By Ria Fernandez
The City of Manila was named anew as the Second Overall Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City in the Philippines by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).
Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said this latest recognition only proved his administration’s commitment to make Manila the premier city once again.
Nevertheless, he vowed to bring back Manila to the top spot by making improvements.
“There are still many other challenges we face. Among them are the problems of garbage, traffic, and illegal vendors,” he said.
In 2016, Manila ranked first in the Most Competitive Highly Urbanized Cities.
However, in the following year, it slipped to the second position with Quezon City overtaking.
The latter maintained its standing this 2018.
Meanwhile, other awardees were Pasay City, Davao City, and San Juan City
NCC measures a city’s competitiveness by using the following indicators: economic dynamism, government efficiency, resiliency, and infrastructure.