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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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  • Social Security System - Main Office, analyn basco (guest) wrote 3 days ago:
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  • St. Joseph's Convent of Perpetual Adoration, Jessa Joaquin wrote 4 days ago:
    Good morning! I've been discerning for years and start looking for different congregations, I've been into two Active Communities. Is there a way that I could be interview by Pink Sisters? The first I visit the Pink Sisters in Baguio, I feel something that comforts me and made me feel home. And last Saturday-Sunday (December 3-4, 2016) I visited the Pink Sister in New Manila. And my visit gave me the same feeling when I first enter the Pink Sisters in Baguio. I'm Jessa Joaquin, from Nueva Ecija, my contact number is 09354537096. Thank you! I am hoping that I could be one of you :)
  • National College of Business and Arts - Fairview Campus, rhey (guest) wrote 8 days ago:
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