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Quezon City Receives Apolinario Mabini Award for Servic...

10 December 2018
Quezon City Receives Apolinario Mabini Award for Services to PWDs

The Quezon City Government received the 2017 Apolinario Mabini Local Government Unit of the Yea...

Quezon City Awarded Best DRRMC in Highly Urbanized Cate...

07 December 2018
Quezon City Awarded Best DRRMC in Highly Urbanized Category

Quezon City was awarded the Best Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council among Highly Ur...

Mayor Bautista honored by United Nations for AIDS initi...

03 December 2018
Mayor Bautista honored by United Nations for AIDS initiatives

Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has been recognized by the United Nations AIDS body as a nat...

Quezon City to use solar power for improving disaster r...

28 November 2018
Quezon City to use solar power for improving disaster risk management with support of C40 Cities Finance Facility

The C40 Cities Finance Facility will help solarise schools to provide reliable and undisrupted ...

QC Opens Pre-bid for Proposed Waste Management Facility

25 November 2018
QC Opens Pre-bid for Proposed Waste Management Facility

Quezon City will be embarking on a big ticket venture for public-private partnership with the d...

QC Welcomes UK’S Senior Business Manager

24 November 2018
QC Welcomes UK’S Senior Business Manager

With the focus of assisting the Quezon City Government in furthering its reforms in ease of doing...

Quezon City Leads Asian Cities in Forging Plans to Deli...

07 November 2018
Quezon City Leads Asian Cities in Forging Plans to Deliver the Paris Agreement, SDGs at C40 Asian Adaptation Forum

The Quezon City Government, through the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (E...

Quezon City Receives DILG Seal of Good Local Governance...

06 November 2018
Quezon City Receives DILG Seal of Good Local Governance for 2nd Time

The Quezon City Government, under the administration of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista received its...

Quezon City Opens PPP on Waste to Energy Project to Swi...

24 October 2018
Quezon City Opens PPP on Waste to Energy Project to Swiss Challenge

In March 2017, the Quezon City Local Government granted Original Proponent Status to Metro Paci...

Quezon City Hosts Smart Cities Summit

21 October 2018
Quezon City Hosts Smart Cities Summit

The Quezon City Government hosted the 2018 WeGO Executive Committee Meeting and the Philippines Sma...

QC Honors Outstanding Individuals, Institutions in GAWA...

21 October 2018
QC Honors Outstanding Individuals, Institutions in GAWAD PARANGAL AWARDS 2018

The Quezon City Government gave recognition to 14 individuals and 9 institutions that made signif...

QC’s Gora Lane Project Receives DBM Funding

09 October 2018
QC’s Gora Lane Project Receives DBM Funding

Quezon City's Gora Lane Project is scheduled for fund release by the Department of Budget and M...

QC Starts Using Microchips in Pet Registration

09 October 2018
QC Starts Using Microchips in Pet Registration

The Quezon City Government, through the City Veterinary Department, launched on Sept 28, 2018 t...

321 Graduates from QC’s Manpower Barangay Based Skills ...

01 October 2018
321 Graduates from QC’s Manpower Barangay Based Skills Training Program

A total of 321 new graduates received their certificates at the 142nd Manpower Barangay Based Sk...

QC Launches 2nd Phase of E-Trike Service

27 September 2018
QC Launches 2nd Phase of E-Trike Service

The Quezon City Government, through the Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), in cooperation...

QC Conducts Massive River Clean-Up on ICC Day 2018

27 September 2018
QC Conducts Massive River Clean-Up on ICC Day 2018

The Quezon City Government, through the QC Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department ...

Quezon City is third-time Top Awardee of NCR Kalasag Aw...

31 July 2018
Quezon City is third-time Top Awardee of NCR Kalasag Awards

July 30, 2018. For the third year in a row, Quezon City was awarded First Place in the 2018 Gawad...

Quezon City, Israel Govt Agree to Build Philippine-Isra...

17 July 2018
Quezon City, Israel Govt Agree to Build Philippine-Israel Friendship Park

The Quezon City Government, represented by Mayor Herbert M. Bautista and the Embassy of the Sta...

Child Representatives Added as BCPC Members under QC Or...

12 July 2018
Child Representatives Added as BCPC Members under QC Ordinance

Mayor Herbert M. Bautista has approved Ordinance 2671, series of 2018 enabling child representati...

Quezon City Convenes First Local Youth Development Coun...

10 July 2018
Quezon City Convenes First Local Youth Development Council

The Quezon City Government has successfully convened the city's youth- and youth-serving organi...

Mayors of Morong and Teresa Receive PhP 17M Financial A...

05 July 2018
Mayors of Morong and Teresa Receive PhP 17M Financial Assistance

As a component of the partnership program forged by Mayor Herbert M. Bautista with other local g...

Quezon City, Davao City Renew 24-year Sister City Ties

26 June 2018
Quezon City, Davao City Renew 24-year Sister City Ties

The Quezon City Government and the City Government of Davao signed the Memorandum of Understan...

QC Steps Up Preparation for Rainy Season

14 June 2018
QC Steps Up Preparation for Rainy Season

The Quezon City, through the City Engineering Department, has intensified preparation for the rain...

Quezon City Upgrades Firefighting Capability with Acqui...

31 May 2018
Quezon City Upgrades Firefighting Capability with Acquisition of Two Unmanned Machines

The Quezon City Government has acquired two LUF 60 Unmanned Firefighting Machines, enhancing the...

President Signs Ease of Doing Business Bill

29 May 2018
President Signs Ease of Doing Business Bill

President Duterte signed on Monday, May 28, 2018, Republic Act 11032, an act promoting ease of doing...

QC Inaugurates New School Buildings and Day-Care Center...

22 May 2018
QC Inaugurates New School Buildings and Day-Care Centers for May 2018

In time for the opening of classes, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista recently inaugurated sever...

QC Launches First Clinical Laboratory Services in Healt...

11 May 2018
QC Launches First Clinical Laboratory Services in Health Center

The Quezon City Government inaugurated today, May 10, 2018, the first clinic that that will o...

Quezon City Opens New Building Regulatory Office

09 May 2018
Quezon City Opens New Building Regulatory Office

Mayor Herbert M Bautista inaugurated today, May 9, 2018, the new 6-storey Building Regulatory Off...

Mayor Bautista Strengthens Support for Abused Children

02 May 2018
Mayor Bautista Strengthens Support for Abused Children

Bantay Bata program director Jing Castañeda noted that the concept behind the development of a ...

The Quezon Safe City Model: Ensuring Public Safety and ...

24 April 2018
The Quezon Safe City Model: Ensuring Public Safety and Addressing Sexual Violence in Public Spaces

QUEZON CITY, PHILIPPINES – Quezon City, as the pilot city and the leading city of the UN Wome...

QC Schools Earn More than PhP 1 Million from Trading Re...

06 April 2018
QC Schools Earn More than PhP 1 Million from Trading Recyclables

Students in 38 elementary and 18 high schools in Quezon City earned PhP 1,013,322.18 from tradi...

QC Govt Hires Students, Out-of –School Youth for Summer...

04 April 2018
QC Govt Hires Students, Out-of –School Youth for Summer Job Program

The Quezon City Government has offered job opportunities to some 680 students and out of school...

QC Opens More Work Opportunities for PWDs

02 April 2018
QC Opens More Work Opportunities for PWDs

The QC Persons with Disability Affairs Office (QC PDAO) has reported that at least 20 percent o...

Quezon City’s 1st Climate Action Fair for Students Held...

20 March 2018
Quezon City’s 1st Climate Action Fair for Students Held at Commonwealth HS

The QC Government, through the Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD), h...

Mayor Bautista Calls for Greater Empowerment of Women

19 March 2018
Mayor Bautista Calls for Greater Empowerment of Women

Mayor Herbert M. Bautista urged for greater empowerment of women, in his State of the Women Add...

QC Praised for Leading Innovation in Public Libraries

16 March 2018
QC Praised for Leading Innovation in Public Libraries

The Quezon City Public Library (QCPL) received commendation for taking the initiative and leading...

DTI, DILG Officials Tour QC One Stop Shops

12 March 2018
DTI, DILG Officials Tour QC One Stop Shops

Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista hosted the tour of the country’s competitiveness official...

Quezon City Has Best Rabies Program in NCR

02 March 2018
Quezon City Has Best Rabies Program in NCR

Quezon City recently received recognition from the Bureau of Animal Industry and the National Rabi...

QC Govt All Set to Curb Consumption of Sugary Drinks

02 March 2018
QC Govt All Set to Curb Consumption of Sugary Drinks

The Quezon City Government is set to implement the measure that will reduce the consumption of sug...

QC Mayor Bautista: LGUs’ Commitment Key to OGP Success...

02 March 2018
QC Mayor Bautista: LGUs’ Commitment Key to OGP Success

The sustained efforts of local governments are necessary to secure commitment to the Open Governm...

QC Opens New Construction Permit One-Stop-Shop

23 February 2018
QC Opens New Construction Permit One-Stop-Shop

The Quezon City Government has opened a One-Stop-Shop (OSS) for express processing of building ...

QC Chosen to Pilot Disaster Insurance Pool

06 February 2018
QC Chosen to Pilot Disaster Insurance Pool

Quezon City was chosen to pilot the country’s City Disaster Insurance Pool, a program initiated b...

QC Tops PhilHealth Enrollment among LGUs

31 January 2018
QC Tops PhilHealth Enrollment among LGUs

Quezon City is leading other local government units (LGUs) in terms of the number of beneficia...

Engineers, architects: Know the new QC Local Building C...

30 January 2018
Engineers, architects: Know the new QC Local Building Code and its IRR

The Quezon City Government has recently released the Implementing Rules and Regulations of Ordi...

QC 1st Runner Up in the 19th Gawad KALASAG National Awa...

15 December 2017
QC 1st Runner Up in the 19th Gawad KALASAG National Awards

December 11, 2017 - Quezon City is recognized for its exceptional contribution in disaster riskred...

Marker Recognizing QC’s Role in Saving Jews to be Insta...

15 December 2017
Marker Recognizing QC’s Role in Saving Jews to be Installed at QMC

Mayor Herbert Bautista joined Israel Ambassador Ephraim Ben Matityau for the groundbreaking ceremo...

Masambong High School is a Global Filipino School

18 September 2017
Masambong High School is a Global Filipino School

Increased access to ICT tools are now available for teachers and students of Quezon City's Masambong...

QC-LGU, DICT Sign Pact to Boost E-Learning in QC Barang...

24 August 2017
QC-LGU, DICT Sign Pact to Boost E-Learning in QC Barangays

More Quezon City residents are expected to gain computer knowledge and skills through eLearning plat...

Quezon City Helps in Marawi Rehabilitation and Rebuildi...

23 August 2017
Quezon City Helps in Marawi Rehabilitation and Rebuilding Effort

August 18, 2017. In a meeting with Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chairman Eduar...

Quezon City, Most Competitive City in the Philippines f...

17 August 2017
Quezon City, Most Competitive City in the Philippines for Second Consecutive Year

Quezon City once again received recognition as the most competitive city in the country for the seco...

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Mayor Of Quezon City

 

Herbert M. Bautista

Mayor Herbert M Bautista is known as a pioneer and progressive advocate of solutions for environment issues and climate change. Under his leadership, Quezon City became the first city in the Philippines to implement a Green Building Ordinance, enforcing sustainable building designs throughout the city. He has mandated a greening program as a component of all road and real estate development projects.  He is leading the city to reduce its carbon footprint through the shift of public facilities towards alternative energy sources, wider installation of systems for resource reuse, and restrictions in the use of nonbiodegradable materials such as plastic bags.

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Awards

  • 2018

    2018 Most Competitive City in the Philippines | 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) | 2018 First Place, Regional Gawad Kalasag Award for the Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council in NCR | 2018 First among all Local Government Units in NCR
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  • 2017

    2017 Top Performing Local Government Unit in NCR| Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) | 2017 Quezon City Accounting Department, for being one of 2017 Outstanding Accounting Offices | Most Competitive City in the Philippines | Champion for Best in Government Inter-Operability (G2G) category, and Finalist, for the Seal of Excellence given to private lying-in clinics as the city’s Best in Customer Empowerment entry and rCHITS for its Best in Government Inter-Operability entry | First Runner-up, “Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council – Highly Urbanized City Category” | multiple awards from the Department of Health, for exemplary Local Health Systems and Innovations in providing health services to QC constituents | First Place - Best City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (Highly Urbanized City Category) and 2nd Place - Best Government Emergency Management Service (Advanced Urban GEMS category) in the National Capital Region | Apolinario Mabini Award | Mapagkalinga Award | OpenGov Recognition of Excellence Award
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  • 2016

    Most Competitive City in the Philippines for Second Consecutive Year | | Most Competitive City in Infrastructure | 2nd Most Competitive City in Government Efficiency | 2nd Most Competitive City in Resiliency | 2nd Most Competitive City in Economic Dynamism
  • 2015

    2015 Special Achievement in GIS (SAG) Award at the Esri International User Conference in San Diego, California, USA, for its Enhanced Tax Mapping Systems | No. 1 Economically Most Dynamic City in the Highly Urbanized City Category, National Competitiveness Council, 20152015 Kapit-Bisig Award as Outstanding Partner from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • 2014

    From GALING POOK FOUNDATION:2014 Galing Pook Award for Outstanding Local Governance programs for its Socialized Housing Program | 2014 Galing Pook Award Outstanding Local Governance programs for its pioneering health clinic for STI/HIV, Klinika Bernardo | The QC-LGU is an ACE Award winner. In previous years, The LGU was cited for its Effective Fiscal Management, the Molave Youth Home, the Transformation of the Payatas Landfill, and the Parks Development. The Award for Continuing Excellence or ACE Award is conferred to an LGU which has at least three Galing Pook- awarded programs From MERALCO | 2014 Luminaries Award for Quezon City’s carbon footprint reduction initiatives and its project with the PANGEA Green Energy Philippines for the waste-to-energy biogas plant in Payatas, as among the best in innovation in environment advocacy | DILG and the National ICT Confederation of the Philiipines: 2nd place, 3rd Egov Awards for Customer Empowerment (G2C category) for QC’s Computarized Health Information Tracking System (CHITS) DILG and the National ICT Confederation of the Philiipines | 2nd place, 3rd eGov Award for Business Empowerment (G2B category) QC’s mobile money real property tax payment program | 2014 Top Developer Award for Quezon City’s socialized housing programs
  • 2013

    From DILG and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines: 3rd place for Government Business Category (G2B) in the eGovernance Awards (2013 Jessie Robredo Awards for Excellence in ICT for Good Governance) | The QC government won the award for its Point-of-Sale (POS) Tax Collection system.
  • 2012

    Quezon City was among the Top 10 performing Highly Urbanized Cities ranked nationwide on Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) and awarded the Seal of Disaster Preparedness | Certificate of Recognition by the for sustained good performance in the implementation of the Republic Act 9003 through segregation at source, deployment of dedicated units as well as the establishment and operationalization of Materials Recovery Facilities.
  • 2011

    From the Department of Labor and Employment: 2011 National Best PESO Award, Highly Urbanized Category, to the Quezon City Public Employment Service Office (PESO)
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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.

 

 

 

QC Quick Facts

 

74,195

Registered Business
as of 2018

 

2,936,116

Residents
as of 2015

 

1.17%

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161.12 sq. km

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