Quezon City Local Government - Social Profile

 

The City’s maternal mortality rate was 89.26 per 100,000 live births or sixty-eight (68) cases in 2013. This was higher compared to NCR’s 76.00 per 100,000 live births, while Infant mortality rate was 20.74 per 1,000 live births. For the last five (5) years, Bronchopneumonia and Gastroenteritis consistently ranked as the 1st and 2nd top leading causes of child mortality. Mortality rate for all ages was 7.19 in 2013 with hypertension, pneumonia and all forms of cancer as the top three (3) leading causes of death in the same year. Total number of illnesses reported was 186,890 with upper respiratory tract infections (URTI) as the number one cause of morbidity followed by Pneumonia and Pulmonary Tuberculosis (PTB). Households with access to safe water slightly decreased from 98% in 2009 to 97.5% while households with sanitary toilet facilities were recorded to have increased from 97% in 2009 to 98.5 %.

The City has a high literacy rate of 99.74% based on 2010 NSO official census. Of the 2,477,471 population aged 5 years old and over, 517,078 (20.87%) completed elementary, 910,312 (36.74% were able to reach or completed high school, 352,433 (14.23%) were college undergraduates while 482,685 (19.48%) were academic degree holders. The City had ninety-five (95) public elementary schools, forty-six (46) public secondary schools, four (4) public schools offering vocational and technical courses, four hundred seventeen (417) private schools, ninety-eight (98) colleges and universities and twenty (20) public libraries.

Social welfare services are provided by the City to its residents through the Social Services and Development Department. Various welfare programs and services that are being extended include Community Outreach Program, Welfare and Relief Program, Residential and Rehabilitation Program, Vocational and Skills Training and Special Projects. Beneficiaries are mostly the city’s indigent families which include the youth, children, elderly, disabled/special groups, mendicants, women and distressed or displaced groups.

Estimated number of households in 2013 was 697,362 and the number of occupied dwelling units was 670,374. As to the magnitude of ISFs, majority 91,983 families or 48.23% occupy private properties, 45,649 families or 23.93% are located in danger areas and government infrastructures, 34,203 or 17.93% in government lots. The remaining 18,871 families or 9.90% are within the declared area for priority development (APDs) sites, and some open spaces. In summary, the City needs a total of 208,304 new housing units for all segments of the population arising from the current housing backlog and population growth. Existing government shelter programs cater mostly to informal settler families (ISFs). To date, there are 246 city-originated CMP taken-out projects with 10,762 beneficiaries, while as to the Direct Sale Program, the City has disposed 21 projects with 5,711 beneficiaries/families.

“Bistekville” Housing Program“Bistekville” Housing ProgramThe Quezon Task Force on Socialized Housing and Development of Blighted Areas (Task Force Housing) is the driving force behind the creation of the new in-city housing community called “Bistekville”housing projects, with the Housing, Community Development and Resettlement Department(HCDRD), non-government organizations (NGOs) and housing financial institutions as partnersin development. 

The aim is to create slum-free communities, transforming blighted areas withinthe city into well-organized housing projects, and to provide decent and affordable housing to theCity’s ISFs in particular and those living along danger areas.  To date, there are ten (10) BistekvilleHousing Projects in the City, 2 housing project sites have already been completed (Bistekville 1 at Bgy. Payatas and Bistekville 2 at Bgy. Kaligayahan).  The rest are at various stages of development.

The City sports facilities include the Amoranto Stadium which is equipped with a velodrome, badminton court, covered and open basketball courts, swimming pool, shooting range, volleyball courts and a multi-purpose hall.  Most of the City’s barangays have at least one basketball court broken down as follows:  145 covered basketball courts, 79 open courts and 14 half courts..  Other sports facilities that are available in the city include the Araneta Coliseum, Celebrity Sports Plaza,  the Capitol City Sports Plaza and the QC Sports Plaza.The City sports facilities include the Amoranto Stadium which is equipped with a velodrome, badminton court, covered and open basketball courts, swimming pool, shooting range, volleyball courts and a multi-purpose hall.  Most of the City’s barangays have at least one basketball court broken down as follows:  145 covered basketball courts, 79 open courts and 14 half courts..  Other sports facilities that are available in the city include the Araneta Coliseum, Celebrity Sports Plaza,  the Capitol City Sports Plaza and the QC Sports Plaza.

The City has three (3) major parks:  the Quezon Memorial Park, Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife and the La Mesa Eco Park.  There are ninety-eight (98) partially developed open spaces distributed in one hundred five (105) barangays equipped with playgrounds and other amenities.

Protective ServicesThe total police force of QCPD in 2013 is 3,278 (2,998 or 91.45% male and 280 or 8.54% female).  Police population ratio of 1:1,002 is below the standard ratio of 1:500, however, this is complemented by 2,215 Barangay Security and Development Officers (BSDOs).

Crime rate in the City is 482.58 per100,000 population which is slightly higher to Metro Manila’s 463.68 per 100,000 population.  Crimes against property (theft and robbery) are the most frequently committed crime in the last five (5) years.  QCPD has twelve (12) police stations (PS), twenty-five (25) Police Community Precincts (PCPs) and 142 Bgy. Police Community Precincts (BPCPs) in each of the City’s 142 barangays, deploying an average of three (3) police officers per barangay.Crime rate in the City is 482.58 per100,000 population which is slightly higher to Metro Manila’s 463.68 per 100,000 population.  Crimes against property (theft and robbery) are the most frequently committed crime in the last five (5) years.  QCPD has twelve (12) police stations (PS), twenty-five (25) Police Community Precincts (PCPs) and 142 Bgy. Police Community Precincts (BPCPs) in each of the City’s 142 barangays, deploying an average of three (3) police officers per barangay.

The City has twenty one (21) fire sub-stations distributed into six (6) districts with 478 firefighters complemented by 33 civilians and 44 fire aides.  The firemen population ratio of 1:7,386 is way below the standard of 1:2,000.  In 2013, the Quezon City Fire District responded to 889 fire incidence.  Of these fires majority 133.75% were structural in nature.  Majority (54.69%) incidences were due to electrical causes while 22.72% had unknown sources.

The City has three (3) reformatory institutions, the Molave Youth Home,the Quezon City Jail and the QC Drug Treatment & Rehabilitation Center. The Molave Youth Home serves as a halfway house for youth offenders ages 15-17 years old in compliance with RA 9344 or “Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act”.  The Quezon City Jail houses 2,640 male inmates and 484 female inmates are housed at Camp Karingal.  Both facilities are currently experiencing congestion.  Meanwhile, the QC Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center offer 24-hr services for the treatment and confinement of drug dependents.