Manila Ranked 43rd Safest Cities, 2019 Index Says
MANILA – Manila, the capital city of the Philippines is ranked 43rd of the safest cities according to a 2019 index report.
According to an article from Manila Bulletin, the Economic Intelligence Unit (EIU) conducted an index report which was released on Thursday (August 29).
EIU ranked 60 cities across the five continents based on the following aspects of their performance: digital security, health security, infrastructure security, and personal security.
The capital was previously ranked 55th place in EIU’s 2017 edition of the index report. The capital improved its rank over the following two years from 55th to 43rd.
Meanwhile, here are the top 10 safest cities, according to the 2019 edition:
- Tokyo, Japan
- Osaka, Japan
- Amsterdam, The Netherlands
- Sydney, Australia
- Toronto, Canada
- Washington Dc, United States of America
- (8th) Copenhagen, Denmark
- (8th) Seoul, South Korea
- Melbourne, Australia
Tokyo ranked first in digital security, while Osaka topped health security. Singapore topped both infrastructure and personal security.
As per the report, the index report conducted this year contributes from a major revision made to be a better measure urban resilience, which they described it as the ability to absorb and bounce back from the shocks.
They further said that it had an increasing influence on thinking safety in urban areas over the last decade, further stressing the legislators’ worry on the implications of climate change.
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