Manila keeps second most competitive city standing

Published August 18, 2018, 11:34 AM

by Patrick Garcia


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 City Hall (Photo by Jacqueline Hernandez)
Manila City Hall (Photo by Jacqueline Hernandez)

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.