DAGUPAN CITY, PANGASINAN – Dagupan City has earned accolades from the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI), ranking 16th nationwide in resiliency and 18th in infrastructure in the category of component cities.
The ranking of cities and municipalities is based on their points in the “five pillars of CMCI: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Resiliency, Infrastructure, and Innovation.”
The awards were accepted by Vice Mayor Bryan Kua on February 15 at the Regional Awarding Ceremony of the 2022 CMCI held at J&V Function Hall, Sevilla, San Fernando City, La Union.
According to CMCI, Infrastructure “pertains to the physical assets that connect, expand and sustain a locality and its surroundings to enable the provision of goods and services” while Resiliency “applies to the capacity of a locality to build systems that can absorb change and disturbance and being able to adapt to such changes.”
The CMCI is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) with the assistance of Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCC) and the United States Agency for International Development.
The CMCI was created in 2013 by the Department of Trade and Industry, National Competitiveness Council, and RCCs.
Dagupan City’s recognition from the CMCI demonstrates the city’s commitment to enhance its competitiveness, making it a better place to live, work and invest in. It also serves as an inspiration for other cities and municipalities to strive for excellence in various areas of development.