New ordinance prescribes international standards for QC day care centers

By Chito Chavez

The Quezon City government has improved the benchmark for day care centers in the city in a bid to elevate and make them at par with international standards.

Mayor Herbert Bautista approved the resolution prescribing the new benchmarks, citing that nursery pupils need strong foundation that could come in handy when they reach higher educational scale.

Recently signed City Ordinance 2820-2019 has set internationally-accepted standards in city’s day care facilities.

Introduced by Councilor Jose Mario Don de Leon, the measure was in line with Quezon City’s drive to remain as one of the most child-friendly cities in the country.

According to the resolution, day care centers in QC must:

a. Be located on the ground floor and are far from main roads, mortuaries, creek sides, and gambling dens;
b. Be easily accessible and have large enough spaces;
c. Have kitchen, hand washing, and tooth-brushing areas as well as stock and comfort rooms;
d. Have electricity, proper lighting and ventilation; and
e. Have first aid kits and firefighting equipment.

The resolution gives day care facilities four years to accomplish the new requirements.

Meanwhile, the city government is set to purchase five multi-cabs for the use in Barangay Holy Spirit.

City Resolution 7710-2019, introduced by Councilor Elizabeth A. Delarmente, authorizes Bautista to purchase five multi-cabs and to transfer the ownership of the vehicles to the barangay without cost.

“The multi-cabs would provide expediency and efficiency in the delivery of basic services to the constituents of Barangay Holy Spirit in District II,” the resolution read