CITY OF MALOLOS– Another proof of good and responsive governance has been conferred to the Province of Bulacan under the administration of Governor Daniel R. Fernando as the province was hailed as the 10th Most Competitive Province in the country during the 10th Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Summit held at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City recently.
Department of Trade and Industry Secretary Alfredo E. Pascual led the recognition of the local government units (LGUs) that excelled through the leadership of their empowered and dedicated local chief executives (LCEs) and he said that the work of the LGUs and their leaders contribute to the overall competitiveness of the country.
“We know that the Philippine possesses the right institution and innovation capabilities that allow micro and macro-economic activities to function effectively. However, our country still has a vast potential for improvement, and we have to work together to achieve a higher ranking for our country compared to our neighbors in the region,” encouraged the secretary.
Thankful for the double achievement of the province, that was also awarded as the Most Business-Friendly Province on the same day, Fernando said that the province will strive for the continuous development and improved efficiency, effectiveness, and competitiveness advantage of Bulacan.
“Back to back po ang nasungkit nating mga prestihiyosong parangal para sa ating lalawigan. Isa na naman pong patunay na sa masipag at matapat na paglilingkod, walang imposible at lahat ay makakamit para sa lalong ikadadakila ng Lalawigan ng Bulacan,” the governor said.
Aside from the province, the Municipality of Baliwag came in 2nd place for the Overall Most Competitive Municipality among 1st to 2nd class municipalities, coming in 4th for both resiliency and government efficiency pillars, coming in 6th for infrastructure, 7th for innovation, and 8th for economic dynamism; while the Municipality of Santa maria ranked No. 5 for economic dynamism and No. 9 for infrastructure.
The ranking of each LGUs is measured through their performance on Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, Resiliency, and Innovation. ###