LGU Tagum ranks first on five major competitiveness awards

DAVAO CITY—Tagum City proved once again that it is truly the top performing component city of Davao Region, being hailed years back as the region’s new regional center of Metro Davao by the Regional Development Council.

During the 1st Regional Competitiveness Awards, Tagum was lauded by city and municipality officials as it was declared first on five competitiveness awards, including the highly-coveted Over-all Top Performing Component City.

The four pillars of the competitiveness index are Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency—all of which Tagum were awarded to Tagum as the Top Performing Component City in the whole region on all pillars.

It is indeed a great Christmas gift to the local government of Tagum given by the Regional Competitiveness Council, according to Mayor Allan L. Rellon who was elated to receive the said awards which completes the awards harvest season of the City Government of Tagum for 2017.

The awarding ceremony was held last Monday, December 18 at Grand Regal Hotel, Lanang, Davao City.

The ranking was based on the National Competitiveness Council of the Philippines and was presented by the Department of Trade and Industry and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

This great feat can be attributed to the rise of Tagum on the 3rd spot during the nationwide competitiveness ranking last August 16, 2017. The city also landed on 2nd and 4th spot on Infrastructure and Resiliency pillars, respectively.

Meanwhile, the Top Performing Municipality was awarded to Sulop, Davao del Sur for the 6th to 3rd class municipality and Compostela, Compostela, Valley for the 2nd to 1st class municipality category.

Likewise, Davao del Norte was hailed as the Top Performing Province of Region XI. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum

IN PHOTO: (Left-right) Asst. Regional Director DTI XI Mr. Edwin O. Banquerigo, Project Development Officer III of LGU Tagum Ms. Jasmin R. Angco, Project Development Officer IV of LGU Tagum Ms. Vicerjean Casiano, Mayor Allan L. Rellon of Tagum City, Regional Director DTI XI Ms. Ma. Belenda Q. Ambi, City DILG Director of LGU Tagum Ms. Eliza P. Mendoza, City Planning and Development Head Mr. Sonny Manigo, Provincial Director DTI XI of Davao del Norte Mr. Romeo L. Castañaga, and Gelyn Liana of DTI XI strike a pose for a photo opportunity during the 1st Regional Competitiveness Awards last December 18, 2017. Tagum city sweeps all five major awards ranking first in all competitiveness pillars. Ziyarah Manalo/CIO Tagum