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Defensor honored to be guest in flag-raising ceremony of the biggest barangay in QC

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Anakalusugan and mayoralty candidate Mike Defensor was honored that he was invited to the flag-raising ceremony of Barangay Commonwealth, the biggest barangay in Quezon City.

Defensor admitted that this is the first time that he was invited to attend a flag-raising ceremony in a barangay in the city.

“Alam nyo ang katotohanan (Barangay) Kapitan Maning, Manuel Co, ito po ang kauna-unahang imbitasyon ko sa isang barangay flag ceremony na ginanap dito sa Quezon City at ito po’y isang honor at prebilihiyo na tanggapin ang inyong imbitasyon,” Defensor said.

Defensor said Barangay Commonwealth is lucky to have Captain Co, who was able to bring down the crime rate in the area by 90%.

The solon also lauded the vaccination program of the barangay that has started vaccinating 12 to 17 years old several weeks ago. He said the barangay also has more than 1,000 scholars in high school and college.

“Ito ang kalidad at galing na kailangan natin para sa ating lungsod,… ang katulad ng inyong Kapitan Maning Co,” Defensor added. “Sabi nga ni kapitan sakin kung hindi lang ako nang-aaway sa city hall baka nanalo kami ng award.”

According to the special report of the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) released on March 23, 2021, in the 2015 Census Barangay Commonwealth has a population of 198,285 or 6.8% of the city’s 2.9 million population.

Quezon City has a voting population of 1.97 million, of which 127,968 belong to Barangay Commonwealth.