JR Lopez Gonzales 11:33 PM 0
The National Competitiveness Council Philippines, in cooperation with the USAID, has recently released the list of the most competitive cities in the Philippines based on:
- Developed a framework for local economic development and competitiveness (November 2012)
- Identified a set of indicators for the framework (December 2012)
- Validate the indicators at the city and municipal levels (INVEST and LGSP-LED areas) – December 2012
- Streamlined list of indicators validated by NCC/RCCs (February 2013)
- Data gathered by RCCs (April-June 2013)
- Data processed (June-July 2013)
NCC co-chair Guillermo M. Luz told reporters that big cities like Cebu and Davao did not make it to the top 50 competitive cities because they submitted incomplete data. Makati also failed to submit any data at all.
“It’s a wake up call that if you want to know how competitive you are, you got to show the data,” Luz added.
So, here are the Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines for 2013:
10 – Marikina, NCR, Luzon (59.73)
9 – Naga City, Camarines Sur, Luzon (60.53)
8 – Olongapo City, Zambales, Luzon (60.63)
7 – San Fernando, La Union, Luzon (61.17)
6 – Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Mindanao (61.27)
5 – Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Visayas (61)
4 – Butuan City, Agusan del Norte, Mindanao (63.89)
3 – San Fernando, Pampanga, Luzon (68.23)
2 – Iloilo City, Visayas (68.23)
1 – Cagayan de Oro City, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao (72.09)
San Fernando La Union
Bacolod City. http://bok27.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/bacolodcity.jpg
San Fernando, Pampanga.