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QUEZON CITY MAYOR JOY BELMONTE
July 1, 2019. Mayor Joy Belmonte addressed Quezon City government employees at her first flag raising ceremony as mayor. She assured contractual employees that their contracts will be renewed, recognizing their contributions in service delivery and the continuous operations of the city government. In fact, in the previous week before her formal assumption into office, she already sent a memo to heads of departments and other operating units to submit recommendations on the renewal of contracts of their employees, together with an evaluation of each of their performance. She had given permission to the Health and Social Services Departments to order their contractual employees to report for duty, so that these vital services will continue to proceed.
Quezon City Mayor Josefina G. Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Carlo G. Sotto led the oath taking of Quezon City officials at 12 noon of June 30, 2019, at the ABS CBN Tent at Vertis North, Quezon City. The officials took their oath of office before Supreme Court Justice Estela M. Perlas Bernabe.
Mayor Joy Belmonte has taken her oath of office today, June 30, 2019, as the 11th mayor of Quezon City, the second woman to assume the city’s highest post, next to Adelina Rodriguez who served as mayor from 1976 to 1986. She took her oath with Vice mayor-elect Gian Sotto, together with the Congressmen and City Councilors of Quezon City.
Mayor Herbert M. Bautista was honored as one of the institutional pillars of the ease of doing business initiatives, at the Isang Gabi ng Parangal organized by the Department of Trade and Industry led by Trade and Industry Secretary Ramon Lopez.
Quezon City has been the benchmark for the Philippines in the World Bank’s global Doing Business Survey since 2010. Therefore, the city has been the center of focus of streamlining and reform efforts that could be adopted by other local governments in the country. The city has been the “fish bowl” of implementation initiatives at the LGU level, as Sec. Lopez described it.
Mayor-elect Joy Belmonte delivered her Ulat ng Bayan last June 24, 2019, highlighting the achievements of the Quezon City Council which she has presided over for the past nine years.
photo from Joy Belmonte FB page
The 20th Quezon City Council was conferred the Award of Excellence as the national winner of the Local Legislative Award of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). This is the second time that the City Council was given this outstanding honor, while also having attained regional-level awards.
Quezon City recently completed the city-wide inventory of its 2016 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in line with its global commitment to deliver transformative climate actions consistent with the ambitions of the Paris Agreement.
The improvement of roads and drainage and the construction of various facilities undertaken by Mayor Herbert M. Bautista in the barangays have attracted investors and further encouraged development in communities across Quezon City.
Quezon City barangays were recognized for their best practices and achievements in governance during the 5th Barangay Seal of Good Housekeeping (BSGH) Award held at Novotel Araneta last June 10, 2019.