The Municipality of Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay has once again made a mark in the field of competitiveness, particularly in resiliency, as it bagged the 3rd place in the recently concluded 2022 Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index (CMCI). The award was given to Municipal Vice Mayor Hon. Ramil M. Villaruel, in behalf of Municipal Mayor Atty. Eric Yap Palma,  held at the Municipal Multi-Purpose Hall dated February 16, 2023.

The recognition was presented by Al-Zamir I. Lipae, Regional Director of Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). The CMCI is an annual ranking of local government units (LGUs) based on their economic dynamism, government efficiency, and infrastructure. It is a significant achievement for the Municipality of Diplahan, as it shows the efforts and commitment headed by the Municipal Mayor Atty. Eric Yap Palma to achieve sustainable economic growth and development. It also highlights the importance of collaboration between the government and the private sector in creating a competitive and resilient local economy.