Quezon City
Overview


Quezon City is the former capital (1948–1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. Located on the island of Luzon
Luzon
Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines. It is located in the northernmost region of the archipelago, and is also the name for one of the three primary island groups in the country centered on the Island of Luzon...

, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities
Cities of the Philippines
A city is a tier of local government in the Philippines. All Philippine cities are chartered cities, whose existence as corporate and administrative entities is governed by their own specific charters in addition to the Local Government Code of 1991, which specifies the administrative structure...

 and municipalities that make up Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines...

, the former president
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

 of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Commonwealth of the Philippines
The Commonwealth of the Philippines was a designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. The Commonwealth was created by the Tydings-McDuffie Act, which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1934. When Manuel L...

 who founded the city and developed it to replace Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 as the country's capital. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon
Quezon
-History:Originally, what now forms Quezon was divided among the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Nueva Ecija. The area was first explored by Juan de Salcedo in 1571-1572, during his expedition from Laguna to Camarines provinces....

 province, which was also named after the president.

Having been the former capital, many government offices are located in the city, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex
Batasang Pambansa Complex
The Batasang Pambansa Complex is the headquarters of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. It is located at Batasan Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City....

, the seat of the House of Representatives
House of Representatives of the Philippines
The House of Representatives of the Philippines is the lower chamber of the...

, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress
Congress of the Philippines
The Congress of the Philippines is the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines. It is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate , and the House of Representatives although commonly in the Philippines the term congress refers to the latter.The Senate is composed of 24 senators half...

.
Encyclopedia


Quezon City is the former capital (1948–1976) and the most populous city in the Philippines
Philippines
The Philippines , officially known as the Republic of the Philippines , is a country in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean. To its north across the Luzon Strait lies Taiwan. West across the South China Sea sits Vietnam...

. Located on the island of Luzon
Luzon
Luzon is the largest island in the Philippines. It is located in the northernmost region of the archipelago, and is also the name for one of the three primary island groups in the country centered on the Island of Luzon...

, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities
Cities of the Philippines
A city is a tier of local government in the Philippines. All Philippine cities are chartered cities, whose existence as corporate and administrative entities is governed by their own specific charters in addition to the Local Government Code of 1991, which specifies the administrative structure...

 and municipalities that make up Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines...

, the former president
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

 of the Commonwealth of the Philippines
Commonwealth of the Philippines
The Commonwealth of the Philippines was a designation of the Philippines from 1935 to 1946 when the country was a commonwealth of the United States. The Commonwealth was created by the Tydings-McDuffie Act, which was passed by the U.S. Congress in 1934. When Manuel L...

 who founded the city and developed it to replace Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 as the country's capital. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon
Quezon
-History:Originally, what now forms Quezon was divided among the provinces of Batangas, Laguna, and Nueva Ecija. The area was first explored by Juan de Salcedo in 1571-1572, during his expedition from Laguna to Camarines provinces....

 province, which was also named after the president.

Having been the former capital, many government offices are located in the city, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex
Batasang Pambansa Complex
The Batasang Pambansa Complex is the headquarters of the House of Representatives of the Philippines. It is located at Batasan Road, Batasan Hills, Quezon City....

, the seat of the House of Representatives
House of Representatives of the Philippines
The House of Representatives of the Philippines is the lower chamber of the...

, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress
Congress of the Philippines
The Congress of the Philippines is the national legislature of the Republic of the Philippines. It is a bicameral body consisting of the Senate , and the House of Representatives although commonly in the Philippines the term congress refers to the latter.The Senate is composed of 24 senators half...

. The main campuses of two noteworthy universities, the Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is a private teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It began in 1859 when the City of Manila handed control of the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros, Manila, to the Jesuits...

 and the country's National University—the University of the Philippines Diliman—are located in the city.

History

Before Quezon City was created, it was composed of small individual towns. These were San Francisco del Monte, Novaliches, and Balintawak. On 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 20th century, 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 (6 sq mi) 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, and specifying the city's area to be 156.6 km² (60 sq mi). Baesa, Talipapa, San Bartolome, Pasong Tamo, Novaliches Poblacion, Banlat, Kabuyao, Pugad Lawin, Bagbag, Pasong Putik of the old Novaliches municipality (by then a 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 km² (59 sq mi). Exactly six years after on June 16, 1956, more revisions to the city's land area were made by Republic Act No. 1575, which defined its area as 151.06 km² (58 sq mi). The website of the Quezon City government states that its present area is 161.12 km² (62 sq mi)
On October 1, 1975, Quezon City was the actual site of the "Thrilla in Manila" fight between Muhammad Ali & Joe Frazier. On November 7, 1975 the promulgation of Presidential Decree No. 824 of President Ferdinand Marcos established Metro Manila. Quezon City became one of Metro Manila's 17 cities and municipalities. The next year, Presidential Decree No. 940 transferred the capital back to Manila on June 24, 1976. On March 31, 1978, President Ferdinand Marcos ordered the transfer of the remains of President Manuel L. Quezon from the Manila North Cemetery to the erected Quezon Memorial Monument within the Quezon Elliptical Road.

Manuel L. Quezon Monument and the City Hall.
On February 22, 1986, the Quezon City portion of the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue became the venue of the bloodless People Power Revolution. On February 23, 1998, Republic Act. No. 8535 was signed by President Fidel V. Ramos. The Act provided for the creation of the City of Novaliches comprising the 15 northernmost barangays of Quezon City. However, in the succeeding plebiscite on October 23, 1999, an overwhelming majority of Quezon City residents rejected the secession of Novaliches.
Quezon City is the first local government in the Philippines with a computerized real estate assessment and payment system. The City government developed a database system that now contains around 400,000 property units with capability to record payments.

1939 masterplans

In 1938 President Manuel L. Quezon made a decision to push for a new capital city. Manila was getting crowded and his military advisors (reportedly) told him that Manila, being by the bay, was an easy target for bombardment by naval guns in case of attack and that possibility was high in the pre war years of the late ’30s.

Of course, military advisers did not anticipate bombing from the air. Nevertheless, Quezon railroaded the idea of a totally new city at least 15 kilometers away from Manila Bay (beyond the reach of naval guns). He contacted William E. Parsons, American architect and planner, who had been the consulting architect for the islands early in the American colonial period. Parsons came over in the summer of 1939 and helped select the Diliman (Tuason) estate as the site for the new city. Unfortunately he passed away later that year. His partner Harry Frost took over. Frost collaborated with Juan Arellano, engineer AD Williams and landscape architect/planner Louis Croft to craft a grand master plan for the new capital Quezon City.

The plan was approved by the Philippine authorities in 1941. The core of the new city was to be a 400-hectare central green, about the size of New York’s Central Park, and defined by North, South (Timog), East and West Avenues. On one corner of the proposed Diliman Quadrangle was delineated a 25-hectare elliptical site. This was to contain a large capitol building to house the Philippine Legislature and ancillary structures for the offices of representatives.

On either side of the giant ellipse were supposed to have been built — the new Malacañang Palace
Malacañang Palace
The Malacañan Palace, commonly known simply as Malacañang, is the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the Philippines. Located at 1000 J. P. Laurel Street, San Miguel, Manila, the house was built in 1750 in Spanish Colonial style. It has been the residence of every...

 and the Supreme Court Complex. The three branches of government would finally and efficiently be located close to each other.

Geography

The city lies on the Guadalupe plateau which is a relatively high plateau on the northeast corner of the metropolis – between the lowlands of Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 to the southwest and the Marikina River
Marikina River
The San Mateo - Marikina River is a main river system in Eastern Metro Manila, Philippines. A river stretching from Rodriguez, Rizal, to Pasig City that connects to Pasig River as major tributary near Napindan Area in Pasig City.San Mateo - Marikina River used to be an important transport route...

 valley to the east. The southern portion is drained by the very narrow San Juan River and its tributaries to Pasig River
Pasig River
The Pasig River is a river in the Philippines that connects Laguna de Bay to Manila Bay. Stretching for , it is lined by Metro Manila on each side...

, while running in the northern portions of the city is the equally narrow Tullahan River.

Quezon City is bordered by Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 to the southwest, by Caloocan and Valenzuela, Philippines to the west and northwest. To the south lies San Juan
San Juan, Metro Manila
The City of San Juan or simply San Juan is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. Before the creation of Metro Manila, it was part of Rizal Province. Currently the smallest city in the region and the country in terms of area, San Juan is one of the smallest among the cities and municipalities...

 and Mandaluyong while Marikina and Pasig borders Quezon City to the southeast. To the north across Marilao River lies San Jose del Monte in the province of Bulacan
Bulacan
Bulacan , officially called the Province of Bulacan or simply Bulacan Province, is a first class province of the Republic of the Philippines located in the Central Luzon Region in the island of Luzon, north of Manila , and part of the Metro...

 and to the east lies Rodriguez
Rodriguez, Rizal
Rodriguez, Rizal is a first-class, urban municipality in the province of Rizal, Philippines. It is the northernmost town in the province and comes after San Mateo, Rizal, and Quezon City coming from Metro Manila...

 and San Mateo
San Mateo, Rizal
San Mateo, Rizal is a first class urban municipality of Rizal Province. Located on the island of Luzon, San Mateo is one of 13 municipalities and a capital city that make up the Province of Rizal, Region 4-A of the Philippines. San Mateo is part of the Metro Luzon Urban Beltway...

, both in the province of Rizal
Rizal
Rizal is a province located in the CALABARZON , just 16 kilometers east of Manila. The province was named after the country's national hero, José Rizal. Rizal Governor Casimiro A. Ynares III on June 17, 2008 announced the transfer of the Capitol from Pasig. Its P 270-million capitol building,...

.

The city can be divided into a number of areas. The southern portion of the city is divided into a number of places including Diliman, Commonwealth, the Project areas, Cubao, Kamias, Kamuning, New Manila, San Francisco del Monte and Sta. Mesa Heights. The northern half of the city is often called Novaliches and contains the areas of Fairview and Lagro. Most of these areas have no defined boundaries and are primarily residential in nature.

Climate

Quezon City features a Tropical monsoon climate
Tropical monsoon climate
Tropical monsoon climate, occasionally also known as a tropical wet climate or tropical monsoon and trade-wind littoral climate in climate classification, is a relatively rare type of climate that corresponds to the Köppen climate classification category "Am."Tropical monsoon climates have monthly...

, with warm weather and dry and wet seasons.

Economy

The commercial center of the city is in Cubao where many shopping malls and the Aurora Tower can be found. There is a farmers plaza and farmers market. Fiesta Carnival was an enclosed amusement park cum carnival which is located in the heart of the Cubao Commercial Center, it has since been replaced by a branch of Shopwise, a local supermarket chain. You will also find the Araneta Coliseum, a venue for concerts as well as sports events.

Quezon City is home to the Philippines' major broadcasting networks. Television companies such as TV5
Associated Broadcasting Company
The Associated Broadcasting Company, Inc is a television network in the Philippines, with main broadcast facilities and transmitter located at 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. The network was previously known as the , Associated Broadcasting Company remains the legal...

, ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

, GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

, GEM TV, UNTV, Net 25, PTV, RPN
Radio Philippines Network
Radio Philippines Network, Inc. is a broadcast television network in the Philippines co-owned by the Government Communications Group, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Far East Managers and Investors Inc., and private sectors. This station studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol...

 and IBC
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. Its studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at the Coca Cola plant,...

 all have their headquarters in Quezon City.

Tomas Morato and Timog Avenues are the heart of a restaurant and entertainment row with a wide array of prices, cultures, and flavors while Banawe Avenue is dubbed as the Autoparts Capital of the Philippines because of the concentration of car parts shops and accessories and home to clusters of authentic Chinese restaurant
Chinese restaurant
A Chinese restaurant is a food establishment serving Chinese cuisine, the term can also refer to:Overseas Chinese cuisine* Overseas Chinese restaurant* American Chinese cuisine* Canadian Chinese cuisineOther...

s aside from Binondo.The Tallest Building in the City is a 40 storey
Eastwood Parkview Located in Eastwood City.

Communications

Quezon City's communication system is powered by the PLDT, Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom
Globe Telecom , commonly known as Globe, is a telecommunications company in the Philippines. Globe provides mobile, fixed line, and broadband Internet services.- History :In 1928, Congress passed Act No...

, BayanTel and others. Cellular network
Cellular network
A cellular network is a radio network distributed over land areas called cells, each served by at least one fixed-location transceiver known as a cell site or base station. When joined together these cells provide radio coverage over a wide geographic area...

ing in the Philippines, particularly the Metropolitan areas, is increasing rapidly together with the low cost of calls and text messaging. Such big companies that control the cellular networks in the Philippines and Quezon City itself are Globe Telecom, Smart Communications
Smart Communications
Smart Communications is a wholly owned mobile phone and Internet service subsidiary of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company .On June 30, 2010 the company reported that it had over 45 million cellular subscribers.-Brands:...

 (PLDT) and Sun Cellular
Sun Cellular
Digitel Mobile Philippines, Inc., is a mobile telecommunication service provider in the Philippines doing business as Sun Cellular. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Digital Telecommunications Philippines, or Digitel. Digitel is in turn owned by the JG Summit Group with a minority stake...

 from Digitel
Digital Telecommunications Philippines
Digital Telecommunications Phils., Inc. , commonly known as Digitel, is the second-largest fixed-line and the third-largest mobile telecommunications company in the Philippines...

.

Education

The city has several major educational institutions. Two of the most well-known are the Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is a private teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It began in 1859 when the City of Manila handed control of the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros, Manila, to the Jesuits...

 and the University of the Philippines Diliman. Also in Quezon City are medical schools such as the Our Lady of Fatima University
Our Lady of Fatima University
Our Lady of Fatima University, formerly known as Our Lady of Fatima College, and also formerly known as Fatima Medical Science Foundation, Incorporated is a private university in the Philippines. It has three main campuses, one based in Valenzuela City, the other in Quezon City, and the third in...

 – Fatima Medical Science Foundation, Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
The Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation or FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine is a medical school in West Fairview, Quezon City, Philippines.-History:...

, Capitol Medical Center Colleges
Capitol Medical Center Colleges
Capitol Medical Center Colleges is an accredited full-service nursing school in Quezon City, Philippines, operated in conjunction with Capitol Medical Center, a general hospital. It is also affiliated with the Philippine Orthopedic Center, the San Lazaro Hospital and the National Center for Mental...

, and the University of the East
University of the East
The University of the East is a private nonsectarian university located in University Belt Area, district of Sampaloc, Manila, Philippines. The university was founded in 1946 as a coeducational institution...

 – Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
University of the East Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center
The University of the East - Ramon Magsaysay Memorial Medical Center is a university in Quezon City, Philippines. Founded in 1956, the university is one of the two extension campuses of the University of the East. UERMMMC is a non-stock, non-profit foundation and a memorial to President Ramon...

. The Technological Institute of the Philippines
Technological Institute of the Philippines
The Technological Institute of the Philippines or "TIP" is a private, non-sectarian, tertiary level institution in the Philippines which heavily specializes in the fields of engineering....

, one of the top engineering schools in the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines
Polytechnic University of the Philippines
The Polytechnic University of the Philippines commonly known as PUP is a public research university in the Philippines. It was founded on October 19, 1904 as the Manila Business School, offering commerce-related courses...

 also has an extension campus in Commonwealth area. The city government operates the Quezon City Polytechnic University
Quezon City Polytechnic University
The Quezon City Polytechnic University is a Local university founded by Quezon City government...

, which has campuses in Novaliches, Batasan Hills, and Barangay Sto. Cristo. Business and management schools include Entrepreneurs School Of Asia located in Libis, Philippine School of Business Administration
Philippine School of Business Administration
The Philippine School of Business Administration is a college located in Quezon City and Manila City in Metro Manila, Philippines.-Campuses:Campuses are located in:* Sampaloc in Manila City* Aurora Boulevard in Quezon City...

 (PSBA), and National College of Business and Arts
National College of Business and Arts
The National College of Business and Arts is a college in Sampaloc, Manila. Its main campus is in Cubao.- History :The National College of Business and Arts was established in 1968, at the corner of R...

 (NCBA). Popular women's colleges such as Saint Theresa's College
Saint Theresa's College
St. Theresa's College in the Philippines may refer to either:*St. Theresa's College of Cebu City*St. Theresa's College of Quezon City...

, Saint Pedro Poveda College
Saint Pedro Poveda College
The Saint Pedro Poveda College is a private preparatory school for girls run by the Teresian Association of Lay Missionaries which was founded in Spain. It is located in the heart of Metro Manila's Ortigas Business District...

 (formerly known as Poveda Learning Center), and Miriam College
Miriam College
Miriam College is a non-stock, non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers academic programs from pre-elementary to post-graduate and adult education levels that develop the learning and caring competencies of students and...

 are also found in the city. Sectarian schools such as the Catholic Siena College of Quezon City
Siena College of Quezon City
Siena College of Quezon City is a private, sectarian, non-stock educational institution located in San Francisco del Monte, Quezon City, Philippines. It was established in 1959 by Congregation of the Dominican Sisters of St. Catherine of Siena. The school offers tertiary education with degrees in...

, St. Paul University of Quezon City, St. Mary's College of Quezon City, St. Joseph's College of Quezon City, Colegio de San Lorenzo
Colegio de San Lorenzo
Colegio de San Lorenzo is a private Catholic educational institution in the Philippines located in Congressional Avenue, Barangay Bahay Toro, Quezon City and in Macabebe, Pampanga, opened in 1988. Students of Colegio de San Lorenzo are also known as "Ruizians"-History:The school's founders, Cirilo...

, Shepherd's Grace School, the Episcopal Trinity University of Asia
Trinity University of Asia
Trinity University of Asia , also known as TUA or simply Trinity, is a non-sectarian private university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally established in 1963 as an elementary, high school and collegiate educational institution, Trinity eventually university status on July 18, 2006...

, and the Iglesia ni Cristo – affiliated New Era University
New Era University
New Era University is a private, non-sectarian educational institution established by Iglesia Ni Cristo. It is located along Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City.-History:...

 are also found in the city. Other schools include the Central Colleges of the Philippines
Central Colleges of the Philippines
Central Colleges of the Philippines is strategically located in Quezon City, beside SM City Sta. Mesa. It is easily accessible to public transport...

, Philippine Rehabilitation Institute, the main branch of the AMA Computer University
AMA Computer University
AMA Computer University , formerly AMA Computer College, was the first ICT University in Asia. The University serves as the flagship brand of the AMA Education System....

, and numerous campuses of information technology schools such as Asia School of Arts & Sciences (ASAS), Informatics International College, and STI College
STI College
Systems Technology Institute College is the largest network of for-profit information technology-based colleges in the Philippines. This private college system offers a curriculum including business studies, computer science, education, engineering and health care.STI uses a trimestral calendar as...

.

Notable secondary public schools include Philippine Science High School, Quezon City Science High School
Quezon City Science High School
Quezon City Science High School is the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region. It is the premier science high school of Quezon City, and is regarded as one of the prestigious sciences triumvirate of the Republic of the Philippines. It is located at Bago-Bantay, Quezon City,...

, Ernesto Rondon High School, Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School
Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School
Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School ', located along Don A. Roces Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines, is the only Science-Technology High School in the National Capital Region with the Strengthened Technical-Vocational Education Program curriculum.Founded in 1951, the school has...

, Batasan Hills National High School, and the University of the Philippines Integrated School
University of the Philippines Integrated School
The University of the Philippines Integrated School is the laboratory school of the University of the Philippines Diliman College of Education.-History:...

. Quezon City also holds the largest number of private elementary and secondary schools in Metro Manila, such as Ateneo de Manila High School, Claret School of Quezon City
Claret School of Quezon City
The Claret School of Quezon City is a Catholic school for boys run by the Claretian Missionaries and established in June 1967. It was named after its patron saint, St. Anthony Mary Claret, who founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is located at Mahinhin...

, Sacred Heart Academy (with branches in La Loma and Novaliches), Diliman Preparatory School
Diliman Preparatory School
Diliman Preparatory School is a private school in Quezon City which held the attempt to break the World Record in Swim Relay last December 10-11, 2010. The 24-hour event started 4:00 p.m., December 10, and ended at the same time on December 11. It was 496 short of the world record of 5,028 swimmers...

, Miriam College
Miriam College
Miriam College is a non-stock, non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers academic programs from pre-elementary to post-graduate and adult education levels that develop the learning and caring competencies of students and...

, School of the Holy Spirit
School of the Holy Spirit
School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City or SHSQC is a private all-girls Catholic school located in BF Homes, Quezon City, Philippines. The school is run by the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit, a congregation established by German saint, Arnold Janssen.-History:German diocesan...

, School of Saint Anthony
School of Saint Anthony
School of Saint Anthony, Quezon City , was founded in 1983 as Saint Anthony Learning Center by spouses Dr. Enrique F. Coralejo and Mrs. Victoria A. Coralejo....

, Mater Carmeli School
Mater Carmeli School
Mater Carmeli School - Novaliches, located at Sacred Heart Village, Novaliches, Quezon City, is a private Catholic educational institution owned and managed by the Carmelite Missionaries. It was founded in 1986 on a piece of property adjacent to the Novitiate House of the Carmelite Missionaries in...

, Grace Christian High School, Quezon City Christian Academy, Lourdes School of Quezon City
Lourdes School of Quezon City
Lourdes School Quezon City is a private, Catholic educational institution owned and founded by the Capuchins in Quezon City, Philippines, beside the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The school is also known by the acronym LSQC, which differentiates it from its sister school, Lourdes School...

, Our Lady of Fatima University
Our Lady of Fatima University
Our Lady of Fatima University, formerly known as Our Lady of Fatima College, and also formerly known as Fatima Medical Science Foundation, Incorporated is a private university in the Philippines. It has three main campuses, one based in Valenzuela City, the other in Quezon City, and the third in...

, Falcon School (Quezon City), Divine Grace School, Holy Family School, St. Bridget School, Quezon City Academy
Quezon City Academy
Quezon City Academy is a Private Secondary school located at 1144 Epifanio Delos Santos Avenue , in Quezon City, Philippines.- Humble Beginnings :...

, Saint Claire School, and Kostka School. The diocesan schools are the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral School (Diocese of Cubao) and Good Shepherd Cathedral School (Diocese of Novaliches). Many Catholic parishes also operate parochial schools of their own as well.

Transportation

Currently, two elevated light rail systems and one heavy rail system run through Quezon City:
LRT 1
Manila LRT Yellow Line
The Manila LRT Yellow Line is the first metro line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. Presently, the line contains twenty-two stations and runs over twenty point seven kilometers of fully elevated track...

 – at EDSA (C-4) connecting North Avenue
North Avenue LRT Station
North Avenue LRT Station, officially named Metro Manila Integrated Rail Terminal or Common Station, is a proposed station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line under the Line 1 North Extension Project. It is also the first trans-modular station in the Philippines that will connect with LRT-1, MRT-3, MRT-7...

 and Baclaran
Baclaran LRT Station
Baclaran LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line . The station is located on the last stretches of Taft Avenue, in the Pasay City portion of Baclaran, and, like all other stations on the LRT-1, Baclaran station is above-ground on viaduct...

 (Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

) LRT 2
Manila LRT Purple Line
The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground...

 – at Aurora Boulevard (R-6) connecting Santolan
Santolan LRT Station
Santolan LRT Station, or M. A. Roxas LRT Station, is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Santolan Station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located on the stretch of the Marcos Highway and is named after the barangay that it is in, Barangay...

 (Pasig City
Pasig City
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region...

) and C.M.Recto Avenue
Recto LRT Station
Recto LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Recto station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila. The station is named after C.M. Recto Avenue, where the station sits above it. The avenue in turn is...

 (Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

), and MRT 3
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

 – at EDSA (C-4) from Taft Avenue
Taft Avenue MRT Station
Taft Avenue MRT Station is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line , and is the only MRT station in Pasay City. Like all other MRT stations, Taft Avenue is above-ground, although it is the only station that is at grade, lying directly on flat ground...

 (R-2 in Pasay City
Pasay City
The City of Pasay is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is bordered on the north by the country's capital, Manila, to the northeast by Makati City, to the east by Taguig City, and Parañaque City to the south.Pasay City was one of the original four...

) to North Avenue
North Avenue MRT Station
North Avenue MRT-3 Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . North Avenue is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line...

.

An elevated rail transit system (MRT-4) that was supposed to follow the general alignment of Quezon and Commonwealth Avenues (R-7) was shelved. In its place, a 22 kilometer rail system will be built. The MRT-7 project will commence at North Avenue, connecting the MRT-3 at its northern terminus. It will then go through Commonwealth Avenue, then through Regalado, Quirino Highway, ending in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan. The system has a proposed spur line to connect itself to MRT-2 in Katipunan, passing through the University of the Philippines Diliman and Katipunan Avenue.

The following elevated railway stations in the city (Only 13 Stations):

MRT-3
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

 (with 5 Stations):
  • North Avenue
    North Avenue MRT Station
    North Avenue MRT-3 Station, also called North for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . North Avenue is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line...

    -(Connected to LRT-1 Yellow Line
    Manila LRT Yellow Line
    The Manila LRT Yellow Line is the first metro line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. Presently, the line contains twenty-two stations and runs over twenty point seven kilometers of fully elevated track...

    )
  • Quezon Avenue
    Quezon Avenue MRT Station
    Quezon Avenue MRT Station, also called Quezon for short, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . Quezon Avenue station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Diliman in Quezon City and is named after Quezon Avenue, one of the busy...

  • Kamuning
    Kamuning MRT Station
    Kamuning MRT Station, also called GMA-Kamuning MRT Station, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . Kamuning station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line...

  • Araneta Center-Cubao
    Araneta Center-Cubao MRT Station
    Araneta Center-Cubao MRT Station, usually called Cubao MRT Station, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line . Araneta Center-Cubao station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line...

    -(Connected to LRT-2 Purple Line
    Manila LRT Purple Line
    The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground...

    )
  • Santolan
    Santolan MRT Station
    Santolan MRT Station, also known as Santolan-Annapolis MRT Station, is a station on the Manila MRT Blue Line .The station is the fifth station for trains headed to North Avenue and the ninth station for trains headed to Taft Avenue....


LRT-2
Manila LRT Purple Line
The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground...

 (with 5 Stations):
  • Gilmore
    Gilmore LRT Station
    Gilmore LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line in the Philippines. Gilmore station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line...

  • Betty Go-Belmonte
    Betty Go-Belmonte LRT Station
    Betty Go-Belmonte LRT Station, formerly called Boston LRT Station, is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Betty-Go Belmonte station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in New Manila in Quezon City and is named after Betty Go-Belmonte,...

  • Araneta Center-Cubao
    Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station
    Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station, usually called Cubao LRT Station, is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . The station is located in Cubao in Quezon City and is named because of its location in the district of the same name and its location near the famed Araneta Center, one of the...

    -(Connected to MRT-3 Blue Line
    Manila Metro Rail Transit System
    The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

    )
  • Anonas
    Anonas LRT Station
    Anonas LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Anonas station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Project 3 in Quezon City and is named because of its location near Anonas Avenue....

  • Katipunan
    Katipunan LRT Station
    Katipunan LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . It is the only underground station in the entire LRT system. The station is located in Loyola Heights in Quezon City and is named because of its location on Katipunan Avenue, one of Quezon City's main thoroughfares...


LRT-1
Manila LRT Yellow Line
The Manila LRT Yellow Line is the first metro line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. Presently, the line contains twenty-two stations and runs over twenty point seven kilometers of fully elevated track...

 (with 3 Stations)
  • Balintawak
    Balintawak LRT Station
    Balintawak LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line, and has been constructed during the Line 1 North Extension Project. It opened on March 22, 2010...

  • Roosevelt
    Roosevelt LRT Station
    Roosevelt LRT Station, also called Congressional Avenue or Muñoz LRT Station is a station of the Manila LRT Yellow Line and has been constructed during the Line 1 North Extension Project...

  • North Avenue
    North Avenue LRT Station
    North Avenue LRT Station, officially named Metro Manila Integrated Rail Terminal or Common Station, is a proposed station on the Manila LRT Yellow Line under the Line 1 North Extension Project. It is also the first trans-modular station in the Philippines that will connect with LRT-1, MRT-3, MRT-7...

    -(Connected to MRT-3 Blue Line
    Manila Metro Rail Transit System
    The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

    )

Public transportation within the city, like in most of the urban areas in the Philippines, is facilitated mostly using inexpensive jeepney
Jeepney
Jeepneys are the most popular means of public transportation in the Philippines. They were originally made from US military jeeps left over from World War II and are known for their flamboyant decoration and crowded seating...

s and bus
Bus
A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are...

es. Tricycles give access to more secluded areas, while taxi cabs
Taxicabs of the Philippines
Taxicabs of the Philippines are one of the modes of transportation in the country. They are regulated by the Department of Transportation and Communications and by the Land Transportation Office . The taxicabs there vary from models and uses...

 are available to navigate any course.

This City has 3 Circumferential Roads. The following are:
  • C-3: Sgt. Emilio Rivera Avenue and Araneta Avenue
  • C-4: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
    Epifanio de los Santos Avenue
    Epifanio de los Santos Avenue , formerly known as Highway 54, is the main circumferential road and highway of Metro Manila in the Philippines. It is an important commuting artery between the northern and southern parts of the metropolitan area...

     or EDSA
  • C-5
    Circumferential Road 5
    Circumferential Road 5, also known as C-5 is a beltway which stretches from Parañaque City to Valenzuela City in Metro Manila, the Philippines...

    : Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora Avenue, Congressional Avenue Extension, Katipunan Avenue and E. Rodriguez Avenue


For the list of other Quezon City Major Roads, see Major roads in Metro Manila
Major roads in Metro Manila
Metro Manila has a very extensive roadway system connecting the cities and municipalities of the metropolis and its surrounding provinces. The major roadways are the ten radial roads, braching from the capital city of Manila, and the five circumferential roads, which form semicircles around the...


Religion

The majority of the population is Roman Catholic, and in 2002, Quezon City was made an episcopal see
Episcopal See
An episcopal see is, in the original sense, the official seat of a bishop. This seat, which is also referred to as the bishop's cathedra, is placed in the bishop's principal church, which is therefore called the bishop's cathedral...

 for two new Catholic dioceses: Cubao
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines...

and Novaliches
Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches is a Diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.-Vision:...

, as the very populous Archdiocese of Manila was carved up and five new dioceses created. A number of religious orders have set up convents and seminaries in the city. Various Protestant faiths have seen a significant increase in membership over recent decades and are well represented in Quezon City. While the Islam
Islam
Islam . The most common are and .   : Arabic pronunciation varies regionally. The first vowel ranges from ~~. The second vowel ranges from ~~~...

ic faith has its largest concentrations in the south of the Philippines, there is a significant population in Quezon City. The Salam compound in Barangay Culiat houses one of the area's landmark mosques. The Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ)
Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo also known as INC, is the largest entirely indigenous Christian religious organization that originated from the Philippines and the largest independent church in Asia. Due to a number of similarities, some Protestant writers describe the INC's doctrines as restorationist in...

 Central Office is located in Quezon City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have Manila Philippines Temple
Manila Philippines Temple
The Manila Philippines Temple is the 29th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.On April 1, 1981, it was announced that a LDS temple would be built in the Philippines. The groundbreaking and site dedication for the temple were on August 25, 1982. Back in January 1981,...

 and the Missionary Training Center
Missionary Training Center
Missionary Training Centers are centers devoted to training missionaries for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The flagship MTC is located in Provo, Utah, USA, adjacent to the campus of Brigham Young University....

 located at Temple Drive Greenmeadows Subdivision of the city. The Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name
Apollo Quiboloy
Apollo Carreon Quiboloy is the founder and leader of the Philippines-based Restorationist Christian church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. He has made claims that he is the "Appointed Son of God".-Early years:...

 located at Novaliches (Central Office), EDSA-Cubao, Muñoz and Fairview. The Philippine Branch office of the Jehovah's Witnesses is located in San Francisco del Monte Avenue. The seat of the Presiding Bishop, the Cathedral of Sts. Mary and John of the Episcopal Church
Episcopal Church in the Philippines
The Episcopal Church in the Philippines is a province of the Anglican Communion first established by the Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1901 by American missionaries led by Charles Henry Brent, who served as the first resident bishop. It became an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion...

, the national offices of the United Church of Christ in the Philippines
United Church of Christ in the Philippines
The United Church of Christ in the Philippines is a Christian denomination in the Philippines...

, the National Council of Churches in the Philippines
National Council of Churches in the Philippines
The National Council of Churches in the Philippines is a fellowship of ten mainline Protestant and non-Roman Catholic denominations, and ten service-oriented organizations in the Philippines. It represents close to twelve million adherents. Advocacy for environmental protection and against...

 as well as a number of Protestant seminaries are located in the city. The headquarters of the UCKG HelpCenter (Universal Church of the Kingdom of God) is located at the former Quezon Theater building. The headquarters of Bread of Life Ministries International
Bread of Life Ministries International
Bread of Life Ministries International is an Evangelical megachurch founded by Rev. Caesar "Butch" L. Conde. Its headquarter is located at Crossroad77, Mother Ignacia Avenue cor. Scout Reyes Street, Quezon City, Philippines...

, is a Christian megachurch located in its own ministry center, Crossroad77 in Mother Ignacia Ave. in scout area. While the Church So Blessed, also a Christian church located in front of GMA Network and in Commonwealth Ave.

Government

Like other cities in the Philippines, Quezon City is governed by a mayor and vice mayor elected to three-year terms. The mayor is the executive head and leads the city's departments in executing the city ordinances and improving public services. The vice mayor heads the legislative council consisting of 24 members. These councilors represent the four (4) legislative districts of the city. The council is in charge of formulating and enacting city ordinances.

Quezon City, being a part of the Metro Manila
Metro Manila
Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

 region, has its mayor in the Metro Manila Council headed by the Metro Manila Development Authority (MMDA). This council formulates development plans that seeks to solve the problems and improve the conditions in the metropolis.

Quezon City is made up of 142 barangay
Barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...

s (the smallest local government units) which handle governance in a much smaller area. These barangays are grouped into the aforementioned legislative districts. Each district, in turn is represented in the House of Representatives of the Philippines.

Mayors

President Manuel L. Quezon acted as mayor from October 12 to November 4, 1939, pending the resignation from another position of his intended appointee, Tomas B. Morato. Since a president can, under Philippine law, hold multiple portfolios inferior to the position of president, Quezon took the position of mayor in a concurrent capacity. However, it is erroneous to view him as the first mayor, as a president holding a concurrent position is not listed in the roster of incumbents for those offices.

Diliman

Diliman, located at the center of southern Quezon City, is where many government offices, including City Hall, are located. Diliman is home to several educational institutions such as the University of the Philippines Diliman, FEU-FERN College
Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Educational Foundation
FEU Diliman , is one of the schools of the Far Eastern University group. It is a non-stock, non-profit educational institution at Sampaguita Avenue, Mapayapa Village, Diliman, Quezon City. It was established in 1994 to commemorate the birth centennial of Nicanor Reyes Sr., The founder and first...

, Philippine Science High School Main Campus
Philippine Science High School Main Campus
The Philippine Science High School Main Campus in Diliman, Quezon City, is the first campus of the Philippine Science High School System, a specialized public high school that caters to scientifically and mathematically-gifted high school students from all over the Philippines...

, Claret School of Quezon City
Claret School of Quezon City
The Claret School of Quezon City is a Catholic school for boys run by the Claretian Missionaries and established in June 1967. It was named after its patron saint, St. Anthony Mary Claret, who founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is located at Mahinhin...

, School of the Holy Spirit
School of the Holy Spirit
School of the Holy Spirit of Quezon City or SHSQC is a private all-girls Catholic school located in BF Homes, Quezon City, Philippines. The school is run by the Missionary Sisters, Servants of the Holy Spirit, a congregation established by German saint, Arnold Janssen.-History:German diocesan...

, Diliman Preparatory School
Diliman Preparatory School
Diliman Preparatory School is a private school in Quezon City which held the attempt to break the World Record in Swim Relay last December 10-11, 2010. The 24-hour event started 4:00 p.m., December 10, and ended at the same time on December 11. It was 496 short of the world record of 5,028 swimmers...

, and Quezon City Science High School
Quezon City Science High School
Quezon City Science High School is the Regional Science High School for the National Capital Region. It is the premier science high school of Quezon City, and is regarded as one of the prestigious sciences triumvirate of the Republic of the Philippines. It is located at Bago-Bantay, Quezon City,...

, the regional science high school in NCR region.

At the center of Diliman lies the Quezon Memorial Circle
Quezon Memorial Circle
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park and shrine located in Quezon City, former capital of the Philippines . The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road. Its main feature is a mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L...

, where the late President Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
Manuel Luis Quezón y Molina served as president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 to 1944. He was the first Filipino to head a government of the Philippines...

 is interred. Around the monument is the two-kilometer Quezon Memorial Circle, also known as the Elliptical Road (R-7/C-5).

The Quezon City Hall, one of the tallest city halls in the country, is located along the Circle. Surrounding the city hall are spacious parks and open areas. The head offices of some national government are located in Diliman:
  • Land Transportation Office
    Land Transportation Office (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Land Transportation Office , abbreviated as LTO, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for optimizing the land transportation service and facilities and to effectively implement the various transportation...

     (LTO)
  • Bureau of Internal Revenue
    Bureau of Internal Revenue (Philippines)
    The Bureau of Internal Revenue is an attached agency of Department of Finance. BIR collects more than one-half of the total revenues of the government.-Functions:...

     (BIR)
  • Philippine Nuclear Research Institute
    Philippine Nuclear Research Institute
    The Philippine Nuclear Research Institute is a government body in the Philippines, charged with overseeing the peaceful uses of nuclear technology....

     (PNRI)
  • Social Security System
    Social Security System (Philippines)
    The Philippine Social Security System is a social insurance program for workers in the Philippine private sector.-Reference:*...

     (SSS)
  • National Power Corporation
    National Power Corporation
    The National Power Corporation , also known as the NPC or Napocor, is a state-owned company that serves as the largest provider and generator of electricity in the Philippines...

     (NAPOCOR)
  • National Printing Office (NPO)
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
    Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency
    The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency is the lead anti-drugs law enforcement agency, responsible for preventing, investigating and combating any dangerous drugs, controlled precursors and essential chemicals within the Philippines...

     (PDEA)
  • Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB)
  • National Statistics Office
    National Statistics Office (Philippines)
    The National Statistics Office is the Philippine government's major statistical agency responsible in collecting, compiling, classifying, producing, publishing, and disseminating general-purpose statistics as provided for in Commonwealth Act No...

     (NSO)
  • National Housing Authority (NHA)
  • Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board (HLURB)
  • National Telecommunications Commission
    National Telecommunications Commission (Philippines)
    The Philippines' National Telecommunications Commission , abbreviated as NTC, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Commission on Information and Communications Technology responsible for the supervision, adjudication and control over all telecommunications services throughout the...

     (NTC)
  • Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
    Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology
    The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology is a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide information on the activities of volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis, as well as other specialized information and services primarily for the protection of life and property and in...

     (PHIVOLCS)
  • Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
    Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration
    The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration is a Philippine national institution dedicated to provide flood and typhoon warnings, public weather forecasts and advisories, meteorological, astronomical, climatological, and other specialized information and...

     (PAGASA)
  • Advanced Science and Technology Institute (ASTI)
  • Land Transportation Franchishing and Regulatory Board
    Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board , abbreviated as LTFRB, is an agency of the Philippine government under the Department of Transportation and Communications responsible for promulgating, administering, enforcing, and monitoring compliance of policies, laws, and...

     (LTFRB)
  • Philippine Information Agency (PIA)
  • National Computer Center (NCC)
  • Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT)
  • Commission on Higher Education (CHED)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Center (OSHC)
  • Office of the Ombudsman
    Philippine Ombudsman
    The Ombudsman of the Philippines is an ombudsman responsible for investigating and prosecuting Philippine government officials accused of crimes....

  • Court of Tax Appeals
    Philippine Court of Tax Appeals
    The Court of Tax Appeals of the Philippines is the special court of limited jurisdiction, and has the same level with the Court of Appeals. The court consists of 8 Associate Justices and 1 Presiding Justice...

  • The Departments of Agriculture
    Department of Agriculture (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Department of Agriculture , abbreviated as DA, is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for boosting the income of farmers as well as reducing the incidence of poverty in the rural sector, as stipulated inthe Government's Medium Term Philippine...

     (DA), Agrarian Reform
    Department of Agrarian Reform (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Department of Agrarian Reform , abbreviated as the DAR, is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for all land reform programs in the country, with the purported aim of promoting social justice and industrialization through massive taxation of rich and...

     (DAR), Interior and Local Government
    Department of the Interior and Local Government (Philippines)
    The Philippines' Department of the Interior and Local Government is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety, and strengthening the capabilities of local government units...

     (DILG), Environment and Natural Resources
    Department of Environment and Natural Resources (Philippines)
    The Department of Environment and Natural Resources is the executive department of the Philippine government responsible for governing and supervising the exploration, development, utilization, and conservation of the country's natural resources.-History:The Department of Environment and Natural...

     (DENR) and Social Welfare and Development
    Department of Social Welfare and Development (Philippines)
    The Philippines Department of Social Welfare and Development is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for the protection of the social welfare rights of Filipinos and to promote social development.-History:...

     (DSWD).


Near the Circle are many important health centers and institutions. Along East Avenue stand the Philippine Heart Center
Philippine Heart Center
The Philippine Heart Center in Quezon City was established through Presidential Decree No. 673 issued by president Ferdinand E. Marcos in 1975. Its original name was the Philippine Heart Center for Asia and was changed to its current form in 1975. It was inaugurated on Valentine's Day, February 14,...

, the East Avenue Medical Center (EAMC), the National Kidney and Transplant Institute
National Kidney and Transplant Institute
The National Kidney and Transplant Institute is a tertiary hospital located in Quezon City, Philippines, Asia...

, and the Philippine Mental Health Association. Along North Avenue is the Veterans Memorial Medical Center
Veterans Memorial Medical Center
The Veterans Memorial Medical Center was established in 1955 with full US government assistance under the US Veterans Administration to provide quality hospitalization, medical care and treatment to Filipino veterans as provided by U.S. public law...

 (VMMC) and the Philippine Health Association. The Philippine Children's Medical Center and Lung Center of the Philippines are located along Quezon Avenue (R-7).

The headquarters of PTV, RPN
Radio Philippines Network
Radio Philippines Network, Inc. is a broadcast television network in the Philippines co-owned by the Government Communications Group, Solar Entertainment Corporation, Far East Managers and Investors Inc., and private sectors. This station studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol...

, IBC
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation
Intercontinental Broadcasting Corporation is a Philippine VHF television network of the Government Communications Group headed by the Press Secretary. Its studios are located at Broadcast City, Old Balara, Capitol Hills, Diliman, Quezon City and its transmitter is located at the Coca Cola plant,...

, PBS, ABS-CBN Broadcast Center, and GMA Network Center
GMA Network Center
The GMA Network Center is the headquarters of the GMA Network, a major radio and television network in the Philippines. It is located at EDSA corner South Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City. It is the network's main television and radio production center, and its main transmission facility for most of...

 are also located in Diliman. The online publication covering Diliman, the Diliman Diary, is also based there.

Most of the rest of the area is residential. Some villages in this portion of Diliman are Teachers Village, U.P. Village, and Sikatuna Village. Those closer to the University of the Philippines campus such as Teachers Village and U.P. Village remain mostly residential although there are two major secondary schools in the area namely Claret School of Quezon City
Claret School of Quezon City
The Claret School of Quezon City is a Catholic school for boys run by the Claretian Missionaries and established in June 1967. It was named after its patron saint, St. Anthony Mary Claret, who founded the Congregation of Missionary Sons of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. It is located at Mahinhin...

 and Holy Family School, and many have converted spare rooms into boarding facilities for out-of-town students attending schools in the area: U.P., Ateneo, and Miriam College
Miriam College
Miriam College is a non-stock, non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers academic programs from pre-elementary to post-graduate and adult education levels that develop the learning and caring competencies of students and...

. The eastern edge of the Diliman area is roughly bound by Katipunan Avenue which passes in front of Ateneo and Miriam and runs behind the U.P Diliman campus.

Commonwealth Ave : Old Balara, Holy Spirit, Batasan Area and Fairview

North of Diliman lies the Commonwealth area, so named because of Commonwealth Avenue (R-7) (formerly called Don Mariano Marcos Avenue) which runs through its center. This is primarily a middle-class residential area home to many subdivisions (residential associations) such as Don Jose Heights, Ideal Subdivision, Jordan Park Homes, Palmera Homes QC, Casa Milan, Geneva Gardens, Doña Carmen Subdivision, Filinvest 1 and 2 and other subdivisions. The population is so big as it is equivalent to a single highly-urbanized city. These include the areas of Batasan Hills
Batasan Hills, Quezon City
Batasan Hills is a barangay located in the 2nd District of Quezon City, Philippines. It borders the barangays of Commonwealth and Bagong Silangan to the north, Barangay Holy Spirit to the west, Barangay Matandang Balara to the south, and the town of San Mateo, Rizal to the east...

 (formerly called Constitution Hills), and within the proposed National Government Center.

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Tandang Sora

This is located between Commonwealth to the east, North Ave to the south, San Francisco del Monte (Frisco) Avenue to the west and Fairview-Sauyo to the north. It takes its name from the "Grand Old Lady of the Revolution", Melchora Aquino
Melchora Aquino
Melchora Aquino de Ramos was a Filipina revolutionary who became known as "Tandang Sora" in the history of the Philippines because of her age when the Philippine Revolution broke out in 1896...

 or Tandang Sora, whose remains lie on the Himlayang Pilipino memorial park at Barangay Pasong Tamo.

The area is primarily residential with Projects 6 and 8 located here, as are other subdivisions, like Town & Country Gardenville, San Pedro Subdivisions, National Power Corporation
National Power Corporation
The National Power Corporation , also known as the NPC or Napocor, is a state-owned company that serves as the largest provider and generator of electricity in the Philippines...

 or NPC Village, National Irrigation Administration or NIA Village, Reymar Subdivision, Philand Subdivision, Villa Corrina, San Miguel Village, Gloria Subdivisions, Jem Subdivisions, Corazonville subdivision and many more. A large portion of Tandang Sora district is Barangay Bahay Toro, where a historic site of the Philippine Revolution known as Pugad Lawin is located. There are some industrial facilities especially near the Mindanao Avenue area. Culiat, a Muslim compound, is also to be found here, as are the central offices of the Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo
Iglesia ni Cristo also known as INC, is the largest entirely indigenous Christian religious organization that originated from the Philippines and the largest independent church in Asia. Due to a number of similarities, some Protestant writers describe the INC's doctrines as restorationist in...

 and New Era University
New Era University
New Era University is a private, non-sectarian educational institution established by Iglesia Ni Cristo. It is located along Central Avenue, New Era, Quezon City.-History:...

. The transmitter of GMA 7 (DZBB-TV)
DZBB-TV
DZBB-TV, channel 7, is the flagship station of Philippine television network GMA Network, Inc. Its studios are located at the GMA Network Center, at the corner of Timog Avenue and Epifanio de los Santos Avenue in Quezon City...

 is located near Culiat. Many educational centers are also within the area.

Also in the area are Congressional Avenue, Visayas Avenue, and Mindanao Avenue (forming part of C-5).

Loyola Heights

Loyola Heights, to the southeast of Diliman is Marikina City
Marikina City
Marikina, officially the City of Marikina, known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, was former capital of the province of Manila during the declaration of Philippine Independence and one of the sixteen cities within the Manila Metropolitan Area. Marikina is part of Eastern Manila District of...

's gateway to Quezon City. The Aurora Boulevard (R-6) and Katipunan Avenue (C-5) provide easy access, but often experience traffic jams during rush hours. Also located in Loyola Heights is the Katipunan Station
Katipunan LRT Station
Katipunan LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . It is the only underground station in the entire LRT system. The station is located in Loyola Heights in Quezon City and is named because of its location on Katipunan Avenue, one of Quezon City's main thoroughfares...

 of the Manila LRT Purple Line
Manila LRT Purple Line
The Manila LRT Purple Line is the second line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line contains eleven stations and runs over 13.8 kilometers of mostly elevated track, with the exception of Katipunan station, which is underground...

 (LRT-2), which runs in an east-west direction, providing rapid access to the cities of Manila
Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

, Quezon City, Marikina
Marikina City
Marikina, officially the City of Marikina, known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines, was former capital of the province of Manila during the declaration of Philippine Independence and one of the sixteen cities within the Manila Metropolitan Area. Marikina is part of Eastern Manila District of...

 and Pasig
Pasig City
The City of Pasig is one of the city municipalities of Metro Manila in the Philippines and was the former capital of the province of Rizal prior to the formation of this grouping of cities designated as the National Capital Region...

, and San Juan
San Juan, Metro Manila
The City of San Juan or simply San Juan is a city in Metro Manila in the Philippines. Before the creation of Metro Manila, it was part of Rizal Province. Currently the smallest city in the region and the country in terms of area, San Juan is one of the smallest among the cities and municipalities...

. Passengers can transfer to the Manila LRT Yellow Line
Manila LRT Yellow Line
The Manila LRT Yellow Line is the first metro line of the Manila Light Rail Transit System. Presently, the line contains twenty-two stations and runs over twenty point seven kilometers of fully elevated track...

 at Recto
Recto LRT Station
Recto LRT Station is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . Recto station is one of the many elevated stations that can be found on the line. The station is located in Santa Cruz in Manila. The station is named after C.M. Recto Avenue, where the station sits above it. The avenue in turn is...

 station in Manila, or to the Manila Metro Rail Transit System
Manila Metro Rail Transit System
The Metro Rail Transit is Metro Manila's third rapid transit line. It forms part of the Strong Republic Transit System, which includes the Manila Light Rail Transit System. The line operates under the name Metrostar Express and is colored blue on rail maps.The line is located along the Epifanio de...

 (Blue Line) at Araneta Center-Cubao
Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station
Araneta Center-Cubao LRT Station, usually called Cubao LRT Station, is a station on the Manila LRT Purple Line . The station is located in Cubao in Quezon City and is named because of its location in the district of the same name and its location near the famed Araneta Center, one of the...

 station.

The main campus of the Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is a private teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It began in 1859 when the City of Manila handed control of the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros, Manila, to the Jesuits...

 and Miriam College
Miriam College
Miriam College is a non-stock, non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers academic programs from pre-elementary to post-graduate and adult education levels that develop the learning and caring competencies of students and...

 are located in Loyola Heights.

Loyola Heights also has numerous commercial study centers such as The Loyola Heights-Xavierville Kumon Center, Newton Study Center, LHSC, and others which offer after-school tutorial services.

Loyola Heights is an upper middle-class and rich residential area that caters to students of the Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
The Ateneo de Manila University is a private teaching and research university run by the Society of Jesus in the Philippines. It began in 1859 when the City of Manila handed control of the Escuela Municipal de Manila in Intramuros, Manila, to the Jesuits...

, University of the Philippines Diliman, and Miriam College
Miriam College
Miriam College is a non-stock, non-profit Filipino Catholic educational institution for girls and young women in Quezon City, Philippines. It offers academic programs from pre-elementary to post-graduate and adult education levels that develop the learning and caring competencies of students and...

, members of the schools' faculty and staff, and their families. La Vista Subdivision, north of Miriam College, is an upscale gated community
Gated community
In its modern form, a gated community is a form of residential community or housing estate containing strictly-controlled entrances for pedestrians, bicycles, and automobiles, and often characterized by a closed perimeter of walls and fences. Gated communities usually consist of small residential...

 where some of the country's top politicians own residences, including President
President of the Philippines
The President of the Philippines is the head of state and head of government of the Philippines. The president leads the executive branch of the Philippine government and is the commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Philippines...

 Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo
Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is a Filipino politician who served as the 14th President of the Philippines from 2001 to 2010, as the 12th Vice President of the Philippines from 1998 to 2001, and is currently a member of the House of Representatives representing the 2nd District of Pampanga...

, as well as many of the country's moneyed elite. Accessed through La Vista is Loyola Grand Villas, another upscale gated community. Across Katipunan, the main thoroughfare of the area, are Varsity Hills and Xavierville, both upper class and upper middle-class subdivisions. Near these areas, and right beside La Vista, are some squatters' settlements
Slum
A slum, as defined by United Nations agency UN-HABITAT, is a run-down area of a city characterized by substandard housing and squalor and lacking in tenure security. According to the United Nations, the percentage of urban dwellers living in slums decreased from 47 percent to 37 percent in the...

, making the Loyola Heights area a place of mixed socio-economic classes.

Cubao

Cubao, south of Diliman is an important commercial area. At its heart is the Araneta Center
Araneta Center
The Araneta Center is a 35-hectare commercial area in Quezon City, Philippines. Araneta Center Inc. , controlled by the Araneta family, is the owner, developer and manager of Araneta Center, which brings in an estimated 1 million visitors daily...

 along EDSA (C-4) and Aurora Boulevard (R-6). It is a 35-hectare commercial estate owned and developed by the Araneta family. Department stores and retail centers can also be found here, such as Gateway Mall, Plaza Fair, Rustan's, Shopwise Supercenter, SM Cubao, Ali Mall and Farmer's Plaza. At the center is Araneta Coliseum
Araneta Coliseum
The Smart Araneta Coliseum, known as The Big Dome is an indoor multi-purpose sports arena located in the Cubao area of Quezon City, Philippines...

, often called the Big Dome. Many musical concerts, ice shows, circus shows, religious crusades, wrestling, cock-fighting and basketball games are held in this 20,000-capacity coliseum. In the outskirts of Araneta Center is the Cubao Expo, an artists' colony and site of weekend flea markets. It is also a home to call centers like APAC, Telus, and Stellar.

Cubao is also the home of the Cubao Cathedral
Cubao Cathedral
Cubao Cathedral, formally known as the Immaculate Conception Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic church located at Lantana Street, Cubao, Quezon City in the Philippines. It is the cathedral or seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao. It is also part of the Vicariate of the Holy Family...

 the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines...

.

SM Hypermarket is located just outside the Araneta Center, along EDSA.

Nightclubs also abound within the Cubao area, catering to a full range of tastes.

There are residential areas ranging from the middle class to the upper-upper class. Araneta Center is also home to the Embassy of the Republic of Colombia.

North from Araneta Center along EDSA (C-4) are numerous bus terminals, a place where one can take a bus ride to almost any point in Luzon as well as in the Visayas especially Samar
Samar
Samar, formerly and also known as Western Samar, is a province in the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Catbalogan City and covers the western portion of Samar as well as several islands in the Samar Sea located to the west of the mainland...

, Leyte
Leyte
Leyte is a province of the Philippines located in the Eastern Visayas region. Its capital is Tacloban City and occupies the northern three-quarters of the Leyte Island. Leyte is located west of Samar Island, north of Southern Leyte and south of Biliran...

, and Iloilo
Iloilo
Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Iloilo occupies the southeast portion of Panay Island and is bordered by Antique Province to the west and Capiz Province and the Jintotolo Channel to the north. Just off Iloilo's southeast coast is Guimaras Province,...

. It is also an intersection point for two of city's commuter train lines (the MRT-3 and the LRT-2).

Bagumbayan

Located at the southeastern corner of Quezon City, Bagumbayan is one of the newly developed commercial areas in Quezon City. The Eastwood City
Eastwood City
Eastwood City is a commercial and residential development located in the Libis area of Quezon City in the Philippines. It is developed by Megaworld Corporation. It currently hosts 12 luxury residential condominium towers, with several more being developed....

 Business Center is situated here. It consists of several office and residential skyscrapers, including many local IT and consumer electronic firms. Numerous bars and restaurants have been put up since 2000 along E. Rodriguez Jr. Avenue (C-5). Many of which are open-air restaurants and coffee shops reminiscent of Paris boulevards, but with a modern architecture. With this, Bagumbayan is fast becoming one of the hippest areas for night entertainment, similar to the Malate
Malate, Manila
Malate is an old district of the city of Manila in Metro Manila, the Philippines. The district is located at the southern end of the city of Manila, bordered by Pasay City to the south, by Manila Bay to the west, by the district of Ermita to the north and by the districts of Paco and San Andres to...

 and Ermita
Ermita, Manila
Ermita is a district of Manila, Philippines located halfway between Intramuros and Malate.-History:Ermita was founded in the late 16th century...

 districts of Manila.

West of Bagumbayan are many high-end gated communities like the Acropolis, Blue Ridge, Greenmeadows, White Plains, Corinthian Hills, and Corinthian Gardens. Further west are Camp Aguinaldo
Camp Aguinaldo
Camp Aguinaldo is the military headquarters of the Philippine Army and the Armed Forces of the Philippines and is located in Quezon City in the Philippines. It is along Epifanio de los Santos Ave. , in front of Camp Crame, the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police...

 and Camp Crame
Camp Crame
Camp Crame is the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police and is located in along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City...

. Camp Aguinaldo is the general headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines
Armed Forces of the Philippines
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is composed of the Philippine Army, Philippine Navy and Philippine Air Force...

 while Camp Crame is the headquarters of the Philippine National Police
Philippine National Police
The Philippine National Police is the national police force of the Republic of the Philippines. It is both a national and a local police force in that it does provides all law enforcement services throughout the Philippines...

. Bagumbayan also covers a smallest portion of Ortigas Avenue at the corner of EDSA (at the side of Corinthian Gardens) where Robinsons Galleria
Robinsons Galleria
Robinsons Galleria is a large shopping mall located at EDSA corner Ortigas Avenue, Quezon City just near SM Megamall. It is Robinsons' flagship mall. The mall is owned by John Gokongwei, founder of JG Summit Holdings and Robinsons Land Corp. It was built in 1990 with a total gross floor area of...

, EDSA Shrine, and Cyberpod Corinthian are located.

Timog area

Surrounding Timog Avenue (South Avenue) and Tomas Morato Avenue is a popular entertainment area. Located along these two avenues are many fine-dining restaurants and bars. Discothèques, Karaoke
Karaoke
is a form of interactive entertainment or video game in which amateur singers sing along with recorded music using a microphone and public address system. The music is typically a well-known pop song minus the lead vocal. Lyrics are usually displayed on a video screen, along with a moving symbol,...

 joints and comedy bars provide patrons with all-night long recreation. It is home to many gay bars such as Chicos
CHICOS
The California High School Cosmic Ray Observatory, , operated by the Kellogg Laboratory at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California, USA, is one of the world's largest ongoing Cosmic Ray observatory programs...

, Adonis and Gigolo
Gigolo
Gigolo may refer to:* A male prostitute, escort, or dancer, who offers services to women* Gigolo , a 2006 single by Helena Paparizou* Gigolo , a 2003 single by Nick Cannon...

, which are popular for their lively night time entertainment.

In the South Triangle (the area bounded by Quezon Avenue (R-7), Timog Avenue (South Avenue) and EDSA) are located the head offices of ABS-CBN
ABS-CBN
ABS–CBN Corporation is a Philippine-based media conglomerate. It is the Philippines' largest media and entertainment conglomerate. The corporation was the merger of Alto Broadcasting System which at that time owned by James Lindenberg and Antonio Quirino, and the Chronicle Broadcasting Network ...

 and GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

. Most Filipino entertainment shows are produced here, and it is also home to many Filipino celebrities.
Several of the streets in the surrounding area were named in honor of the 22 Boy Scouts
Scouting
Scouting, also known as the Scout Movement, is a worldwide youth movement with the stated aim of supporting young people in their physical, mental and spiritual development, that they may play constructive roles in society....

 who died in a plane crash en route to joining the 11th World Scout Jamboree
11th World Scout Jamboree
The 11th World Scout Jamboree was held in August 1963 and was hosted by Greece at Marathon.The largest contingent for this event was the British, with almost 1,200 Scouts attending ....

. A memorial stands in the center of a rotunda at the intersection of Timog and Tomas Morato Avenues, which accounts for the Timog area being called as the Scout Area. Near the scouting memorial is the location of the former Ozone disco, site of the worst fire in Philippine history
Ozone Disco Club fire
A fire at the Ozone Disco Club in Quezon City, Philippines broke out shortly after midnight, Philippine Standard Time, March 18, 1996 leaving at least 162 people dead...

.

Novaliches

The Northern district is composed of Novaliches, and is primarily residential. The La Mesa Dam Watershed occupies the eastern portion. The La Mesa Dam
La Mesa Dam
The La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park is a dam and an ecological reservation site in Quezon City commissioned in 1929 in the Philippines. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila...

 supplies much of northern Metro Manila's water supply. Adjacent to the watershed is the La Mesa Eco-Park, where one can stroll and unwind at Metro Manila's only forest space. Also located in the park are convention centers, picnic areas, swimming pools, an orchidarium, and a large lagoon for boating activities. It was also the site of the rowing and dragon boat events for the 2005 Southeast Asian Games
2005 Southeast Asian Games
The 23rd Southeast Asian Games were held in the Philippines from November 27 to December 5 in 2005. The games were participated by the eleven nations of Southeast Asia. This was the first time that the opening and closing ceremonies were held in a large open field, despite the fact that Manila...

. Rowing is regularly done here. Also located here are four big malls: SM City Fairview
SM City Fairview
SM City Fairview is a large shopping mall in the Philippines owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. It is located along Quirino Highway, Regalado Ave, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila. It is the second SM Supermall in Quezon City...

, Robinsons Place Novaliches, SM City Novaliches
SM City Novaliches
SM City Novaliches is the 40th mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. It is the 4th SM Supermall in Quezon City and also the last mall to be opened by the company the year 2010. It is located at Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. It has a land area of 77,222 square...

, and Novaliches Plaza Mall.

Novaliches town proper is the site of the Metro Manila College (MMC), formerly known as Novaliches Academy (NA), Quezon City Polytechnic University
Quezon City Polytechnic University
The Quezon City Polytechnic University is a Local university founded by Quezon City government...

 (not to be confused with PUP – Commonwealth Campus), and Sto. Niño de Novaliches School. Barangay Fairview is home to the Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
Far Eastern University - Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation
The Far Eastern University - Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation or FEU-NRMF Institute of Medicine is a medical school in West Fairview, Quezon City, Philippines.-History:...

, National College of Business and Arts
National College of Business and Arts
The National College of Business and Arts is a college in Sampaloc, Manila. Its main campus is in Cubao.- History :The National College of Business and Arts was established in 1968, at the corner of R...

, School of Saint Anthony
School of Saint Anthony
School of Saint Anthony, Quezon City , was founded in 1983 as Saint Anthony Learning Center by spouses Dr. Enrique F. Coralejo and Mrs. Victoria A. Coralejo....

 in Lagro, Mater Carmeli School
Mater Carmeli School
Mater Carmeli School - Novaliches, located at Sacred Heart Village, Novaliches, Quezon City, is a private Catholic educational institution owned and managed by the Carmelite Missionaries. It was founded in 1986 on a piece of property adjacent to the Novitiate House of the Carmelite Missionaries in...

 in Sacred Heart Village, Divine Grace School in Maligaya Park Subdivision, just near SM Fairview, and Novaliches Cathedral
Novaliches Cathedral
Novaliches Cathedral, canonically recognized as the Cathedral-Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd, is a Roman Catholic church located along Regalado Avenue in Fairview Park, Quezon City in the Philippines. It is the mother church of the Diocese of Novaliches. It was established on August 5, 1975...

 (Cathedral Shrine and Parish of the Good Shepherd), the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches
Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Novaliches is a Diocese of the Catholic Church in the Philippines.-Vision:...

.

The name Novaliches probably came from the name of a village outside Valencia, Spain. In the 19th century, the district was known as Hacienda Tala to settlers who cultivated the land and considered it a star ("tala") from heaven. The haciendero, Marquez de Novaliches, was given the title due to his services in the Carlist Wars
Carlist Wars
The Carlist Wars in Spain were the last major European civil wars in which contenders fought to establish their claim to a throne. Several times during the period from 1833 to 1876 the Carlists — followers of Infante Carlos and his descendants — rallied to the cry of "God, Country, and King" and...

 of the 19th century.

Novaliches was once a separate town was part of Rizal province before being ceded to Quezon City in the 1940s. During World War II
World War II
World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

, the La Mesa Dam
La Mesa Dam
The La Mesa Watershed and Eco-Park is a dam and an ecological reservation site in Quezon City commissioned in 1929 in the Philippines. It is part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa water system, which supplies most of the water supply of Metro Manila...

 and Balara Filters were prime targets for Japanese, Filipino and American attacks, being the water sources for most of the northern part of Manila and Rizal.

This district is among the largest in the city, having shared boundaries with the two sections of Caloocan City, Valenzuela City, San Jose del Monte City in Bulacan and Montalban, Rizal. The oldest part of the city is in the town center, aptly named Novaliches Bayan. But because of population growth the density of people gradually widened reaching up the edge of the La Mesa Reservoir (Lagro and Fairview). The population growth started when the National Housing Authority started housing projects in the outskirts of Novaliches and along Tandang Sora; Fairview and Lagro, on opposite sides of the La Mesa Watershed, were developed as housing projects by the Government Service Insurance System.

The studios and broadcast antenna of TV5
Associated Broadcasting Company
The Associated Broadcasting Company, Inc is a television network in the Philippines, with main broadcast facilities and transmitter located at 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. The network was previously known as the , Associated Broadcasting Company remains the legal...

 are located along Quirino Highway, in Barangay San Bartolome.

In 1999, a plebiscite was held among the voters of Quezon City to determine the cityhood of Novaliches. The proposed creation of "Novaliches City" would have resulted in the secession of 15 barangays from Quezon City. At the plebiscite's end, votes that were against the separation heavily outnumbered those that were in favor.

New Manila

New Manila is located on west central portion of the city. This is a largely residential district that was named after Quezon City's neighbor to the southwest, Manila. The area was first settled after the second World War by some of the more affluent families who wished to escape the stress of living in Manila. As a result, many of the houses here stand on lots measuring 500 square meters and above.

The main thoroughfares are Aurora Boulevard, Gilmore Avenue, and Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue. Aurora Boulevard begins at the Quezon City – Manila border and reaches New Manila upon crossing EDSA. Gilmore crosses Ortigas Avenue, giving it access to Mandaluyong, Pasig, and San Juan cities. Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue diverges from Aurora Boulevard a few meters from EDSA.

Aurora Boulevard is the site of Broadway Centrum, where the first GMA Network
GMA Network
GMA Network is a major commercial television & radio network in the Philippines. GMA Network is owned by GMA Network, Inc. a publicly listed company...

 entertainment shows were shot, now given by GMA to Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga!
Eat Bulaga! is a noon-time variety show in the Philippines produced by Television And Production Exponents Inc. and aired by GMA Network. The show is broadcast from The New TAPE Studios at the GMA Broadway Centrum in New Manila, Quezon City. Eat Bulaga! is aired Weekdays at 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm ...

;at present, Broadway Centrum was also given to TV5
Associated Broadcasting Company
The Associated Broadcasting Company, Inc is a television network in the Philippines, with main broadcast facilities and transmitter located at 762 Quirino Highway, San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City. The network was previously known as the , Associated Broadcasting Company remains the legal...

 for its TV shows P.O.5
P.O.5
P.O.5 is a defunct Sunday noontime musical variety show that aired on TV5. The show premiered on April 11, 2010 and is one of the three leading Sunday Entertainment Shows in the Philippines. The show broadcast live from the Westside Studios at the Broadway Centrum in Quezon City and also featured...

, Star Factor, and Face to Face. Saint Paul University Quezon City stands at the corner of Aurora Boulevard and Gilmore Avenue, across a row of shops specializing in computer equipment and an office of SYKES
Sykes Enterprises
Sykes Enterprises provides business process outsourcing services, such as technical support and customer service. Sykes has over 51,000 employees at 80+ locations in 25 countries operating in 30 languages.-History:...

 Asia. Trinity University of Asia
Trinity University of Asia
Trinity University of Asia , also known as TUA or simply Trinity, is a non-sectarian private university located in Quezon City, Philippines. Originally established in 1963 as an elementary, high school and collegiate educational institution, Trinity eventually university status on July 18, 2006...

, Saint Joseph's College of Quezon City
Saint Joseph's College of Quezon City
St. Joseph's College of Quezon City is a Catholic and private school administered by the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception...

, the Christ the King Mission Seminary and St. Luke's Medical Center
St. Luke's medical center
St. Luke's Medical Center is a Tertiary referral hospital located in Quezon City and Taguig City, Philippines. It has a bed capacity of 660. It is the first in the Philippines and second in Asia to be accredited by the USA-based Joint Commission International , one of the leading international...

 are all located along Eulogio Rodriguez Avenue, as are the Quezon Institute and the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
Philippine Lotto Draw
The Philippine Lotto Draw is a television program in the Philippines. Produced by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office and it is aired on the People's Television Network since March 8, 1995. The draw is also simulcast live on AM radios DZME and DZRH, both licensed in Mega Manila...

. Informatics Sta. Mesa, an International Computer School that offers Higher Education Programs and Short Courses is also located along Aurora Blvd near Araneta Avenue.

Also located near New Manila is Quezon City's "Funeral Home Row", Araneta Avenue. This is attributed to the unusually high concentration of funeral homes in the area. Curiously, also located along Araneta Avenue is a columbary as well, where urns of cremated remains can be stored. Balete Drive, between Aurora Boulevard and Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue, is also the setting for many urban legends. The cathedral of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Cubao is a diocese of the Latin Rite of the Roman Catholic Church in the Philippines...

 is located in Lantana Street, near Eulogio Rodriguez Sr. Avenue. The offices and studios of the MOWELFUND is located a few blocks from the cathedral.

Santa Mesa Heights

Sta. Mesa Heights is said to be where many middle class and upper middle class families reside. Most of the areas in Sta. Mesa Heights are residential. It is also home to the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes and The Shrine of Our Lady of La Naval. Angelicum College
Angelicum College
Angelicum , formerly known as Angelicum School Quezon City, a Filipino Dominican institution is known in the Philippine academe for its successful formation of the Non-graded System of education in 1972. Founded by Rev. Fr. Rogelio B. Alarcón who became its first Rector...

, Lourdes School of Quezon City
Lourdes School of Quezon City
Lourdes School Quezon City is a private, Catholic educational institution owned and founded by the Capuchins in Quezon City, Philippines, beside the National Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes. The school is also known by the acronym LSQC, which differentiates it from its sister school, Lourdes School...

, and St. Theresa's College of Quezon City are three prestigious private Catholic schools to be found here. Philippine Rehabilitation Institute and Capitol Medical Center Colleges are also located here. This is also a location of Philippine Orthopedic Center
Philippine Orthopedic Center
The Philippine Orthopedic Center is a 700 bed tertiary special Hospital under the Department of Health of the Republic of the Philippines. The hospital is located at Maria Clara Cor...

 located along Banawe Avenue corner Maria Clara Street. The main thoroughfares of this area are Banawe, D. Tuazon, Mayon, N.S. Amoranto (formerly called Retiro), Del Monte, Sgt. Rivera and A. Bonifacio Avenue.

San Francisco Del Monte

It was founded on February 17, 1590 by San Pedro Bautista. It was meant to be a place for retreat for residents in Intramuros in Manila. The former name of nearby Amoranto Avenue, Retiro or retreat in Spanish, was said to refer to the place as a retreat on top a hill. In reality, however, the name is part of the "Rizalian streets starting from Sampaloc
Sampaloc, Manila
Sampaloc is a district of Manila which is primarily a residential and educational center. Part of the Malacañang Palace is located in Sampaloc. The University of Santo Tomas, University of the East Manila are part of the University Belt to name a few, the famous Dangwa flower market at Dimasalang...

. The St. Francis of Assisi Church was the first building in the area.

It was an independent town during the Spanish era that had an area of 250 acres (1 km²) of land filled with wildlife and trees. It was later absorbed by Quezon City when it was created. Today, it is a heavily populated district. Although it contains many residential areas such as Barangay San Antonio, there are many industrial facilities here, mostly found along Judge Juan Luna street. The two main intersections of this area are Roosevelt Ave. and Del Monte Ave. Also located here are the Siena College of Quezon City
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 and the PMI Colleges
PMI Colleges
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, Quezon City.

When it was first founded, it was around 2.5 km² in area. It reached out to what is currently Project 7 and 8 and all the way out to Timog Ave area. Currently, it is composed of Brgy. Paraiso, Paltok, Masambong, Damayan and Del Monte.

San Francisco Del Monte is also referred to as SFDM or Frisco.

Galas-Santol

The Galas-Santol District of Quezon City is located in its southeast border with the City of Manila
Manila
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. Located in the Galas area is the elementary school named after Manuel L. Quezon's wife, Aurora A. Quezon . Carlos L. Albert High School named after a former vice mayor of the city. SM City Sta. Mesa
SM City Sta. Mesa
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 lies at the end of the Araneta avenue.

The Project Areas

The Project areas include Project 1(Bgy. Roxas or Roxas District), Projects 2 & 3 (composed of all Barangays named Quirino), Project 4, Project 5 (Bgy. E. Rodriguez), Project 6, Project 7 (Barangays Bungad & Veterans Village), and Project 8 (Barangays Bahay Toro, Baesa & Sangandaan). These areas are among the first residential subdivisions in the city developed by former Philippine Presidents Quezon
Manuel L. Quezon
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, Quirino
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 and Marcos
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.

Located in Project 8 is the main campus of AMA Computer University
AMA Computer University
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, among others.

La Loma

La Loma is located on the southwest area of Quezon City. It is composed of 5 barangays along the vicinity of its main streets, Amoranto Avenue and A. Bonifacio Street. The district is famed as the birthplace of many popular Filipino culinary figures and establishments, especially devoted to the Lechon
Lechon
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. The nearby La Loma Cemetery
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 is named after the district.

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