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Quezon City Council

Sangguniang Panlungsod - Lungsod Quezon
22nd Quezon City Council
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type
Term limits
3 terms (9 years)
Leadership
Presiding Officer
Gian Carlo G. Sotto, Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
since June 30, 2019
Structure
Seats38 councilors (including 2 ex officio members)
1 ex officio presiding officer
Political groups
  Serbisyo sa Bayan Party (35)
  Nonpartisan (2)
  PDP–Laban (1)
  NUP (1)
  Nacionalista (1)
Length of term
3 years
AuthorityQuezon City Charter
Local Government Code of the Philippines
Elections
Plurality-at-large voting (36 seats)
Indirect election (2 seats)
Last election
May 13, 2019
Next election
May 9, 2022
Meeting place
Carlos Albert Hall, Quezon City Hall
Website
Quezon City Council Website

The Quezon City Council is Quezon City's Sangguniang Panlungsod or legislature. It is composed of 36 councilors, with 6 councilors elected from Quezon City's six councilor districts (coextensive with the Legislative districts of Quezon City) and two councilors elected from the ranks of barangay (neighborhood) chairmen and the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK; youth councils). The presiding officer of the council is the Vice Mayor, who is elected citywide.

History

The Quezon City Council was originally formed on October 12, 1939, pursuant to the provisions of Section 11 of Commonwealth Act No. 502, otherwise known as "An Act to Create Quezon City".[1][2]

In its first formation, there were only three members, all appointed by the President of the Philippines. The first three members of the council were Dr. Eusebio Aguilar (Director of Health and City Health Officer), Jose Paez (Engineering Division of the Capital City Planning Commission) and Alejandro Roces Sr. (General Manager of the People's Homesite Corporation).

Membership in the City Council increased as the city's population grew. By 1959, there were eight councilors. In 1972, the council's membership was increased to 16; four for each of the city's four districts. From 1988 to 2010, the council's composition increased to 27 as each of the four districts elected 6 councilors with an additional of two ex-officio members, plus the vice mayor, serving as the council's presiding officer.

When Republic Act No. 10170 was signed into law, creating two new legislative districts for Quezon City, 12 additional councilors were added to the council, increasing its membership to 39.[3]

Powers, duties and functions

The Sangguniang Panlungsod, as the legislative body of the city, is mandated by the Local Government Code of 1991 (Republic Act No. 7160) to:

Furthermore, the following duties and functions are relegated to the Sangguniang Panlungsod:

Membership

Each of Quezon City's six councilor districts elects six councilors to the council. In plurality-at-large voting, a voter may vote up to six candidates, with the candidates having the six highest number of votes being elected. In addition, the barangay chairmen and the SK chairmen throughout the city elect amongst themselves their representatives to the council. Hence, there are 38 councilors.

City council elections are synchronized with other elections in the country. Elections are held every first Monday of May every third year since 1992.

Current councils

These are members and parties affiliated after the 2022 local election.
22nd City Council (2022-2025)
Position Name District Party
Presiding officer Gian Carlo G. Sotto Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
City councilors Alex Bernard R. Cruz-Herrera 1st district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Joseph Emile Juico Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Dorothy "Doray" A. Delarmente Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Tany Joe "TJ" L. Calalay Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Nicole Ella "Nikki" V. Crisologo PDP–Laban
Charm Ferrer Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Aly Medalla 2nd district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Dave Valmocina Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Eden Delilah "Candy" Medina-Atienza Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Rannie Ludovica Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Fernando Miguel "Mikey" F. Belmonte Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Godie Liban Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Kate Abigael G. Coseteng 3rd district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Geleen Lumbad Filipino Rights Protection Advocates of Manila Movement
Chuckie Antonio Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Wencerom Benedict "Wency" C. Lagumbay Nacionalista
Don De Leon Nacionalista
Anton Reyes NPC
Maria Imelda "Imee" A. Rillo 4th district Lakas
Irene R. Belmonte Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ma. Aurora "Marra" C. Suntay Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Raquel Malañgen Lakas
Egay Yap Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Nanette Castelo-Daza Lakas
Joseph Visaya 5th district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Mutya Castelo Lakas
Alfred Vargas PDP–Laban
Shiara "Shay" L. Liban Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ramon Vicente "Ram" V. Medalla Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Aiko Melendez Nacionalista
Eric Z. Medina 6th district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ellie Juan Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Kristine Alexia Matias Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Banjo Pilar Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Vito Sotto Generoso Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Victor Bernardo Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ex Officio City Council Member
ABC President Alfredo S. Roxas (Kaligayahan) Nonpartisan
SK Federation President Noe Lorenzo B. Dela Fuente III Nonpartisan

Former councils

21st City Council (2019-2022)
Position Name District Party
Presiding officer Gian Carlo G. Sotto Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
City councilors Alex Bernard R. Cruz-Herrera 1st district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Lena Marie "Mayen" P. Juico Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Dorothy "Doray" A. Delarmente Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Tany Joe "TJ" L. Calalay Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Nicole Ella "Nikki" V. Crisologo PDP–Laban
Victor "Jun" V. Ferrer, Jr. Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Winston "Winnie" T. Castelo 2nd district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Voltaire Godofredo "Bong" L. Liban III Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Eden Delilah "Candy" Medina-Atienza Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ramon "Toto" P. Medalla Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Fernando Miguel "Mikey" F. Belmonte Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Estrella "Star" C. Valmocina Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Franz S. Pumaren 3rd district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Kate Abigael G. Coseteng Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Matias John T. Defensor Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Wencerom Benedict "Wency" C. Lagumbay Nacionalista
Jorge L. Banal Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Oryza Shelley "Peachy" V. de Leon Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Maria Imelda "Imee" A. Rillo 4th district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ma. Aurora "Marra" C. Suntay Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Irene R. Belmonte Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Restituto "Resty" B. Malañgen Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ivy Xenia L. Lagman Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Hero Clarence M. Bautista Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Jose "Joe" A. Visaya 5th district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Karl Edgar C. Castelo Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Patrick Michael "PM" D. Vargas Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Shiara "Shay" L. Liban Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ramon Vicente "Ram" V. Medalla Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Allan Butch T. Francisco Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ma. Victoria "Marivic" Co-Pilar 6th district Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Melencio "Bobby" T. Castelo Jr. Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Rogelio "Roger" P. Juan Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Diorella Marie "Lala" G. Sotto-Antonio Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Donato "Donny" C. Matias Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Eric Z. Medina Serbisyo sa Bayan Party
Ex Officio City Council Member
ABC President Alfredo S. Roxas (Kaligayahan) Nonpartisan
SK Federation President Noe Lorenzo B. Dela Fuente III Nonpartisan
7th City Council (1959-1963)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Vicente O. Novales
City councilors Carlos L. Albert
Conrado Benitez
Victorio Diamonon
Proceso Sebastian
Jose G. Narcelles
Vidal Tan
Pedro Tuazon
Anastacio Yabut
6th City Council (1954-1959)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Ysidro Guevarra
City councilors Anacleto S. Madrilejo
Lucas R. Pascual
Martin S. Manahan
Romulo G. Lucasan
Nicanor A. Ramirez
Reynaldo T. Ermita
Felipe Cabrera
Benjamin Paguia
Gregorio P. Veluz
Jesus M. Ponce
Luciano M. Dominguez
Isabelo T. Crisostomo
5th City Council (1950-1953)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Francisco Batacan
City councilors Ramon Vicencio
Claro Pinga
Jose P. Cruz
Delfin Garcia
Francisco Batacan
Adolfo Eufemio
Ponciano S. Reyes
Jesus B. Meritt
Melencio S. Nadonga
Enrique T. Ramirez
Rafael B. Icasiano
4th City Council (1949-1950)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Gregorio B. Roxas
Francisco Batacan
City councilors Leon Malubay
Ramon Vicencio
Luis Sianghio
Claro R. Pinga
Pablo Pablo
3rd City Council (1947-1949)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Matias Defensor
Gregorio Roxas
Francisco P. Batacan
City councilors Leon Malubay
Hipolito Lopez
Ramon Vicencio
Gregorio B. Roxas
2nd City Council (1939-1942)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Ponciano Bernardo
City councilors Eusebio Aguilar
Jose Paez
Alejandro Roces, Sr.
1st City Council (1939)[4]
Position Name
Presiding officer Vicente Fragante
City councilors Eusebio Aguilar
Jose Paez
Alejandro Roces, Sr.

Prominent members

References

  1. ^ Brief History of the Quezon City Council
  2. ^ Commonwealth Act No. 502, Official Gazette]
  3. ^ Republic Act No. 10170, Official Gazette
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Brief History of the Quezon City Council". Quezon City Council - Sangguniang Panlungsod Lungsod Quezon. Archived from the original on 10 February 2022. Retrieved 8 April 2022.