BAGUIO CITY – Rep. Nicasio M. Aliping Jr. has encouraged Baguio residents to continue the momentum that the city has achieved in the competitive rating of cities in the Philippines as the city is set to celebrate its 106th founding anniversary on September 1.
Aliping said that in the 2014 competitiveness survey, Baguio City climbed two ranks from 15 to 13 showing that the programs being instituted by city officials are achieving their desired result.
“This two rank climb of the city in the competitiveness survey only goes to show that our city officials are working very hard to make our city the best in the country in terms of business,” Rep. Aliping stressed.
He added the rise in ranking will ultimately be felt by residents in terms of more jobs as well as better quality of life.
“This happened because we continue to address the needs of businessmen so that they can set up their businesses in Baguio knowing that they can rely on government to provide quality service,” Aliping said.
The city is experiencing a rapid growth in the Business Process Outsourcing industry as more and more BPOs set up shop in Baguio. The major reasons indicated for this is the high level of English proficiency of Baguio residents as well as lower cost of doing business in Baguio./Carl C. Taawan