Koronadal City, South Cotabato – The 8th Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Regional Awarding Ceremony held at Cinco Niñas, Koronadal City last 24 March 2022.

CMCI is an annual ranking that aims to measure the performance of cities and municipalities in our country based on the four (4) pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency.

For the year 2021, General Santos City received three (3) awards for ranking 10th on Economic Dynamism and Government Efficiency, and as the Top Two (2) Most Improved Highly Urbanized City (HUC).

Koronadal City was hailed as the 4th Most Resilient LGU while Cotabato City was ranked 9th on Government Efficiency pillar under the Component Cities category.

Under the 1st and 2nd Class Municipalities, two (2) municipalities, namely: Isulan and Polomolok ranked 8th and 9th for Overall Competitiveness, respectively. The Municipalities of Kabacan and Malungon were awarded as Top Six (6) and Nine (9) on Resiliency while three (3) municipalities, namely: Midsayap, Isulan, and Kabacan ranked 5th, 6th, and 9th respectively for Government Efficiency. 

South Cotabato ranked no. 6th, making it the only province in Region 12 that made it to the Top 10 out of 82 provinces nationwide.

Jude Constantine S. Jaugan, Regional Director of DTI-12, congratulated the winning LGUs and took note of the participation of the region’s 50 LGUs and four (4) provinces.

“Our accomplishments in our respective LGUs – be it municipal, city, or province – ever since the CMCI was institutionalized eight (8) years ago – shows the determination, passion, and single-mindedness that we all have as a people and as a region. We have achieved so much – which our rankings in the CMCI attest to – not only to better ourselves but more importantly, to improve our services to our people.”

With his congratulatory message, RD Jaugan also challenged the LGUs to continue in their efforts to increase their rankings for next year’s CMCI: “Together, let us not settle on what we have already achieved. We should continue to move forward, and push through with more initiatives to bring impactful and necessary changes to the people of Region 12.” ♦

Date of Release: 2 May 2022