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WORKERS DISPLACED BY ECQ GET P2K AYUDA — BELMONTE

Displaced workers in Quezon City not included in the national government’s enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) cash aid will get a one-time P2,000 cash aid from the local government. Under the Kalingang QC program, eligible beneficiaries are those who will not receive salary for the duration of the ECQ from Aug. 6 to 20. Eligible beneficiaries […]

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QC SHOPS NOT USING ‘KYUSIPASS’ FACE PENALTIES

Amid reported cases of the more contagious and transmissible Delta COVID-19 variant in the country, Mayor Joy Belmonte has approved an ordinance that will further boost Quezon City’s contact tracing efforts through the full implementation of its “KyusiPass” contact tracing app. The ordinance also penalizes business establishments not properly using the KyusiPass, following reports that […]

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QC LAUNCHES ‘BAKUNA NIGHTS’ FOR WORKERS – BELMONTE

Recognizing that many workers in the city cannot take off work or don’t have time to visit a vaccination site during the day, the Quezon City government has launched a vaccination program that opens at 6 p.m. or after working hours. Dubbed as ‘QC Bakuna Nights’, the program aims to expand the reach of the […]

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QC GOV’T, SM PARTNER FOR DRIVE-THRU VACCINATION

In a bid to further expand its vaccination program, the Quezon City local government has partnered with SM City Malls to open its first drive-thru vaccination site. The city government opened a drive-thru inoculation set-up in SM Fairview located in District 5. “This site will be convenient for those who register in groups like a […]

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QC OPENS FEEDING STATIONS IN 295 DAY CARE CENTERS

In a bid to provide healthy meals to the most vulnerable and in need members of the city, the Quezon City government through its Social Services Development Department (SSDD) set up feeding stations in each Yakap Day Care center in the city. A total of 295 feeding stations were established across the city as part […]

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QC RESUMES PLASTIC BAG BAN ON MARCH 1 – BELMONTE

Beginning March 1, 2021, the Quezon City government through its Environmental Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) will resume the full implementation of the city-wide plastic bag ban or City Ordinance 2868-2019. The city already implemented the ban in January 2020, but was temporarily lifted in May 2020 through the issuance of the city’s Localized […]

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QC BANS MINORS IN PUBLIC PLACES – BELMONTE

Minors in Quezon City are not allowed in all public places, whether alone or accompanied by a parent or guardian and without any justification, to protect them from the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Mayor Joy Belmonte approved Ordinance No. SP-2985, S-2020, or the “Quezon City Special Protection of Children against COVID-19”, directing all those below 18 years […]

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DA, QC PUSH FOR AQUAPONICS PROJECT – DAR

The Department of Agriculture (DA) and the Quezon City Local Government Unit (LGU) forged a new partnership to promote urban aquaculture and the use of aquaponics technology at the Quezon City Hall. Agriculture Secretary William Dar and Mayor Joy Belmonte also discussed the establishment of the National Urban Agriculture Research and Learning Center to be […]

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VIRUS CASES IN QC DROP BY 50% – BELMONTE

For the fourth consecutive week, the number of daily new coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases in Quezon City has significantly dropped, according to latest data from an independent research group. Latest report from OCTA Research indicated that the number of daily new cases based on onset, per data from the Department of Health (DOH), dropped […]

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EXTEND DEADLINE FOR PAYMENT OF QC TAXES AMID COVID-19 THREAT — BELMONTE

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has asked the City Council to extend the payment of business, real property and transfer taxes amid the threat of coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-2019) in the city. “We have requested the City Council to enact a resolution or ordinance extending the payment of taxes. This way, local residents have more […]