Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte on Wednesday backed the Boy Scouts of the Philippines through the passage of an ordinance mandating a P1 price increase per movie ticket in all city cinemas this month.
“The city government is committed to assisting the various programs of the boy scouts since this is one of the city’s premier organizations for young people. In celebration of National Scouting Month this October, this is one of the ways we can show our support,” Belmonte said.
“This measure also aims to spread awareness about the importance of the scouting movement and other youth-led activities in the city,” she added.
According to the ordinance, the activities of the Boy Scouts are aligned with the city government’s bid to promote “the moral, spiritual and physical well-being of the youth," especially through sports, livelihood, environment, and waste management programs.
Theater owners and operators shall turn over the collated funds to the BSP-QC Council along with a report to be submitted to the local treasurer.
Quezon City has 11,361 registered Boy Scouts.