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ATAYDE, VOLUNTEERS EXTEND AID IN QC’S 1ST DISTRICT

“With the ongoing pandemic, there are a lot of problems in the first district of Quezon City (QCD1), but there are also a lot of people who want to help out, and it is this bayanihan spirit that will help the district recover faster in the months to come.” This according to QC District 1 […]

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CASTELO WANTS RENT HOLIDAY IN QC PUBLIC MARKETS

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is proposing a rent payment moratorium for all stallholders and vendors in public markets in the city. Castelo, who is running for Quezon City vice mayor under the Malayang Quezon City team of mayoral candidate Mike Defensor, made the proposal in Proposed Ordinance No. 485. The proposed ordinance […]

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CASTELO CALLS FOR COMMUNITY VACCINATION OF KIDS

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the Department of Health (DOH) to consider the vaccination of children in their respective communities or barangays. “This will speed up the inoculation of our children who are of school age and who continue to pursue their schooling virtually or through the internet and their gadgets. […]

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COVID-19 VAX IS MOST IMPORTANT ‘AYUDA’ ––ATAYDE

With the country receiving millions of vaccines in the first part of October, Quezon City First District (QCD1) congressional candidate Arjo Atayde on Wednesday urged QCD1 residents to get vaccinated and pledged to work with community leaders and the QC local government to find ways to make the COVID-19 vaccine more accessible in QCD1. According to Atayde, […]

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ARJO ATAYDE RUNS FOR QC CONGRESSMAN

His profession requires him to act to entertain his kababayan; but today his heart tells him to take action to help address the many challenges they face every day. This was stressed by multi-awarded actor Arjo Atayde, who on Friday filed his certificate of candidacy (COC) for representative of the first legislative district of Quezon City (QCD1) recognizing that public […]

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QC COUNCIL URGED: SCRAP REAL ESTATE TAX HIKE

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the City Council to scrap permanently an ordinance passed in 2016 that increased the fair market value of real estate properties in the city, triggering higher real estate taxes. In his Proposed Ordinance No. 468, Castelo said: “The COVID-19 pandemic that has caused untold suffering and […]

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QC GIVES LIVELIHOOD AID TO DISPLACED WORKERS

Quezon City residents who lost their jobs during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and have remained unemployed received livelihood assistance from the city government recently. The Pangkabuhayang QC, a livelihood training and financial assistance program for unemployed residents, was launched at the Quezon Memorial Circle. About 200 beneficiaries composed of hog raisers, sewers, vendors, farmers, […]

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CASTELO PUSHES FOR BUSINESS TAX HOLIDAY IN QC

Quezon City District 2 Councilor Winnie Castelo is pushing for a business tax holiday or a discount of five percent for all registered enterprises in the city, regardless of size and nature of business. The tax relief is contained in Proposed Ordinance No. 469. “The tax holiday proposal would be an effective fiscal policy measure […]

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REMOVE ‘NO FACE SHIELDS’ PENALTIES IN QC

Quezon City Councilor Winnie Castelo is urging the City Council to remove the penalties imposed by city Ordinance No. 2965, S-2020 on people caught not wearing face shields amid the COVID-19 pandemic.“We do not oppose the wearing of a face shield, but there should be no P300 to P1,000 fines and/or imprisonment for not wearing […]

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QC HAPPY TO HOST ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM – BELMONTE

Mayor Joy Belmonte is open to Quezon City hosting a public archeological museum, as Antique Representative Loren Legarda suggested, to help promote knowledge about the country’s heritage and cultural evolution. “If (the) national government is willing to have a branch museum in Quezon City, as you know my first love is heritage management, we’ll be […]