CATBALOGAN CITY- The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) has given this city high mark, prompting it to improve its ranking among the country’s component cities.
NCC gave Catbalogan a ranking of 46 covering the 2015 survey using government efficiency, infrastructure and economic dynamism as indices.
Catbalogan, whose cityhood was attained in 2009, was in the category of component cities.
The 2015 ranking was far higher compared to the 104 position it garnered on the 2014 NCC survey.
Mayor Stephany Uy-Tan personally received the award on July 14, 2016 during the 4th Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center.
“I am elated by the latest result. Our big jump from 104th to 46th spot out of hundreds of components cities in our nation serves as a vindication for the hard work of our employees, the cooperation of various agencies in the city and the support of the people of Catbalogan. This is no less than what we expected,” she said.
The city mayor added that she shares the recognition to all their development partners who had assisted them in all of their endeavors.
“It is through their generous inputs that we were able to improve our programs and services,” Uy-Tan said.
The city mayor appealed to her constituents and their development partners to continue helping the city government by working together to achieve their goal to make Catbalogan one of the most truly progressive cities in the country.
“Let it not be a cause for us to be complacent. If anything, let this victory further remind us how much we can achieve if we will be united. Let us therefor work together for the attainment of the much higher goal – the top spot,” she said. (ROEL T. AMAZONA)