The Quezon City Council has accredited 61 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and people’s organizations (POs) as part of efforts to improve the delivery of basic services to its constituents and boost the local economy through partnerships with the private sector.
Mayor Herbert Bautista has signed Ordinance 2651-2017 accrediting the listed NGOs and POs that met the criteria and procedures for membership in compliance with City Ordinance 23-92.
“The applications were processed and evaluated by the NGO and PO Accreditation Committee and favorably recommended to the Quezon City Council for accreditation,” the ordinance read.
The ordinance was introduced by Councilor Eric Medina, who believes that improvement on the delivery of basic services, capability building and livelihood projects and development of local entrepreneurship relies on having good relations with NGOs and POs.
The accreditation was also made in compliance with the Local Government Code of 1991, which states that every local government unit shall promote the establishment and operations of NGOs and POs to become partners in the pursuit of local economy.
Quezon City is known for its support for people-centered communities. To date, it houses NGOs and POs advocating various causes concerning farmers, workers, women and children, and movements addressing drug addiction and crimes.