January 7, 2023 @ 11:25 AM 3 weeks ago

QUEZON City Mayor Joy Belmonte has expressed gratitude to QCitizens for heeding her call for a safe celebration of the New Year.

“Tayo po ay nagpapasalamat sa ating law and order cluster sa kanilang mahusay at agarang aksyon. Ang kanilang paglilibot at pagbabantay ay nagdulot ng kaayusan sa pagsalubong ng bagong taon para sa ating QCitizens.”

“Nagpapasalamat din po tayo sa QCitizens na nakiisa sa ating kampanya upang maiwasan ang pagdami ng mga kaso ng firecracker injuries at maging mas ligtas at masaya ang pagpasok ng bagong taon,” she added.

The Quezon City Police District also reported zero deaths and declared the celebration of New Year ‘generally peaceful.’

Before the holidays, Belmonte issued an executive order regulating the manufacture, sale and use of firecrackers throughout the city, and allowed fireworks only in places approved by the city government.

“We commend the city government through the leadership of Mayor Joy Belmonte for taking proactive steps to ensure the safety of our residents during the holiday celebration,” QCPD Director PBGen. Nicolas Torre III said.

The city government conducted its own fireworks display at the Quezon Memorial Circle simultaneously with malls such as SM, Robinsons and Eastwood to welcome the new year.

Llivelihood packages for Navoteños

It’s a good start for some 80 poor Navotas residents who were lucky to receive livelihood packages from the local government under its ‘Angat Kabuhayan’ program of the ‘NavotaAs’ Hanapbuhay Center, Mayor John Rey Tiangco said.

He said the beneficiaries include 30 senior citizens, 10 Persons with Disabilities, 20 parents of child laborers and 20 retired or displaced Overseas Filipino Workers.

Rep. Toby Tiangco encouraged the beneficiaries to strive to make their businesses flourish and succeed to help their families bounce back from the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“Although we no longer worry much about the pandemic, the effects of this global health crisis still linger and are especially evident in the country’s economic status,” Congressman Toby said.

“Our city government shall continue to provide more livelihood opportunities for Navoteño families,” according to the Tiangco brothers.