QUEZON CITY – Some Quezon City officials have expressed their desire to name a social hall after former Mayor Norberto Amoranto to recognize his achievements during his administration, the Manila Standard reported.
Councilors Franz Pumaren and Godofredo Liban II introduced City Resolution 7649-2018 which seeks to name a central portion of the ground floor of the high-rise building inside the city hall compound after Amoranto who served as city mayor from 1954 to 1972.
“As a fitting testimonial to the intense desire of the employees of Quezon City Hall during the said flag ceremony that coincided with the 104th birth anniversary of Mayor Amoranto to preserve the memory of the ‘Man that built Quezon City Hall’, the naming of that portion of the ground floor of the city hall as the Mayor Norberto S. Amoranto Hall was proposed,” the resolution states.
Quezon City Mayor Herbert Bautista is expected to approve the decree as soon as possible.
The 15-storey establishment currently houses the Office of the Mayor, Office of the City Administrator, City Treasurer’s Office, Human Resources Department, and the General Services Department.
It was during Amoranto’s time that the city hall’s iconic high rise was completed in 1972 after the current site was acquired from the People’s Homesite and Housing Corp.
Since then, it has become the heart of the local government which used to occupy a two-storey wooden building along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. in front of Nepa Q. Mart.