Calape ranked first out of 755 towns in the entire country classified as third to sixth class municipalities in the government efficiency category of the 2016 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) developed by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC)-Philippines.
The NCC attributed Calapeâ€™s dominance of the ranking to the townâ€™s high rates in 10 sub categories as the municipality topped three of these segments.
Calape was the most efficient in complying with requirements from the Bureau of Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) and with national directives to local government units (LGU), based on the CMCI data.
The third-class municipalityÂ was also top-ranked for theÂ presence of a promotions investment unit in the town.
According to the NCC rankings, Corella also excelled in government efficiency as it was ranked number seven in the category while Jagna placed seventh in the economic dynamism segment of third to sixth class municipalities in the Philippines.
Jagna claimed the ninth, 17th, and 20th slots for the size of its local economy, financial institutions, and business groups, respectively.
Corella was also ranked number one overall in compliance with BPLS standards and the presence of an investment promotions unit in the municipality.
The rankings of Calape, Corella, and Jagna were achieved during the terms of mayors Nelson Yu, Jose Nicanor Tocmo, and Fortunato Abrenilla, respectively.
According to the NCC, the annual rankings are intended to help LGUs in evaluating performance and to serve as guide in policy decisions for sustainable development.
The CMCI annual ranking is on its fourth year and is organized by the NCC through the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCC) with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Globe Telecom.(Chito Visarra)