Quezon City News
QC LGU legal info app wins international award
A mobile application launched by the Quezon City government that helps simplify access to city ordinances has bagged an international award for delivering citizen-centric services through innovation and use of modern technology.
The Batas QC App is one of the winners of the OpenGov Asia Excellence Award for Innovative and Disruptive Use of Technology in Delivering Citizen-centric Services.
The app was the only local government initiative that received the award, which was given at the Philippine OpenGov Leadership Forum on April 25.
Launched in November 2018, the Batas QC App allowed mobile phone users to access all city ordinances, as well as announcements, schedules, and infographics relevant to the city.
Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte, who led the city council in passing the ordinance for the Batas QC App, said it not only empowered citizens but also made the local government accountable.
“Through this app, people can easily refer to our ordinances without actually having to dig up the entire internet just to cite some provisions. They just have to download the app once, and they can already access all our laws in this database, that’s why it is a lot easier to search,” she said.