Baguio City ranked as the third most improved among 33 highly urbanized cities in the country in the Regional Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI).
Recognized by the Department of Tourism, Mayor Benjamin Magalong and Vice Mayor Faustino Olowan received the award during the flag-raising ceremony on July 4.
The CMCI annual ranking measures how competitive the cities and municipalities are and ranks them based on the list of competitiveness indicators on the four pillars of economic dynamism, government efficiency, infrastructure, and resiliency geared towards sustainable competitiveness.
The city placed 17th overall as most competitive with its standings in the four pillars as follows: 9th under the economic dynamism pillar from 11th in 2020; 19th in government efficiency from 26th; 24th in infrastructure from 18th; and 14th in resiliency from 26th.
Baguio City ranked third along with Cebu City, trailing behind Tacloban and General Santos City.