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13 more infected with COVID-19, bringing total to 230

THE Department of Health (DoH) reported that 13 more people have tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on Friday, bringing the total to 230.

QC ordered to pay relatives of dump site victims

A QUEZON CITY court ordered the local government to pay P6.27 million in damages to 57 relatives of the victims of a dump site tragedy that killed about 300 people two decades ago.

QC keeps watch on small meat retailers over ASF virus

THE QUEZON City government is keeping an eye on small meat retailers since they are more at risk of selling African Swine Fever (ASF)-tainted meats. “The meat supply chain is not just the supermarkets.

QC to ensure supermarket meat is free of ASF

QUEZON CITY Mayor Maria Josefina G. Belmonte announced on Friday that she will be issuing an executive order to ensure that meat being sold by supermarkets in her city are free from African Swine Fever (ASF).

Quezon City bans single-use plastics

QUEZON CITY will ban single-use plastics and disposable materials in hotels and restaurants, the local government said in a statement.

Drug suspects arrested in Quezon City

POLICE arrested eight drug suspects and seized P68,000 worth of crystal meth in separate raids in Quezon City in the past two days.

QC plans P27.8B budget for 2020

THE QUEZON City government has proposed P27.8 billion for its 2020 budget, 29% higher than this year’s P21.5 billion approved fund.

Alleged Abu Sayyaf leader arrested in Quezon City

AN ALLEGED sub-leader of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist group was arrested by police and military forces in Quezon City, police said on Friday.

Maute terrorist convicted for grenade possession

A QUEZON City court has convicted an alleged member of the Maute terrorist group for illegal possession of an explosive device.

UP gets authority to sell properties to QC gov’t

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has signed a law authorizing the University of the Philippines (UP) to sell parcels of its land in Barangay Krus na Ligas to the Quezon City government for housing and urban settlement.

CoA classifies Quezon City’s ‘Green Fund’ as public money

THE COMMISSION on Audit (CoA) asked retailers in Quezon City to remit the P316.598 million collected from the plastic bag tax or the “Green Fund” as of December last year, ruling that it is considered as public fund.

Belmonte says IRR for QC gambling ordinance to be made in...

QUEZON City Mayor-elect and outgoing Vice-Mayor Maria Josefina G. Belmonte said the city ordinance which will regulate gaming firms and require city residents to pay entrance fees to casinos may be implemented in her term as mayor.

QC Council approves ordinance seeking to regulate gambling

THE Quezon City (QC) Council recently approved an ordinance seeking to regulate gaming firms operating within the city, which includes the collection of entry fees to minimize residents’ access to casinos, as well as e-games and e-bingo hubs.

QC Council extends deadline of business taxes payment

THE Quezon City Council has passed on third and final reading an ordinance extending the deadline for payment of business taxes in the city to Feb. 3.

QC forms committee to better manage local government-owned real estate, tax...

THE QUEZON City government has set up a multi-department committee to oversee the management of its real estate properties, lead activities relating to the acquisition of sites for public projects, and the forfeiture of real properties that are tax delinquent.

Quezon City lawmakers move to suspend realty tax hike

CITING the country’s currently high inflation rate, Quezon City councilors have filed a measure that will suspend until after 2019, an election year, implementation of a hefty increase in real property tax that has been cleared by the Supreme Court to proceed.

Quezon City seeks bidders to solid waste management PPP project

THE QUEZON CITY local government is inviting prospective competitive bidders for the P22-billion Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Project, as tender documents will be available for purchase starting next week.

QC cinemas to collect extra P1 for local gov’t projects

THE QUEZON City government has issued an ordinance imposing a P1.00 increase in movie tickets to fund the city’s programs and activities.

Solid waste plan of Quezon City, 15 towns in Luzon approved

THE NATIONAL Solid Waste Management Commission (NSWMC) approved the Solid Waste Management (SWM) Plan of Quezon City and 15 municipalities in Luzon during its en banc meeting on Aug. 28.

Maynilad completes P347-M replacement of old pipelines in Quezon City

Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has completed the replacement of 116 kilometers of old pipelines in different areas of Quezon City through investments that reached...

QC’s anti-junk food law to be put to test with school...

QUEZON CITY will begin implementation of its new law against junk food and sugary drinks as the new school year opens on June 4. Ordinance No. SP-2579, S-2017, or the Quezon City Anti-Junk Food and Sugary Drinks Ordinance, was approved on June 22, 2017 while the implementing rules and regulations (IRR) was finalized in January this year.

Cycling group, QC gov’t team up for ‘serious’ bicycle-friendly city

THE QUEZON City (QC) government and the National Bicycle Organization launched Sunday, May 27, the Quality Cyclists for Quality City (QC4QC) program aimed at...

Quezon City traffic enforcers undergo training on updated road rules

The Quezon City Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS) held a two-day training of its 30 traffic enforcers last April 23 and 24...

Gov’t looking to ease business processes

By Arra B. Francia, Reporter THE Department of Trade Industry (DTI) looks to enhance the ease of doing business in the country with the use...

QC government moves to streamline business registration

The local government of Quezon City has launched a program that would facilitate the registration of new businesses, in a bid to further the...

QC, the next wellness capital of Asia? City of the Stars...

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman, Reporter QUEZON CITY aspires to be the “wellness capital of Asia,” said Mayor Herbert Bautista at the QC Medical...

Why QC wants to be like SG

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman WHILE QUEZON CITY lacks the natural resources for sightseeing or trekking, it does offers eight man-made activities for city...

Building the cities of tomorrow

By Nickky Faustine P. de Guzman QUEZON CITY, the largest and the most populated city in Metro Manila, is now 75, and to mark the occasion,...