Angeles City named third best in gov’t efficiency

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Saturday, August 9, 2014


ANGELES CITY – The local government here, under the leadership of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan, has been cited as the third best in government efficiency during the recently concluded National Competitiveness Council Summit.

The said summit was jointly sponsored by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), National Competitiveness Council (NCC) and Department of Tourism and Industry (DTI).

Pamintuan, together with City Treasurer Juliet Quinsaat, received the award in behalf of the city.

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According to the mayor, this is a manifestation of the hard work that their administration has been able to do in the past years.

“This is another proof that our no-nonsense attitude in the delivery of efficient and effective government services is being recognized nationwide and around the world. We have laced Angeles city back on the map of multi-awarded cities after more than a decade of stagnation in the late 1990s to the late 2000s.” he said.

Pamintuan was recently hailed as one of the Most Outstanding Mayors in the Philippines by Superbrands Marketing Inc., and was hailed as the Top 8 World Mayor by the World Mayor Foundation in London last 2012.

The Naga city Government, where the late Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo served as mayor for more than 10 years, got first place in the category, while the Iloilo City Government bagged 2nd place.

The results were based on the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI) 2014 of the National Competitiveness Council. The CMCI measures competitiveness at the local government level using 28 indicators grouped into three equally-weighted pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Infrastructure. Scores on each pillar were combined to form the overall score used to rank cities and municipalities.

Government Efficiency, the category where Angeles City won, is based on scores on transparency, economic governance, local taxes and revenues, local competition related awards, business registration efficiency, investment promotion, compliance to national directives, security, health, and education.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on August 09, 2014.

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