For three consecutive years, the Quezon City council has been hailed as the most outstanding Sangguniang Panlunsod in Metro Manila for its “progressive performance on legislating measures responsive to the needs of the community” by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte thanked the DILG for the 2018 Local Legislative Award for the Highly Urbanized Category at the regional level, saying the 37-member city council is committed to create ordinances in accordance with Mayor Herbert Bautista’s executive agenda.
“We would like to thank the DILG for this award. We credit the effort and hard work of our councilors,” Belmonte said.
She cited the passage of the Road Safety Code, Traffic Management Code, Dangerous Drugs Code, Responsible Gaming Ordinance, Comprehensive Socialized Housing Code, Revision of Fair Market Values and Batas QC among other important legislation.
Meanwhile, Bautista on Monday ordered the creation of a real-estate management and coordinating and monitoring committee to effectively and efficiently manage the locality’s private lands.
He issued Executive Order 9 to ensure the coordination and cooperation among concerned departments in real properties control and monitor the task implementation and performance.
The committee, Bautista said, shall assess and consider proposed projects or utilization of real properties, recommend improvement measures for the betterment of the management system, and propose legislative measures to make real properties management more effective and efficient.
“There is a need to clearly identify the necessary and primary activities and tasks for the effective and efficient control and management of and management of the real properties owned by the city government to ensure that the concerned departments and offices properly and timely undertake their mandated functions, duties, and responsibilities,” the order read.
Conducted every three years, the DILG award aims to recognize the significant accomplishments in local legislation that contributed to the attainment of a city’s socio-economic and environmental management outcomes.
The city government has been a recipient of the award since 2012 and 2015 for the regional level, and also in 2015 for the national level.