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2020 Rankings of Highly Urbanized Cities

Rankings of Cities and Municipalities are based on the sum of their scores on 4 Pillars: Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, Infrastructure, and Resiliency. Provincial rankings are based on population and income weighted average of the Overall scores of cities and municipalities under a province.

Rank Score LGU Province Region Economic Dynamism Government Efficiency Infrastructure Resiliency
Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score Rank Score
1st 65.9782 Manila Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 3 11.1776 1 20.5491 1 15.0476 3 19.2039
2nd 60.0393 Davao Davao Del Sur REGION XI (Davao Region) 2 12.8814 2 16.8969 2 11.3410 5 18.9200
3rd 58.6473 Pasay Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 1 16.2490 7 13.3476 3 10.9004 8 18.1505
4th 53.7875 Makati Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 4 10.3983 5 13.7879 4 10.4550 4 19.1462
5th 50.4908 Muntinlupa Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 17 6.2993 6 13.7101 6 9.6684 1 20.8130
6th 48.5923 Pasig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 5 9.0562 10 12.6723 8 8.5741 7 18.2897
7th 47.2754 Cagayan De Oro Misamis Oriental REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 12 6.5619 9 12.7239 5 9.6868 6 18.3028
8th 46.4667 Valenzuela Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 18 6.1466 3 13.9845 11 6.9813 2 19.3543
9th 45.0140 Caloocan Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 15 6.3469 4 13.9012 12 6.8979 9 17.8679
10th 43.4816 Paranaque Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 7 7.3331 11 11.6567 10 7.5117 19 16.9801
11th 43.3213 Bacolod (NO) Negros Occidental REGION VI (Western Visayas) 13 6.5463 13 11.4510 9 7.8839 10 17.4401
12th 42.3356 Iloilo Iloilo REGION VI (Western Visayas) 8 7.2209 8 12.7702 22 5.3618 18 16.9826
13th 42.2247 Cebu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 6 8.1790 12 11.5931 7 9.3211 32 13.1314
14th 40.2337 Mandaluyong Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 16 6.3101 16 10.9907 19 5.7369 13 17.1959
15th 40.0458 Zamboanga Zamboanga Del Sur REGION IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 10 6.8838 17 10.7796 17 6.1491 29 16.2333
16th 39.9320 General Santos South Cotabato REGION XII (Soccsksargen) 23 5.1746 15 11.0026 13 6.6763 14 17.0785
17th 38.6992 Puerto Princesa Palawan REGION IV-B (MIMAROPA) 26 4.4454 18 10.7444 14 6.4398 15 17.0697
18th 38.6424 Mandaue Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 9 6.9422 29 8.7865 15 6.2485 25 16.6652
19th 38.5430 Baguio Benguet CAR - Cordillera Administrative Region 11 6.7338 26 9.3391 18 5.8129 26 16.6571
20th 38.4119 Las Pinas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 19 5.9257 22 10.0330 20 5.4662 17 16.9870
21st 37.7028 Butuan Agusan Del Norte REGION XIII (Caraga) 14 6.5245 28 8.8924 21 5.4216 20 16.8643
22nd 37.5898 Lapu Lapu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 20 5.9253 23 10.0213 25 4.9387 24 16.7045
23rd 36.6971 Malabon Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 28 4.2039 21 10.0475 24 5.1564 12 17.2893
24th 35.8332 Tacloban Leyte REGION VIII (Eastern Visayas) 25 4.6524 20 10.1110 30 4.3316 23 16.7382
25th 35.7576 Navotas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 30 3.9953 24 9.8300 27 4.5776 11 17.3546
26th 35.2588 San Juan (MM) Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 29 4.1335 25 9.6874 29 4.4085 16 17.0295
27th 35.0568 Angeles Pampanga REGION III (Central Luzon) 24 4.8816 30 8.7478 26 4.9067 28 16.5206
28th 34.9544 Taguig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 31 3.2206 14 11.2997 16 6.2220 30 14.2120
29th 34.6469 Olongapo Zambales REGION III (Central Luzon) 27 4.2528 27 9.0551 28 4.5242 21 16.8148
30th 34.2552 Iligan Lanao Del Norte REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 22 5.4099 31 8.4902 32 3.7573 27 16.5977
31st 33.0876 Lucena Quezon REGION IV-A (CALABARZON) 21 5.6602 32 6.6018 31 4.0595 22 16.7660
32nd 32.8290 Marikina Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 32 3.1750 19 10.2409 23 5.3006 31 14.1125
 

2020 Most Improved Rankings (Highly Urbanized Cities)

Rank LGU Province Region 2020 Ranking 2019 Ranking Improvement
1 Puerto Princesa Palawan REGION IV-B (MIMAROPA) 17 33 16
2 Las Pinas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 20 28 8
3 Valenzuela Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 8 15 7
4 Caloocan Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 9 14 5
5 Zamboanga Zamboanga Del Sur REGION IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 15 19 4
5 Butuan Agusan Del Norte REGION XIII (Caraga) 21 25 4
6 Muntinlupa Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 5 8 3
6 Mandaluyong Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 14 17 3
6 Tacloban Leyte REGION VIII (Eastern Visayas) 24 27 3
6 San Juan (MM) Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 26 29 3
7 Mandaue Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 18 20 2
8 Manila Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 1 2 1
8 Davao Davao Del Sur REGION XI (Davao Region) 2 3 1
8 Pasay Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 3 4 1
8 Makati Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 4 5 1
8 Paranaque Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 10 11 1
8 Olongapo Zambales REGION III (Central Luzon) 29 30 1
8 Iligan Lanao Del Norte REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 30 31 1
8 Lucena Quezon REGION IV-A (CALABARZON) 31 32 1
9 Pasig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 6 6 0
9 Cagayan De Oro Misamis Oriental REGION X (Northern Mindanao) 7 7 0
9 General Santos South Cotabato REGION XII (Soccsksargen) 16 16 0
9 Lapu Lapu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 22 22 0
9 Malabon Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 23 23 0
10 Bacolod (NO) Negros Occidental REGION VI (Western Visayas) 11 10 -1
10 Cebu Cebu REGION VII (Central Visayas) 13 12 -1
10 Baguio Benguet CAR - Cordillera Administrative Region 19 18 -1
10 Navotas Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 25 24 -1
10 Angeles Pampanga REGION III (Central Luzon) 27 26 -1
11 Iloilo Iloilo REGION VI (Western Visayas) 12 9 -3
12 Marikina Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 32 21 -11
13 Taguig Metro Manila NCR - National Capital Region 28 13 -15