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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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  • Our Lady Of Consolation Parish, Agnes Lazaaro (guest) wrote 3 hours ago:
    Can u give me the exact address of the church, its landmark and what exclusive subdivision is the church located? I will be attending a weeding there in 2 weeks time and up to now don't know where the church is. Thank you.
  • Iglesia Ni Cristo Lokal ng Capitol, emeraine (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    paano po ang way para makapunta po jan sa lokal ng capitol? from lokal of cavite po kasi kami, saan po ang sakayan from q.ave? thanks po
  • Quirino Memorial Medical Center, S'xor (guest) wrote 5 days ago:
    Im working as a Med. Secretary here in QMMC, and its nice to have a job that help you financially while also given a opportunity to help other also. Go QMMC!
  • Metro Business College - Quezon City, dekxther (guest) wrote 7 days ago:
    can you give us an update .. of how can i get my transcript and etc.
  • Baliwag Transit Inc. (Cubao Terminal), annabelle (guest) wrote 9 days ago:
    just want to ask what time will be the last tripssd of baliwag going to san jose city or even from cubao going straight to san quintin pangasinan,thanks
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