by nobert soloria bermosa on 20/02/11 at 6:19 am
Check out if your city is one of the best in the Philippines.
There are 120 cities in the Philippines and 10 out of this number came out as best cities to live in terms of livability, economy, infrastructure and local government response to people’s needs. Most of the cities included on the list are located in Luzon.
1.) Bacolod City
Bacolod City in the province of Negros Occidental in the Visayas, known as the “City of Smiles”, is the best city to live in the Philippines. The city government of Bacolod for maintaining order and safety received the 3rd Best City Peace and Order Council award in 2009. The city was also recognized “Most Business Friendly City in the Philippines” by the PCCI or Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2007.
2.) Davao City
Davao City in the province of Davao Del Sur in Mindanao, which is famous for Durian – the ‘king of fruits’, is one of the “TOP 5” performing cities according to the PCCRP or Philippine Cities Competitiveness Ranking Project in 2008. Davao City is also recognized for having the best infrastructure and business-friendly environment. The city, which is one of the largest in the country, is a favorite tourist destination for its numerous natural and manmade attractions.
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3.) Lapu-Lapu City
Lapu-Lapu City, a first-class city in the province of Cebu, is a city named after the first Filipino hero –Lapu-Lapu of Mactan. Lapu-Lapu City is a highly urbanized city famous for its worlcd-calass beach resorts and gated subdivisions. It has its own international airport – Mactan-Cebu International Airport and is considered as Cebu’s tourism hub. The city is also noted as the trade and industry center of the province because it contains the Mactan Export Processing Zone I&II.