November 11, 2017, Filed under In Focus
region 1 most improved province

LGU PANGASINAN — REGION 1’S ‘MOST IMPROVED PROVINCE’. LGU Pangasinan was hailed as the ‘Most Improved Province’ in Region 1 during the recently-concluded 3rd Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Regional Awarding held at the CSI Stadia in Dagupan City on November 10. On behalf of Governor Amado I. Espino, III, Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba receives the award and flashes the Pangasinan number one sign with Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC-1) Co-Chair and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Director Florante O. Leal and RCC-1 Co-Chair Nelson Yuchongtian. /SMCDG (Photo by Bob Sison)

 

LINGAYEN, Pangasinan  – LGU Pangasinan was hailed as the ‘Most Improved Province’ in Region 1 during the recently-concluded 3rd Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Regional Awarding held at the CSI Stadia in Dagupan City on November 10.

Pangasinan, awarded as the ‘Most Improved Province’ in region 1, remarkably excelled in  this year’s CMCI. It was learned that Pangasinan earlier ranked 28th place in 2016 and climbed up to the 24th spot this year, making a four-notch progress.

Following Pangasinan’s win is the province of La Union (2nd place),  Ilocos Sur (3rd place), and Ilocos Norte (4th place). Moreover, Pangasinan is noted as the only province to improve in region 1 in terms of the four pillars provided in the index.

Ably representing Governor Amado I. Espino, III, Provincial Administrator Nimrod S. Camba, along with Provincial Planning and Development staff, took pride and honor as he received the recognition which signifies the superior performance of local government units (LGUs) within the province.

Elated over the successful opening ceremonies of the “Rimat Ti Amianan,” Regional Competitiveness Council (RCC-1) Co-Chair and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Regional Director Florante O. Leal underscored the projects and undertakings of the RCC and DTI to enhance local competitiveness and ensure national growth and progress .

The CMCI is an annual ranking for the most competitive Philippine municipalities and cities in terms of the four categories – economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure and resiliency.

LGU Tayug (Pangasinan) dominated three categories of CMCI for third to sixth class municipalities division. Under infrastructure category, LGU Tayug subdued Bacarra, Ilocos Norte (2nd place) and Pasuquin, Ilocos Norte (3rd place). It was further stressed that LGU Tayug settled on the 5th spot nationwide under infrastructure category of CMCI 2017.

Showcasing efficiency in governance, Tayug emerged as the champion followed by Aguilar (Pangasinan) – 2nd place; and Bantay (Ilocos Sur) – 3rd place. Tayug also won as the fifth most government efficient municipality in the country.

Tayug also won the economic dynamism category which mainly surrounds the economic state and productivity of the municipality. Tayug was followed by the following: Dasol (Pangasinan) – 2nd place which also placed 11th nationwide; and Sison (Pangasin – third place.

Additionally, Tayug received the ‘Overall Competitiveness Award’ followed by Santa Lucia (Ilocos Sur) – 2nd place and Sison, (Pangasinan) – 3rd place.  Tayug also managed to take the third spot nationwide.

Meanwhile,  San Quintin, Pangasinan was awarded as the ‘Most Improved Municipality’ in Region 1 for the third to sixth municipalities division.

Pangasinan’s first class and second class municipalities also ruled this year’s CMCI regional awarding after garnering 8 awards.

Lingayen, Pangasinan bagged the championship under infrastructure category in region 1, leaving Agoo, La Union on the second spot and Tagudin, Ilocos Sur on the third spot. It was also bared that Lingayen secured the 14th spot nationwide.

On the other hand, Calasiao (Pangasinan) won under government efficiency category in region 1 and placed 14th nationwide. Calasiao was followed by the following: Bayambang (Pangasinan) – 2nd place; and Agoo (La Union) – 3rd place.

Calasiao and Mangaldan (Pangasinan) secured the second and third spot, respectively in the overall competitiveness award.

After meeting all the indicators of competitiveness, Dagupan City emerged as the champion in following categories: economic dynamism (16th place nationwide); government efficiency (9th place nationwide); and infrastructure.

Dagupan City also received the ‘Overall Competitiveness Award’ for component cities division.

Meanwhile, San Carlos City was hailed as the ‘Most Improved Component City’ in Region 1 and in the entire country.

/Shiella Mae C. De Guzman

 

 

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