Iloilo City gov't most efficient LGU in PH
Iloilo City Government was adjudged the most efficient Local Government Unit (LGU) in the country in 2012 by the National Competitiveness Council (NCC).
Mayor Jed Patrick E. Mabilog said the latest recognition is another manifestation of the city’s good governance that is well-managed, transparent and innovative leading to continued progress and sustainable development.
He added the City Government continues to improve performance through effective delivery of social services and active collaboration with stakeholders through participatory governance.
Iloilo City topped the government efficiency category followed by Bacolod and Cagayan de Oro, NCC reported.
To be recognized as most efficient, NCC judged the city in terms of transparency and accountability, public finance, performance recognition, business responsiveness and basic government services.
Iloilo City also ranked second most competitive next to Cagayan de Oro and ahead of San Fernando, Pampanga.
A city’s competitiveness was measured in terms of three indicators including economic dynamism, government efficiency and infrastructure.
A city’s economic dynamism index was measured through business registration figures; employment, and financial institutions.
A city’s infrastructure assessment was based on a city’s road network, basic utilities and registered vehicles.
The rankings can be used by investors when picking their business location, stressed NCC private sector chairman Guillermo Luz.
If an LGU wants to show how competitive it is, it has to show the data to back it up, noted Luz.
NCC seeks to promote a more competitive Philippines and instill a culture of excellence through public-private sector collaboration as a means to reduce poverty through inclusive growth.