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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:

  • Colegio de San Lorenzo, cyril (guest) wrote 16 days ago:
    dito nag aral si nadine lustre ng college :) ako dito nag aaral sa kasalukuyan grd 9 XD
  • TV5 Transmitter Tower, (guest) wrote 16 days ago:
    TV5 DTT Channel 51 (695.143 MHz) TV5 and AksyonTV
  • TV5 Transmitter Tower, (guest) wrote 16 days ago:
    TV5 and AksyonTV Channel 41 Transmitter site is located at the 762 Quirino Highway, Barangay San Bertlome, Novaliches, Quezon City
  • MACLIN HEADQUARTERS, queena lee-chua (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    And now the 9 to 5 rule DIES!!!
  • Commonwealth Elementary School (Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Elementary School), Judith Segunda Roa (guest) wrote 29 days ago:
    Commonwealth Elementary School and Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Elementary School are two different schools, managed by two principals. The gate 2 of Commonwealth Elementary School is right beside the Main Gate of Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Elementary School. Historically, though, Commonwealth Elementary School is the mother school of Benigno S. Aquino, Jr. Elementary School.
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