What are the top municipalities in the Philippines?

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What are the top municipalities in the Philippines?

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:53

What towns have the highest total income in Luzon and the Philippines?
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The National Statistical

Mon, 07/25/2011 - 10:54

The National Statistical Coordination Board (NSCB), citing the income sources and expenditure patterns of municipalities in 2007-2008, found that the municipality of Biñan in Laguna  province had the highest total income in 2008, moving up from 2nd in 2007, when the erstwhile leader, San Juan in Metro Manila became a city on June 17, 2007.

Nine of the ten municipalities with the highest total income in 2008 come from Region IV-A (CALABARZON). Four are in Cavite, three in Laguna, and two in Rizal.

Binan is followed by (2) Dasmariñas, Cavite; (3) Cabuyao, Laguna; (4) Bacoor, Cavite; (5) Cainta, Rizal; (6) Imus, Cavite; (7) Gen. Trias, Cavite; (8) San Pedro Laguna,; (9) Taytay, Rizal; and (10) Mabalacat, Pampanga.

On a per capita basis, however, the story is different. Not one of the municipalities mentioned above are in the top ten, not even among the top thirty.

Obviously, these municipalities are heavily populated, according to NSCB secretary general Romulo Virola.  Three of the top ten  are in Ilocos Norte, two in Isabela, and two in Abra:  (1) Kalayaan, Palawan; (2)Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya; (3) Divilacan, Isabela; (4) Carasi, Ilocos Norte; (5) Dinapigue, Isabela; (6) Adams, Ilocos Norte; (7) Lagayan, Abra; (8) Dumaineg, Ilocos Norte; (9) Tineg, Abra; and (10) Ivana, Batanes.

All ten municipalities with the highest per capita income come from Luzon. Indeed, the spatial imbalance in development that was observed among cities, also holds for municipalities, according to Dr. Virola.

Nine of the 10 municipalities that earn the most income from local sources are from CALABARZON! The most self-reliant municipalities in 2008  are (1) Cabuyao, Laguna; (2) Cainta, Rizal; (3) Bacoor, Cavite; (4) Gen. Trias, Cavite; (5) Biñan, Laguna; (6) Imus, Cavite; (7) Dasmariñas, Cavite; (8) Carmona, Cavite; (9) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; and (10) Calaca, Batangas.

Home to the biggest taxpayers per capita are (1) Alfonso Castaneda, Nueva Vizcaya; (2) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; (3) Cabuyao, Laguna; (4) Carmona, Cavite; (5) Mauban, Quezon; (6) Calaca, Batangas; (7) Lugait, Misamis Oriental; (8) Sual, Pangasinan; (9) Limay, Bataan; and (10) Gen. Trias, Cavite.

The ten municipalities where a lot of economic activities take place generating the highest receipts from economic enterprises are: (1) Daraga, Albay; (2) Bauan, Batangas; (3) Imus, Cavite; (4) Sto. Tomas, Batangas; (5) Pulilan, Bulacan; (6) Carmen, Bohol; (7) Rodriguez, Rizal; (8) Bacoor, Cavite; (9) Santa Cruz, Laguna; and (10) Sto. Tomas, Davao del Norte. Happily noted is the one municipality from Visayas and one in Mindanao.

Seven of the ten municipalities with the highest total income actually derive most of their income from internal revenue allotment. Those who received the biggest IRA in 2008 are (1) Dasmariñas, Cavite; (2) Bacoor, Cavite; (3) Cainta, Rizal; (4) Imus, Cavite; (5) San Pedro Laguna,; (6) Taytay, Rizal;  (7) Biñan, Laguna; (8) Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro; (9) Ilagan, Isabela; and (10) Binangonan, Rizal.

Biggest borrowers in 2008 are (1) Libon, Albay; (2) Silang, Cavite; (3) Asuncion, Davao del Norte; (4) Consolacion, Cebu; (5) Ilagan, Isabela; (6) Cabugao, Ilocos Sur; (7) Alicia, Isabela; (8) Rosario, La Union; (9) Dumaran, Palawan; and (10) Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

As with cities, the biggest earning municipalities are generally the biggest spenders too: (1) Biñan, Laguna;  (2) Bacoor, Cavite; (3) Cabuyao, Laguna; (4) Cainta, Rizal; (5) Imus, Cavite; (6)  Gen. Trias, Cavite; (7) Rosario, Cavite; (8) Dasmariñas, Cavite; (9) Silang, Cavite; and (10) Carmona, Cavite.

The biggest investors on education are (1) Limay, Bataan; (2) Cabuyao, Laguna; (3) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; (4) Cainta, Rizal; (5) Biñan, Laguna; (6) Sto. Tomas, Batangas; (7) Taytay, Rizal; (8) San Pedro, Laguna; (9) Dasmariñas, Cavite; and (10) Mauban, Quezon; all in CALABARZON except for two municipalities.

capita expenditure on education in 2008 was highest in the following municipalities: (1) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; (2) Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya; (3) Limay, Bataan; (4) Sual, Pangasinan; (5) Lugait, Misamis Oriental; (6) Mauban, Quezon; (7) Sto. Tomas, Batangas; (8) Cabuyao, Laguna; (9) Taysan, Batangas; and (10) Mabini, Batangas.

For health, nutrition, & population control, the highest allocation in 2008  was given by the following: (1) Cabuyao, Laguna; (2) Cainta, Rizal; (3) Carmona, Cavite; (4) Bauan, Batangas; (5) Bacoor, Cavite; (6) Norzagaray, Bulacan; (7) Imus, Cavite; (8) Dasmariñas, Cavite; (9) Sta. Maria, Bulacan; and (10) Mariveles, Bataan.

The following municipalities had the highest allocation for economic services in 2008: (1) Biñan, Laguna; (2) Silang, Cavite;  (3) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija  (4) Calaca, Batangas;  (5) Cainta, Rizal;  (6) Sta. Maria, Bulacan;  (7) Polomolok, South Cotabato;  (8) Imus, Cavite;  (9) Bacoor, Cavite; and  (10) San Miguel, Bulacan. 

In 2008, the municipality of Pantabangan in Nueva Ecija earned more than 70 percent of its income from taxes. It was among the top 30 municipalities in both total income and per capita income. It was tops in per capita expenditure on education too! The municipalities with the highest tax-income ratios in 2008 are (1) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija;  (2) Calaca, Batangas;  (3) Cabuyao, Laguna;  (4) Mauban, Quezon;  (5) Carmona, Cavite;  (6) Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizacaya;  (7) Lugait, Misamis Oriental;  (8) Gen. Trias, Cavite;  (9) Sual, Pangasinan; and (10) Cainta, Rizal. 

The ten municipalities that gave relatively the most for education are (1) Limay, Bataan; (2) Duenas, Iloilo;  (3) Sual, Pangasinan;  (4) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija; (5) Taysan, Batangas;  (6) Cuartero, Capiz;  (7) Mabini, Batangas;  (8) Lugait, Misamis Oriental;  (9) San Pascual, Batangas; and  (10) Nasugbu, Batangas.

The top 30 municipalities spent at least 13% of their income on health.  The top 10 are (1) San Julian, Eastern Samar;  (2) Sta. Cruz, Zambales;  (3) Natonin, Mt. Province;  (4) Almagro, Samar;  (5) San Antonio, Zambales;  (6)  Maria, Siquijor; (7) San Luis, Batangas;  (8) San Miguel, Bohol;  (9) Tinambac, Camarines Sur; and (10) San Miguel, Bulacan.

To provide some indication of the performance of the municipal mayors between 2005 and 2008, the Good Governance Index (GGI) GGI was computed for these years. The 10 municipalities with the biggest improvement in GGI between 2005 and 2008 are all in Luzon except for one: (1) Kalayaan, Palawan; (2) Kananga, Leyte; (3) Adams, Ilocos Norte; (4) Carasi, Ilocos Norte; (5) Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte; (6) Daguioman, Abra; (7) Lacub, Abra; (8) Dinapigue, Isabela; (9) Calaca, Batangas; and (10) Lagayan, Abra.

The municipalities which obtained the highest GGI in 2008 are all in Luzon:  (1) Alfonso Castañeda, Nueva Vizcaya;  (2) Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija;  (3) Carasi, Ilocos Norte;  (4) Kalayaan, Palawan;  (5) Adams, Ilocos Norte;  (6) Ivana, Batanes;  (7) Dumalneg, Ilocos Norte;  (8) Dinapigue, Isabela;  (9) Carmona, Cavite; and  (10) Maconacon, Isabela.