QC takes lead in councilor’s week celebration

August 31, 2013 9:26 am 

By Leilani S. Junio

MANILA, Aug. 30 (PNA)–The Quezon City government announced that it will be taking the lead in this year’s celebration of the Philippine Councilor’s Week, which will kick off September 1.

To date, various socio-civic and charitable activities aimed at bringing QC government services closer to the city’s marginalized sector have been lined up by the 38-member QC Council according to QC mayor Herbert M. Bautista in a statement issued Friday.

Bautista added that it is in response to his call for greater cooperation among city officials to help raise the bar of public service to the people a step higher.

“Quezon City is the mirror of our collective success. As a team, we shall all work even harder by pooling together all our talent, all our genius and all our resources to make it achieve its lofty status as the premiere city of the Philippines,” mayor Bautista emphasized.

“This year’s celebration will be highlighted by a series of visitation to various QC-based institutions as part of the city government’s effort to address the needs of the people that these institutions served,” added 2013 PCL Week celebration chairperson Councilor Diorella Maria “Lala” Sotto.

Among these institutions are the Molave Youth Home which provides shelter to youth in conflict with the law, the Tahanan Rehabilitation Center in Payatas for drug dependents, the QC Jail Female Dormitory in Camp Karingal and the Quezon City General Hospital.

Aside from the visitations, the QC council also lined up a two-day health and wellness trade fair, mass, photo exhibit and a bazaar, to mark the city’s celebration of the Philippine Councilors Week.

The first week of September of every year was declared as Philippine Councilors’ Week under Presidential Proclamation 212 issued by former President Fidel V. Ramos. (PNA)

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