in the 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities category, Midsayap ranked No. 3 nationwide, out of 490 participating 1st and 2nd class municipalities all over the country.

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities to determine the competitiveness level of the country’s LGUs. It is being spearheaded by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) Philippines through the Regional Competitiveness Coordinating Committees. It was created by virtue of EO No. 44 on June 2011 by Pres. Benigno C. Aquino III to promote and develop the country’s competitiveness. (end)

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