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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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    Hotel Mokko, I should have checked another place before I checked in. The hotel don't have ads. that you could compare what the hotel could offer for your comfy stay. The rate is too much for a small size room, the TV is though old, it does not work, the bathroom is not sparkling clean, that is the wall is covered with mildew, Do not walk barefoot inside the room and walk inside the bathroom or will end up with muddy bathroom floor. If you wish to step out to buy something, you will be held by the front desk clerk, and while you were standing by the front desk ,and for not too clear reason a boy will check your room. Why? The room is still paid till you checked out. Embarrassing. Please a word of advice, if you would like to attract house guest at least make an effort to make them comfortable and please work on your housekeeping, also trust your guests.
  • Novaliches General Hospital, Rhea (guest) wrote 9 days ago:
    I agree with you guys! I will never go back to this hospital again!!!
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