2016 proved to be another fruitful year for Antipolo as the National Competitiveness Council (NCC) awarded the city as the country’s Overall Most Competitive in the Component City Category having achieved the Top 1 ranking in the recently concluded 5th Regional Competitiveness Summit on August 16, 2017 at the CCP Complex, Manila. NCC again recognized the city for its competitiveness as it ranked as Top 1 in Infrastructure Development, Top 6 in Economic Dynamism, Top 3 in Government Efficiency and Top 7 in Resiliency.

Antipolo City Mayor Jun Ynares, who was joined by the city council and employees to receive the prestigious award, was overwhelmed with gratitude.

“It’s just not cooperation but it’s the collaboration of various sectors that helped us topped the list of the Most Competitive Local Government Units in the country,” said Mayor Ynares.

Antipolo City managed to move up from the number 6 spot last year to the top of the list this year. To reach number 1, Antipolo banked on the collaboration among its partners, stakeholders and entire community based on trust and mutual respect.

Meanwhile, the Province of Rizal was named Most Competitive Province in the country for two consecutive years.