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June 1, 2015

Flag Hoisting Ceremony
Hon. Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte

 

 
QC COUNCIL CONDUCTS 2ND ALL-WOMEN SESSION IN CELEBRATION OF WOMEN’S MONTH

On March 9, 2015 the Quezon City Council held the 2nd all-women session in time for the National Women's Month Celebration, with the theme: "Juana, Desisyon Mo ay Mahalaga sa Kinabukasan ng Bawat Isa, Ikaw Na!”

Led by the Presiding Officer, Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte, female legislators took charge of the 55th Regular Session with Councilor Dorothy A. Delarmente as the designated Majority Floor Leader. Councilor Jessica Castelo Daza recited the opening prayer; Councilor Raquel S. Malañgen, the Councilor’s Creed; and Councilor Diorella Maria G. Sotto, the closing prayer.

During the Second Reading, Councilor Julienne Alyson Rae V. Medalla delivered a sponsorship speech for Proposed Resolution No. PR19CC-363, which urges the Congress to amend Republic Act No. 8187, also known as the “Paternity Leave Act of 1996,” by extending the paternity leave for 14 days in case of Cesarean Section delivery. Read more..

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QC COUNCIL PRESENTS RESOLUTION AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR “FALLEN 44”

On February 12, 2015, members of the 19th Quezon City Council, led by Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte, went to the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) headquarters at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig to personally hand a resolution commending the 44 PNP-SAF officers, widely known as “Fallen 44.”

Resolution No. SP-6203, S-2015, adopted on February 9, gave recognition to the troopers who were slain during the Mamasapano encounter with Moro rebels on January 25. Said measure was introduced by Councilors Eufemio C. Lagumbay, Jesus C. Suntay, Victor V. Ferrer Jr. and Godofredo T. Liban II.
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RESOLUTION COMMENDING THE “FALLEN  44” PASSED BY QC COUNCIL


During the Regular Session held on February 2, 2015, Resolution No. SP-6203, S-2015 was adopted by the Quezon City 19th City Council expressing the highest form of commendation to the forty-four officers and personnel of the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF), dubbed as the “Fallen 44,” who were killed in combat in Mamasapano, Maguindanao. Read more.

19th QUEZON CITY COUNCIL ACCOMPLISHMENT REPORT 2014 ON EDUCATION, SECTORAL RIGHTS-BASED, SPORTS, PUBLIC ORDER & SAFETY AND DISASTER PREPAREDNESS, HEALTH, GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATION, SUBDIVISION, HOUSING AND REAL ESTATE, TRADE & INDUSTRY, ENERGY AND BUSINESS ENTERPRISE, ENVIRONMENT, PUBLIC INFORMATION AND PEOPLE'S PARTICIPATION, TRANSPORTATION
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In historic stride to equality, the Quezon City Council passed in Second Reading the first anti-discrimination ordinance that specifically tackles the issues confronting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender community.

QC Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, presiding over the City Council, said “Pinapatunayan ng Konseho ng Lungsod Quezon and kakayahan nitong manguna at magsilbing halimbawwa sa lahat pang mga konseho sa bansa, na kung gugustuhin, ay kayang kilalanin at bigyang katuparan ang pagsisimula ng pinapangarap nating pagkakapantay-pantay. Sa Quezon City, patas ang lahat!” Read more..

 

AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR THE ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT CODE OF QUEZON CITY.

The protection and promotion of health, and the right to a clean environment of its constituency is the primary concern of the City. It is the policy of the City to promote the preservation, protection and revival of the ecosystem through prevention, control and abatement of air, water and land pollution and spread of hazardous wastes in the environment, hand-in-hand with the sustained development of the city.
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QUEZON CITY CODE PURSUING A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP (PPP) APPROACH TOWARDS DEVELOPMENT, PROVIDING FOR THE PROCEDURE FOR SELECTING THE PRIVATE SECTOR PROPONENT, ADOPTING A CONTRACT MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK, AND PROVIDING APPROPRIATIONS AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

Public-Private Partnership is a priority program of the current administration, and was identified as one of the four pillars to effect change in the Philippine Economy. In the same vein, the City recognizes the vital role of the private sector to promote and provide more, better, affordable and timely services to the community. However, a study by the Asian Development Bank identified four gaps in Philippine PPP. One of these gaps is the inadequacy of the existing policy, legal and regulatory framework on PPP.
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THE SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

The Seal of Good Housekeeping is an award that recognizes local government units (LGUs) and their officials who are “matino at mahusay.”
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AN ORDINANCE ADOPTING THE QUEZON CITY TRICYCLE MANAGEMENT CODE OF 2014

Over the years, the tricycle sector has become a major social policy concern due to the worsening traffic accidents involving tricycles, proliferation of colorum or illegal units and an ever increasing number of families that are dependent on tricycle operations for livelihood. From a management perspective, the operation of the tricycle sector has become a major challenge due to the absence of established planning standards and best practices.
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AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE OPERATION OF ELECTRONIC GAMES (E-GAMES), BINGO GAMES, AND OTHER GAMES OF CHANCE, WHETHER MANUAL, MECHANICAL, ELECTRONIC INTERNET BROADBAND OR OTHERWISE, OPERATING WITHIN THE TERRITORIAL JURISDICTION OF QUEZON CITY, AND PROVIDING PENALTIES FOR VIOLATING THEREOF.

The Quezon City Government considers gambling generally unfavorable to the interest of the people. However, there are national laws which allow the operation of certain game of chance, though such activities, even considered legal, are subject to the regulatory powers of the local government units concerned.
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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.
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