Quezon City News
Quezon City celebrates 80th anniversary
The Quezon City government has lined up a lot of activities this month to celebrate its 80th founding anniversary.
The festivities began with the enthronement of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary-La Naval, the city’s patron saint, on October 2 at the Quezon Memorial Circle (QMC). This was
followed by the arrival of the marian icon at the Quezon City Hall Lobby on October 3. As part of longstanding tradition, novena masses will be celebrated every day until October 12 at 11 a.m. and are open to the public.
On Philippine Councilors League Week starting October 8, health services will be offered free and on wheels with Health Caravan. Free medical consultation and health talks will be available especially for poor communities as the caravan tour two districts in a day until October 10. It will conclude with the celebration of holy mass on October 11.
The QC Public Employment Service Office meanwhile announced that more than 6,400 job vacancies will be up for grab at the Mega Job Fair on October 8 and 25 at the QC Hall Grounds. Agencies and companies from different industries such as fast food, manpower, overseas, and call centers will participate in the job fair.
On October 9, the city will host the Talent Night of Miss Earth International at the Quezon City Experience (QCX). An annual international environmental-themed beauty pageant, Miss Earth is a pageant franchise that started in Quezon City in 2001.
To mark the exact date of the city’s founding on October 12, Pista sa Kyusi (#Kyusi@80) will be held until October 13 at the QMC. Its highlight will be the 2.5km and 5km Fun Run to be led by the QC Hall Employees Athletic Association (QCHEAA) with well-known fitness coach and 2018 Gawad Parangal awardee, Mr. Jim Saret.
Other activities during this weekend include free rapelling and wall climbing, art competition for High School Students, exhibition of best QC barangay bands, Mocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, Cocktail Mixed Drink with Flairtending Competition, QC Symphonic Band concert, and an outdoor film showing.