Comval gets 2nd Most Competitive Provinces in Davao Region, 3 towns also win

Davao De Oro Province— The Regional Development Council (RDC) – XI together with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) holds a “2nd Regional Competitiveness Awards 2018” on November 7, 2018 at the Pinnacle Hotel and Suites, Sta. Ana, Davao City.

The province of Davao De Oro under Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy has made it to one of the most competitive Provinces in the Davao Region awarded as the 2nd Overall Most Competitive Province.

Receiving the award and the plaque were Assistant Provincial Administrator for Internal Affairs Placido Alcomendras Jr. representing Gov. Uy, Provincial Planning and Development Officer (PPDO) Romeo B. Celeste, together with Atty. Lucky Seigfred Balleque – DTI Comval Provincial Director, Nabunturan Mayor Chelita Amatong and Montevista Mayor Eutropio Jayectin.

Among the five provinces in Davao Region, Comval leaps from last place in 2017 to second in the region as the overall most competitive province in 2018. While in the national level, Comval improved to rank 30 from rank 63 last year.

On the other hand, the municipality of Nabunturan under Mayor Amatong and the municipality of Compostela under Mayor Lema Bolo ranked first and second place respectively as the most overall competitive among the 1st and 2nd class municipalities. Nabunturan also grabbed the most competitive in government efficiency among the 1st and 2nd class municipalities.

Meanwhile, Montevista under Mayor Eutropio Jayectin got the most improved local government unit (LGU) among the 3rd to 6th class municipalities in the region.

The awards and plaques was personally handed to them during the awarding rites by Maria Belenda Q. Ambi – Chairperson, RCC-XI, DTI Regional Director, DTI-XI, with John Carlo B. Tria- VP-Professional Service ventures, DCCCII, and Carolina R. Velasco – Supervising –TIDS, DTI-Competitiveness Bureau.

The awarding ceremony is a regional version of the National Competitiveness Awards, based on the Cities, and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2018 national rankings for the four pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. (Rey Antibo, ID Comval)

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