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.
To promote Quezon City as a world-class tourism destination.
A vibrant and sustainable tourism industry for leisure, events, conference, and business tourism with globally competitive products and services.
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. 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
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.
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
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
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
Historical Programs, Events and Activities
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Birth Anniversary of Melchora “Tandang Sora” Aquino
Celebration of the birth anniversary of the Heroine of Quezon City
EDSA People Power Revolution
Commemoration of the bloodless revolution of 1986.
National Flag Day Celebration
Display of the Philippines National Flag in all government and private buildings.
Philippines Independence Day Celebration
Celebration includes simultaneous Flag – Raising Program
Birth Anniversary of Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Celebration of the birth anniversary of the national hero
Death Anniversary of Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon
Commemoration of the death anniversary of the city’s founder
Birth Anniversary of Pres. Manuel Luis Quezon
Celebration of the birth anniversary of the city’s founder
Anniversary of Cry of Pugad Lawin
Celebration of the anniversary of the tearing of cedulas
Commemoration of Apolonio Samson
Commemoration of the installation of marker in honor of Apolonio Samson
Dr. Fe Del Mundo Day
Celebration 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 Center
Birth Anniversary of Gat Andres Bonifacio
Celebration of the birth anniversary of Gat. Andres Bonifacio at Cloverleaf
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 Mateo
Dr. Jose P. Rizal Death Anniversary
Commemoration of the death anniversary of national hero Dr. Jose P. Rizal
Culture and Arts Programs, Events and Activities
DATE 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
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.
National Arts Month
Various arts and culture activities to encourage and promote arts
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
Holy Week Commemoration (Way of the Cross)
A yearly Roman Catholic religious commemoration of the passion and death of Jesus Christ.
Feast Day of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary
Celebration of the feast day of St. Joseph initiated by St. Joseph Parish in Cubao
Activities that create awareness about heritage resources
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.
Feast of St. Vincent de Paul / Tinapay Festival
Celebration of the Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul, Patron Saint of QC Urban Poor.
Feast of Our Lady of La Naval
Commemoration of the feast day of the city’s Patron Saint
2nd 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
Christmas Lighting Ceremony
The ceremonial tree lighting to officially welcome the Holiday Season. The event is simultaneously done with the lighting of lanterns along major thoroughfares.
New Year’s Countdown
The activity is highlighted by fireworks display usually held at the Quezon Memorial Circle
QCSB Concerts (Year-round)
A-year-round concert of the QC Symphonic Band at parks, malls and schools
QCSB Online Music Lesson
A year-round free virtual music lesson
Special Events Catering to the Promotion of the City’s Sights, Sounds and Flavors
DATE OF IMPLEMENTATION
Made in QC, Local Artisans’ Fair
A caravan featuring purveyors who started their products/ businesses in Quezon City
Women’s Month Celebration
Activities are held to celebrate women’s month
Maginhawa Food Festival
Due 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
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
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)
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.
Wait for confirmation email reply.
Wait for email on details of release of Certificate of Registration/Endorsement to DOT
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.
Wait/claim Tourism Certificate of Registration/ Endorsement
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