Take charge! Bautista appoints Belmonte as QC acting mayor
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista left for Spain to attend the Smart City Expo World Congress. He left Tuesday night, April 18 and is expected to return next Tuesday, April 25.
Before his departure, Bautista issued Office Order 63-2017 designating Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte-Alimurung as acting mayor.
Councilor Marie Grace Preciosa Hipolito-Castelo will be acting vice mayor from April 18 to 23, while Councilor Anthony Peter Crisologo will take over from April 24 to 25.
“Vice Mayor Belmonte-Alimurung, Councilor Hipolito-Castelo and Crisologo shall exercise and perform the duties and responsibilities of the Mayor and Vice Mayor as provided for under Republic Act 7160 in the Locale Government Circle of 1991,” the ordered signed by Bautista said.
“They shall supervise all operational and administrative matters under their jurisdictions, except those which are policy – determining in nature, including the power to appoint, suspend or dismiss employees,” it added.