Found an interesting competiviteness index about the cities and municipalities. On Neg Or and in the category Component Cities year 2017 there are ranked Bayawan 44th and one of the most improved city. Dumaguete 46th Bais 94th Tanjay 97th As a comparison Naga (Cam Sur) 2nd Ormoc 19th Tagum 3rd The list seems quite correct for me. I evaluated the comparisoned cities as a possible future living place and could agree with the list. Bais and Bayawan will get another leap ahead in the future due more improvements coming up. (Hospitals, malls and more) The surprise is that Bayawan is already in front of Dumaguete, even if many improvements are still not being complete there.