LAGAWE, Ifugao – 2015 was another fruitful year for this capital town in terms of good governance as it was cited as the most competitive municipality under the 3rd to 6th class category in the Cordillera Administrative Region.
The municipality of Lagawe was ranked number one in the Cordillera Region and number 17 nationwide in the just concluded 2015 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) joined by 515 municipalities.
The National Competitiveness Council (NCC) conducted an assessment to more than 1,000 LGUs nationwide under 1st to 2nd class and 3rd to 6th categories. This aims to improve the Philippines’ standing in international competitiveness rankings and move the country from the bottom third to the top third tier by 2016.
The 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.
It is a program which encourages LGUs to gather and voluntarily submit data which are used to measure their performance on three pillars anchored on global standards: economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure.
“Congratulations to all our stakeholders and partners in the government and private sectors for your unending cooperation and support,” the LGU-Lagawe stated.
The municipality also received the Early Bird LGU Award. (JDP/MBL-PIA CAR, Ifugao with report from Lynette Abuan/LGU Lagawe)