September 15, 2022 @ 5:00 PM 3 weeks ago

QUEZON City Mayor Joy Belmonte announced that they had finalized and completed the accreditation process of over 4,000 Civil Society Organizations that will become members of the People’s Council of Quezon City, the highest number of recognized CSOs in the city’s history.

Based Barangay and Community Relations Department (BCRD) data from 2,232 accredited CSOs for the term 2019 to 2022, the figure ballooned to 4,055 CSOs for term 2022 to 2025 as confirmed by Vice Mayor Gian Sotto.

“Sa mas pinaigting na pagtutulungan ng lokal na pamahalaan at iba-ibang sektor sa ating People’s Council, mapapabuti pa natin ang malinis, tapat, at masinop na pamamahala at pananalapi na nasimulan natin noong 2019,” Belmonte said.

For this term, the People’s Council includes associations from different sectors of non-government organizations and people’s organizations from Business, Professional, Women, Home Owners Associations, Persons-with-Disabilities, Urban Poor, Solo Parents, LGBTQIA, Cooperatives, Charitable/Socio-Civic, Social Justice/Peace and Order, Health and Sanitation, Academe/Education, Youth, Labor/Workers, Transportation, Senior Citizens, Socio-Cultural, Environmental/Urban Protection/Solid Waste, Livelihood/Vendors, Religious, Muslim, and Urban farming.

On September 9 and 10, PCQC members convened and elected representatives from each sector that will participate and sit in the city’s local special bodies, task forces, and committees.

They will take part in the committee’s deliberation, conceptualization and evaluation of projects.

According to BCRD Head Ricardo Corpuz, the city recognizes the organizations’ contributions in ensuring that each of the programs and projects efficiently addresses the needs of the residents.

Each accredited organization underwent a rigorous evaluation process of the Accreditation Committee, which included City Council Chairman on Public Affairs, Information and People’s Participation Coun. Anton Reyes, City Secretary to the Sangguniang Panlungsod Atty. John Thomas Alferos III, Atty. Rio Rose from the Office of the Vice Mayor, City Council Chairman of the Committee on Barangay Affairs & Community Relations Coun. Freddie Roxas and Barangay & Community Relations Department Head Ricardo Corpuz.

PCQC is being implemented in accordance with the measure or the Participation, Accountability, and Transparency ordinance that institutionalizes the system of partnership of the local government and its constituents.