Mayor of Quezon City
Seal of the mayor of Quezon City
Incumbent
Josefina "Joy" Belmonte
since June 30, 2019
SeatQuezon City Hall, Brgy. Central
AppointerElected via popular vote
Term length3 years, maximum three consecutive terms
Inaugural holderManuel L. Quezon
FormationOctober 12, 1939
WebsiteOffice of the Mayor of Quezon City

The mayor of Quezon City (Filipino: Punong Lungsod ng Quezon) is the head of the executive branch of Quezon City's government. The mayor holds office at the Quezon City Hall.[citation needed]

Like all local government heads in the Philippines, the mayor is elected via popular vote, and may not be elected for a fourth consecutive term (although the former mayor may return to office after an interval of one term). In case of death, resignation or incapacity, the vice mayor becomes the mayor.

Until 1951, the Mayor of Quezon City was appointed by the President of the Philippines. Through Republic Act No. 537 signed by President Elpidio Quirino on June 16, 1950, Quezon City had its first mayoralty election on November 13, 1951.

List

No. Mayor Starting date Ending date
Manuel L. Quezón[d] October 12, 1939 November 4, 1939
1 Tomás B. Morató October 23, 1939[1][a] July 19, 1942[b]
Jorge B. Vargas[g] December 24, 1941 January 26, 1942
León Guinto[g] January 27, 1942 July 17, 1944
2 Ponciano A. Bernardo December 24, 1946 April 28, 1949[c]
3 Nicanor A. Roxas[d] April 28, 1949 January 6, 1950
4 Ignacio Santos-Diaz January 6, 1950 December 30, 1953
5 Norberto S. Amoranto January 1, 1954 March 31, 1976[e]
6 Adelina S. Rodriguez March 31, 1976 April 14, 1986[e]
7 Brigido R. Simon, Jr.[d] April 14, 1986 December 1, 1987[e]
Reynaldo Bernardo[d] December 5, 1987 December 7, 1987
Elmer Pormento[d] December 7, 1987 January 29, 1988[f]
Leoncio De Perio[d] January 29, 1988 February 2, 1988
(7) Brigido R. Simon, Jr. February 2, 1988 June 30, 1992
8 Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. June 30, 1992 June 30, 2001
9 Feliciano R. Belmonte, Jr. June 30, 2001 June 30, 2010
10 Herbert Bautista June 30, 2010 June 30, 2019
11 Joy Belmonte June 30, 2019 present

a Appointed ad interim mayor of by President Manuel L. Quezon effective October 23, 1939, but his appointment paper as signed by Quezon on November 10, 1939 showed the effective date from October 12, 1939.
b Arrested by the Japanese forces during their occupation.
c Died in office.
d Served in an acting capacity.
e Resigned.
f Dismissed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
g Mayor of the City of Greater Manila which included Quezon City.

Elections

Vice Mayor of Quezon City

The vice mayor is the second-highest official in the city. The vice mayor is elected via popular vote; although most mayoral candidates have running mates, the vice mayor is elected separately from the mayor. This can result in the mayor and the vice mayor coming from different political parties.

The vice mayor is the presiding officer of the Quezon City Council. The vice mayor can only vote as the tiebreaker. When a mayor is removed from office, the vice mayor becomes the mayor until the scheduled next election.

List of vice mayors of Quezon City

No. Vice Mayor Starting date Ending date
Vicente Fragante October 12, 1939 November 10, 1939
1 Ponciano A. Bernardo November 10, 1939 July 19, 1942
2 Matias Defensor December 24, 1946 December 30, 1947
3 Gregorio B. Roxas January 1, 1948 April 28, 1949
Francisco P. Batacan September 9, 1949 December 30, 1949
4 Luis Sianghio January 6, 1950 December 30, 1953
5 Ysidro Guevarra January 1, 1954 December 30, 1959
6 Vicente O. Novales January 1, 1960 December 30, 1963
7 Mariano Sta. Romana January 1, 1964 December 30, 1967
8 Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. January 1, 1968 December 30, 1971
9 Carlos Albert January 1, 1972 December 30, 1975
10 Ronald Kookooritchin January 1, 1976 January 30, 1980
11 Stephen Sarino January 30, 1980 April 14, 1986
Elmer Portamento April 20, 1986 December 7, 1987
Amado Zabala December 8, 1987 February 1, 1988
12 Vicente Sotto III February 2, 1988 January 1, 1992
Alicia Herrera January 1, 1992 June 30, 1992
13 Charito L. Planas June 30, 1992 January 23, 1995
14 Herbert Bautista January 24, 1995 April 6, 1998
Jorge L. Banal April 7, 1998 June 30, 1998
15 Fe Consuelo "Connie" S. Angeles June 30, 1998 June 30, 2001
(14) Herbert Bautista June 30, 2001 June 30, 2010
16 Josefina "Joy" Belmonte-Alimurung June 30, 2010 June 30, 2019
17 Gian Carlo G. Sotto June 30, 2019 present

References

  1. ^ "Oficial Gazette". XXXVII (137). November 16, 1939: 2844. Retrieved July 27, 2021. ((cite journal)): Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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