12 NorMin LGUs land in 2021 ‘competitive’ index

STELLAR PERFORMANCE. The 2021 rankings of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) shows the province of Camiguin in the overall third spot in the Provincial category, while the City of Cagayan de Oro ranked seventh in the Highly Urbanized Cities category. The CMCI rankings are based on the sum of their scores on four Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. Provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province. (Image courtesy of CMCI-DTI)

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—Twelve local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao (Region 10) have been awarded in the 2021 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).

In a statement, DTI-10 said the awardees–consisting of eight municipalities, three cities, and one province–were recognized during the virtual 9th Regional Competitiveness Awarding Ceremony on Tuesday, March 22.

Ruel Paclipan. DTI-10 assistant director, said the data collected for the recent CMCI were gathered in 2020, and became the basis for choosing the 2021 winners.

Camiguin province ranked third as the most competitive province in the CMCI 2021, after the provinces of Rizal (first) and Davao del Norte (second).

Cagayan de Oro has also been awarded as the Top 2 highly urbanized city for resiliency pillar and ranked 7th for the overall most competitive highly-urbanized city.

Meanwhile, Iligan City ranked 4th for the most improved highly urbanized city.

Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental has been awarded as the Top 5 most improved component city; Top 10 most competitive component city for government efficiency; and Top 14 for the overall most competitive component city.

Under the overall most competitive 3rd-4th class municipality category, the Mambajao LGU in Camiguin ranked second, while Calamba town in Misamis Occidental placed 16th.

Mambajao town in Camiguin also clinched the Top 2 most competitive 3rd-4th class municipality for government efficiency.

Under the overall most competitive 5th-6th class municipality category, the municipality of Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte placed third, followed by Mahinog town in Camiguin (4th), Catarman in Camiguin (5th), Sultan Naga Dimaporo LGU in Lanao del Norte (8th), and Sagay town in Camiguin (11th).

The Balingoan LGU was also awarded as the Top 3 most competitive 5th-6th class municipality for economic dynamism pillar and the LGU of Mahinog, Camiguin, as the Top 3 most competitive 5th-6th class municipality for government efficiency and resiliency.

Meanwhile, Paclipan expressed gratitude to the 93 LGUs who have participated, even as he pointed out that this was the second time when the region managed to register 100 percent participation from the LGUs.

“It means that the CMCI is already within the radar; in fact, it has already been part of the priorities of our local chief executives,” he said.

He also congratulated the province of Camiguin for garnering the most number of national awards in the CMCI.

CMCI is a program that encourages LGUs to gather and submit data that measures their performance using the five core and convergent pillars namely economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, resiliency, and the newly launched pillar which is innovation. (PNA)

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