Rep. Jose Christopher Y. Belmonte, Quezon City 6th District, presents the 2019 Tandang Sora Award to former Sen. Santanina Rasul. It was received by Ms. Amina Rasul - Bernardo, President, Philippine Center for Islam and Democracy. Included in the picture are representatives from the Quezon City Local Government Unit and Senator Rasul's family members.
Photo credits: Ramir Clave, Quezon City Local Government Facebook Page
Former Senator and Magbassa Kita Foundation Founding Chair Santanina Tillah Rasul is this year’s recipient of the Tandang Sora Award.
The Quezon City Government has granted tax relief to delinquent real property owners exempting from the payment of interest, fines, surcharges and other penalties for delinquent real property taxes for 2018 and prior years.
The Quezon City Government, under Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, ends 2018 with multiple awards and other forms of recognition. The mayor considers these as continuing challenges, because the benchmarks are raised each year and the competition is more stringent. But the end goals are policies and programs that are more responsive to Quezon City’s evolving needs, from security and safety, to basic social needs.
The Quezon City Government received the 2017 Apolinario Mabini Local Government Unit of the Year Award during ceremonies organized by the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, Inc. (PFRD) on December 3, 2018.
Quezon City was awarded the Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council among Highly Urbanized cities of the country in the recent 20th Gawad Kalasag National Awards held at AFP Theater, Camp Aguinaldo, on December 4, 2018.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has been recognized by the United Nations AIDS body as a national HIV champion, the only one so recognized in the Philippines “for exhibiting an exemplary leadership for spearheading innovative fast-track interventions such as the establishment of sundown clinics, institutionalization of the service delivery network and case management, and increasing investments for HIV and AIDs” treatment and awareness communication.
The C40 Cities Finance Facility will help solarise schools to provide reliable and undisrupted power supply to support disaster risk management for Quezon City
The project will build resilience to managing climate change related extreme weather events while increasing clean, renewable energy generation in the city.
Quezon City will be embarking on a big ticket venture for public-private partnership with the development of the proposed Q.C Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility Project.
With the focus of assisting the Quezon City Government in furthering its reforms in ease of doing business, the United Kingdom Government’s Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) sent its assistant director, Stephen Wilkins, on a scoping mission in the city’s Business One Stop Shop.
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.