THE Province of Misamis Oriental, under the leadership of Governor Bambi Emano, has been awarded as the 2nd Most Competitive Province in the Philippines by the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines during the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC) last July 16, 2015.
In just a span of two years, Gov. Bambi Emano was able to make Misamis Oriental rank second out of 81 provinces in the country, having a total score of 38.9.
The National Competitiveness Council, through the Regional Competitiveness Committees, launched the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index way back in 2013 with only 285 LGUs who participated.
This year, 1,098 LGUs participated to determine their performances against other cities/municipalities in terms of the 3 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency and Infrastructure Development.
“The country bears the unique distinction of being the most improved country across 4 major ratings: ease of doing BUSINESS, the Corruption Perceptions Index, the Economic Freedom Index and the Global Competitive Index,” said Budget Secretary Florencio Abad in his keynote speech.
Davao Del Sur, MisOr, Cebu, South Cotabato, Zamboanga del Sur, Rizal, Agusan del Norte, Benguet, Cavite and Camiguin were among the Top Ten Most Competitive Provinces. pio