CAGAYAN de Oro City remained to be one of the renowned cities in the country in terms of economic development, good governance and infrastructure.
This, after the city has earned the sixth spot in the 2015 ‘Top 10 Most Competitive Cities’ in the Highly Urbanized City category conducted during the Regional Competitiveness Summit in the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City on July 16.
The ‘Top 10 Most Competitive Cities’ in the country for this year include 1) Manila, 2) Makati, 3) Cebu, 4) Quezon, 5) Davao, 6) Cagayan de Oro, 7) Parañaque, 8) Valenzuela, 9) Caloocan and 10) Iloilo.
In 2014 overall ranking in the National Competitiveness Council, Makati City was named as the ‘Most Competitive City’ followed by Cagayan de Oro.
Though the city’s ranking has changed for this year, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno is still pleased in the yearly ‘competitiveness index’ results where the city has garnered the second place in government efficiency.
“We shouldn’t be discouraged but rather be encouraged because our city has still managed to land on top among leading cities all over the country, in spite of the stiff competition,” Moreno said.
In line with this, Moreno encouraged the city officials to work hand in hand to further uphold a good governance in the city.
“It is you (city official and employees) who can make things work for is. Everybody has a role or task to do in order to increase our level of competitiveness,” Moreno expressed.(CIO/RTP/PIA10)