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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:

  • Barangay Apolonio Samson, Balintawak, Quezon City, Ms. Valdez (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
    I am glad that my children graduate from this school. Just like my eldest who was set aside in the honor rolls because of FAVORITISM or because she was competing with a teacher;s son, that she tried to finish her degrees at the same time as MAGNA CUM LAUDE IN southern Arkansas University. My daughter had a good challenge but still proud that she finished her elementary grades here at Apolonio Samson. Regards to all the faculty members for doing a good job. Mrs. E. Valdez .
  • Seringcaisaj (Broken House), andre (guest) wrote 6 days ago:
    nice one!
  • King Bolt, John (guest) wrote 8 days ago:
    sir nu po contact no. nyo
  • The Pine Crest , ajsm (guest) wrote 10 days ago:
    This is the site of the formerly a Pepsi Plant that was a controversy in the 1992 Pepsi Number Fever FIASCO Promo
  • Abraham Dumlao Colleges Of The Philippines, Wilfredo Ampatin (guest) wrote 12 days ago:
    I ask if that school have a course of Bachelor of Science Marine Transportation ?
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