The DTI R2 Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office bared on 10 May 2024 its 100% readiness for the 2024 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Survey after all of its 15 Municipal Local Government Units achieved a 100% progress rate in the data gathering and uploading.

Moreover, assurance as to the integrity and completeness of data was guaranteed as all the 15 MLGUs have undergone the CMCI re-orientation, feedbacking, analysis, action planning, and municipal data validation conducted by TIDS Silvester T. Miguel, CMCI Provincial Focal Person.

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, 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.

Also notable for this year’s CMCI cycle is the number of LGUs with an Executive Order creating their Municipal Competitiveness Index Technical Working Group (CMCI-TWG) whose main purpose is to gather, assess, and analyze significant data and information related to the municipal competitive index of the municipality. To date, Nueva Vizcaya Province has now 9 LGUs with working CMCI-TWG.

With these doubled efforts of the agency in promoting efficient and effective CMCI data gathering, improved CMCI scores are expected from all of the 15 LGUs.

The runs of the aid activity are as follows:

-Quezon (Feb 27)

-Aritao (Feb 28)

-Bagabag (Feb 29)

-Bambang  (Mar 1)

-Villaverde (Mar 5)

-Bayombong (Mar 18)

-Santa Fe (Mar 19)

-Alfonso Castañeda (Mar 19)

-Solano (Mar 25)

-Dupax del Norte (April 12)

-Dupax del Sur (April 24)

-Ambaguio (April 25)

– Diadi (online)

-Kayapa (online)

-Kasibu (online)

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.

Date of release: 10 May 2024