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Quezon City

Before Quezon City was created, it was composed of small towns. These were San Francisco del Monte, Novaliches, and Balintawak. In August 23, 1896, the Katipunan led by Andres Bonifacio declared a revolution against Spain in the house of Melchora Aquino in Pugad Lawin (now known as Bahay Toro, Project 8).

In the early 1900s, President Manuel L. Quezon dreamt of a city that would become the future capital of the country, replacing Manila, and home to several middle workers. It is believed that his earlier trip to Mexico influenced his vision. In 1938, President Quezon created People's Homesite Corporation and purchased 15.29 km² from the vast Diliman estate of the Tuason family.(This piece of land became known as Bario Obrero "Home of the Middle Workers" before a name change to Quezon City) The National Assembly of the Philippine Commonwealth passed Commonwealth Act 502 known as the “Charter of Quezon City” originally proposed as Balintawak City, Assemblymen Narciso Ramos (father of President Fidel V. Ramos) and Ramon Mitra, Sr. (father of Speaker Ramon Mitra, Jr.) successfully lobbied the assembly to name the city after the incumbent president. President Quezon allowed the bill to lapse into law without his signature on October 12, 1939, thus establishing Quezon City.

After the war, Republic Act No. 333 was signed by Elpidio Quirino on July 17, 1948 declaring Quezon City to be the republic's capital. On June 16, 1950, the City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537, extending the city's boundaries to its present area of 153.59 km². Baesa, Talipapa, San Bartolome, Pasong Tamo, Novaliches Poblacion, Banlat, Kabuyao, Pugad Lawin, Bagbag, Pasong Putik of the old Novaliches municipality ceded to Quezon City. The rest of the municipality was ceded to Caloocan thus becoming North Caloocan.


Recent city comments:

  • Bee Cee Laundry Center, Nelson Salvador wrote 4 days ago:
    Absolutely terrible. They add special charges to deliver to areas they apparently dont deliver to and leave it up to you to figure out a way to solve the problem that they put you in.
  • Dagupan Bus/North Genesis/Saulog Transit - Cubao Terminal and Motorpool, Penullar Luminae wrote 5 days ago:
    Nobody answers the phone in this number. It's frustrating!
  • Philippine National Bank (PNB), Avinash Kumar Dwivedi wrote 7 days ago:
    Very nice
  • Our Lady of Annunciation Parish (OLAP), Jake Castro (guest) wrote 14 days ago:
    Its been 8 long years and what happen? Still heavy traffic. Please encourage church goers to commute if no parking space is available. As simple as that.
  • Capitol Steel Corp., Ely Ely Ely wrote 14 days ago:
    I am Eng. Froilan Lim, lucky I was able to get a lot of experience from Hanston Commercial Bldg where Mr. Cheng the owner hired me as Civil Engr Inspector and I met Mr. Chua from Capitol Steel Corp. who is very nice person ang build my character.
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