2015 Most Competitive Cities and Municipalities - List of Awardees

Thousand of delegates from LGUs, national government agencies, and private sector gathered at the PICC Reception Hall to witness the awarding ceremony of the Most Competitive Cities, Municipalities, and Provinces in the 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit on July 16, 2015.

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index is a program which encourages LGUs to gather and voluntarily submit data which are used to measure their performance on three pillars anchored on global standards: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. Each pillar has indicators which provide a more detailed view of the economic status of the locality. There are 8 indicators for Economic Dynamism and 10 indicators for both Government Efficiency and Infrastructure, totaling 28 indicators. The data submitted by the Local Government Units, through the assistance of a partner Academe and the Regional Competitiveness Committees, is used for the final scoring and ranking.

Below are the consolidated results of 3rd Regional Competitiveness Summit:


 [3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category]
  • Nasipit, Agusan Del Norte - 1st place
  • Mambajao, Camiguin – 2nd Place
  • Jagna, Bohol – 3rd Place

 [1st to 2nd Class Municipalities Category]
  • General Trias, Cavite – 1st Place
  • Santa Maria, Bulacan – 2nd Place
  • Lupon, Davao Oriental – 3rd Place

 [Component Cities Category]
  • Naga. Camarines Sur – 1st Place
  • Imus, Cavite – 2nd Place
  • Tagum of Davao Del Norte-3rd Place

 [Highly Urbanized Cities Category]
  • Quezon City – 1st Place
  • Makati – 2nd Place
  • Paranaque City – 3rd Place


 [3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category]
  • Paoay, Ilocos Norte – 1st Place
  • Mambajao, Camiguin – 2nd Place
  • Jimenez, Misamis Occidental – 3rd Place

 [1st to 2nd Class Municipalities Category]
  • Santa Barbara, Iloilo – 1st Place
  • Midsayap, North Cotabato – 2nd Place
  • Agoo, La Union – 3rd Place

 [Component Cities Category]
  • Naga, Camarinus Sur- 1st Place
  • Kidapawan, North Cotabato – 2nd Place
  • San Fernando, Pampanga – 3rd Place

 [Highly Urbanized Cities Category]
  • Iloilo City – 1st Place
  • Cagayan de Oro – 2nd Place
  • Makati City – 3rd Place


 [3rd to 6th Class Municipalities Category]
  • Taal, Batangas – 1st Place
  • Baler, Aurora – 2nd Place
  • Infanta, Quezon – 3rd Place

 [1st to 2nd Class Municipalities Category]
  • Angono, Rizal – 1st Place
  • Malay, Aklan – 2nd Place
  • Taytay, Rizal – 3rd Place

 [Component Cities Category]
  • Naga, Camarines Sur – 1st Place
  • DasmariƱas, Cavite – 2nd Place
  • Antipolo, Rizal – 3rd Place

 [Highly Urbanized Cities]
  • Manila City -1st Place
  • Cebu City – 2nd Place
  • Zamboanga City – 3rd Place

  • Province of  Davao Del Sur - most competitive province for 2015.
  • Province of  Misamis Oriental - 2nd Place
  • Province of Cebu - 3rd Place


 [Component Cities Category]
  • Naga, Camarines Sur – 1st Place
  • San Fernando, Pampanga – 2nd Place
  • Imus, Cavite – 3rd Place

 [Highly Urbanized Cities Category]
  • Manila City – 1st Place
  • Makati City – 2nd Place
  • Cebu City – 3rd Place

This year, the National Competitiveness Council, through the help of the Regional Competitiveness Committees was able covered 142 Cities and 978 Municipalities out of a total of 1,634 localities, or a 68% national coverage versus only 17% coverage in the first year of the program, and 33% in the second year.

Source: Competitiveness Philippines