Quezon City, Philippines.
The University City
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Quezon City, Philippines
"The University City"
Most Populous city in the Philippines

Quezon City is the largest metropolitan city in the Capital center of the Philippines and is also the most populated of all the Chartered Cities of the Philippines, with 2,679,450 residents as counted by the last Census in 2007. It occupies 160 square kilometers of the Capital center metropolis, formally called the National Capital Region, equating to over one-fourth of the metro land area and nearly the same ratio of the metro population of 11.5 million. About one-half of its city population is under 24 years of age, making it a very young urban center.

Quezon City within the National Capital Region, along with its other metropolitan members.

As the previous Capital of the Philippines from 1948-1976, Quezon City was named after its founder, Manuel L. Quezon, the former president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines.

It is also considered the country’s center for learning with about 65 universities and colleges located within its urban city limits that service its youthful population, with the renowned University of the Philippines leading the list along with the venerable Jesuit institution of Ateneo de Manila University, and many other developmental schools and training centers. Many graduates of these learning institutions have secured foreign employments and provide assistance to their local families, making the city a great contributor to the national economy.

Quezon City is divided into 142 Barangays. The Barangays in Quezon City are divided into four districts. Each district is represented by a congressman. Here list of Barangays in Quezon City and each barangay is designated with (D1, D2, D3, D4). D1 is for District one. D2 is for District two. D3 is for District three. D4 is for District four.

Quezon City is one of the 17 major cities in Metro Manila or the National Capital Region of the Philippines: 

Caloocan City, Philippines
Las Piñas City, Philippines
Makati City, Philippines
Malabon City, Philippines
Mandaluyong City, Philippines
Manila City, Philippines
Marikina City, Philippines
Muntinlupa City, Philippines
Navotas City, Philippines
Parañaque City, Philippines
Pasay City, Philippines
Pasig City, Philippines
Pateros City, Philippines
Quezon City, Philippines
San Juan City, Philippines
Taguig City, Philippines
Valenzuela City, Philippines

Background on How Communities began in the Philippines:

The Philippines' self-governing system before the Spanish inquisition was based on a myriad of groups of people scattered throughout the populated islands, mostly ruled by a tribal leader. These groups of people were called “Barangays“, a Malay term for community.

Under the Spanish rule, the same governing concept was applied to their Filipino subjects, and this was called the “barrio” system, or wards ( neighborhoods ). Under the present system of government of The Philippines, the barangay was re-integrated , and is an important part of a city or province’s make up. In Quezon City, a chartered city, the role of the barangay is much the same as in the past. The barangays in Quezon City, each headed by a barangay “captain,” an elected official, operating under the office of the city mayor and the city council members.

Every barangay has a unique and special makeup of its place, its people, and its customs, making them a challenging discovery for the more adventurous spirit. There is intense competition amongst each barangay as to which one organizes the best fiesta, beautification projects, tourist attractions, cuisine, and many other cultural aspects. We at Zamboanga.com will provide an avenue for each barangay to showcase their individuality, making them an integral part of our global community and economy.

 

The barangay is the foundation of each municipality, city and province in the Philippines.

 

We have a web site for each barangay. You can help update or edit each barangay page directly.

President Manuel Luis Quezon, The founder of Quezon City.
President Manuel Luis Quezon
Founder of Quezon City

Founder Quezon City:
On September 2, 1939, Assemblyman Ramon P. Mitra of the 2nd District of Mountain Province stood before the National Assembly with a bill proposing the creation of a capital city in the country. The bill could have been approved easily, but Mitra wanted it named Balintawak or Andres Bonifacio City for historical reasons. Two assemblymen from Pangasinan, Narciso Ramos, the father of former President Fidel V. Ramos, and Eugenio Perez teamed up to delay the passage of the bill so that a more appropriate name could be selected. When the matter was brought to Malacañang, President Manuel L. Quezon called a group for reaction. Quezon preferred to name the city Harrison City after the former American Governor-General of the Philippines.

However, Don Alejandro Roces, Sr., the person closest to President Quezon said, “Let’s call it Quezon City.”

Quezon reacted by saying, “Why can’t you people wait until I’m dead before you name anything after me?” But the decision was unanimous, for which Quezon smiled. And so on the afternoon of September 28, 1939, the National Assembly approved Bill No.1206 creating Quezon City.

On October 12, 1939, President Quezon signed Commonwealth Act No. 502 now known as the Charter of Quezon City and he himself immediately assumed the position as mayor. After three weeks before the end of 1939, he appointed Tomas Morato, an engineer and a close friend to replace him, thus making him the first Mayor of Quezon City. The first appointees as Quezon City officials were: Pio Pedrosa as City Treasurer who later became Secretary of Finance; Jake Rosenthal as City Assessor; Emilio Abello as City Attorney who later became Executive Secretary; Vicente Fragrante as Vice Mayor and at the same time City Engineer; Dr. Eusebio Aguilar as City Health Officer and also as City Councilor together with Jose Paez and Alejandro Roces, Sr.; Atty. Damian Jimenez as Secretary of the City Council; and Sabino de Leon as Chief of Police. The first City Council of Quezon City was composed only of three people, namely, Dr. Eusebio Aguilar, Jose Paez, and Alejandro Roces, Sr. They continued as City Councilors until the outbreak of World War II when the Japanese invaded the Philippines in 1942. Read On...

 

List of Barangays in Quezon City

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List of Barangays in Quezon City

Alicia D1
Amihan D3
Apolonio D2
Baesa D2
Bagbag D2
Bagong Lipunan Crame D4
Bagong Pag-asa D1
Bagong Silangan D2
Bagumbayan D3
Bagumbuhay D3
Bahay Toro D1
Balingasa D1
Balongbato D2
Batasan Hills D2
Bayanihan D3
Blue Ridge A D3
Blue Ridge B D3
Botocan D4
Bungad D1
Camp Aguinaldo D3
Capri D2
Central-City Hall- D4
Commonwealth D2
Culiat D2
Damar D1
Damayan D1
Damayang Lagi QI D4
Del Monte D1
Dioquino Zobel D3
Don Manuel D4
Doña Aurora D4
Doña Imelda D4
Doña Josefa D4
Duyan-duyan D3
E. Rodriguez D3
East Kamias D3
Escopa I D3
Escopa II D3
Escopa III D3
Escopa IV D3
Fairview D2
Greater Lagro D2
Gulod D2
Holy Spirit D2
Horseshoe D4
Immaculate Conception D4
Kalusugan D4
Kamuning D4
Katipunan D1
Kristong Hari D4
Krus na Ligas D4
Laging Handa D4
Libis D3
Lourdes D1
Loyola Heights D3
Maharlika D1
Malaya D4
Mangga D3
Manresa D1
Mariana D4
Mariblo D1
Marilag D3
Masagana D3
Masambong D1
Matandang Balara D3
Milagrosa D3
N.S. Amoranto D1
Nagkaisang Nayon D2
Nayong Kanluran D1
New Era D2
North Fairview D2
Novaliches Proper D2
Obrero D4
Old Capitol Site D4
Paang Bundok D1
Pag-ibig sa Nayon D1
Paligsahan D4
Paltok D1
Pansol D3
Paraiso D1
Pasong Putik D2
Pasong Tamo D2
Payatas D2
PhilAm D1
Pinagkaisahan D4
Pinyahan D4
Project 6 D1
Quirino 2-A D3
Quirino 2-B D3
Quirino 2-C D3
Quirino 3-A D3
Quirino 3-B D3
Ramon D1
Roxas D4
Sacred Heart D4
Saint Ignatius D3
Saint Peter D1
Salvacion D1
San Agustin D2
San Antonio D1
San Bartolome D2
San Isidro Galas D4
San Isidro Labrador D1
San Jose D1
San Martin de Pores D4
San Roque D3
San Vicente D4
Sangandaan D2
Santa Cruz D1
Santa Lucia D2
Santa Monica D2
Santa Teresita D1
Santo Cristo D1
Santo Domingo D1
Sauyo D2
Siena D1
Sikatuna Village D4
Silangan D3
Soccorro D3
South Triangle D4
Tagumpay Project D3
Talayan D1
Talipapa D2
Tandang Sora D2
Tatalon D4
Teacher’s Village East D4
Teacher’s Village West D4
U.P. Campus D4
U.P. Village D4
Ugong Norte D3
Unang Sigaw D2
Valencia D4
VASRA D1
Veteran’s Village D1
Villa Maria Clara D3
West Kamias D3
West Triangle D1
White Plains D3


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