The Quezon City government bagged several recognitions during the 2023 Urban Governance Exemplar Awards of the Department of the Interior and Local Government – NCR.
DILG-NCR presented the awards to QC for complying with the requirements needed to achieve the Ideal Functional Rating in Local Committees on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Children (LCAT-VAWC) Functionality Audit and Local Council for the Protection of Children (LCPC) Functionality Audit.
The city also received a High Functional Rating in its Anti Drug Abuse Council (ADAC) Performance Audit and was also given recognition for its efforts in the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit, Manila Bay Clean-up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation (MBCRP) Program, and Peace and Order (POC) Performance Audit.
Not to be outdone was the Sangguniang Panlungsod, hailed as the regional winner of the 2023 Local Legislative Award for having garnered a score of 99.5%.
Vice Mayor Gian Sotto accepted the awards on behalf of the city government along with Assistant Administrator for Operations Alberto Kimpo and other city department heads.
Meanwhile, Barangay Talipapa and Barangay Holy Spirit were acknowledged for their exceptional performance in implementing the Halina’t Magtanim ng Prutas at Gulay (HAPAG) Kalinga sa Barangay Project through the assistance of the QC Food Security Task Force.
Barangay San Bartolome was also awarded in the Lupon Tagapamayapa Incentives Award and received a P50,000 incentive.
“Ang kabi-kabilang pagkilala mula sa DILG ay patunay lamang ng nagkakaisang pagkilos ng mga bumubuo sa executive at legislative department. Binibigyang-halaga ng mga parangal na ito ang tuloy-tuloy na pagsisikap ng lokal na pamahalaan na maghatid ng mabuti, maayos, at mahusay na pamumuno sa ating mga nasasakupan. Ang tagumpay ng Lungsod Quezon ay tagumpay ng bawat QCitizen,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
“Inspirasyon natin ang higit tatlong milyong mamamayan ng lungsod sa pagpapabuti ng ating serbisyo publiko, at maibalik sa kanila ang bawat sentimo ng buwis na kanilang binabayaran sa lokal na pamahalaan,” she added.