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TINGNAN: Narito ang 2nd batch ng mga pumasa sa Quezon City University College Admissions Test. Bisitahin ang FB page ng
QCU
para sa Enrollment Procedure at List of Requirements.
 
Congratulations, QCitizens!

 

Pahayag ni Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte
 
Nais ko pong ipahayag sa lahat ng aking minamahal na QCitizens na ako po ay nag-positibo sa aking huling COVID-19 test. Nagpapasalamat po ako na agad itong natuklasan. Sa ngayon, maayos po ang aking kalagayan at wala po akong nararamdamang anumang sintomas. Mahigpit ko pong sinusundan lahat ng quarantine protocols ng ating Department of Health at sinimulan na din po ng QC Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (QC-ESU) ang contact tracing procedures.
 
Bukod dito, isinara din pansamantala ang aking tanggapan para ma-disinfect ito kasama ang common areas ng City Hall.
 
Dahil sa pagdalaw sa ating mga health center at ospital, special concern lockdown areas at mga komunidad upang alamin ang kanilang mga pangangailangan, sa simula pa lang, batid na naming posibleng mangyari ito. Pero hindi ko po ito pinagsisisihan. Inihanda ko na po ang aking sarili at buong puso ko po itong tinatanggap.
 
Nangyari po ito sa kabila ng aking ibayong pag-iingat, pagsusuot ng facemask, madalas na paghugas ng kamay, at social distancing. Kaya sana ay magsilbi itong paalala na ang COVID-19 ay tunay na isang kakaibang sakit na dapat pag-ingatan pa nang lubusan.
 
Makasisiguro po kayo na patuloy ang serbisyo at gawain ng inyong lokal na pamahalaan sa kabila ng aking pag-quarantine. Bagama't limitado ang aking pagkilos, mananatili po akong nakatutok sa kalagayan at pangangailangan ng buong Quezon City.
 
Maraming salamat po, at asahan ninyong sa aking paggaling, muli po ninyo akong makakasama upang personal po akong makapaglingkod sa inyo.
 

Ulat sa Bayan - July 01, 2020

01 Jul 2020
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Makalipas ang isang taon, maraming pagsubok ang ating hinarap. Ngunit sa ating pagtutulungan, at malasakit sa kapwa, buong puso at unti-unti nating napagtatagumpayan ang mga hamon na ito.

Panoorin ang ulat sa bayan ni Mayor Joy Belmonte.

#KasamaKaSaPagunlad
#LabanParaSaQC

QC Online Legal Assistance

28 Jun 2020
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Mayroon na tayong QC Online Legal Assistance sa pakikipagtulungan ng Office of the City Mayor, City Legal Department, at ng Mylegalwhiz!

Mag-sign up na sa https://credits.mylegalwhiz.com para sa libreng 500 credits.

Pwede mo itong magamit para ma-access ang mga legal na dokumento, lokal na ordinansa, at iba pang legal resources na kailangan.

Maaari ka ring magtanong kay LEA o sa Legal Engineer Assistant para sa usaping legal.

 

SYDP-QC: Scholarship Renewal

15 Jun 2020
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QC Scholars! Pwede ng mag-renew ang existing scholars para sa 1st Semester 2020-2021 Scholarship, mula June 15 hanggang June 30, 2020.

Mga dapat gawin ng iskolar:
1. I-download at sagutan ang Renewal Form - http://tiny.cc/RenewalForms

2. Sagutan ang Online Renewal Link -
http://tiny.cc/SYDP1stSemRenewal

3. I-upload ang nasagutang Renewal Form, larawan ng 2nd semestre 2019-2020 Grade Slip, 2nd semestre 2019-2020 Registration Form at 2nd semestre 2019-2020 Certificate of Scholarship.

4. Hintayin ang email ng SYDP para sa iyong 1st sem 2020-2021 Certificate of Scholarship.

Bisitahin ang SYDP QC para sa iba pang mga katanungan at impormasyon.

 

Muling nagsagawa ang ating City Veterinary Department ng libreng anti-rabies na bakuna sa Kaingin 1, Brgy. Pansol.

Mahigpit din na ipinatupad ang social distancing habang nakapila ang mga magpapabakuna ng mga alaga nilang hayop.

#LabanParaSaQC
#QCLabanCOVID19
#LabanParaSaQC

 

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The Quezon City government immediately ordered concerned offices to look into the incident involving a three-story structure that fell into a creek in Barangay Del Monte on Friday.

No one was hurt in the incident as the structure was being utilized as storage area for the owner’s glass and aluminum business.

Based on initial investigation, the owner of the structure failed to obtain a building permit from the Department of Building Official (DBO), making the structure illegal.

The DBO recommended the filing of criminal complaint against the owner for violation of Section 301 of the National Building Code.

The DBO, Engineering Department and the Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office also recommended to reclaim the easement of five meters and to coordinate with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in building a retaining wall to reinforce against erosion.

The DBO enjoined all barangay captains to report all illegal structure to the building official as mandated to them by Section 20 of the QC Local Building Code.

The Housing Community Development and Resettlement Department (HCDRD) suggested the immediate relocation of around 105 informal settler families (ISFs) in Barangay Del Monte, 20 of them living in West Riverside St., the site of the incident.

The city government will work and coordinate with the National Housing Authority (NHA), the agency tasked to relocate families living along waterways, for their immediate transfer.

The HCDRD will also look at all available housing inventories of the City to determine whether families at risk can be immediately relocated, pending talks with the NHA.

Various city offices, led by the Engineering Department, Task Force on Solid Waste Management, DRRMO and the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Urban Search and Rescue Team, are currently conducting assessment and cleanup operations in the area.

The NHA and the city government also inspected ISF areas in Barangay Obrero, where a similar incident happened last month.

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Araw ng Kalayaan

12 Jun 2020
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Sa pagdiriwang ng ika-122 Araw ng Kalayaan ng Pilipinas, ating gunitain ang kabayanihan ng ating mga ninuno upang makamtan ito. Nawa’y maging inspirasyon ito upang ating mapagtagumpayan ang anumang pagsubok.

Isang makabuluhang araw sa ating lahat!

Mga QCitizens na mahilig sa photography, sumali sa patimpalak ng Quezon City Tourism Department na may temang “Kalayaan Tungo sa Bansang Malaya, Nagbabayanihan at Ligtas”.

Tumungo sa QC Tourism FB page para sa karagdagang kaalaman at buong mekaniks.?

#LabanParaSaQC
#QCLabanCOVID19
#COVID19PH

Ayuda sa mga pamilyang nasunugan

03 Jun 2020
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Nagbigay ng tulong pinansyal ang lokal na pamahalaan sa 144 na pamilya na mga nasunugan sa lungsod nitong nakalipas na tatlong buwan. (Marso-Mayo)

Nabigyan ng ayuda ang mga pamilyang nasunugan mula sa mga sumusunod na barangay: Baesa (3 families), Apolonio Samson (28 families), Commonwealth (2 areas affected, 14 families), Krus Na Ligas (8 families), Socorro (73 families) at Sta. Monica (18 families).

Para sa mga iskolar na hindi pa nakakapag-renew ng scholarship para sa 2nd semester ng 2019-2020 dahil sa Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ), maaari kang mag-renew hanggang June 5, 2020.

Narito ang dapat gawin:

1. I-download at sagutan ang Renewal Form - http://tiny.cc/RenewalForms

2. Sagutan ang Online Renewal Link -
http://tiny.cc/SYDPOnlineRenewal2

3. I-upload ang nasagutang Renewal Form, larawan ng 1st semestre 2019-2020 Grade Slip at 1st semestre 2019-2020 Certificate of Scholarship.

4. Hintayin ang email ng SYDP para sa iyong 2nd sem 2019-2020 Certificate of Scholarship.

PAALALA: Hindi mo na kailangang magrenew kung mayroon ka nang Certificate of Scholarship for 2nd semester 2019-2020.

Kung may iba pang katanungan, kontakin ang Facebook page ng Scholarship and Youth Development Program ng Quezon City (https://www.facebook.com/SYDPQCOfficial/).

#LabanParaSaQC
#QCLabanCovid19
#COVID19PH

Public Notice: QC Public Library

01 Jun 2020
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The Quezon City Public Library will remain closed during the duration of the General Community Quarantine (GCQ) starting June 1 to June 15, 2020.

Follow Quezon City Public Library for more updates.

#LabanParaSaQC
#QCLabanCOVID19
#COVID19PH

QC Protection Center

01 Jun 2020
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Muling nagbubukas ang Quezon City Protection Center para sa mga kababaihan, kabataan, at LGBT na biktima ng lahat ng uri ng karahasan.

Ang aming opisina ay bukas mula Lunes hanggang Biyernes, 8AM-5PM.

Maaari po kayong magpadala ng mensahe sa Facebook page ng Quezon City Protection Center, tumawag sa 8863-0800 loc 618 o mag-email sa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. para sa inyong katanungan.

TRAVEL ADVISORY

31 May 2020
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Sa mga motorista at QCitizens na kailangang pumasok at lumabas ng lungsod, narito ang mga patakarang ipatutupad habang nasa ilalim ng General Community Quarantine (GCQ) simula June 1 hanggang June 15.

#LabanParaSaQC
#QCLabanCOVID19
#COVID19PH

 

Kailangan mo ba ng Occupational Work Permit?

I-schedule ang pagproseso nito sa https://bpldoccuptionalpermit.setmore.com

Ihanda rin ang mga sumusunod:
1. Valid health permit mula sa City Health Department
2. Valid NBI/Police Clearance
3. Para sa foreigners, Alien Employment Permit (AEP) mula sa DOLE
4. Para sa menor de edad, Parental Consent
5. Community Tax Certificate (Cedula)

Isang appointment lang po kada email ang tatanggapin. May karapatan ang BPLD-QC na kanselahin ang gagamit ng isang email sa maraming appointment.

Libre po ito. Hindi po tatanggapin ang mga walk-in application.

QC BUSINESS ONE-STOP-SHOP NEW NORMAL ONLINE APPOINTMENT SYSTEM

To apply for new, renewal (after payment of 2020 business taxes), and amendment, OR to claim your business permit application filed before 16 March 2020, please set an appointment via:

https://qcbpldbusinesspermitapplication.setmore.com/

A confirmation email will be sent together with instructions when applicable.

Please download and fill-up the Unified Business Permit Application Form prior to your appointment via:

https://quezoncity.gov.ph/…/107-unified-business-permit-app…

The Unified Business Permit Application Form may also be sent ahead of your schedule for initial evaluation via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You may also choose to have your permit delivered through courier of choice with cost charged to the receiver/applicant.

Download form here: https://bit.ly/2yMxKwb and send to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. together with a photo of your claim stub.

BPLD-QC RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CANCEL AN APPOINTMENT WHICH USES ONE EMAIL ADDRESS FOR MULTIPLE APPOINTMENT SLOTS.

THE APPOINTMENT SCHEDULE IS FREE OF CHARGE.

NO WALK-IN APPLICATIONS WILL BE ENTERTAINED.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

31 May 2020
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[SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS]

Nais mo bang maging scholar ng Quezon City para sa AY 2020-2021? Pwede ka ng mag-apply hanggang June 29, 2020!

Simple lang ang proseso:
1) ENLIST - Magrehistro sa http://tiny.cc/SYDPApplication
2) INTERVIEW - Ikaw ay dadaan sa phone o online interview.
3) SUBMIT - Ipadala ang mga dokumentong kinakailangan sa pamamagitan ng email.

 

 

Weather Advisory: Typhoon Ambo

15 May 2020
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[WEATHER ADVISORY]

Expect Moderate to Heavy to at times Intense rainfall over Quezon City within the next 2 hours.

All are advised to take precautionary measures associated with these hazard and continue monitoring for weather updates issued by PAGASA and Quezon City DRRMO.

For emergency, dial 122 or call QCDRRMO at 8927-5914; 8928-4396.

DEPARTMENT OF BUILDING OFFICIAL

Ground to 3rd Floors, Civic Center D (BRO bldg.), Quezon City Hall Compound
Email Address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel. No.: +63 (2) 8988-4242 local 8912

 

Building Permit for Simple Structures
(includes 2-storey warehouse)

 

APPLY NOW

 

e-LINKS of the National Building Code of the Philippines

National Building Code of the Philippines
Implementing Rules and Regulations of the National Building Code of the Philippines (PD1096)
(Alternate: PD No. 1096 – 2004 Revised implementing rules and regulations (IRR) – PRBoA Unofficial Version (with 2008 Annotations) | Download the PD-1096 IRR (PDF))
Bureau of Fire Revised Quezon City Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance (Series of 2016)

 

THE LOCAL BUILDING CODE OF QUEZON CITY

Implementing Rules and Regulations
Local Building Code of Quezon City Ordinance No. SP-2518, S-2016
Highlights of the Local Building Code

 

DOH Advisory on Concerts and Other Public Events and Gathering

 

 


 

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CALL FOR APPLICATION

for

UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

 


 

The Local Government of Quezon City is in search for a principled leader who will serve as its University President. He/She will be responsible for communicating the University’s vision, mission, and values to both internal and external stakeholders as well as support and enhance the institution’s academic mission and overall operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • Must be at least forty (40) years old on the date of his or her application for the position
  • Must be a holder of an appropriate earned doctoral degree;
  • Must have at least five (5) years of relevant administrative experience; and
  • Must possess leadership and managerial skills within the purview of the needs, thrusts, goals and objectives of the Quezon City University.


The Search Committee for University President invites interested applicants to submit their applications and documentary requirements (see https://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/images/QCU_Reqs.pdf for list) not later than 23 March 2020. Applicants must submit one (1) original and six (6) certified photocopies to: Call for Applications for University President

 

 

Rosula SJ. Reyes c/o Alyson V. Medalla
Education Affairs Unit
2/F Civic Center C Building
Quezon City Hall Compound
Elliptical Road, Brgy. Central, Diliman Quezon City 1100


(02) 8988-4242 local 8309
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For further information about the Quezon City University, please visit:
https://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php/about-the-city-government/departments/171-quezon-city-university

 

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As a pre-emptive measure to ensure the safety of our people, most especially our students from the effects of the ashfalls from Taal Volcano that is experienced in our city, QCDRRMC suspends classes in ALL LEVELS, Private and Public Schools in QC on Monday, January 13, 2020.

The QCDRRMC recommends everyone to stay indoors and monitor further advisories and warnings to make sure that all communities and all households are adequately prepared for any emergency and untoward incidents.

Stay safe QC.

 

Salubungin natin ang bagong taon ng ligtas at masaya!

 

Narito ang listahan ng mga fire-cracker zones sa Quezon City.

 

 

Fire-cracker zones | PDF

 

Senior Citizens' Pension Pay-out

04 Nov 2019
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Good news para sa ating mga lolo’t lola!

Narito na ang Batch 1 ng listahan na makakatanggap ng subsidy bilang bahagi ng Social Pension Program for Indigent Senior Citizens ng Quezon City Office for the Senior Citizen Affairs. I-check ang inyong pangalan, at alamin kung kailan at saan makukuha ang inyong subsidy.

NOTE: Kung hindi po ninyo makita ang inyong pangalan, abangan po ang susunod na batch ng listahan. Maaari rin pong tumawag sa OSCA 8-7032678, para sa inyong mga tanong.

 

 

Batch 1 of Senior Citizen Beneficiaries - 4 Nov. 2019 Release (click for PDF version)

 


Job Opening


 

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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
for
UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT

 

The Local Government of Quezon City is in search for a principled leader who will serve as its University President. He/She will be responsible for communicating the University’s vision, mission, and values to both internal and external stakeholders as well as support and enhance the institution’s academic mission and overall operations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must be a natural-born citizen of the Philippines;
  • Must be at least forty (40) years old on the date of his or her application for the position
  • Must be a holder of an appropriate earned doctoral degree;
  • Must have at least five (5) years of relevant administrative experience; and
  • Must possess leadership and managerial skills within the purview of the needs, thrusts, goals and objectives of the Quezon City University.


The Search Committee for University President invites interested applicants to submit their applications and documentary requirements (see https://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/images/QCU_Reqs.pdf for list) not later than 22 November 2019. Applicants must submit one (1) original and six (6) certified photocopies to: Call for Applications for University President

 

 

Rosula SJ. Reyes c/o Alyson V. Medalla
Education Affairs Unit
2/F Civic Center C Building
Quezon City Hall Compound
Elliptical Road, Brgy. Central, Diliman Quezon City 1100


(02) 8988-4242 local 8309
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

For further information about the Quezon City University, please visit:
https://www.quezoncity.gov.ph/index.php/about-the-city-government/departments/171-quezon-city-university

 

 

PR dengue

 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has vowed to relentlessly find and employ different means to fight dengue despite the four-percent drop in the number of cases this year. 

  

PR BLT

 

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Jollibee Group Foundation (JGF) and MEALenium Project for the fourth staging of the Busog, Lusog, Talino (BLT) Kitchen in Lupang Pangako Elementary School in Payatas, Quezon City.

 

QC residents given 7 days to clear road obstructions

 

The Quezon City government on Saturday has issued notices of violations to concerned residents and establishment owners asking them to remove objects and structures extending beyond the property line, following the city’s continuing clearing operations.

 

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Q& A with Metro Manila Mayors:  What are your priorities in your first 100 days?

QUEZON CITY MAYOR JOY BELMONTE

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July 1, 2019.  Mayor Joy Belmonte addressed Quezon City government employees at her first flag raising ceremony as mayor.  She assured contractual employees that their contracts will be renewed, recognizing their contributions in service delivery and the continuous operations of the city government.  In fact, in the previous week before her formal assumption into office, she already sent a memo to heads of departments and other operating units to submit recommendations on the renewal of contracts of their employees, together with an evaluation of each of their performance.  She had given permission to the Health and Social Services Departments to order their contractual employees to report for duty, so that these vital services will continue to proceed. 

 

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Quezon City Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Carlo G. Sotto led the oath taking of Quezon City officials at 12 noon of June 30, 2019, at the ABS CBN Tent at Vertis North, Quezon City.  The officials took their oath of office before Supreme Court Justice Estela M. Perlas Bernabe.

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Mayor Joy Belmonte has taken her oath of office today, June 30, 2019, as the 11th mayor of Quezon City, the second woman to assume the city’s highest post, next to Adelina Rodriguez who served as mayor from 1976 to 1986. She took her oath with Vice mayor-elect Gian Sotto, together with the Congressmen and City Councilors of Quezon City.

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Mayor-elect Joy Belmonte delivered her Ulat ng Bayan last June 24, 2019, highlighting the achievements of the Quezon City Council which she has presided over for the past nine years. 

 

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photo from Joy Belmonte FB page

The 20th Quezon City Council was conferred the Award of Excellence as the national winner of the Local Legislative Award of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).  This is the second time that the City Council was given this outstanding honor, while also having attained regional-level awards.

 

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Quezon City recently completed the city-wide inventory of its 2016 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with its global commitment to deliver transformative climate actions consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.

 

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The improvement of roads and drainage and the construction of various facilities undertaken by Mayor Herbert M. Bautista in the barangays have attracted investors and further encouraged development in communities across Quezon City.

 

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Quezon City barangays were recognized for their best practices and achievements in governance during the 5th Barangay Seal of Good Housekeeping (BSGH) Award held at Novotel Araneta last June 10, 2019.

 

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Quezon City recently received recognition for having the best Peace and Order Council (POC) in the National Capital Region (NCR) following the results of the Local Peace and Order Council Performance Audit for 2018 conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government.

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The Quezon City public school system opens the new school year with the addition of 169 new classrooms resulting from the newly inaugurated school buildings, which are in the following campuses:

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Mayor Bautista has been launching a large number of city- needed infrastructure projects, the latest of which is the Finance Blg. The LGU's infrastructure program at city hall is meant to fully rationalize the location of offices and departments in the compound, such that those with similar or related services or functions can be located and accessed more easily by the public.

Newly Elected Officials of QC

30 May 2019
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The Commission on Elections has proclaimed the winners in the recent May 13 local elections held in Quezon City.

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Mayor Herbert Bautista led the turnover of 75 motorcycle units to the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) to help boost the anti-criminality efforts of the city police especially with the scheduled opening of classes.

 

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Education Secretary Leonor Briones praised the Quezon City Government, through the leadership of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista, for doing its part in helping the national government improve the level of the country’s public educational system. 

 

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista and Chairman Pan Liguo of the Municipal Congress of Shenyang City renewed the sister city ties between Quezon City and Shenyang, China.  The relations between the two cities were forged in 1993.

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Mayor Herbert Bautista has inaugurated the new modern hospital in District 2, the Rosario Maclang General Hospital, on May 14, 2019. The new hospital is located along IBP Road, Barangay Batasan. 

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 The Quezon City Government has finally fully settled its reconciliation concerns with the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) regarding arrears in remittances that date back to 1997.  

 

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Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista welcomed Osaka Vice Mayor Seigo Tanaka and his delegation, who visited our city as part of the continuing partnership to promote low carbon initiatives in Quezon City.

 

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The Quezon City Treasurer’s Office has launched the Property Transfer Application Program (PTAP), an application that integrates processing of requirements for registering and transferring property in the city.

QC Undergoes World Bank Review

03 May 2019
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Quezon City, as the benchmark city for the Philippines for ease of doing business, was visited and interviewed by World Bank assessment team members, along with International Finance Corporation consultants, and the Department of Trade and Industry on May 3, 2019.  The Bank’s specialists were Frederic Meunier and Eknath Varun.  This review, which also includes several other national agencies, is to verify information regarding the Philippines for the World Bank Global Ranking on doing business in different cities of the world.

 

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To further ensure proper facilities for the dispensation of justice in the country, Mayor Herbert Bautista saw to the construction of two new Halls of Justice and the repair of its decrepit, old building inside the Quezon City Hall compound.

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The Quezon City Government has partnered with the Land Registration Authority and utilities companies like Meralco, Manila Water and Maynilad to further improve its efforts on ease of doing business.The Quezon City Government has partnered with the Land Registration Authority and utilities companies like Meralco, Manila Water and Maynilad to further improve its efforts on ease of doing business.

 

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Women entrepreneurs in Quezon City can now have access to equipment that can be used for their own businesses and livelihood through the “Shared Service Facility (SSF) Project’’, a project of the Quezon City Government, initiated by Rep. Alfred Vargas in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK).

 

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The processing and release of copies of civil registry documents in Quezon City may soon be faster through the use of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)’s document processing software, made possible by virtue of Ordinance SP No. 2784, series of 2018.

 

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The Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU) has been renamed Quezon City University, by virtue of a new charter under Ordinance No. SP – 2812, series of 2019, passed by the City Council.
Councilor Precious Hipolito Castelo, principal author of the ordinance, said that since the new charter complies with the requirements laid out by the Commission on Higher Education, QCPU (now QC University) now qualifies as a local university and a beneficiary of Republic Act 10931 or the free tuition law.

The ordinance empowers the city-owned educational institution to enhance and strengthen its programs and make it more responsive to the challenges of the current education and business climates.

In addition, the ordinance would enable the city university to provide more support to the goals and policies of the national government, such as the provision of universal access to tertiary education free tuition for students in state colleges or universities, among others.

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The new charter would enable Quezon City University to conduct more researches and advance studies in other fields, as well as provide innovations in teaching, research, and faculty development.

In 1994, Quezon City Polytechnic was established as an institution ‘for the training and development of technical and technician manpower skills’. It was later elevated into a tertiary, higher education institution in 1997, to be known as Pamantasang Politekniko ng Lungsod Quezon or Quezon City Polytechnic University (QCPU).

 

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     The Quezon City Government has restricted the use of electronic-cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or vaping in public places.
    Under Ordinance SP No. 2737, series of 2018, the use of e-cigarettes indoors is prohibited in churches or places of worship, hospitals or health centers, government offices, educational and recreational facilities intended for minors and public conveyances.
    In other enclosed places not mentioned in the list, the owner, proprietor, manager or administrator of the place must post a clear and noticeable sign in every entrance of the building that says: “Use of e-cigarettes is Allowed Inside”.
    The ordinance also requires owners and administrators of buildings or establishments with enclosed areas that are open to the public, such as private workplaces and other places to designate a vaping area within the building, which may be in an open space or a separate area with proper ventilation. The designated vaping area must not be located within the same room that has been designated as a smoking area.
    Aside from these restrictions, the ordinance also prohibits retailers to sell, distribute, promote and advertise e-cigarettes to minors.
     The penalties for violating this ordinance include the following:
    1st offense – a fine of not less than five hundred pesos (PhP 500.00) but not more than one thousand pesos (PhP1000.00)
  • 2nd offense – a fine of more than one thousand pesos (PhP1000.00) but not more than two thousand and five hundred pesos (PhP2500.00)
  • 3rd offense – In addition to a fine of not less than two thousand and five hundred pesos (PhP2500.00) but not more than five thousand pesos (PhP5000.00), the business permit and license to operate of the offender may be cancelled or revoked.

 

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The Rustan Supercenters, Inc. turned over the third batch of e-trikes to selected barangays, as part of their Green Fund Project: “E-trikes for Community Safety and Security” at the Shopwise Commonwealth.
Ms. Frederika C. Rentoy, Department Head of the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD), said in a message that the use of e-trikes would greatly contribute to the environment. She also encouraged the citizens to bring reusable bags to help lessen the use of single-use plastic bags. She acknowledged the good partnership between the City Government and Rustan Supercenters, Inc. (RSCI) in undertaking environmental projects that will benefit the City.
 
To strengthen the partnership between the beneficiary Barangays and Rustan Supercenters, Inc., a Memorandum of Agreement was signed by the RSCI Vice President on Human Resources, Roland Rowel Villareal and Barangay Captains.
The following thirty four (34) Barangays were given two (2) e-trikes each:
1st Batch
1.    Kamuning
2.    South Triangle
3.    Sikatuna Diliman
4.    Botocan Diliman
5.    Krus na Ligas
6.    UP Campus
7.    UP Village
8.    Teacher’s Village East    

2nd Batch
1.    Magsaysay
2.    Bago Bantay (Sto. Cristo)
3.    Ugong Norte
4.    White Plains
5.    St. Ignatius
6.    Socorro
7.    Pansol
8.    Loyola (same as Xavierville)
9.    Camp Crame
10.    Laging Handa    

3rd Batch
1.    Fairview
2.    North Fairview
3.    Greater Lagro
4.    Novaliches Proper
5.    Gulod
6.    Kaligayahan
7.    Culiat
8.    New Era
9.    Sauyo
10.    Talipapa
11.    Commonwealth
12.    Matandang Balara
13.    Payatas
14.    Batasan Hills
15.    Bagong Silangan
16.    Holy Spirit
 
 
Lastly, Mr. Denmark of Star 8, the supplier of e-trikes, demonstrated how to operate and maintain the e-trikes. Emergency information was also discussed to the Barangays.

 

 

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Representatives from various departments and offices of the Quezon City Government mapped out strategies to strengthen climate change adaptation, mitigation, climate finance and stakeholder engagement during the Climate Action Planning (CAP) workshop organized by the QC Environmental Policy and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group last March 14 at Richmonde Hotel Ortigas.

Funded by the United Kingdom Government’s Global Future Cities Prosperity Fund, the CAP programme is a two-year engagement designed to enhance the city’s climate action plan and deliver action consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement, and address both the need to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and adapt to the impact of climate change.

Through this partnership, Quezon City joins more than seventy C40 cities around the world who have made a commitment to deliver transformative and inclusive climate actions to limit global temperature increase to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

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During the workshop, the participants mapped out the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) associated with Quezon City’s socio-economic and environmental context, climate governance structures, capacity and policies, climate targets, and baseline information. The participants exchanged ideas on how to strengthen climate change adaptation, mitigation, stakeholder engagement and climate financing to achieve bold climate action.

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Mr. Marvin Lagonera, C40 City Adviser for Quezon City, explained that the workshop output will provide focused recommendations and an evidence base to guide the delivery of CAP. It will feed into the Strategic CAP Appraisal report, which is a comprehensive technical document defining the climate actions baseline, capacity gaps, and strategic recommendations for the climate action planning process.

The CAP Programme will cover a wide range of technical support including trainings, workshops, peer-to-peer collaboration, stakeholder engagement, planning tools, regional exchanges and others.

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Technical partners for the CAP Programme, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability-Southeast Asia Secretariat together with the Manila Observatory, facilitated the conduct of the workshop. They also presented their initial findings and recommendations based on the Strategic Appraisal draft report. As technical partners, ICLEI Southeast Asia and the Manila Observatory will support the delivery of CAP in Quezon City.

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During the workshop, social, environmental and economic benefits from climate action, such as health benefits, energy savings and improved air quality, were also discussed. Ms. Milag San Jose-Ballestero, C40 Regional Director for East Asia, Southeast Asia and Oceania, highlighted the importance of an inclusive climate action approach to ensure that vulnerable groups and sectors benefit from climate action and no one gets excluded in the process.

One of the objectives of CAP is to measure the social, environmental and economic benefits expected from implementing the plan, and improve the equitable distribution of these benefits across the city’s population.

 

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