Bacolod City was recognized as the Most Competitive LGU in Western Visayas after achieving three out of four Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Pillars set by the Department of Trade and Industry.
Bacolod Investment Board Executive Director George Zulueta and Local Economic and Investment Promotions Officer-Designate Jonah Javier received the awards at the 5th Regional Recognition of Most Competitive LGUs on Monday, December 20, at Park Inn Radisson-Iloilo.
The city was ranked first in Economic Dynamism, Infrastructure and Resiliency, said Javier in her Facebook post following the ceremony.
Aside from the major awards, Bacolod was also ranked 10th in Infrastructure in the Highly Urbanized City category cited at the recently concluded 9th Regional Competitiveness Summit.
Javier thanked Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran, members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, and department heads for their continued leadership to promote the programs and innovations of the local government.
Bacolod was also adjudged as the Most Improved Highly Urbanized City and bagged two of the four Pillars of Competitiveness in 2020.
The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCC) with the assistance of the United States Agency for International Development./WDJ