QUEZON City Mayor Herbert Bautista on Wednesday tasked city hall officials to start the preparations for their hosting of the Smart Sustainable Cities Summit on Oct. 17 to 19.
Bautista issued Office Order 3-2018, creating a steering committee and a technical working committee tasked to plan, administer, implement, monitor and evaluate all activities for an efficient, effective and secure conduct of the summit.
He directed city administrator Aldrin Cuña to head the steering committee, along with Information Technology Development Office chief Reynald Paul Imjada as the co-chairperson.
Quezon City Police District’s Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, Quezon City Investments Promotions Office chief Regina Samson, Public Affairs and Information Services Office chief Ares Gutierrez, Department of Public Order and Safety chief Elmo San Diego, Disaster Risk Reduction Management Office chief Karl Michael Marasigan, and Tourism Department officer in charge Divina Gracia Pascua have been tasked as the other committee members.
According to Bautista, Quezon City was chosen to host the annual executive meeting of the World Smart Cities Organization, formerly known as the World e-Governments Organization of Cities and Local Government, owing to its active participation in the group.
“In support of WeGO’s advocacies, the Quezon City government has likewise initiated a Smart Sustainable Cities Summit to be participated in by highly urbanized, independent, component cities to give member-cities and stakeholders the opportunity to explore its global network and gain exposure to a diverse array of e-government facilities and policies,” he added.