The Municipality of Allacapan in Cagayan emerged as the 3rd Most Competitive Municipality in Infrastructure in the 2018 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Survey, among 3rd to 6th Class Municipalities in the Philippines. It also ranked 8th in Government Efficiency.

The municipality garnered 5th place in overall ranking out of the 874 Local Government Units (LGU) that participated in the survey, placing the municipality in the top 1% of its category – an indication that the LGU has taken more proactive measures and initiatives to improve its level of competitiveness..

Notably, the LGU rose by 3 notches from its position in last year’s Survey in which it ranked 8th in overall ranking among 853 participating LGUs.

Hon. Harry Florida,Mayorof Allacapan received the award during the 6th Regional Competitiveness Summit held on August 16, 2018 at the Philippine International Convention Center (PICC).

Other LGUs in Region 02 also landed in Top 10 in this year’s CMCI Survey while some showed remarkable improvements in their rankings:

  • City of Ilagan, Isabela - 8th in Government Efficiency (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities)
  • 6th  in Infrastructure Pillar (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities)
  • 5th in Resiliency Pillar (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities
  • Lasam, Cagayan - 10th  in Infrastructure Pillar (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities)
  • Tuguegarao City, Cagayan – 7th in Resiliency Pillar (Component Cities and Independent Component Cities)
  • Piat, Cagayan – 4th in Resiliency Pillar (3rd to 6th Class Municipalities)

The CMCI Survey is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities based on a framework that integrates the four (4) pillars of sustainable local development, namely: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency.