Quezon Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Quezon Province within Region IV-A in the Republic of The Philippines
Agdangan | Alabat | Atimonan | Buenavista | Burdeos | Calauag | Candelaria | Catanauan | Dolores | General Luna | General Nakar | Guinayangan | Gumaca | Infanta | Jomalig | Lopez | Lucban | Macalelon | Mauban | Mulanay | Padre Burgos | Pagbilao | Panukulan | Patnanungan | Perez | Pitogo | Plaridel | Polillo | Quezon | Real | Sampaloc | San Andres | San Antonio | San Francisco | San Narciso | Sariaya | Tagkawayan | Tiaong | Unisan
Cities in the Province of Quezon: Lucena City (Capital) | Tayabas City
Seal of the Province of Quezon
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Quezon Province within The Philippines
Provincial Capitol Building of Quezon
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Provincial Capitol Building of Quezon
Provincial Capitol Building of Quezon
Province of Quezon, Philippines
- Quezon has 39 Municipalities, 2 Cities and 1,242 barangays.
The province of Quezon is within Region IV-A.
About 46% of the province has slopes greater than 18%. The northern portion is very mountainous and rugged while Central Quezon is flat to gently undulating except for Mt. Banahaw Protected Landscape, Mt. Cristobal and the Quezon Protected Landscape (formerly Quezon National Park). The Sierra Madre runs along the entire length of province that includes Mt. Banahaw, an active volcano with a height of 7,382 feet, as the most prominent peak. Other mountain peaks include Bondoc Peninsula area, Polillo Island, Jomalig Island and Alabat Island.
Generally, the province's topography is characterized by rolling, steep to very steep terrain with few plains, valleys and swamps. Only narrow strips of land along the coast and river valleys are available for growing crops.
Location of Quezon, Philippines
- 13.9333° N, 121.6167° E - Quezon, Philippines, Coordinates
- Source: www.quezon.gov.ph - verbatim
Quezon Province, the sixth largest province in the Philippines, is located in the CALABARZON Region. It has boundaries extending as far as the province of Aurora in the North and Camarines Norte in the South.
It is bounded on the north by the province of Aurora, on the west by the provinces of Rizal and Laguna, on the southwest by the province of Batangas, and on the southeast by Camarines Norte and Camarines Sur. Tiaong, its first town via the Manila South Road is about 89 kilometers from Metro Manila, while Lucena City, the capital of the province, is about 137 kilometers by road and 133 kilometers by railroad.
The total land area of Quezon is 870,660 hectares or 8,706.60 square kilometers representing the largest in the region (53.63%) and the sixth largest in the Philippines accounting for 2.96% land area share. It has forty (40) municipalities and one (1) highly urbanized city, Lucena, which is also its capital. Quezon has a total of 1,242 barangays that is administratively divided into four (4) congressional districts. It has a population density of 2.16 person per hectare or 216 persons per square kilometer thereof.
History of Quezon, Philippines
- Source: www.quezon.gov.ph - verbatim
The province formerly known as Tayabas, was explored by the Spaniards in 1571 and 1572 when Juan de Salcedo visited and explored upon the order of the first Spanish Governor General of the Philippines, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi. They passed through the central portion of Tayabas in his march across Laguna Province to Paracale. The following years, Salcedo led his famous expeditions around the northern coast of Luzon. He visited the "CONTRACOSTA" towns of Casiguran, Baler and Infanta.
In 1574, Father Diego de Oropesa, who found a group of native barangays with their own culture and government, founded the municipality of Gumaca, then called Bumaka.
The territory which now constitutes the province of Tayabas was at one time under the jurisdiction of various provinces. The southern and central portions, for example, were in 1585 under the jurisdiction of the province of Bonbon, sometimes called Balayan (now Batangas). the northern portion was divided between Laguna and Nueva Ecija, while the other portion was divided into the provinces of Mindoro, Marinduque and Camarines.
In 1591, Tayabas was created into a province under the name of Kalilayan. Its capital was the ancient town of Tayabas, now a barrio in the town of Unisan where ancient tombs and artifacts can be found. However, by the middle of the 18th century the provincial capital was moved to what is now the municipality of Tayabas.
The year 1595 marked the spiritual birth of Quezon Province with its incorporation into the Diocess of Nueva Caceres. The first Catholic Bishop of the province was Fray Francisco Ortiga, an Agustinian Friar, while its first Alcalde Mayor was Don Simeon Alvarez, who served from 1625 to 1655.
In September 7, 1946, President Manuel A. Roxas, by virtue of Republic Act No. 14 renamed the province to Quezon, in honor of the late President Manuel L. Quezon, the most illustrious son of Baler, formerly part of Quezon.
The present seat of provincial government is Lucena City, the province's capital.
When the Americans established civil government on March 12, 1902, Lucena was designated the new capital. The province of Tayabas also received territory from Laguna, Nueva Ecija and Mindoro. The District of La Infanta was taken from Laguna and the district of El Principe was taken out of Nueva Ecija and fused to Tayabas on June 12, 1902. Marinduque was annexed to Tayabas on November 10, 1902. On September 7, 1946, Tayabas was renamed Quezon Province.
People of Quezon, Philippines
- Registered Voters (2010): 836,419
- Population (as of Aug 1, 2007): 1,646,510
- Elected officials of Quezon for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Quezon: David Catarina Suarez - NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Quezon: Nantes, Samuel Buenaobra - LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representatives of Quezon:
- 1st District: Congressman Wilfrido Mark Mc. Cormick Enverga - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- 2nd District: Congressman Vicente Jaraza Alcala - LIBERAL PARTY
- 3rd District: Congressman SUAREZ, ALETA - LAKAS CHRISTIAN MUSLIM DEMOCRATS
- 4th District: Congressman TAN, HELEN - NATIONALIST PEOPLES' COALITION
- First District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Dator, Teresita Obleada
- Obispo, Alona Villamayor
- Second District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Ejercito, Gary Jason Bocaling
- Talabong, Ferdinand Naca
- Sio, Elizabeth Uy
- Third District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- De Luna-Pasatiempo, Lourdes Cabangon
- Reyes, Victor Abustan
- Fourth District Sangguniang Panlalawigan (Provincial Board Members):
- Tan, Rhodora Blas
- Butardo, Manuel Macayan
- Ortiz, Gerald De Las Alas
- Elected officials of Quezon for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor of Quezon: David Catarina Suarez
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Quezon: Vicente Jaraza Alcala
- House Representatives of Quezon:
- Provincial Board Members of Quezon:
- Elected officials of Quezon for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Quezon for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Quezon for the term of 2007-2010
Barangay Elected Officials of Quezon Province
Businesses in Quezon, Philippines
- How to Improve Your Business and Livelihood
The Philippine Livelihood Program: The Philippine government provides several programs to enhance the livelihood of the Filipino people. The department of Science and Technology through its Technology Research Center (TRC) regurlarly conducts various types of hands-on and personalized training programs.
- DOST - Website
- UPLiFT stands for Urban Program for Livelihood Finance and Training. - Website
- DSWD Pro-poor and Livelihood Programs - Website
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- Repair Shops: Shoe repair, Cellphone, Bikes (bicycles), motorcycles etc...
- Restaurants, Carenderias, Coffee Shops, and Bakeries (Bakeshops)
- Salons, Spas, Beauty Shops and Barber Shops
- Gas Stations, Water Stations, Propane Stations
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Quezon, Philippines
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- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Quezon here.
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- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Quezon here.
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Schools in Quezon, Philippines
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- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
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Economy of Quezon, Philippines
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If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Quezon, Philippines, you may post it here.
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Natural Resources of Quezon, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Quezon, Philippines
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Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Quezon, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Quezon.
- Low costs in PH seen luring more investors
- Thursday, February 4, 2016 1:00 am
- Amid low labor and production costs, the Philippines is seen attracting more foreign investments in industries that employ skilled workers, such as banking and finance, business process outsourcing (BPO) as well as manufacturing, according to the Department of Finance’s chief economist.
- In an economic bulletin, Finance Undersecretary Gil S. Beltran noted that the latest Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas data showed that the sectors that attracted the most foreign direct investment (FDI) as of end-October last year were manufacturing as well as financial and insurance activities ........ Full Story»
- Moody’s bullish on PH, sees 6% growth in ’16
- Tuesday, February 2, 2016 12:01 am
- THE PHILIPPINES’ “strong” economic expansion last year despite a slower global economy was credit positive, debt watcher Moody’s Investor Service said Monday, with the upcoming elections seen speeding up growth this year.
- Separately, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Governor Amando Tetangco Jr. said in a text message to reporters also Monday that monetary policy settings remained appropriate despite the easing in a number of advanced economies ........ Full Story»
- PSC okays P4M budget for hosting taekwondo Olympic qualifier
- Thursday, February 4, 2016 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines – The country is pulling out all stops in qualifying more athletes to this year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.
- This after the Philippine Sports Commission recently approved the Php4 million budget the country will use in hosting the Asian Taekwondo Olympic Qualifier this April with hopes of advancing a maximum of four local jins to Rio ................................ Full Story»
- Source: http://www.mb.com.ph/articles/359320/cash-grants
- By: Danny Estacio
- Friday, May 11, 2012
LUCENA CITY, Quezon — Using a soil conditioner has been proven to yield better results in rice fields as shown in a demonstration area in Barangay Ilayang Dupay, here, the City Agriculturist’s Office (CAO) revealed yesterday. The Rapid Agricultural Mode of Improving Languid (RAMIL) and the CAO said better results were seen after applying fulvic acid, a soil conditioner, as introduced by Councilor Ramil Talaga to local farmers. Rice field owner Nestor Abadilla testified that the use of the soil conditioner allowed him to decrease spraying insecticides in his farm from as frequent as seven times down to only twice in a harvest season.
Quezon Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
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|4300||Quezon Capitol||Quezon Province|
|4301||Lucena City||Quezon Province|
|4303||Padre Burgos||Quezon Province|
|4310||General Luna||Quezon Province|
|4313||San Narciso||Quezon Province|
|4314||San Andres||Quezon Province|
|4315||San Francisco||Quezon Province|
|4324||San Antonio||Quezon Province|
|4338||General Nakar||Quezon Province|
Quezon, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be shown in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages. Your 2015 Cycling Race or Activity can be Posted here.
- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
The oldest living man or woman in Quezon, Philippines
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