TAGUM CITY – The City Government of Tagum has continued its streak of placing among the most government efficient Philippine component cities after it recently ranked second in the pillar of Government Efficiency among 145 component and independent component cities in the country during the 7th Regional Competitiveness Summit held last October 24, 2019 at PICC in Pasay City.
The recognition was achieved by the local government unit following the validation made by the members of the National Competitiveness Council, through the Regional Competitiveness Committees, to ascertain Tagum’s level of adherence to factors affecting the quality and reliability of effective government services and government support.
These factors or indicators include Presence of Investment Promotion Unit, Business Registration Efficiency, Capacity to Generate Local Resource, Capacity of Health Services, Capacity of Schools, Peace and Order, Social Protection and Compliance to National Directives, among others.
Meanwhile, the LGU placed 8th in Economic Dynamism and 12th in Infrastructure Development, which enabled it to be recognized as the 7th Over-all Most Competitive Component City in the country for 2019.
This meant that the City of Tagum is the most competitive component city in the Davao Region, a feat that it has held since 2015, two years after it first entered the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI).
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 (USAID).
The award, which was given by the Department of Trade and Industry, was received by Mayor Allan Rellon, and City Vice Mayor Eva Lorraine Estabillo, together with the different heads of offices of the City Government of Tagum. (Richi Gulle/CIO – Tagum)