QUEZON CITY COUNCIL CONDUCTS
AN ALL-WOMEN SESSION IN CELEBRATION
OF WOMEN’S MONTH
Female Council members take charge of the session held on March 10, 2014, in celebration of the International Women’s Month. Led by the Presiding Officer, Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte, the lady legislators took key leadership positions and delivered privilege speeches highlighting women’s rights and duties in Quezon City and the country, in general.
QUEZON CITY, GEARING UP AS PILOT AREA OF LOCALIZED SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
In response to the national government’s call for good local governance, the Quezon City administration is pushing for a participatory governance focusing on deepening democratic engagement through the participation of citizens in the processes of governance with the City government.
In a bid to be responsive to this kind of engagement and further the efforts toward public accountability and transparency, the current leadership of Quezon City will be implementing the Seal of Good Housekeeping in all 142 barangays of the City. This is in support with Memorandum Circular No. 2012-78 of the Department Of Interior And Local Government (DILG). Read more.
QUEZON CITY CELEBRATED “PEDRISTA”, SAN PEDRO BAUTISTA: KALAKBAY NG MGA LAYKO AT LINGKOD BAYAN.
The Santuario De San Pedro Bautista, in cooperation with the Quezon City Government have celebrated this year’s Pedrista Festival with various liturgical and socio–cultural activities.
This year’s theme, San Pedro Bautista: Kalakbay ng mga Layko at Lingkod Bayan” was in honor of the only saint who lived in Quezon City and the founder of the 2nd oldest Franciscan church in the Country, the Santuario de San Pedro Bautista, built in 1590.
KLINIKA BERNARDO, A COMPREHENSIVE SEXUAL HEALTH CARE CLINIC
An ordinance was recently passed by the 19th City Council headed by Vice Mayor and Presiding Officer Joy Belmonte establishing a male-focused clinic that will serve as diagnostic, treatment and referral facility of patient with sexual related diseases. SP 2249, S-2013, “An Ordinance Establishing Klinika Bernardo as a Comprehensive Sexual Health Care Clinic under the Quezon City Health Department” was created to address High Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) cases in Quezon City.
Although it is a male-focused clinic, this will cater also to female patients but will mainly accommodate patients who are stricken with sexually transmitted to sexually related diseases.
The clinic is already operational and is located at the back of Ramon Magsaysay High School, Edsa across Nepa Q-mart, Cubao, QC and operates beyond regular office hours and days to accommodate varying available schedules of the male sectors especially the young working male population.
EXTENSION FOR THE PAYMENT OF BUSINESS TAX
Due to the large number of taxpayers flocking the Quezon City Hall Compound and the limitation of the existing human resource of the City Treasurer’s Office, an Ordinance was immediately passed and approved last Friday, January 17, 2014 by the 19th City Council extending the deadline for the payment of business taxes from January 20, 2014 to January 31, 2014 without penalties, surcharges or interests.
Taxpayers who have not yet fulfill their payments can now have a sigh of relief knowing they will have more time to process their requirements without any worry until the end of this month.
PHP50 MILLION AID TO TYPHOON YOLANDA (HAIYAN) SURVIVORS
The Quezon City Council headed by Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte instantaneously passed Resolution No. SP-5791, S-2013 authorizing the City Mayor, Honorable Herbert M. Bautista to extend financial assistance in behalf of the Quezon City Government in the amount of Fifty Million Pesos (Php 50,000,000.00 to the victims of Super Typhoon Yolanda at Forty Four (44)provinces of regions IV-A, IV-B, V, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI and Caraga and to support the relief operations of the Department of Social Welfare and Development for the provinces, cities and municipalities affected during its onslaught last November 8, 2013, to be taken from the Quezon City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Fund.