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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.


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  • R. & J. Bldg. (Marie-Bernarde College Inc.), norine (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    i went to the school too, will be taking my boards soon.
  • New York Mansions Condominium, Lessee Tenant (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
    HAUNTED MANSION.. poor maintenance. Only one elevator functions most of the time and worst is you have to use stairs from ground up to the desired floor. Unlucky you, if you are renting on the 18th floor. there are also small cockcroaches.
  • Kathleen Place 4 *(land dev't.), Bahay Central (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
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  • Veterans Memorial Medical Center, Sender (guest) wrote 9 days ago:
    Yes. They do accept civilian patients. You can have your surgery there. It is not at all expensive when it comes to the HOSPITAL BILL.medical supplies are available,for veteran soldiers only. But if the nurse thinks that you dont have money to buy your supplies as a civilian patient, they are kind enough not to charge the supplies they are using to that civilian patient. Basta mabait ang pasyente at hindi pasaway at feeling important ang civilian, hindi na ccharge sayo ung oxygen na ginamit mo and etc. pero pag pasaway ka. kht isang bulak,iccharge sayo. Regarding sa PROFESSIONAL FEE, kasing mahal din ng sa St. Lukes. kc ang mga doctor sa Veterans Hospital ,Affiliated din sa mga Private hospitals na sikat. But the difference, pwede ka tumawad o mag promisory notes. bawal kc mag hold ng patient,lalo na sa government hospital. Sa experience ko, from 30k naging 15k nlng. Mababait sila.
  • Exarich Commercial, exarich (guest) wrote 11 days ago:
    new telephone numbers po. 02-7829924 , 02-7829925
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