2022

  1. Gawad Edukampyon for Early Childhood Care and Development for Highly Urbanized Cities Category
    • Department of Education, Early Childhood Development Council, Center for Local Governance and Professional Development Inc.
  2. 1st Place Most Number of Issued Safety Seals for Highly Urbanized City Category
    • Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)
  3. GrowQC: Kasama ka sa Pag-unlad sa Pagkain, Kabuhayan at Kalusugan [Priority Area 1: Nutrition and Physical Activity]
    • Department of Health (Philippines)
  4. Camp Coordination and Camp Management Program [QCDRRMO Priority Area 2: Environmental Health]
    • Department of Health (Philippines)
  5. YOUR MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS: The Quezon City Community-Based Mental Health Program [City Health Department Priority Area 5: Mental Health]
    • Department of Health (Philippines)
  6. 2nd Unmodified Opinion – Highest Ever Commission on Audit (COA) Rating for its Annual Audit Report 
    • Commission on Audit (COA)
  7. Certificate of Recognition – Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
    • Department of Health – National Capital Region

2021

  1. Safety Seal Certificate
    Awarded by the DILG to the Office of the City Mayor and various Quezon City Government departments and offices for compliance with  public health and safety protocols as well as contact tracing protocols, through the Kyusi Pass
  2. Mark of Recognition and Gratitude
    Given by the Peace and Order Council
  3. Galing Pook Awardee 
    GROW QC:  Kasama Ka Sa Pagkain, Kabuhayan at Kalusugan
    For its success as a sustainable food security program that promotes urban gardening and other means to grow food for safer and healthier access to nutrition as well as alternative source of livelihood
  4. Galing Pook Top 20
    • Kabahagi Center for Children with Disabilities and special needs, especially Telemedicine and Telelearning
      For its community-based rehabilitation program for children with disabilities and special needs, especially Telemedicine and Telelearning
    • QC Human Milk Bank
      For the provision of 979, 624 ml of pasteurized human milk donated by eligible breastmilk donors helping 5,023 infants across the country
  5. Most Business Friendly Government Unit – Finalist
  6. National Bike Lane Awards Bronze Awards
    For the city’s innovative practices and interventions for the promotion of active transport
  7. Recognition for Outstanding Commitment to the Field Health Service Information System
  8. Recognition for Achievement of Universal Health Care – NCR
  9. Recognition Gawad Humanidades Awards
  10. Digital Governance Awards 2021
    2nd Place Best in Customer Empowerment, Quezon City Business Permits and Licensing Department – Automated Inspection Audit System
  11. Digital Governance Awards 2021
    3rd Place Best in Government Internal Process Award, Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office – iRISE UP
  12. Highly Urbanized Cities in the Philippines
    Top 1, Overall Most Competitive
  13. Highly Urbanized Cities in the Philippines
    Top 2, Infrastructure Pillar
  14. Highly Urbanized Cities in the Philippines
    Top 2, Efficiency Pillar
  15. Highly Urbanized Cities in the Philippines
    Top 2, Economic Dynamism
  16. Highly Urbanized Cities in the Philippines
    Top 3, Resiliency
  17. The Anti-Red Tape Authority
    Special Citation, 3rd Big Impact Indicator, Department of Building Official
  18. The Anti-Red Tape Authority
    Special Citation, Doing Business Competitiveness Mover

2020

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS, CITATIONS AND FEATURES

  1. STEVIES GOLD AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN GOVERNMENT PUBLICATION
    8th Annual Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards
    • Made in QC3
  2. SPECIAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD IN GIS (SAG)
    Esri User Conference Plenary Session
    • For the City Assessors Office’s ETax Mapping
  3. CARBON DISCLOSURE PROJECT (CDP) A-LIST CITY
    • For sufficient climate data and actions reporting to the CDP-ICLEI  Unified Reporting System
    • The CDP captures the impact of each city’s collective actions through standardized measurement of emissions, climate risks, and mitigation efforts
    • Given to 88 cities glovally, only two of which were from Southeast Asia
  4. FEATURED AS A CASE STUDY ON INTEGRATED FOOD SYSTEMS
    Norway-based EAT, a global non-profit organization dedicated to transforming global food systems, and UNICEF
    • Cited for best practices on building food and nutrition resilience
  5. FEATURE ON QC’s GREEN RECOVERY PLAN, FOCUSING ON URBAN AGRICULTURE AND LIVELIHOOD
    Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy (GCoM) – in partnership with the New York Times as well as the [email protected] Forum

NATIONAL AWARDS, CITATIONS AND FEATURES

  1. UNMODIFIED OPINION FROM THE COMMISSION ON AUDIT (COA)
    • For Quezon City’s 2020 Annual Audit Report
    • The highest audit opinion the COA renders, indicating a government agency that has accurately, disclosed all changes, accounting policies and their applications, as well as the results of those policies, conforming with required high standards
    • This is the first time in history the COA has issued an Unmodified Opinion
  2. 2020 MOST BUSINESS-FRIENDLY LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNIT AWARDS, SPECIAL CITATION
    46th Philippine Business Conference and Expo
    • acknowledges good governance in promoting trade and industry, coupled with accountability and transparency in public service
  3. 2020 HIGHEST RANKED FOR LOCALLY-SOURCED REVENUE GENERATION AMONG TOP 10 CITIES
    Bureau of Local Government Finance for 2019 and 2020
    • Tax revenues consist of real property tax, business tax and other taxes
  4. 2020 CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE IN THE LOCAL DRRM COUNCILS AND OFFICES (LDRRMCOs) CATEGORY
    From the Office of the Civil Defense-Department of National Defense
    • For submitting QC’s duly-accomplished Local Government Unit Self-Assessment Toolkit and its supporting Means of Verification (MOVs)
  5. 2020 BEST IN INTER-OPERABILITY (G2G), SECOND PLACE
    From Department of Information and Communications Technology
    • For Intelligent, Resilient and Integrated Systems for the Uran Population (RISE UP)
    • Recognizes an LGUs initiative to connect data and systems with other government offices, for the convenience of constituents and to improve public service delivery
  6. 2020 QUEZON CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY, MULTIPLE ACCOLADES
    • Outstanding Public Library, Hall of Fame
      National Library of the Philippines and The Asia Foundation
    • Most Creative Project Award from The Local History Collector Website
    • 2020 Cirilo B. Perez Award
      Philippine Librarian Association Inc
    • Most Participative Innovators, Best Team, Most Collaborative, Most Diligent, Top 1 and Leadership Awards For the QC Librarians
      Network of Emerging Filipino Library Innovators
    • Top Performing Public Library in the Philippines – Barangay Category for QCPL- Talipapa Branch
      National Library of the Philippines and The Asia Foundation
    • ASEAN-ROK Yellow Apron Hashtag Reading Challenges, 2nd Place, Reading Sessions posted via Instagram
  7. 2020 MAYNILAD WATER WARRIOR AWARD FOR ADVOCACY LEADERSHIP
    Maynilad Water Services, Inc, National Water Resources Board, and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
    • For the Honorable Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte as an environmental champion who advocates for the country’s natural resources especially the protection of water and water-environment sustainability

2019

  1. HALL OF FAME, MOST COMPETITIVE HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY IN THE PHILIPPINES
    From the Department of Trade and Industry, for the Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index, at the 7th Regional Competitiveness Summit

    Ranked the Most Competitive Highly Urbanized City in the Philippines for the fourth consecutive year straight (from 2016 to 2019), Quezon City further received recognition as the:
    • No. 1 Government Efficiency Pillar
    • No. 1 Infrastructure Pillar
    • No. 3 Economic Dynamism Pillar
  2. HALL OF FAME, OUTSATNDING PUBLIC LIBRARIES WITH SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND OUTREACH SERVICES
    From the National Library of the Philippines

    Our Talipapa branch likewise earned top marks in the barangay category, from the National Library of the Philippines, with the Asia Foundation, serving 12,371 clients
  3. 2019 SEAL OF GOOD LOCAL GOVERNANCE
    From the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)

    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 competitiveness, environmental protection, and tourism, culture and the arts.
  4. 2019 SEARCH FOR THE CLEANEST AND GREENEST LGU IN THE NCR FINALIST
    Through Barangay Holy Spirit, under the Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  5. 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
  6. 2019 21st GAWAD KALASAG AWARDS TOP DISASTER AND RISK REDUCTION AND MANAGEMENT COUNCIL IN THE PHILIPPINES, HIGHLY URBANIZED CITY CATEGORY
    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.
    • Best Local Hospital: Quezon City General Hospital
    • Best Specialty Hospital: Philppines Children’s Medical Center
    • Best Civic Organization: World Mission Church of God
    • Best Higher Education Instirution: St. Paul University Quezon City
    • Best Barangay DRRM Finalist: Barangay Batasan Hills
    • Best Public Elementary School Finalist:  Rosa L. Susano Elementary School
  7. 2019 K-LIGTAS BEST ELECTRICAL SAFETY PRACTICE AWARD, LGU CITY CATEGORY
    From Meralco, at the 2019 K-Ligtas City

    Quezon City was recognized for its extensive implementation of city ordinance on the safe installation and maintenance of poles and distribution lines
  8. 2019 GABI NG PARANGAL
    From the Department of Health – Center for  Health Development

    Quezon City received multiple awards for its programs:
    • Best in HIV/AIDS and STI prevention and control
    • Best in Dangerous Drug Abuse Prevention and Treatment
    • Best in Safe Motherhood
  9. 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
  10. 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 Advocacy Campaign
    • 3rd Best Video Presentation
    • 3rd Best in Innovation
  11. BEST POLICE DISTRICT IN NCR
    From the NCR Police Office

    The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) earned numerous awards, 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 Police Community Precinct: Payatas-PCP of Batasan Police Station (PS-6)
  12. 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 Cluster
  13. 2019 RECOGNITION AND CITATIONS FOR FINANCE, AMONG NCR LGUs
    From the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance

    The Quezon City Treasury Office was ranked:
    • Top 1 for Total Local Revenue Collection
    • Top 1 for Fees and Charges
    • Top 3 for Real Property Tax Collection
    • Certificate of Recognition for Timely and Accurate Submission of Electronic Statement of Receipts and Expenditures
  14. OPENGOV ASIA EXCELLENCE AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE AND DISRUPTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY IN DELIVERING CITIZEN-CENTRIC SERVICES
    The utilization of technology in governance was exemplified by the city’s Batas QC App
  15. DANGAL NG MAY KAPANSANAN AWARD 2nd PLACE
    A validation of disability-inclusive governance, involving different programs and services of the city government that are accessible to PWDs, which will be conducted by DSWD-NCR and the regional board of judges.
  16. 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 ad Local Government – National Capital Region (DILG-NCR).

    “The city flawlessly met the criteria based on the programs and projects implemented solely for the protection and development of every child”

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.