Davao del Norte Governor Anthony del Rosario expressed elation that his province was named Third Most Competitive Province for 2018 by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI).
Davao del Norte was awarded the honor during the 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit on August 16, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City. Del Rosario’s province in Southern Mindanao followed perennial winner, Rizal Province, which took the top plum for the third consecutive year and second placer Laguna Province.
“I am happy that Davao del Norte ranked as the 3rd Most Competitive Province in the entire country. Kini nagpamatuod nga ang atong probinsya nagpakita ug dakong pag-uswag sa atong lokal nga ekonomiya, epektibong pagdumala sa atong Provincial Government, mga Infrastractures ug Resiliency,” Del Rosario posted on Facebook.
The summit presented the results of the Cities and Municipalities Index (CMCI) 2018, providing recognition to local government units (LGUs) with exemplary performance in four pillars of the index such as Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency.
Awards were given to LGUs in four categories: Highly Urbanized Cities, Component Cities, 1st to 2nd Class Municipalities, and 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities.
More than 1,500 LGUs participated in the CMCI. It 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.