Mayor Belmonte, Other Officials Inducted as QC’s New Leaders

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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.

Justice Estela M. Perlas-Bernabe served as the inducting officer in a simple ceremony held at the ABS-CBN Tent, Vertis North.

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In her inaugural speech, Belmonte said she would focus on certain priority projects needed to improve the living conditions of QC residents.

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She said that in her first 100 days in office, she will first implement doable and ordinance-based programs. These include the improvement of housing, social service, health and education service.

The new mayor also proposed initiatives to further improve the delivery of public service to the people, which includes the establishment of baseline data to identify priorities and to create programs and projects suited to the needs of people and maximize the use of resources.

Belmonte assured there will be strict housekeeping and internal governance policy as she added that her first executive order will be on a cleansing program.

Belmonte is the daughter of Feliciano C. Belmonte Jr, QC Congressman (4th District) and former mayor who led the city’s economic revival.

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Gian Sotto, on the other hand, will take over the vice mayoralty post vacated by the young Belmonte. The vice mayor is the son of Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III.

One of the new Metro Manila mayors who belong to the so-called Magnificent Seven, Belmonte is a known advocate of reforms, transparency and anti-corruption, inclusive growth and women empowerment, among others. Together with Sotto, the city’s new leaders are expected to usher in a new era of growth and development for one of the country’s premier cities.


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