Belmonte keynotes Impact Hub’s Women NOW

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte (QC PIO photo)

CALOOCAN CITY, April 13 (PIA) -- Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte has highlighted the city government’s efforts in economically empowering vulnerable groups such as small business owners, solo parents, and victims of gender-based violence during her keynote speech at the “Impact Hub’s Women NOW Closing Panel: The Way Forward” over the weekend.

Mayor Joy said one of these programs is the Tindahan ni Ate Joy that aims to provide sari-sari stores to solo parents to sustain the needs of their children.

Another city program is the QC Essentials, spearheaded by QC Small Business and Cooperatives Development Promotions Office. This aims to provide unemployed solo parents with training and starter kits to produce alcologne as a source of livelihood during the pandemic.

Belmonte reiterated that empowering women economically and financially helps to make society a better place. This has been one of her main agenda as the leader of the city.

The QC Government also implements a special project providing financial assistance to deserving students among underprivileged families in the city aimed to enhance educational and skilled manpower under the city’s development program.

Earlier, Quezon City also bagged second place for the Best LGU Empowerment Category (City-level) in the Digital Governance Awards.

The mayor thanked the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the National ICT Confederation of the Philippines (NICP) for recognizing the efforts of the city government in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. (PIA NCR)


Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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