The Quezon City Government, through the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) led officials from eight Asian megacities and representatives of various international organizations and stakeholders, to aims to formulate plans and policies to push the climate adaptation and resilience aims of the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the region, during the C40 Asian Adaptation Forum held November 6, 2018 at the Novotel, Araneta Center, Cubao.
The Quezon City Government, under the administration of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista received its second Seal of Good Local Governance, the DILG's measure of integrity and good performance for local governments.
Quezon City was among the 263 local governments that received the Seal this year.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista recently received the Global Human Settlement Model of Community Award for the QC government’s Bistekville Socialized Housing Program during the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018), held in 30-31 October 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand.
In March 2017, the Quezon City Local Government granted Original Proponent Status to Metro Pacific Investments Corporation, Covanta Energy, LLC, and Macquarie Group Limited (“Original Proponent”) for its unsolicited proposal to establish an Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility Project (the “Project”) in Quezon City. On 12 October 2018, the Quezon City Local Government and the Original Proponent signed a Joint Certification of Successful Negotiation.
The Quezon City Government hosted the 2018 WeGO Executive Committee Meeting and the Philippines Smart Cities Summit 2018, which brought together an international group of local government leaders and information technology experts, to share experiences, solutions and innovations in the use of technology systems and tools for governance. The events were held October 17 to 19, 2018, in time for the city's celebration of its founding anniversary month.
The Quezon City Government gave recognition to 14 individuals and 9 institutions that made significant contributions to the city and the nation at the GAWAD PARANGAL AWARDS held at the Crowne Plaza in Ortigas on October 12, 2018.
Speakers from developed and developing countries as well from highly urbanized cities, national government agencies, international cooperative bodies, private sectors and academic institutions, are expected to speak at the Philippine Smart City Summit, which be held October 17 to October 19, 2018 at the Seda Vertis North Hotel in Quezon City.
More than 50 barangays received various awards for best practices and for their achievements in governance at the grassroots level during the 4th Barangay Seal of Good Housekeeping Award held at Novotel on October 3, 2018.
Quezon City's Gora Lane Project is scheduled for fund release by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) under the Local Government Support Fund - Assistance to Cities (LGSF-AC) or Green, Green, Green.
The Quezon City Government, through the City Veterinary Department, launched on Sept 28, 2018 the microchipping of pets for registration, during the celebration of World Rabies Day at Barangay Marilag in District 3.