The DTI R2 Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office ticks two municipalities off the list as the agency, represented by TIDS Silvester T. Miguel, Provincial CMCI Focal Person, and JBC Michael Angelo Laureta, met with the different offices of the Local Government Unit of Aritao and the National Government Agencies in the town to conduct the Levelling up Awareness and BArs on competitiveNess (LABAN) Feedbacking, Analysis, and Re-orientation activity on the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index or CMCI Survey on 28 February 2024.

The activity was attended by the heads and representatives of the MPDO, BPLO, MEO, MTO, MDRRMO, PESO, and MAO, and the National Government Agencies such as the DILG, DepED, and BFP, among others.

In her message, Dr. Annie Rose Llanera, MPDC, emphasized the importance of the CMCI as a tool for effective, efficient, and competitive governance.

The said activity was conducted primarily to remind the focal persons of the CMCI timeline and to understand and address the challenges encountered in data gathering, validation, and encoding, and others. The team also had a comprehensive walkthrough of all the indicators of the survey, a comparative analysis of their 2022 and 2023 performance, and their strategic actions for 2024.

The Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) is an annual ranking of Philippine cities and municipalities developed by the National Competitiveness Council and the DTI through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCCs). It is a tool used to measure LGUs’ performance on five pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, Resilience, and Innovation.

Stay tuned for more updates as the same activity is set to be conducted in all the other municipalities of the province.

Date of release: 29 February 2024