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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:

  • Sacred Heart Academy of Novaliches, John D. (guest) wrote 1 day ago:
    This the second comment I feel I need to make regarding this so called Christian school. They have no concern for their neighbors. We, the neighbors of this school are forced to listen to daily announcements, singing and high piercing noises caused from the PA system being turned up too loud (feed back). And during Foundation cel., we have been forced to listen to days of very very loud music, terrible singing and drums. I have talked with the school twice, requesting they turn down their PA system. They said they would consider it (meaning NO) and the volume seems to have increased. I don't know what the are teaching the students at this school. But it doesn't include consideration for others. Or Christian values. I wouldn't waste my money on this so called school.
  • Project 6 Elementary School, Bay Sario (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
    section 6 batch 1990
  • New Haven Village - Novaliches, Ted D. D. (guest) wrote 4 days ago:
    Please update the front entrance pictures towards the village. And supposed to be a private residential subdivision not a rental townhouses/bedrooms(shacks) & commercial offices. Thanks...
  • Amlac Ville, Prince Calma (guest) wrote 11 days ago:
    I'm kicking you out as crown prince of Amlac Ville
  • Quezon City Polytechnic University (Batasan Campus), virginio (guest) wrote 17 days ago:
    how much cost of tuition fees?
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