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Dipolog City tops 3 CMCI awards, named ‘Most Improved LGU’

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By Emmanuel D. Taghoy (ALT/EDT/PIA9-Zamboanga del Norte/ with reports from CIO Dipolog)

DIPOLOG CITY, Zamboanga del Norte (PIA) --- For four consecutive years now, the local government unit of Dipolog has been conferred the “Most Competitive Component City” in the Zamboanga Peninsula region during the regional awarding program of the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2018 Awards held recently at a local hotel in Zamboanga City.

Aside from that, LGU Dipolog also bagged the first place on Government Efficiency; first place on Infrastructure; and was named “Most Improved LGU” for achieving a seven-notch performance improvement in the national competitiveness ranking.

In addition, it was also placed second in the regional ranking for both the Economic Dynamism and Resiliency pillars.

The awarding was part of the ZamPen Barangay Negosyo Summit and the annual Zamboanga Peninsula Exposition (ZAMPEX) attended by barangay leaders, local officials and members of the business sector in the region.

Mayor Darel Dexter Uy received the awards given by the Regional Competitiveness Committee and Department of Trade and Industry.

In a Facebook post, the Mayor said: “this latest award received by the City of Dipolog recognizes the performance of our local government in improving overall competitiveness score in this year’s Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI), an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council.”

The cities and municipalities are ranked on their competitiveness based on an overall competitiveness score, which is the sum of scores on four main pillars namely: economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency.

“We thank God for all the blessings for our beloved City. Let us continue to be united in working for a better Dipolog and in pursuing an excellent quality of life for everyone,” said Mayor Uy.