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Baguio City Ranks 19th Among Highly Urbanized Cities in PH

According to the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI) 2020 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index (CMCI), Baguio City, with a score of 38.5430, was ranked 19th among 32 Highly-Urbanized Cities (HUCs) in the Philippines.

In 2019, the City of Baguio was ranked 18th among 33 HUCs with a score of 39.2430.

2020 Rankings of Highly Urbanized Cities

These are the rankings of the 32 Local Government Units (LGUs) in the 2020 Rankings of Highly Urbanized Cities:

    1. Manila
    2. Davao
    3. Pasay
    4. Makati
    5. Muntinlupa
    6. Pasig
    7. Cagayan de Oro
    8. Valenzuela
    9. Caloocan
    10. Paranaque
    11. Bacolod (NO)
    12. Iloilo
    13. Cebu
    14. Mandaluyong
    15. Zamboanga
    16. General Santos
    17. Puerto Princesa
    18. Mandaue
    19. Baguio
    20. Las Pinas
    21. Butuan
    22. Lapu Lapu
    23. Malabon
    24. Tacloban
    25. Navotas
    26. San Juan (MM)
    27. Angeles
    28. Taguig
    29. Olongapo
    30. Iligan
    31. Lucena
    32. Marikina

    Furthermore, the rankings of cities and municipalities were based on the sum of their scores on 4 pillars, and here are the following scores of Baguio City:

    • Economic Dynamism: 6.7338
    • Government Efficiency: 9.3391
    • Infrastructure: 5.8129
    • Resiliency:  16.6571

    You can check the scores of each LGU’s HERE.

    According to the City Planning and Development Office head Archt. Donna Rillera-Tabangin, under the economic dynamism, the city needs to improve in these areas:

    • local economy size and growth
    • increase in employment
    • productivity
    • presence of business and professional organizations

    While for the government efficiency, the following areas  need improvement:

    • compliance to national directives
    • capacity to generate local resource
    • capacity of health services
    • compliance to business permits and licensing system standards

    For the infrastructure, the city has to improve in these areas:

    • road network
    • distance to ports
    • transportation vehicles
    • education
    • accommodation capacity

    And, under resiliency, these areas in the city needs more attention:

    • land use plan
    • utilities
    • employed population

    Furthermore, with the aim for the city to get a higher ranking this year, one of the things Tabangin’s office is currently doing is analyzing the 2020 data and studying the DTI’s CMCI metrics.

    In a statement of  Mayor Benjamin Magalong posted by PIO, it is stated that “the results should be taken constructively and is confident that this year will be a “big leap forward” for the city as long as proper focus and actions are undertaken.”

    What is CMCI?

    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.

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    Source: DTI CMCI, PIO-City of Baguio

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