TACLOBAN CITY-In the recently concluded Regional Competitiveness Committee First Quarter Meeting Cum Region 8 CMCI 2020 Awarding Ceremony held on February 24, 2021 via Zoom, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)-8 recognized the city of Tacloban for faring well in two categories of government efficiency, namely most improved (Rank six) and most competitive (Rank 20) in the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2020.
CMCI 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.
Participated by 32 other highly urbanized cities (HUCs) in the country, 2020 rankings of cities and municipalities were based on the sum of their scores on four pillars: economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency, while provincial rankings were based on population and income weighted average of the Overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province.
Recognitions like this is a proof that a strong governance coupled with cooperation from the different concerned sectors, a community reaches remarkable milestones together.
The city government, under Mayor Alfred Romualdez, expressed gratitude to the DTI-8, headed by Regional Director Celerina Bato, for the recognition.