CONTACT INFORMATION


Quezon City Tourism Department

Office Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 AM -5:00 PM

About Us


Description

The QC Tourism Department (QCTD) is the primary planning, programming, coordinating, implementing, and regulatory local government department focusing on the development and promotion of the tourism industry within the territorial jurisdiction of Quezon City.

Mission

To promote Quezon City as a world-class tourism destination.

Vision

A vibrant and sustainable tourism industry for leisure, events, conference, and business tourism with globally competitive products and services.

Legal Bases

  • QC Ordinance No. SP7164, Series 1967 – Ordinance Creating The Cultural Affairs Office Under The Office Of The City Mayor, Quezon City, For The Purpose Of Promoting, Preserving, And Encouraging The Cultural Resources And Artistic Wealth Of Quezon City.
  • QC Ordinance No. SP189, Series 1994 – An Ordinance Providing For The Rules And Regulations Governing The Establishment, Operation And Maintenance Of All Tourism-Oriented And Tourism-Related Business In Quezon City And Prescribing Penalties For Violations Thereof.
  • QC Ordinance No. SP2218, Series 2013 – An Ordinance Amending Ordinance No. SP-2197, S-2013 Or Otherwise Known As  “The Quezon City Tourism Department Ordinance”, Providing For The Reorganization Of Plantilla Positions As Stated In The Qualification Standards Of CSC M.C. No. 1, S-1997 And Delineating The Functions Of The Quezon City Tourism Department.
  • QC Ordinance No. SP2197, Series 2013 – An Ordinance Creating The Quezon City Tourism Department, Defining Its Powers And Functions Appropriating Funds Thereof And Other Purposes.
  • QC Ordinance No. SP2748, Series 2018 – An Ordinance Repealing Section 2 Of Ordinance No. SP-2218, S-2013 Incorporating The Cultural And Tourism Affairs Office, The Cultural Affairs Division And The Quezon City Symphonic Band From The Office Of The City Mayor Into The Quezon City Tourism Department And For Other Purposes

Service Pledge

Be efficient in doing our tasks of serving the tourism, culture and arts, and heritage sectors – we will network with these sectors and seek to do developmental programs with less cost in less time.

Work with integrity whenever and wherever – we will do the right things to establish trust among stakeholders.

Be hospitable to all kinds and types of people, rich or poor, locals or foreigners, educated and uninformed – everybody will receive the same kind of experience with us.

Attend to all applicants or requesting parties who are within the premises of the office prior to the end of official working hours and during lunch break.

Services


  1. Issuance of Tourism Certificate of Registration/Endorsement for Accreditation to Department of Tourism (DOT)
    The Tourism Certificate of Registration/Endorsement for Accreditation is issued to tourism establishments that submitted the minimum requirements and paid the corresponding registration. The certification contains basic information about the tourism establishment and certifies that the establishment is registered with QC Tourism Department.
    More details
  1. Issuance of Tour Guide’s ID/Certificate
    The Tour Guide’s ID/certificate is issued to tour guides that submitted the minimum requirements and paid the corresponding certificate/ identification card fee.  The Tour Guide’s ID/ certificate contains basic information about the tour guide and certifies that the guide is registered with QC Tourism Department.
    More details
  1. Implementation of Programs, Activities and Projects Related to Tourism, History, Culture and Arts.
    The Quezon City Tourism Department implements/coordinates tourism, historical, culture and arts programs, activities and projects.
    More details

Programs 


Historical Programs, Events and Activities

PROJECTDESCRIPTIONDATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Birth Anniversary of Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino Celebration of the birth anniversary of the Heroine of Quezon CityJanuary 6
EDSA People Power Revolution  Commemoration of the bloodless revolution of 1986.February 25
National Flag Day   Celebration Display of the Philippines National Flag in all government and private buildings.May 28
Philippines Independence Day Celebration Celebration includes simultaneous Flag – Raising ProgramJune 12
Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal Celebration of the birth anniversary of the national heroJune 19
Death Anniversary of Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon Commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s founderAugust 1
Birth Anniversary of Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon Celebration of the birth anniversary of the city’s founderAugust 19
Anniversary of Cry of Pugad LawinCelebration of the anniversary of the tearing of cedulasAugust 23
Commemoration of Apolonio SamsonCommemoration of the installation of marker in honor of Apolonio SamsonAugust 27
Dr. Fe Del Mundo DayCelebration of the birth anniversary of Dr. Fe del Mundo, the inventor of the bamboo incubator for premature infants. Also, the founding anniversary of Fe Del Mundo Medical CenterNovember 27
Birth Anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio Celebration of the birth anniversary of Gat. Andres Bonifacio at CloverleafNovember 30
Anniversary of Battle of Gen. Geronimo and Gen. Lawton Commemoration of the battle between forces of Gen. Licerio Geronimo and Gen. Henry Ware Lawton. Formerly known as Battle of San MateoDecember 19
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Death  Anniversary Commemoration of the death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. RizalDecember 30

Culture and Arts Programs, Events and Activities

PROJECTDESCRIPTIONDATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Feast of Sto. Niño / Galak Niño Festival Celebration of the Feast of Señor Sto. Niño. 
Participated in by barangays around Bago Bantay area:  Alicia, Ramon Magsaysay and Sto. Cristo
3rd Sunday of January
Feast of San Pedro Bautista / Pedrista Festival 
Celebration of the Feast of San Pedro Bautista. 
Participated in by barangays around Frisco area:  Damayan, Del Monte, Mariblo, Paraiso, Sta. Cruz and Talayan
February 5
Chinese New Year Celebration In recognition of its valuable contribution to the Filipino-Chinese community, the City Government celebrates the Chinese New Year at its Chinatown District in the Banawe area. The QC Chinatown Tourism District is also  marketed as an area with the finest authentic Chinese restaurants and making it further a premiere destination of the City, aside from its promotions as the auto parts capital of the Philippines.February 1
National Arts Month Various arts and culture activities to encourage and promote arts  February
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes Commemoration of the apparition of Our Lady of Lourdes. 
Participated in by barangays Damayan, Del Monte, Mariblo, Paraiso, Sta. Cruz and Talayan
February 11
Holy Week Commemoration (Way of the Cross)A yearly Roman Catholic religious commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ. March/April
Feast Day of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary Celebration of the feast day of St. Joseph initiated by St. Joseph Parish in CubaoMarch 19
Heritage MonthCelebration Activities that create awareness about heritage resourcesMay
La Loma Lechon Festival Activities that highlight the lechon as a delicacy and promote the La Loma area as lechon capital of the Philippines.3rd Sunday of May
Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Celebration of the birthday of the Blessed Virgin Mary initiated by Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  September 8
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul / Tinapay Festival Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul, Patron Saint of QC Urban Poor. September 27
Feast of Our Lady of La Naval Commemoration of the feast day of the city’s Patron Saint2nd Sunday of October 
QC Foundation Anniversary A month-long series of activities to celebrate the anniversary of the creation of Quezon City. One of the highlights is the Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Award which honors outstanding individuals and institutions in Quezon City October 12
Christmas Lighting CeremonyThe ceremonial tree lighting to officially welcome the Holiday Season.  The event is simultaneously done with the lighting of lanterns along major thoroughfares. December
New Year’s Countdown The activity is highlighted by fireworks display usually held at the Quezon Memorial CircleDecember 31
QCSB Concerts (Year-round)A-year-round concert of the QC Symphonic Band at parks, malls and schoolsYear-round
QCSB Online Music LessonA year-round free virtual music lesson Year-round

Special Events Catering to the Promotion of the City’s Sights, Sounds and Flavors 

PROJECTDESCRIPTIONDATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Made in QC, Local Artisans’ Fair A caravan featuring purveyors who started their products/ businesses in Quezon CityYear-round
Women’s Month Celebration Activities are held to celebrate women’s monthMarch
Maginhawa Food FestivalDue to its proximity to UP, Miriam College, Ateneo and other nearby school establishments, Maginhawa Street and its adjacent streets were formally institutionalized as a “Maginhawa Art and Food Hub”  thru the passage of City Ordinance No. 2439.  2nd Sunday of December

GUIDES 


How to Process Tourism Certificate of Registration/Endorsement for Accreditation to Department of Tourism (DOT)

The Tourism Certificate of Registration/Endorsement for Accreditation is issued to tourism establishments that submitted the minimum requirements and paid the corresponding registration. The certification contains basic information about the tourism establishment and certifies that the establishment is registered with QC Tourism Department.

Requirements: (1 photocopy, present original copy/ecopy)

  • Unified Business Permit Application Form      
  • Department of Trade and Industry/Securities and Exchange Commission Registration
  • Barangay Clearance
  • Tax Bill and Official Receipt for the Current Year that includes Tourism Registration Fee
  • Additional Requirement for Travel Agency Only 
    Surety Bond (1 Original Copy)
    (Insurance Coverage: P500,000.00)

Process:  

  1. Log on to https://qceservices.quezoncity.gov.ph/bpld/ and submit the accomplished Unified Business Permit Application Form online together with the necessary supporting documents, depending on your application type.
  2. Wait for confirmation email reply.
  3. Wait for email on details of release of Certificate of Registration/Endorsement to DOT
  4. Inform QCTD (thru email or phone call) if Tourism Certificate of Registration/ Endorsement will be picked-up or delivered. Courier of Choice with cost charged to the receiver/applicant.
  5. Wait/claim Tourism Certificate of Registration/ Endorsement

NOTE:

  • Processing time starts upon acceptance of application with complete requirements.
  • Senior citizens, pregnant women, persons with disabilities and liaison officers with multiple transactions (10 branches/companies and above) may be entertained as “walk-in applicants”

How to Process Tour Guide’s ID/Certificate

The Tour Guide’s ID/Certificate is issued to tour guides that submitted the minimum requirements and paid the corresponding certificate/identification card fee.  The Tour Guide’s ID/Certificate contains basic information about the tour guide and certifies that the guide is registered with QC Tourism Department.       

Requirements: (1 photocopy, present original copy/ecopy)

  • Registration Application Form 
  • NBI or Police Clearance
  • Certificate of Tour Guiding Seminar or Accreditation from Dept. of Tourism 
  • Official Receipt for the Current Year that includes Tourism Registration Fee

Process:

  1. Download Application Form at https://bit.ly/2YybHT5. Fill-out the application form and submit ecopy of all requirements to [email protected]gov.ph
  2. Submit the complete requirements and wait for email reply.
  3. Wait for email on details of release of Tour Guide’s I.D/certificate.
  4. Inform QCTD (thru email or phone call) if Tour Guide’s I.D/certificate will be picked-up or delivered. Courier of Choice with cost charged to the receiver/applicant.
  5. Wait/claim Tour Guide’s I.D/certificate.

NOTE:

  • Processing time starts upon acceptance of application with complete requirements.
  • Senior citizens, pregnant women, persons with disabilities and liaison officers with multiple transactions (10 branches/companies and above) maybe entertain as “walk-in applicants”

Downloadable forms:  Tour Guide Registration Form

Implementation of Programs, Activities and Projects Related to tourism, history, culture and arts

The Quezon City Tourism Department implements/coordinates tourism, historical, culture and arts programs, activities and projects.

Requirements:

  • Communication/Letter from concerned Party (Request letter/Transmittal/ Endorsement/Referral)

Process/Steps: 

  1. Forward the communication/ letter/ endorsement/referral/request/transmittal to Receiving Desk at QC Tourism Department office or email at [email protected]
  2. Wait for the action on the request
  3. Attend the queries or coordination meetings.
  4. Wait for coordination/feedback
  5. Participate in  Preparation of Event/Activity/Projects
  6. Participate/implement  event

Department Directory


Ms. Maria Teresa A. Tirona
Officer-in-Charge
8988-4242 local 8842
[email protected]

Divisions/ Sections

DivisionsOfficer NameOffice Address /
Contact Information
Tourism Services DivisionMs. Maria Victoria G. Auto
Chief Tourism Operations Officer
8th Floor Civic Center Building A, Mayaman St, Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City

8988-4242 local 8844
[email protected]
[email protected]
Administrative Support and Services DivisionMr. Verzileus O. Balasabas
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer / Acting Administrative Officer
8th Floor Civic Center Building A, Mayaman St, Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City

8988-4242 local 8843
[email protected]
Tourism Coordination DivisionMs. Marivic M. Tolentino
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer
8th Floor Civic Center Building A, Mayaman St, Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City

8988-4242 local 8845
[email protected]
Tourism Planning DivisionMs. Ma. Teresa F. Alano
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer
8th Floor Civic Center Building A, Mayaman St, Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City

8988-4242 local 8846
[email protected]
Tourism Promotions DivisionMs. Sarah Easter T. Tenorio
Supervising Tourism Operations Officer
8th Floor Civic Center Building A, Mayaman St, Quezon City Hall Complex, Diliman, Quezon City

8988-4242 local 8841
[email protected]

Spotlight  


A Stevie Gold Awardee

“Made in QC: Emerging Essentials”, a Stevie Gold Awardee, came in the middle of the pandemic in 2020. It featured forty (40) of the micro-small- medium enterprises without brick and mortar from QC trying to make both ends meet in these trying times. The QC Government produced this book to highlight the locally made products from our artisans and community livelihood programs, to assist the MSMEs promote their crafts from food, beverage, home accessories, personal care and for the lifestyle market. Currently, there are 5 volumes with a total of 200+ featured enterprises.

The Stevie Awards are the world’s premier business awards. They were created in 2002 to honor and generate public recognition of the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide

Award of Recognition from Department of Tourism

This Award of Recognition from the Department of Tourism was given to QC LGU through the QC Tourism Department to honor the Outstanding contribution of the department during the height of the government’s anti-Covid19 operations.

Downloadable Forms


Tour Guide Registration Form

Resources


QCTD CITIZEN'S CHARTER 2022

Last updated on April 20th, 2022