The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) named the Municipality of Allacapan in Cagayan as the 2nd Most Competitive 3rd to 6th Class Municipality in the Philippines on Infrastructure in the 2017 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Survey during the 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit held last 16 August 2017 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC), Pasay City.

The summit, which emphasized the importance of government automation in improving Philippine competitiveness, presented innovative ideas that made significant changes in today’s communities. Among the topics that were discussed are “Building a Financially Inclusive Ecosystem through Fintech”, “Makati City’s Makatizen Card”, and “Cagayan de Oro’s e-payment Service.”

Highlighting the activity is the launching of the 2017 CMCI Survey Results. The CMCI Survey is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities based on a framework that integrates the four (4) pillars of sustainable local development, namely: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. Primarily, the survey aims to serve as a diagnostic tool, investment promotion tool, and a take-off point for research.

In the other pillars of the survey, the Municipality of Allacapan ranked 24th in Government Efficiency, 27th in Resiliency, and 191st in Economic Dynamism. From 244th in 2016, the Municipality leaped 236 notches higher in the 2017 CMCI Survey thus making the Municipality as the 8th Most Competitive 3rd to 6th Class Municipality among the 853 participating municipalities. This places the Municipal Government of Allacapan in the top 1% of its category and provides a solid manifestation that the Municipality has taken serious measures and initiatives to improve its level of competitiveness.

Other notable results for Region 02 are the following:

·         Government Efficiency Pillar:

  10th – City of Ilagan, Isabela (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities Category)

  12th – San Manuel, Isabela (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

  17th – Cabatuan, Isabela (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

·         Infrastructure Pillar:

  15th – City of Ilagan, Isabela (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities Category)

  17th – Piat, Cagayan (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

·         Resiliency Pillar:

  13th – Sta. Teresita, Cagayan (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

·         Over-all:

  8th – Allacapan, Cagayan (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

  16th – Claveria, Cagayan (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

·         Most Competitive Province:

  16th – Province of Quirino

·         Most Improved Local Government Units:

  8th – San Manuel, Isabela (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

  11th – Angadanan, Isabela (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category)

  14th – Peñablanca, Cagayan (1st and 2nd Class Municipalities Category)

  17th – Nagtipunan, Quirino (1st and 2nd Class Municipalities Category)

To view the complete results, visit http://www.cmcindex.org.ph/pages/rankings/#