Antipolo City once again dominated the 7th Regional Competitiveness Summit held last October 24, 2019 at the Philippine International Convention Center, Pasay City when it was hailed as the Most Competitive City in the Philippines in the Component City Category. Antipolo bagged the 1st Place for Overall Competiveness in the Component City Category, 1st Place in Government Efficiency, 1st Place in Resilience, and 2nd Place in Infrastructure. This is the second time in the last three years wherein Antipolo was hailed as one of the Most Competitive Cities in the country while the Rizal Provincial Government took—in its 4-straight win—the title for the “Most Competitive Province.” Last year, the National Competiveness Council recognized the Province of Rizal as a Hall of Fame Awardee.
According to Mayor Andeng Ynares, Antipolo garnering consecutive recognitions from the national government was an overwhelming experience. She pointed out that the welfare of the citizenry remains as their guiding light and inspiration for the implementation of every program and project of the local government.
Recently, Antipolo City was recognized as the Most Business-Friendly City by Pres. Duterte and the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI). Antipolo was also conferred with 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance, a prestigious award given annually by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).