Which province in the Philippines is the richest, largest, most populated, has the most number of barangays, is the most business-friendly, produces the highest amount of rice, is the most competitive, and is the most popular tourist destination? We give you a quick rundown of these provinces:
BY ROSY MINA
1. PINAKAMAYAMAN/ Richest Province
The Queen City of the South continues to reign supreme over the whole archipelago as it tops the list of wealthiest provinces. Cebu has assets amounting to P34.14 billion, according to the 2017 annual financial report of the Commission on Audit (COA). It was also the richest province in 2017 with P32.43 billion.
The P1.7 billion increase in Cebu’s assets from 2016 to 2017 is higher by P1.7 billion shows how formidable and driven the provincial government is. Cebu lords over all other provinces as its assets are three times more than that of Rizal, the second in the wealthiest provinces list, which has assets of P18.95 billion. With added business expansions all throughout the province, plus the new Mactan-Cebu International Airport Terminal 2, Cebu is all set for greater heights and even higher assets.