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History of Quezon City

The Milestones of History of Quezon City

The history of Quezon City weaves so interestingly with the nations own. Many events that have shaped the history of the Philippines transpired within the Citys territory: August 23, 1896. Driven by passion to attain liberty, the Katipuneros responded to the call of the Great Plebian, Andres Bonifacio, to take arms and struggle for the countrys freedom from Spanish colonial rule. As a sign of breakage from the chains of Spanish government, they undauntedly tore their cedula at the house of Melchora Aquino, an event known today as the Cry of Pugad Lawin. August 25, 1896. Most fighting in the course of the Freedom Trail began. From Balara and Krus na Ligas to Santolan (area near Camp Aguinaldo and Camp Crame today) sparked the bloody revolution, which eventually led to the declaration of Philippine Independence in Kawit, Cavite on June 12, 1898. December 10, 1898. With the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the Spanish ceded power to the Americans. Filipinos still actively fought for independence. This gave rise to the Philippine-American War of 1899, during which, General Licerio Geronimo defeated General Henry Lawton (Battle of Paye) in an area near the Marikina River known today as Barangay Bagong Silangan, a part of Quezon City. 1938. President Manuel L. Quezon dreamt of a city that would become the future capital of the country, replacing Manila, and home to middle workers. He created People's Homesite Corporation and purchased 1, 529 hectares from the vast Diliman estate of the Tuason family. 1939. The bill creating Quezon City was authored by Assemblyman Ramon P. Mitra (Mountain Province, 2nd District), with the name of the city as Balintawak. Assemblymen Narciso Ramos (Pangasinan, 5th District) and Eugenio Peres (Pangasinan, 2nd District) filed an amendment changing the name Balintawak to Quezon. The bill lapsed into law as Commonwealth Act 502, on October 12, 1939. Quezon City was established, with the Commonwealth President acting as chief executive. A number of barrios that used to belong to Rizal, Caloocan, San Juan, Marikina, Pasig, and Mandaluyong were carved out and joined into the newly created city, which became the biggest local government unit in Metro Manila. November 10, 1939. Quezon appointed Tomas Morato as Mayor. Under his supervision, the first network of roads was paved along Kamuning and Sampaloc Road (now Tomas Morato Avenue). Housing projects dubbed as Barrio Obreros and Barrio Obreros II, which means Workers Village, were also built as part of the low-cost government housing program. To make transportation easy for the new residents, President Quezon made arrangements with the Luzon Bus Line to start a regular transport service between the housing project and downtown Manila at a bus fare of P 0.05. 1940. Quezon Citys earliest developments were guided by at least two master plans, one was the Frost Plan in 1940 and the 1949 Master Plan of the City Planning Commission which produced the documents in accordance with the vision of President Quezon. President Quirino approved the implementation of the 1949 plan. The Frost plan, which aimed to develop Quezon City as the Washington DC of the country, reflects a big quadrangle in the heart of the City, from which four avenues radiate toward the outskirts, with rotundas placed on the four corners, the largest being the 26-hectare elliptical center, now known as the Quezon Memorial City Circle. 1942. When the Second World War broke out, the Japanese occupation government dissolved Quezon City. It was divided into two districtsDiliman and San Francisco del Montewhich were then placed under the new political entity called the Greater Manila Area headed by Oscar Castelo as Acting Mayor and Dr. Florencio Cruz as district chief. Right after the war, President Osmea appointed former chief of police Sabino De Leon as Acting Mayor of the revived Quezon City. December 24, 1946. President Roxas appointed Engr. Ponciano Bernardo as Acting Mayor. He was responsible for putting up the old Quezon City Hall in the present compound of Ramon Magsaysay

(Cubao) High School. Among his other accomplishments include the Bernardo Park, the Quezon City Public Library and the Quezon City High School, the first public high school in the locality. It was also during Bernardos term that Quezon City became the national capital of the Philippines, as approved by then President Quirino. 1948. 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, and specifying the city's area to be 156.60 sq. km. Baesa, Talipapa, San Bartolome, Pasong Tamo, Novaliches Poblacion, Banlat, Kabuyao, Pugad Lawin, Bagbag, Pasong Putik of the old Novaliches municipality (then part of Caloocan) were ceded to Quezon City. The rest of the old Novaliches municipality was left with Caloocan, thus becoming North Caloocan. On June 16, 1950, the City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537, changing the city's boundaries to an area of 153.59 sq. km. Exactly six years after on June 16, 1956, more revisions to the cities land area were made by Republic Act No. 1575. October 22, 1949. Quezon City was inaugurated as the National Capital of the Philippines and the capital buildings cornerstone was laid at the Constitutional Hill. During the term of the eight-month Mayor Nicanor Roxas, the Roxas Homesite by the Philippine Homesite and Housing Corporation (PHHC, the precursor of the National Housing Authority), consisting of 1,104 housing units on an area of 40 hectares, began construction. January 6, 1950. The expanse of Quezon City reached 15,359 hectares. Succeeding Mayor Ignacio Santos Diaz, known as The Builder, constructed some 29 buildings, significantly improving education and other basic social services. During his administration, the expanse of Quezon City reached 15,359 hectares. The number of councilors was likewise increased to eight. June 16, 1950. The Quezon City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537, which extended its boundaries to its 15,359 hectares or five times bigger than Manila. It lost its title as capital city of the Philippines to Manila by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 940 on June 24, 1976. February 4, 1954. Mayor Norberto Amoranto was initially appointed on this date by the late President Magsaysay. He later on became the first elected Quezon City Mayor and seating as such until March 31, 1976. He completed the present 14-storey Quezon City Hall at Diliman. Among his other accomplishments were the codification, for the first time, of all city ordinances on taxes; and public works construction such as school buildings, health centers, roads and bridges. April 31, 1976. Breaking into the political arena then dominated by men, Mayor Adelina Rodriguez was appointed into office on this date and was elected in 1980. Women assumed a more active role in politics when she founded the QC Council for Women. Among her programs are the QC Kabuhayan Center, completion of the QC Public Library Main Building and satellite libraries, and the restoration of the Quezon Memorial Circle Museum. February 1986. Protests, fueled by a resistance and opposition to years of governance under a dictatorship heightened from February 2225, 1986. Majority of the demonstrations took place at Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, known more commonly by its acronym EDSA, in Quezon City, and involved over two million Filipino civilians as well as several political, military, and religious figures. This was known as the People Power Revolution of 1986. April 20, 1986. Brigido Simon was designated as officer-in-charge of Quezon City and on November 30, 1987 was elected as mayor, the youngest to hold office at 37. He was known for his youthful idealism and economic development strategies. He propounded the 20-million Manresa Housing Redevelopment Program and the Payatas Estate Housing Program for the landless in Quezon City. July 1, 1992. Ismael Mathay assumed the position of mayor. He established the Quezon City Polytechnic Institute, which then centered on vocational training of the youth. Yakap Daycare Centers that initially took care of the Quezon City Hall employees children, traces its roots to his administration. It was also under his watch that Quezon City was declared, Mother-Baby Friendly City. July 1, 2001. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. was elected mayor. He was reelected to his third term in 2007, his administration becoming known for its effective fiscal management, massive infrastructure development and innovative social, health and education programs. During his term, Quezon City became the countrys richest city for several consecutive years and began ranking among Asias best.

Facts and Figures of Quezon City (Last Updated Tuesday, 02 April 2013 08:54)
Geography. Quezon City is located near the center of Metro Manila, towards its northeastern portion. It is bordered by Manila to the southwest, by Caloocan City and Valenzuela City to the west and northwest. Towards the south, lies San Juan and Mandaluyong City, while Marikina City and Pasig City borders Quezon City to the southeast. Towards the north, across Marilao River, lies San Jose del Monte City in the province of Bulacan, and towards the east, lies Rodriguez and San Mateo, both in the province of Rizal. Located at the heart of Metro Manila, Quezon City is also its strategic convergence point for the metropolitan road and transportation networks, making the City an ideal distribution hub. It is easily accessible from the major highways, thoroughfares and mass rail transit systems of the metropolis. Land area. With a land area of 161.126 sq. km. or 16,112.8 hectares,). Quezon City is more than four times the size of Manila, nearly six times the expanse of Makati, and more than 14 times bigger than Mandaluyong. It is almost one-fourth the expanse of Metro Manila. Population. 2012 estimate is 3,179,536 people, with a 2.92% annual growth rate. It is the most populated city of the Philippines. The city is a melting pot of cultures with hundreds of constituents from other parts of the country migrating to it every year. Population density is 19,933 persons per kilometer.

Other Demographics Ratio is female 51 (1.63M): male 49 (1.55M) Number of households: 706,564 Generally young population, with 38% less than 21 years old 99% are Catholics

Language. The national language is Filipino, but English is widely spoken. English is the primary language of trade, government, media and education, as is the case in the entire Philippines. Education. 98.32% literacy rate School-age population (3-21 years) of 1,211,914 Pre-school age population (3 to 5 years) of 269,610 Elementary-age population (6 to 11 years) of 577,002 High school-age population (12 to 15 years) of 241,363 College level-age population (16 to 21 years) of 393,549 Public school enrollment 264,535 elementary pupils 151,569 high school students 99 public elementary schools 274 private elementary schools 48 public high schools 175 private high schools 90 colleges and universities 272 City-government owned daycare centers

Businesses. 62,679 businesses registered (2012) Financial services 666 branches of commercial and universal banks 150 branches of savings, thrift, rural and other banks 258 lending investors 101 savings and loan associations 147 foreign exchange dealers Communications and Media 573,866 installed phone lines 357,416 (62% subscription rate of installed lines) Also in wide use, cellular phones, as well as pre-paid and post-paid land-based (uninstalled) phones No. of Media companies 23 radio stations 11 broadcast (multimedia) companies 4 newspaper publishing companies 6 cable TV stations

Information Technology (IT). 30 Information Technology Parks, occupying 113.89 hectares 160 software design companies 100 call centers. outsourcing services companies 84 telecommunications services providers 75 computer programming firms

Health and Wellness. 15 government hospitals and 32 private hospitals. With 8,303 total bed capacity. 271 general medical clinics 211 optical clinics 154 dental clinics 141 x-ray and diagnostic clinics 96 dermatological clinics 36 therapeutic clinics 33 veterinary clinics 24 psychological clinics 19 maternity clinics 9 ambulatory surgical clinics

Parks and Developed Open Spaces. 231 community parks 32 neighborhood parks 8 major/special parks 6 historical parks 9 street parks

Major Parks: - Quezon Memorial Circle (25 hectares) - Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife Nature Center (80 hectares) Special Parks: - La Mesa Eco Park (33 hectares) - UP Arboretum (16 hectares)

Map of Quezon City

Economy of Quezon City Business in Quezon City Quezon City is one of the most dynamic metropolitan areas in the Philippines today. In a survey of 200 Asian cities conducted in 2007 by the AsiaBiz Strategy, an investment and trade promotion consultancy based in Singapore, as commissioned by the London Financial Times,

Quezon City joined the ranks of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei, as one of the top 10 Asian Cities of the Future. It was ranked no. 7. Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei were the top three. Consistently figuring in the top 10, and practically outranking other Philippine cities except in one category, Quezon City was assessed No. 5 in the category, "Best Economic Potential." It was third best in Asia, in terms of "Cost Effectiveness," sixth best, in terms of "Best Human Resources," and tenth best, in terms of "Quality of Life." In a local survey also conducted in 2007 (the last local ranking of Metro cities), Quezon City was regarded as the most competitive city in Metro Manila and the 2nd most competitive city in the Philippines, based on the responses of businessmen surveyed by the Asian Institute of Management, using the same methodology as the Swiss-based International Institute for Management Development which prepares the World Competitiveness Yearbook. Ease of Doing Business in QC EO No. 17 "An Order Further Streamlining the Process for Doing Business in Quezon City" Lifestyle in Quezon City Quezon City may be called a lifestyle city, with many of its areas aiming to create a consortium of conveniences for people living and/or working here. If you are hungry, you have a choice of 13,700 eating establishments to go to, ranging from fine dining to fast-food to small neighborhood eateries. A high concentration of these restaurants may be found in the adjoining streets of Timog, Tomas Morato and West Avenues. Go to any of the citys 2,955 beauty salons for head-to-toe grooming needs, and 649 barber shops. If fitness is your focus, the city has 129 physical fitness centers and body-building salons, 176 dance schools and studios, and 12 health clubs. If you would like to go to an amusement or social recreation center, there are 2,830 to choose from, including 60 cinema houses. Many of the cinemas are located inside shopping malls. Hotels CROWNE PLAZA HOTEL Ortigas cor. EDSA Quezon City Tel. 633-7222 Fax. 633-2824 EASTWOOD RICHMOND HOTEL Eastwood City Bagumbayan, Quezon City Tel. no. 570-7777 GREAT EASTERN HOTEL, INC. 1403 Quezon Ave., West Triangle Quezon City Tel. 371-8282 Fax. 371-3312 TORRE VENEZIA Timog Ave, cor. Scout Santiago St. in front of St. Paul De Apostle Church Quezon City Tel. 332-1658-60 loc. 7002,7003

THE SULO RIVIERA HOTEL Matalino St., Quezon City Tel. 920-7030 Fax. 922-7030 THE ORANGE HOTEL (formerly Champ International Hostel) 26 Kamias Road, West Kamias Quezon City Tel. 926-8985 Fax. 425-1398 IMPERIAL PALACE SUITES Timog Ave. cor. Tomas Morato Ave., West Triangle Quezon City Tel. 927-8001 to 05 / 411-0116 to 20 Fax. 920-7884 THE CONTEMPORARY HOTEL 8 G. Araneta Ave. Quezon CityTel. 716-8260 to 69 Fax. 716-8577 HOTEL REMBRANDT 26 Tomas Morato Extension Quezon City Tel. 373-3333 Fax. 372-0415 SIR WILLIAM HOTEL 39 Timog Ave., South Triangle Quezon City Tel. 371-4333 FERNANDINA 88 SUITES HOTEL 222 P. Tuazon Blvd., Cubao Quezon City Tel. 911-6954 Fax 911-6965 KABAYAN HOTEL 12 St., Mary St., E. Rodriguez Ave. Quezon City Tel. 911-7091 to 95 Fax. 911-1893 ROBBINSDALE HOTEL CORPORATION 14 Araneta Ave., Brgy. Doa Imelda cor. Planaza St. Quezon City Tel. 716-2581 / 716-1262 & 715-6358 EUROTEL Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City Tel. no. 911-2968 DOMO HOTEL, INC. (SOGO)

Mesu Bldg. # 937 EDSA Ave., Brgy. Phil Am, D-1, Quezon City SOGO APARTELLE (DOMO HOTEL INC.) 834 Banawe St. Brgy. Siena, D-1 Quezon City 3 HOTEL SOGO (WESTLAKE RESORTS, INC.) J&F Cruz Bldg. , Quirino Hi-Way, Brgy. Nova Proper, Quezon City Tel. no. 938-7646 VILLA ESTELA HOMETEL 33 Sct. Santiago St., Laging Handa Quezon City Tel. 371-2280 Hospitals AFP Medical Center V. Luna Rd., Quezon City 1100 Tel. 921-1753/426-2701/Fax: 921-1741 Ann-Francis Maternity Hospital 606 Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 938-9424/936-3256 Bernardino General Hospital Corporation 680 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 418-6711/418-6684/Fax: 939-8050 Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo Station Hospital Camp General Emilio Aguinaldo, Quezon City Capitol Medical Center Sct. Magbanua cor. Panay Ave., Quezon City Tel. 938-7789/938-8882/Fax: 939-7229 Casaul General Hospital, Inc. L5 Blk.11, Sacred Heart Vill., Lagro, Quezon City Tel. 930-1190 Cruz-Dalida Maternity Hospital 1025 F. Salvador, Jordan Plain, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 417-4080/Fax: 936-6135 Delos Santos Medical Center 201 E. Rodriguez Blvd., Quezon City Tel:722-0773/724-4540/Fax: 722-0773 Tel No. 723-0041 to 54 Dr. Fe Del Mundo Center Foundations Phils., Inc. 11 Banawe St., Quezon City Tel. 712-0845 to 49/Fax: 712-5796 Email: Dr. Jesus C. Delgado Memorial Hospital 7 Kamuning Rd., Quezon City Tel: 924-4051 to 61/Fax: 928-5945

Email: Dr. Montano Ramos Hospital 46 Bukidnon St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City Tel. 927-6628/453-1377/Fax: 453-2453 Mobile: (0919) 288-7389 East Avenue Medical Center East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City Tel. 927-9900/928-0611 Fairview General Hospital Lot 20 Fairview Ave., cor. Mercury St., Brgy. Fairview, Capitol District,Quezon City Tel: 939-9689/Fax: 938-4796 Fairview Polymedic Hospital 1041 Quirino Highway, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 939-8764 FEU-Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation Regalado Ave., West Fairview, Quezon City 1108 Tel. 427-0213/938-4881/Fax: 938-4881 Gen. Miguel M. Malvar Medical Foundation 531 Commonwealth Ave., Quezon City Tel. 932-7267/932-8867/932-8517 J.P. Sioson General Hospital and Colleges, Inc. 75 Bukidnon St., Bago Bantay, Quezon City Tel. 927-1339/927-5643/Fax: 455-4281 Lung Center of the Philippines Quezon Ave. Ext., Quezon City Tel. 927-5643/927-1339/Fax: 455-4281 Mt. Banawe General Hospital 264 E. Rodriguez Blvd., Quezon City Tel. 724-0656 to 59/Fax: 721-9139 National Kidney & Transplant Institute East Avenue, Quezon City Tel. 924-0701/Fax: 922-5608 Neopolitan General Hospital Lagro, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 936-4575 to 76 New Era General Hospital Don Mariano Marcos, New Era, Quezon City Tel: 924-4311 to 27/932-7387/ Fax: 981-1187 Novaliches District Hospital Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 418-5987/418-5970

Novaliches General Hospital 793 Quirino Highway, Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel: 936-1817/938-7840/Fax:418-5074 Email: OCW General Hospital 39 Tandang Sora Ave., Brgy. Culiat, Quezon City Tel. 931-3529/Fax: 931-3060 Pascual General Hospital 130 Baesa, Novaliches, Quezon City Telefax: 362-5862 Philippine Childrens Medical Center Quezon Ave., Quezon City Dr. Lilian V. Lee, Chief of Hospital Tel. 924-6601 to 25/Fax: 924-0840 Email: Philippine Heart Center East Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1110 Tel. 925-2401 to 50/922-0551/Telefax: 922-0551 Email: Philippine Orthopedic Center M. Clara St. cor. Banawe St., Quezon City Tel. 712-4602/711-4276 to 80/Fax: 712-4601 PNP General Hospital EDSA, Camp Crame, Quezon City Tel. 722-6850/ 722-0670 PNP General Hospital Annex Camp Panopio, P. Tuazon, Quezon City Tel. 723-6730 Q.C. St. Agnes General Hospital 241 Roosevelt Avenue, Quezon City Dr. Marianito Abagon, Medical Director Tel. 374-2769/374-2772 to 73 Quezon City General Hospital Seminary Rd., Quezon City Tel. 455-4801/Fax 453-0928 Quirino Memorial Medical Center Project 4, Katipunan, Quezon City Tel. 913-4758/437-3660/Fax 913-4558 San Lorenzo General Hospital Quirino Highway, Pasong Putik, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel: 939-7054/930-2195/Fax: 930-2195 Mobile: (0917) 794-0096 St. Louis Medical Clinic & Hospital Marianito St., San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City

Tel. 936-1243/936-0302 St. Lukes Medical Center 279 E. Rodriguez Sr., Blvd., Quezon City Tel. 723-0101/Fax 724-4227 Email: Sta. Lucia General Hospital Corporation 797 Quirino Highway, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 418-5593/418-6733/Fax 938-4587 Sta. Teresita General Hospital 100 D. Tuazon St., Quezon City Tel. 731-9803/731-7511/743-8770 The University Health Service J.P.Laurel Ave. cor. Apacible & Agoncillo St., U.P. Campus, Diliman, Quezon City Telefax 928-3608 U.E.R.M Memorial Medical Center Aurora Blvd., Sta. Mesa, Quezon City Telefax. 716-1853 United Doctors Medical Center 290 Espana cor. 6th N. Ramirez St., Quezon City Tel. 712-3640 to 49 Valdez-Padron Hospital 12 Marianito St., Gulod, Novaliches, Quezon City Tel. 419-9339 Veterans Memorial Medical Center North Ave., Diliman, Quezon City Tel. 927-6426 to 39/Fax 926-2437 Website: Villarosa Hospital 11 Salalilla, Project 4, Quezon City 1109 Tel. 913-9705/421-1281/Fax 913-9712 World Citi Medical Center 960 Aurora Blvd., Quezon City Tel. 913-8380/Fax 913-8383 Shopping Malls Ali Mall P. Tuazon St. Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Berkeley Square Tandang Sora, QC

Circle C Center Congressional Avenue Bahay Toro, Quezon City

Centris Station EDSA cor. Quezon Avenue, QC Eastwood CyberOne Mall 1st to 4th Level of CyberOne Bldg. Eastwood Avenue, Libis, QC Eastwood CityWalk 2 Eastwood Avenue, Eastwood City C-5 Road, Libis, QC Eastwood Mall Eastwood City, C-5 Road, Libis, QC Ever Gotesco Commonwealth Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City Ever Supermarket 11th Avenue, Quezon City Ever Supermarket Roces Avenue, Quezon City Fairview Center Mall Commonwealth Ave. Cor. Regalado Road North Fairview, QC Farmers Plaza EDSA, Araneta Center Cubao, Quezon City Gateway Mall P Tuazon Avenue Araneta Center, Quezon City Isetann Cubao Aurora Boulevard, Cubao, QC Landmark Department Store Trinoma, EDSA cor. North Avenue Quezon City NovaMall Quirino Highway, Novaliches, QC Plaza Fairmart Farmers' Plaza, Araneta Center Cubao, QC Puregold Cubao G. Romulo St., Araneta Center Cubao, QC Puregold QI Central E. Rodriguez Ave. corner Araneta Ave, QC Puregold Commonwealth Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City Puregold Zabarte Susana Road corner Zabarte Road, QC

Puregold North Commonwealth Dona Maria, Fairview, QC

Puregold Novaliches 1018 Quirino Highway, Sta. Monica, Novaliches, QC Puregold Jr. Quezon Avenue Quezon Ave., cor. G. Araneta Ave, QC Puregold Extra A.Bonifacio Balintawak, Q.C Robinsons Galleria Edsa Corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City Tel. 683 6255 Robinsons Nova Market (formerly Robinsons Place Novaliches) Pasong-Putik, Quirino Highway, QC SM Mall Cubao Araneta Center, Cubao Quezon City SM City Sta. Mesa Ramon Magsaysay Boulevard Corner Araneta Avenue, Quezon City Tel. 716 0647 SM City North Edsa North Avenue corner EDSA Quezon City Philippines Tel. 929.6686, 929.6687, 929.6688 SM City Novaliches Barangay San Bartolome, Quezon City SM Savemore Mezza Araneta Ave., Aurora Blvd. Quezon City SM Savemore Del Monte Avenue Quezon City SM Hypermarket EDSA, Cubao, Quezon City SM Hypermarket Novaliches, Quezon City SM Hypermarket Centris Station, Quezon City SM Appliance Center Broadway Centrum Quezon City Shopwise Supermarket General Aguinaldo Avenue Quezon City Tel. 995 8522 Shopwise Commonwealth Commonwealth Avenue Barangay Holy Spirit, QC Shopwise Libis E. Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue, Libis, QC

S&R Congressional Bago Bantay, QC Super 8 Novaliches Novaliches, QC Trinoma Edsa Corner North Avenue Quezon City Tel 901 3000 Value Station Araneta Center, Cubao, QC Walter Mart E. Rodriguez 222 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, QC Walter Mart North EDSA Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Muoz, QC Walter Mart Quirino Highway Novaliches, QC

Government of Quezon City

Quezon City is governed by a mayor and a vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The Mayor is the chief executive, while the Vice Mayor is the presiding officer of the legislative body, called the City Council or Sangguniang Panglungsod. The Council has 24 regular council members who are joined by the president of the city chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay and the president of the Panglunsod na Pederasyon ng Sangguniang Kabataan. The chief executive of the present administration is Mayor Herbert Constantine M. Bautista while the Vice-Mayor is Josefina G. Belmonte. Quezon City is divided into 142 barangays organized into four congressional districts where each district is represented by a congressman in the House of Representatives. Mayors of the City since the establishment of Quezon City: MAYOR TERM Tomas B. Morato 1939 1942 Ponciano A. Bernardo 1947 1949 Nicanor A. Roxas 1949 1950 Ignacio Santos Diaz 1950 1953 Norberto S. Amoranto 1954 1976 Adelina S. Rodriguez 1976 1986 Brigido R. Simon, Jr. 1986 1992 Ismael A. Mathay Jr. 1992 2001 Feliciano R. Belmonte Jr. 2001 2010 Herbert Constantine M. Bautista 2010 present MEMBERS of the QUEZON CITY COUNCIL (present term) Mayor Herbert Constantine M. Bautista Vice Mayor Ma. Josefina G. Belmonte-Alimurung Hon. Jose A. Visaya Hon. Julienne Allyson Rae V. Medalla Hon. Godofredo T. Liban II Hon. Andres Jose G. Yllana, Jr. Hon. Allan Butch T. Francisco Hon. Karl Edgar C. Castelo *Quezon City is divided into 142 barangays organized now into five congressional districts where each district is represented by a congressman in the House of Representatives. But since I belong to District 5, this District is the only thing I will put here in my project.*

DISTRICT V Barangay BAGBAG Barangay Captain RICHARD V. AMBITA #625 Parokya ng Pagkabuhay Road 417-0477 Barangay CAPRI Barangay Captain ARNALDO A. CANDO Roman St., Jordan Plains Subd. 418-5587 Barangay FAIRVIEW Barangay Captain ARTICEL O. QUEBAL #26 Piedmont St., Fairview Park 431-5311 / 930-0040 Barangay GREATER LAGRO Barangay Captain RENATO U. GALIMBA Blk. 47 Lot 1 Ascension St., Lagro Plaza 417-2587 Barangay GULOD Barangay Captain REY ALDRIN S. TOLENTINO #915 Quirino Highway Barangay KALIGAYAHAN Barangay Captain ALFREDO S. ROXAS Kingfisher St., Zabarte Subd. 417-5668 Barangay NAGKAISANG NAYON Barangay Captain FELICIANO F. DELA CRUZ Banahaw St., Sito Capri Novaliches 418-7690 Barangay NORTH FAIRVIEW Barangay Captain MANUEL A. CHUA Avon St., North Fairview 491-6303 Barangay NOVALICHES PROPER Barangay Captain ASUNCION M. VISAYA Novaliches Proper 936-4485 Barangay PASONG PUTIK PROPER Barangay Captain EVANGELINE F. DUNGCA Belfast Avenue, corner Bishop Ave. 417-4897 Barangay SAN AGUSTIN Barangay Captain ALEJANDRO F. PALMA #132 Susano St. 417-0588 Barangay SAN BARTOLOME Barangay Captain LAMBERTO L. PASCUAL Int. 659 Quirino Hi-way 419-7386 Barangay STA. LUCIA Barangay Captain WILLIAM R. BAWAG Sta. Lucia Ave.

417-1412 Barangay STA. MONICA Barangay Captain NELSON C. ALCANTARA #304 Dumalay St. 930-0928 The Origin of Novaliches: History of Settlement On February 2, 1854, Feast of the Presentation, General Manuel Pavia y Lacy arrived in Manila to serve as the 62nd Governor General of the Philippines Islands. Having defended the child queen Isabela II from the claims of her uncle Prince Carlos, he was awarded earlier with the title of Marquez of Novaliches, a small village 60 kilometers away from the city of Valencia. One of his first projects in the Philippines was to establish a penal colony where prisoners would be given lands and their freedom as long as they developed the area of settlement. When they cleared the area, they called it Hacienda Tala because it was like a star that had fallen in the heavily forested area. It then attracted people from Meycauayan, Polo, San Mateo and Montalban to form a larger community. When Gen. Manuel Pavia left on October 28, 1854, the settlement grew to comprise the nine barrios at present: Bagbag, San Bartolome, Bagbaguin, Kaybiga, Llano, Bagombong, De Paro, Camarin, Tala and five sitios: Kapre, Damong Maliit, Pasong Putik, Maligaya and San Agustin. The inhabitants therefore decided to form a municipio with a Gobernadorcillo: Presidente Munisipal, Teniente Mayor, Cabeza de Barangay and proposed to name it in honor of Gen. Manuel Pavia, Marquez de Novaliches. In January 26, 1856, the 64th Governor-General Manuel Crespo y Cebrian therefore officially established the town of Novaliches. In the same year Archbishop Jose Aranguren, OAR, sent the Augustinians under Padre Andres Martin to establish the first Church in the newly established municipio dedicated to Nuestra Senora de la Merced. It was in Novaliches that Andres Bonifacio organized the Katipunan so that the first shot of the revolution was fired on August 24, 1886, in Pugad Lawin, and the second shot at Binuksok, Novaliches. When the Katipuneros massacred Gen. Luis and his soldiers and burned the convent, the Church was left abandoned by the Augustinians for almost 35 years. Only in 1931 did the clergy return with the diocesan priests: Padre Paterno Bernabe, Padre Nicolas San Juan, Msgr. Hernando Antiporda, Padre Francisco Santiago, Padre Segundo Alto. In 1990, the present area of Novaliches came under the Ecclesiastical Districts of Kalmana and Quezon City. In 1994, the new District of Quezon City North was established by Jaime Cardinal Sin, DD, and was headed by Most Rev. Francisco Claver, SJ, and Msgr. Felipe Ocol as his Episcopal vicar. In 1996, Most Rev. Teodoro Bacani, took over the two districts of Kalmana and Quezon City North where Msgr. Alfonso Bugaoan, jr., served as Episcopal vicar. In March 2002, the new Ecclesiastical District of Novaliches comprising the bulk of Quezon City North and Kalookan North comprising 51 parishes was established with Bishop Bacani as her District Bishop and Fr. Gerardo Tapiador as her Episcopal vicar. The Diocese was formally established on December 7, 2002 and was canonically erected on the 16th of January, 2003 from its metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Manila by the late pope John Paul II with the appointment of Bishop Teodoro C. Bacani, Jr., as the first Bishop. The Bishop appointed the first Vicar General, Fr. Gerardo Tapiador, first Chancellor, Fr. Jaime Lara, and first Oeconomus, Fr. James Gaa. The seat of the Diocese, dedicated to Jesus, The Good Shepherd, located at Regalado Avenue Ext., Fairview Park I, Novaliches, Quezon City. On June 10, 2003, when Bishop Bacani took a leave, Most Rev. Antonio R. Tobias, DD, then the Bishop of San Fernando, La Union, was appointed concurrently as the Apostolic Administrator of Novaliches on June 19, 2003. He was formally appointed Bishop of Novaliches on November 2003 and was installed at the Good Shepherd Cathedral on January 26, 2004.

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