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About Quezon City and its History



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Quezon City is part of Metro Manila and is the most populous city in the country. It is home to two of the country’s top universities – University of the Philippines and Ateneo de Manila University. Being a former capital of the Philippines, Quezon City is also the location of many government offices such as the Batasang Pambansa and seat of the House of Representatives. Districts in QC include Bagumbayan, Commonwealth Avenue, Cubao, Diliman, Galas-Santol, La Loma, Loyola Heights, New Manila (not to be confused with Manila), Novaliches, Sta. Mesa Heights, San Francisco Del Monte, Tandang Sora, Timog, and the Project 1-8 areas.

Brief History

In the 20th century, the first Philippine Commonwealth President Manuel Quezon envisioned of a new capital to replace Manila, which was also to become home of several middle workers in the Philippines. He created People’s Homesite Corporation and purchased a vast piece of land named “Bario Obrero”. Commonwealth Act 502 finally allowed the land to be called “Quezon City”, after the president who envisioned the area. In 1948, Elpidio Quirino declared Quezon City as the nation’s capital, adding more municipalities to it which were formerly under surrounding cities

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