600+ QC Community Leaders Sign Manifesto of Support for Mayor Belmonte

600+ QC Community Leaders Sign Manifesto of Support for Mayor Belmonte

By Rjhay E. Laurea

MANILA — More than 600 community leaders representing various civil society organizations (CSOs) expressed their support to Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte in the recently concluded QC-Council of Sectoral Representative’s (QC-CSR) Multi-Sectoral Summit and MJBCL Oath-taking Ceremony.

Composed of 50 sectoral representatives who speak for 2,232 accredited CSOs of the city government, the QC-CSR signed a manifesto of support to Belmonte on her reelection bid for the mayoralty race in QC.

QC-CSR is the people’s participation component of the City Development Council (CDC), the institution that maps out Quezon City’s three-year development plan. Its members are also recognized in various sectoral board committees that address different concerns of each sector represented.

“Si Mayor Joy [Belmonte], sa matuwid niyang pamamahala at mga programang tumutugon [sa pangangailangan] ng mamamayan, ay inspirasyon sa aming mga lider [sa komunidad] (Mayor Belmonte’s good governance and programs that respond to the needs of her constituency is an inspiration to community leaders like us),” the manifesto stated.

They pointed out that only Mayor Belmonte has a clear understanding of the problems of QCitizens and is the most diligent in addressing these challenges.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto sa kanilang suporta sa lahat ng programa na ating ginagawa, sa mga projects natin, na tayo ang nagbe-benefit sa ating organization (We would like to extend our gratitude to Mayor Joy Belmonte and Vice Mayor Gian Sotto for their support in all out programs and projects that also benefits us in our organizations),” QC-CSR Chairman Brian James Lu said in his welcome remarks.

He also reiterated the importance of the People’s Participation, Accountability and Transparency (PAT) Ordinance that will empower all the sectors to voice out their concerns with the local government.

Mayor Belmonte, together with Vice Mayor Sotto, graced the occasion that highlights not only the signing of the manifesto but also the oath-taking of the new volunteer group supporting the candidacy of the incumbent QC mayor – the Mayor Joy Belmonte Community Leaders (MJBCL).

Aside from Belmonte, the group also expressed their support for the reelection bid of Vice Mayor Sotto.

(ai/mtvn)

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