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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:

  • Iglesia Ni Cristo, Lokal ng Araneta, bianca (guest) wrote 10 hours ago:
    May we know the schedule of worship for thanksgiving this week?
  • Barangay East Kamias, Quezon City, Phil (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    I suspect the area of East Kamias is somewhat larger than 7.8 square meters - perhaps 7.8 square kilometers ?
  • John Dewey School for children, Marky07 wrote 2 days ago:
    Prone to flood and landslide
  • Barangay Tatalon, Quezon City, ojiven03 (guest) wrote 6 days ago:
    Spent my entire childhood in Tatalon, still remember the days in Tatalon Elementary School when you can play "Syato" near the Principal office. play "agawan base" after school and go over the "bakod" near the "palenke" to cut classes. I remember playing marbles in front of my "Lolas" house front yard along Victoy Avenue in the early 80's. Love Tatalon to much!!!!
  • St. Lasalle School of Novaliches, Mikaela (guest) wrote 10 days ago:
    I attended school here in Grade 1 & 2 and I had a lot of fun and learned a lot in those two years that I was able to use after moving to Canada :) Thank you teachers and faculty members of St. LaSalle!
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