Lapu-Lapu City Lands on 2019 Most Improved Highly Urbanized Cities List
Based on 2018 data, Lapu-Lapu City ranked fourth (4th) in the 2019 Most Improved Highly Urbanized Cities list. The result is from the 2019 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) Rankings. The 2019 CMCI Rankings was just recently released by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC). However, the data was from 2018 when Lapu-Lapu City Congresswoman Paz Corro Radaza was then the city mayor.
CMCI is a ranking of local government units by the NCC and the Regional Competitiveness Committees (RCC) each year. Helping the two bodies is the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The CMCI Ranking is based on four (4) key points. The first is economic dynamism. The second is government efficiency. Then, the third is infrastructure. Finally, there is resiliency.
Each of these criteria has a weight of 25%, totaling 100%. Lapu-Lapu City got a total score of 4.7519 for economic dynamism (rank 25th). Next, it got a score of 10.1156 for government efficiency (rank 21st). Then, for infrastructure, it got a score of 6.4243 (rank 18th). Finally, for resiliency, it got 15.9498 (rank 26th).
In brief, Lapu-Lapu City is 22nd in the 2019 CMCI Rankings. This means that the city rose three spots from its 2018 25th rank.
Radaza is happy to learn of the news. In fact, she thinks that it came when the city needed some great news. “Daku ang akong kalipay para sa mga Oponganon nga maoy angayan niini nga pasidungog. Timaan lang kini nga epektibo ang atong mga programa ug kalihokan para mapalambo ang syudad. Walay lain deserving sa pasalamat kung dili ang mga Oponganon kay sila ang nikuyog kanato sa atong paningkamot,” she said. In addition, Radaza said, “Makita gyud nato nga sa pagtinabangay, kitang tanan ang mobenepisyo.”