2019

Hall of Fame, Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City  in the Philippines

from the Department of Trade and Industry, for the Cities and Municipalities Competitiveness Index, at the 7th Regional Competitiveness Summit

Ranked the Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City in the Philippines for the 4th straight year (2016-2019), Quezon City received further recognition as the:

  • No.1 Government Efficiency Pillar
  • No. 1 Infrastructure Pillar
  • No. 3 Econimic Dynamism Pillar

Services Hall of Fame, Outstanding Public Libraries with Special Programs and Outreach from the National Library of the Philippines

The talipapa branch earned top marks in the barangay category, from the National Library of the Philippines with the Asia Foundation, serving 12,371 clients

2019 Seal of Good Local Governance from the Department of the Interior and Local Government

Quezon City received this honor for the third time, for our continuing adherence and excellence in all seven areas of evaluation, financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitivemeness, environment protection, and tourism, culture and the arts.

2019 Search for the Cleanest and Greenest LGU in the NCR Finalist through Barangay Holy Spirit, under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources

2019 Outstanding Hospital Awards from the Philippines Hospitals Association

  • Most Outstanding Level 1 Government Hospital: Novaliches District Hospital
  • Outstanding Level 3 Hospital:  Quezon City General Hospital

2019 21st Gawad Kalasag Awards Top Disaster and Risk Reduction and Management Council in the Philippines, Highly Urbanized City Category from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council

The Quezon City DRRMC earned this honor for the fourth time, as well as Best Government Emergency Management Service for the second time, recognizing our city as the best provider of emergency services in the region.

2019 21st Gawad Kalasag Multiple Awardee, for Exemplary Institutions

  • Best Local Hospital: Quezon City General Hospital
  • Bbest Specialty Hospital: Philippines Children Medical Center
  • Best Civic Organization: World Mission Church of God
  • Best Higher Education Institution: St. Paul University Quezon City
  • Best Barangay DRRM Finalist: Barangay Batasan Hills
  • Best Public Elementary School Finalist: Rosa L. Susano Elementary School

2019 K-LIGTAS Best Electrical Safety Pracitve Award, LGU City Category from Meralco

Recognized for the extensive implementation of city ordinance on the safe installation and maintenance of poles and distribution lines.

2019 Gabi ng Parangal from the Department of Health – Center of Health Development Quezon City received multiple awards for the city programs

  • Best in HIV/AIDS and STI Prevention and Control
  • Best in Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
  • Best in Safe Motherhood

2019 Certified Gender and Development Local Learning Hub from the Philippine Commission on Women (PCW)

The PCW particularly noted our Social Hygiene Clinics, Sundown Clinics, and Protection Center.

2019 Overall Champion, 1st DSWD- NCR Parangal Para Sa Pusong Magiting from the Department of Social Welfare and Development

In this ranking of LGU disaster response operations, Quezon City placed in all seven categories:

  • Best Overall
  • Best in Yearly Accomplishment
  • Best in One-Practice Narrative
  • Best Presenter
  • 2nd Best Advocary Campaign
  • 3rd Best Video Presentation
  • 3rd Best in Innovation

Best Police District in NCR from the NCR Police Office, at the 119th Police Anniversary Celebration

The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) earned numerous award, including

  • Best District Units: QCPD for Project Double Barrel
  • Best Station Unit: Kamuning Police Station (PS-10), for Project Double Barrel
  • Most Firearms Confiscated
  • Best Community Precinct: Payatas-PCP of Batasan Police Station (PS-6)

2019 2nd Top Performer (96.15%), Assessment of LGU Compliance to the Manila Bay Clean-Up Rehabilitation and Preservation Program from the DILG-NCR

Quezon City was recognized for the continuing mandamus of saving Manila Bay, as well as:

  • Exemplary Performance in the Informal Settler Families Cluster Indicator
  • Exemplary Performance in the IEC and Institutional Arrangement Clluster

2019 Recognition and Citations for Finance, among NCR LGUs from the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance

  • Top 1 for Total Local Revenue Collection
  • Top 1 for Fees and Charges
  • Top 3 for Real Propery Collection
  • Certificate of Recognition for Timely and Accurate Submission of Electronic Statement of Receipts and Expenditures

2019 OpenGov Asia Excellence Award for Innovative and Disruptive Use of Technology in Delivering Citizen-Centric Services at the Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum

2019 Dangal ng May Kapansanan Award 2nd Place

A validation of disablity-inclusive governance, involving different programs and services of the city government that are accessible to PWDs.

The Seal of Child-Friendly Local Governance from the Council for the Welfare of Children in 2019

The city garnered a 100% rating in the  Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-NCR).

2018

2018 Global Human Settlement Model of Community Award for Bistekville 2, conferred during the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlement (GFHS), held on October 30, 2018 at the United NationsConference Center in Bangkok, Thailand. It recognized the socialized housing program’s integrated approach to the problem of informal settlers, with components to mitigatedisaster risk, reduce urban blight and improved the people’s quality of life.

2018 Best Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) in the Philippines, conferred by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, at the 20th National Gawad Kalasag Awards at the AFP Theater in Camp Aguinaldo, on December 4, 2018.  

2018 Most Competitive City in the Philippines, by the Department of Trade and Industry, at the 6th Regional Annual Competitiveness Summit; in the competitiveness sub-categories, Quezon City was no. 1 in Economic Dynamism and no. 1 in Infrastructure.

2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), for exhibiting excellence in meeting performance benchmarks in all 7 core areas : financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, and tourism.

2018 First Place, Regional Gawad Kalasag Award for the Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in NCR, by the assessment of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines and the Office of Civil Defense.

2018 First among all Local Government Units in NCR, by the DILG, based on the LGU Compliance Assessment evaluating the progress of compliance of all LGUs within the Manila Bay Region to the standing mandamus ruling of the Supreme Court for the clean-up, rehabilitation, and preservation of Manila Bay.

2017

2017 Top Performing Local Government Unit in NCR, according to the 2017 Local Peace and Order Council Audit

2017 Outstanding Accounting Offices Award for the Quezon City Accounting Department, for being one of outstanding Accounting Offices evaluated nationwide in terms of quality, timeliness and accuracy of the city government’s 2017 financial reports, from the Commission on Audit.

2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), passing all progressive assessment system adopted by the Department to give distinction to remarkable local government performance across several areas

2017 Most Competitive City in the Philippines, by the National Competitiveness Council, during the 5th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit; in terms of the pillars of competitiveness:  Quezon City was no. 1 in Infrastructure, and no. 2 in Economic Dynamism, Government Efficiency, and Resiliency.

2017 Champion for Best in Government Inter-Operability (G2G) category, and  Finalist, for the Seal of Excellence given to private lying-in clinics as the city’s Best in Customer Empowerment entry and rCHITS for its Best in Government Inter-Operability entry, at the 6th e-Gov Awards, organized by the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP), in cooperation with the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Department of Information and Communications Technology.

2017 second best overall in the Philippines, “Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – Highly Urbanized City Category” at the 19th Gawad KALASAG, by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC)

2017, multiple awards from the Department of Health, for exemplary Local Health Systems and Innovations in providing health services to QC constituents. These are:  7 awards in the ‘Over 1 Million Population’ Category – including a Plaque of Appreciation “for QC-LGU’s commitment and support in strengthening the health systems within the National Capital Region (NCR) for better health outcomes and quality of life of Metro Manilans;”

* Outstanding Local Government Unit for: unparalleled performance and innovations in the implementation of the National AIDS/STI Prevention and Control Program in NCR,  for the implementation of the National Blood Services Program, and for the  implementation of the Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment Program; the Purple Ribbon Award for exemplary practices in the implementation of the Reproductive Health and Family Planning Program;  and exemplary performance in the achievement of program goals and targets of the National Tuberculosis Control Program. 

2017 first place, Regional Kalasag Award for Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Highly Urbanized City Category) and 2nd Place – Best Government Emergency Management Service (Advanced Urban GEMS category) in NCR; QC’s Barangay Sto. Cristo was awarded 1st place for Best Barangay Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Committee (Urban Barangay Category) and Melencio Castelo Elementary School was Best Public School 1st place awardee (Urban Category)

2017 Apolinario Mabini Award, from the Philippine Foundation for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled, for “exceptional services to the mass of citizens with disabilities within its jurisdiction”

2017 Mapagkalinga Award for the Office of Senior Citizens Affairs, from the Department of Social Welfare and Development NCR, for the city government’s programs and services for the elderly

2017 OpenGov Recognition of Excellence Award at the Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum 2017 conferred by Singapore-based OpenGov Asia, which has initiated a series of awards for the public sector in ASEAN, for leaders who are leading their localities through digital transformation 2017 third best overall in the Philippines, Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, conferred at the 18th Annual Regional Gawad Kalasag in 2017

2016

2016 first place, Regional Award for Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (DRRMC) and Humanitarian Assistance Award for the highly urbanized city category * Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) was also named as second best government emergency management team (GEM – urban category) * Barangay Sto. Cristo in Quezon City was the Best Barangay Disaster Risk Management Committee (urban category) * Melencio M. Castelo Elementary School in Batasan was the Best School in the Public School category

2016 Most Competitive City in the Philippines, from the National Competitiveness Council, at the 4th Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit; in terms of the pillars of competitiveness: Quezon City was No. 1 in Infrastructure, No. 2 in Government Efficiency, and No. 3 in Economic Dynamism

2016 Most Business Friendly Local Government Unit (Level 1 – Highly Urbanized City), conferred by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry on October 18, 2017

2016 First eGov Award for Digital Finance, at the 8th National ICT Summit organized by the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines and the Department of Interior and Local Government.

2016 Winning Excellence Award, given by the Asian Hospital Management Awards, to the Quezon City General Hospital.

2015

2015 LGU Eco Champion, under the National LGU Eco Champions Project of Green Convergence and Kagawaran ng Kapaligiran at Lakas Yaman

2015 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California, USA, for its Enhanced Tax Mapping Systems

No. 1 Economically Most Dynamic City in the Highly Urbanized City Category, conferred by the National Competitiveness Council, at the 3rd Annual Regional Competitiveness Summit held on July 16, 2015

2015 Seal of Child-friendly Local Governance, conferred by the Council for the Welfare of Children in 2016

2015 Kapit-Bisig Award as Outstanding Partner from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

2015 Best Local Government Unit in its Practices Against Professional Squatters and Squatting Syndicates (PSSS), given by the National Drive Against Professional Squatters and Squatting Syndicates (NDAPSSS) in October 2015, “for outstanding achievement in curtailing the activities of professional squatters and squatting syndicates through sound legislative actions, pragmatic policies, innovative counter professional squatting programs…”

2015 Kaagapay Award, given by the Presidential Commission for the Urban Poor (PCUP) for Mayor Herbert Bautista’s “unwavering support in ensuring the success of the institutional partnership between the Local Chief Executive’s Office and the PCUP for the uplift and benefit of the urban poor sector,” on December 2, 2015, during the observance of the National Urban Solidarity Week.

2014

2014 National Environmental Compliance Audit (ECA) Award for the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department program, given during the 1st DILG Bayani Awards and Incentives Awarding Ceremonies held in 2017

2014 Regional Environmental Compliance Audit Award (NCR) of the DILG, for the city government’s level of compliance to the six key legal provisions of Republic Act No. 9003 or the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000

2014 Manila BAYanihan Award (city category) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for Quezon City’s role in the cleanup of Manila Bay and the city’s waterways

2014 Galing Pook Governance Award for Outstanding Local Government Program on Socialized Housing

2014 Galing Pook Governance Award for Outstanding Local Government Program on the Pioneering Health Clinic for STI/HIV, Klinika Bernardo

2014 elevated to Hall of Fame and Best PESO-NCR-Highly Urbanized Cities, Quezon City Public Employment Services Office (PESO), conferred in 2015 * Best PESO in NCR for the Labor Supply and Demand Profile program * Best in Child Labor program implementation

2014 Luminaries Award for Quezon City’s carbon footprint reduction initiatives and its waste-toenergy biogas plant in Payatas, as among the best in innovation in environment advocacy

2014 Top Developer Award for Quezon City’s socialized housing programs, from the Home Development Mutual Fund (Pag-Ibig)

2014 ICT Awards from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines at the 3rd eGov Awards: * 2nd place, 3rd eGov Awards for Customer Empowerment (G2C category) for QC’s Computerized Health Information Tracking System (CHITS) * 2nd place, 3rd eGov Awards for Business Empowerment (G2B category) QC’s mobile money real property tax payment program

2013

2013 awards from the DILG and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines:*

3rd place for Government to Business Category (G2B) in the 2nd eGovernance Awards (2013 Jessie Robredo Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance) for its Point-of-Sale (POS) Tax Collection system.

2013 Recognition of Quezon City’s outstanding contribution to and support of Sustainable and Inclusive Urban Development, from the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) at the 8th Forum of the World Alliance of Cities against Poverty, in Dublin, Ireland.

2012

2012 Certificate of recognition from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) for sustained good performance in the implementation of the Republic Act 9003 through segregation at source, deployment of dedicated units as well as the establishment and operationalization of Materials Recovery Facilities.

Quezon City was among the Top 10 performing Highly Urbanized Cities ranked nationwide on Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) and awarded the Seal of Disaster Preparedness, from the Department of Interior and Local Government, 2012.

2011

2011 National Best PESO Award, Highly Urbanized Category, for the Public Employment Service Office (PESO), from the Department of Labor and Employment.