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Quezon City is centrally located in the Philippines' biggest northern island of Luzon, and its geographical coordinates are 14° 38' 38" North, 121° 2' 15" East, within the South East region of the Asia continent.

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.

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. Above is a 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.

List of the 17 Regions in the Philippines
National - Capital Region I - Ilocos II - Cagayan III - C. Luzon IV-A - Calabarzon IV-B - Mimaropa V - Bicol VI - W. Visayas VII - C. Visayas VIII - E. Visayas IX - Zamboanga X - N. Mindanao XI - Davao XII - Soccsksargen XIII - Caraga XIV - CAR XV - BARMM

Within these 17 regions in the Philippines, there are 42,027 barangays, 1486 municipalities, 148 cities, 82 provinces. It has a democratic form of government and the freedom of speech is upheld by law. English is the "lingua franca" and is the mode of instruction in all high schools, colleges and universities. Laws and contracts are written in English.

Barangays (142) of Quezon City in the 2nd District within the Metro Manila Area of the Philippines
Alicia D1Amihan D3Apolonio D2Baesa D2Bagbag D2Bagong Lipunan Crame D4Bagong Pag-asa D1Bagong Silangan D2Bagumbayan D3Bagumbuhay D3Bahay Toro D1Balingasa D1Balongbato D2Batasan Hills D2Bayanihan D3Blue Ridge A D3Blue Ridge B D3Botocan D4Bungad D1Camp Aguinaldo D3Capri D2Central-City Hall- D4Claro (Quirino 3-B)Commonwealth D2Culiat D2Damar D1Damayan D1Damayang Lagi QI D4Del Monte D1Dioquino Zobel D3Don Manuel D4Doña Aurora D4 (Aurora) Doña Imelda D4Doña Josefa D4Duyan-duyan D3E. Rodriguez D3East Kamias D3Escopa I D3Escopa II D3Escopa III D3Escopa IV D3Fairview D2Greater Lagro D2Gulod D2Holy Spirit D2Horseshoe D4Immaculate Concepcion D4KaligayahanKalusugan D4Kamuning D4Katipunan D1KaunlaranKristong Hari D4Krus na Ligas D4Laging Handa D4Libis D3Lourdes D1Loyola Heights D3Maharlika D1Malaya D4Mangga D3Manresa D1Mariana D4Mariblo D1Marilag D3Masagana D3Masambong D1Matandang Balara D3Milagrosa D3N.S. Amoranto D1Nagkaisang Nayon D2Nayong Kanluran D1New Era D2North Fairview D2Novaliches Proper D2Obrero D4Old Capitol Site D4Paang Bundok D1Pag-ibig sa Nayon D1Paligsahan D4Paltok D1Pansol D3Paraiso D1Pasong Putik D2Pasong Tamo D2Payatas D2PhilAm D1Pinagkaisahan D4Pinyahan D4Project 6 D1Quirino 2-A D3Quirino 2-B D3Quirino 2-C D3Quirino 3-A D3Quirino 3-B D3Ramon Magsaysay D1Roxas D4Sacred Heart D4Saint Ignatius D3Saint Peter D1Salvacion D1San Agustin D2San Antonio D1San Bartolome D2San Isidro Galas D4San Isidro Labrador D1San Jose D1San Martin de Pores D4San Roque D3San Vicente D4Sangandaan D2Santa Cruz D1Santa Lucia D2Santa Monica D2Santa Teresita D1Santo Cristo D1Santo Domingo D1Santo NiñoSantolSauyo D2Siena D1Sikatuna Village D4Silangan D3Soccorro D3South Triangle D4Tagumpay Project D3Talayan D1Talipapa D2Tandang Sora D2Tatalon D4Teacher’s Village East D4Teacher’s Village West D4U.P. Campus D4U.P. Village D4Ugong Norte D3Unang Sigaw D2Valencia D4VASRA D1Veteran’s Village D1Villa Maria Clara D3West Kamias D3West Triangle D1White Plains D3

The Philippines has been a "decentralized" form of government since 1991, contrary to what most Filipinos think. Ever since the creation of Republic Act 7160, each LGU is responsible for its own domain. Even the smallest LGU the barangay creates its own Budget. It is not dependent on handouts from the city, municipality or province. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.

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Location and Geography of Quezon City, Philippines
  • 14.6333° N, 121.0333° E - Quezon City, Coordinates

Quezon City is centrally located in the Philippines' biggest northern island of Luzon, and its geographical coordinates are 14° 38' 38" North, 121° 2' 15" East, within the South East region of the Asia continent.

Quezon City is one of the 18 chartered cities and municipalities that make up the National Capital Region (NCR), or more commonly known as Metro Manila. It straddles the northern extension of the Guadalupe plateau. This strategic location provides stable ground foundation, adequate surface drainage, deep water table, and ample ground water supply. It is an area of moderate slopes and the most common soil type is the hard loam, more popularly known as the adobe, which was heavily used in construction in the past.

In terms of land area, Quezon City is the second biggest city in the country next to Davao City. It's weather condition is generally fair, with the highest amount of rainfall occuring during the months of May to November of every year and usually dry, hot and humid the rest of the times.

One of the city's most important geographical features is the Novalitches reservoir with its earthen La Mesa Dam, located in the northern barangay of Novaliches. It was first erected in 1929 and then further raised in 1959 to a maximum storage capacity of 50.5 million cubic meters. Overflow level of the dam is at an elevation of 80.15 meters. The watershed has an area of 27 square kilometers, which receives an average annual rainfall of 2,000 millimeters. It is an integral part of the Angat-Ipo-La Mesa Dam Raw Water System that is the major source of water for the entire NCR of over 11 million people.

History of Quezon City, Philippines

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.

Throughout the Japanese occupation, Quezon City was non-existent. However, the City became a district of the Greater Manila. One Dr. Florencio Cruz was named as District Chief and Atty. Oscar Castelo as Acting Mayor. Right after the war, Sabino De Leon who was the former Chief of Police of Quezon City before the war, was designated as Acting Mayor by Sergio Osmeña, Sr., then the President of the liberated Philippines.

On April 23, 1946, a national election was held for the first time after the war. Former President Quezon’s Secretary of Finance Manuel A. Roxas won over incumbent President Sergio Osmeña. Immediately after the elections, President Roxas announced his intention of restoring Quezon City as a regular chartered city. On the eve of Christmas, 1946, President Roxas appointed Engr. Ponciano A. Bernardo as City Mayor. This was probably because Bernardo was City Vice Mayor and City Engineer of Quezon City during the term of Mayor Tomas Morato from 1940 until the outbreak of the war in 1941. When Mayor Bernardo died at the age of 44, together with Mrs. Aurora Aragon Quezon, the wife of President Quezon, in that infamous ambush made by bandits at Bongabong, Nueva Ecija on April 28, 1949, Atty. Nicanor Roxas, who was then Assistant Executive Secretary of President Quirino, became City Mayor up to January 1950. Later on, Rizal Congressman Ignacio Santos-Diaz was appointed City Mayor until the end of the term of Quirino in 1953.

In 1954, the new President Ramon Magsaysay appointed Norberto S. Amoranto, a tax lawyer, as City Mayor. He was the first elected Mayor of Quezon City and was the longest serving chief executive of the City. However, due to poor health, Amoranto submitted his resignation to President Ferdinand Marcos after serving for 22 years. In his place, Adelina S. Rodriguez, wife of then Rizal Governor Isidro Rodriguez, was appointed new City Mayor. When Martial Law was lifted and President Marcos was ousted as President in 1986, the new President of the Philippines appointed Brigido R. Simon, Jr. as Officer-in- Charge of the City and was subsequently elected City Mayor in 1987. Simon held the city mayorship until former City Vice-Mayor Ismael A. Mathay, Jr. was elected Mayor in the 1992 elections. Feliciano Belmonte, Jr. who was a three-term congressman of the 4th District of Quezon City and who later on became Speaker of the House of Representatives, was elected City Mayor over movie actor Rudy Fernandez in the election held in May 2001. He is the incumbent City Mayor of Quezon City, after winning his second term over former Mayor Mathay in the 2004 elections.

Originally, Quezon City was carved out of the province of Rizal and affected the territories of the municipalities of Caloocan, San Juan, Marikina, Pasig, and Mandaluyong. Its original land area of 1,527 hectares of low-cost housing project in Kamuning District, which was then a part of the municipality of San Juan, was expanded into 7,335 hectares when the law creating it as a new city was enacted under Commonwealth Act 502 on October 12, 1939. Its land area was further expanded to its present size of 15,359 hectares with the passage of Republic Act No. 333 on July 17, 1948 and Republic Act No. 537 on June 1, 1950. These laws extended the City boundaries to include the eight barrios of Caloocan and the eight land estates from nearby southwest territories, making it the biggest local government in Metro Manila in terms of land area and consequently of population. By description, Quezon City is five times bigger than the City of Manila. (Written by former City Councilor Willy M. Gallarpe)

People of Quezon City, Philippines

  • Population of QUEZON CITY, NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION as of 2020 census: 2,960,048
  • Population of Quezon City as of 2015 per Census: 2,936,116
  • Population of Quezon City as of 2010 per Census: 2,761,720
    • Registered voters as of 2010 per COMELEC: 1,079,804

Quezon City now has 2.68 million people, the biggest population among all cities in the National Capital Region and third biggest in the Philippines. The City’s growth alone, of over 505,000 people during a 7-year period, almost equals the entire population of Makati (510,383), and surpasses that of Marikina (424,610). 55 percent of these new residents are migrants.

Two barangays, Commonwealth with 172,834, and Batasan Hills with 148,621 people, have a population bigger than the City of San Juan (125,338) and the municipality of Pateros (61,940) in NCR. The other three most populous QC barangays are Payatas with 117,001; Holy Spirit with 106,038; and Pasong Tamo with 82,340. All these top five most populous barangays are in District 2, where more than half of the City’s people reside.

In every square kilometer, there are about 166 persons in Quezon City. It is not as congested as other urban areas as its more than 16,000-hectare expanse of land still has many portions that are open for development.

Median age remains to be at 24, meaning half of the population is less than 24 years old. The working age of 15-64 is more than 65% of the City’s population. This means the City has a rich human resource pool of 1,747,656 people. Persons aged 14 and below and 65 above are considered the dependent population. Elderly population is 124,922, with a lifespan registered to be higher in females than males.

In every 100 females, there are 96 males, the same gender ratio recorded for Quezon City in 2001. Women of reproductive age, i.e. from 15 to 49 years old, total 802,194. There is a slight growth of 23% in the number of women who are in the reproductive age in a span of seven-years.

Some 510,999 are in the elementary and high school age, almost 80% of them are enrolled in Quezon City public schools. The other 20% are either in private educational institutions or are not attending formal schooling.[1]

  • For a more closeup encounter on the people who helped shape this city, view Quezon City's Families:[2].

Elected Government Officials of Quezon City, Philippines

The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.

They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.

Budget of Municipalities and Cities: The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. It has been decentralized since 1991. It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem. "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!".

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Office of the City Mayor
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Quezon City, Philippines 1100

Elected Government Officials of Quezon City for the term of 2022-2025

City Mayor : Ma. Josefina Go Belmonte
City Vice-Mayor : Gian Carlo Gamboa Sotto
District 1:
Representative : Juan Carlos "Arjo" Atayde
Councilors :
  1. Alex Bernard "Bernard" Ramirez Cruz - Herrera
  2. Tany Joe "TJ" Lora Calalay
  3. Dorothy "Doray" Ancheta Delarmente
  4. Joseph Emile Penson Juico
  5. Nicole Ella "Nikki" Valencerina Crisologo
  6. Maria Concepcion Charmagne "Charm" Mencias Ferrer
District 2:
Representative : Ralph Wendel "Raffy" Tulfo Jr.
  1. Fernando Miguel "Mike" Francia Belmonte
  2. Eden Delilah "Candy" Medina-Atienza
  3. Julienne Alyson Rae "Ally" Villaroman Medalla
  4. Clark David "Dave" Canque Valmocina
  5. Ranulfo "Rannie" Zabala Ludovica
  6. Godofredo "Godie" Tongson Liban
Councilors :
District 3:
Representative : Franz Santos Pumaren
Councilors :
  1. Kate Abigail "Kate" Galang Coseteng
  2. Geleen Galvez Lumbad
  3. Albert Alvin "Chuckie" Lopez Antonio
  4. Jose Mario Don Singson De Leon
  5. Wencerom Benedict "Wency" Cansino Lagumbay
  6. Antonio "Anton" Gabriel Reyes
District 4:
Representative : Marvin D. Rillo
Councilors :
  1. Edgar "Egay" Go Yap
  2. Maria Imelda "Imee" Asuncion Rillo
  3. Raquel Cecille Sison Malañgen
  4. Irene Regaliza Belmonte
  5. Nanette Castelo-Daza
  6. Ma. Aurora "Marra" Cabochan Suntay
District 5:
Representative : Patrick Michael "PM" Vargas
Councilors :
  1. Joseph Mayuyu Visaya
  2. Aiko Shimoji Melendez
  3. Alfredo Paolo "Alfred" Dumlao Vargas
  4. Emmanuel Banjo Albano Pilar
  5. Ramon Vicente Villaroman Medalla
  6. Shaira Langcay Liban
  7. Mary Aiko "Aiko" Shimoji Melendez
  8. Karina Mutya "Mutya" Castelo
District 6:
Representative : Ma. Victoria C. Co-Pilar
Councilors :
  1. Maria Eleanor "Ellie" Rivera Juan
  2. Kristine Alexia Ramos Matias
  3. Eric Zaplan Medina
  4. Emmanuel "Banjo" Albano Pilar
  5. Victorio Manuel "Vito" Sotto Generoso
  6. Victor Damaso Bernardo

Elected Government Officials of Quezon City for the term of 2019-2022
  • 1st District: Vincent Crisologo
  • 2nd District: CASTELO, PRECIOUS
  • 3rd District: REYES, ALLAN BENEDICT
  • 4th District: SUNTAY, BONG
  • 5th District: Alfredo Paolo Vargas III
  • 6th District: Jose Christopher Belmonte
Councilors of Quezon City
  • 1st District
  • 2nd District
  • 3rd District
  • 4th District
  • 5th District
  • 6th District

Elected Government Officials of Quezon City for the term of 2016-2019
  • 1st District: Vincent Crisologo
  • 2nd District: Winston Castelo
  • 3rd District: Jorge John Banal JR.
  • 4th District: Feliciano Belmonte JR.
  • 5th District: Alfredo Paolo Vargas III
  • 6th District: Jose Christopher Belmonte
Councilors of Quezon City
  • 1st District
  1. Anthony Peter Crisologo
  2. Lena Marie Juico
  3. Elizabeth Delarmente
  4. Victor Ferrer Jr.
  5. Oliviere Belmonte
  6. Alexis Herrera
  7. Von Rommel Yalong
  8. William Chua
  • 2nd District
  1. Mari Grace Preciosa Castelo
  2. Voltaire Godofredo Liban III
  3. Ramon Medalla
  4. Ranulfo Ludovica
  5. Estrella Valmocina
  6. Roderick Paulate
  7. Ricardo Bello
  8. Eddie Garcia
  • 3rd District
  1. Allan Benedict Reyes
  2. Gian Carlo Jose Sotto
  3. Kate Abigael Coseteng
  4. Jose Mario Don De Leon
  5. Franz Pumaren
  6. Eufemio Lagumbay
  7. Matias John Defensor
  8. Daniel Dy
  • 4th District
  1. Marvin Rillo
  2. Raquel Cecille Malangen
  3. Irene Belmonte
  4. Ivy Xenia Lagman
  5. Ma. Aurora Suntay
  6. Hero Clarence Bautista
  7. Alberto Flores
  8. Virgilio Ferrer II
  • 5th District
  1. Jose Visaya
  2. Karl Edgar Castelo
  3. Julienne Alyson Rae Medalla
  4. Godofredo Liban II
  5. Andres Jose Yllana Jr.
  6. Allan Butch Francisco
  7. Jose Arnel Quebal
  8. Alfredo Roxas
  • 6th District
  1. Ma. Victoria Pilar
  2. Melencio Castelo Jr.
  3. Rogelio Juan
  4. Diorella Maria Sotto
  5. Donato Matias
  6. Eric Medina
  7. Maria Teresa Gana
  8. Luis Saludes

Elected Government Officials of Quezon City for the term of 2013-2016
  • House of Representative in the 1st District: < > Calalay, Francisco, Jr. Aldana
  • House of Representative in the 2nd District: < > Castelo, Winston Taqueban
  • House of Representative in the 3rd District: < > Banal, Jorge John Baluyut
  • House of Representative in the 4th District: < > Belmonte, Feliciano Jr Racimo
  • House of Representative in the 5th District: < > Vargas, Alfredo Paolo Iii Dumlao
  • House of Representative in the 6th District: < > Belmonte, Jose Christopher Yuvienco
Councilors of Quezon City
  • 1st District
  2. BELMONTE, RJ (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 75327 12.18%
  • 2nd District
  2. LIBAN, BONG (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 83212 12.90%
  • 3rd District
  2. SOTTO, GIAN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 53260 12.12%
  6. BORRES, JAIME (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 45066 10.26%
  • 4th District
  1. SUNTAY, BONG INDEPENDENT 74184 13.09%
  2. RILLO, MARVIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 70290 12.41%
  5. DAZA, JESSICA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 63499 11.21%
  • 5th District
  1. VISAYA, JOE INDEPENDENT 61223 11.28%
  2. MEDALLA, ALY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 54287 10.00%
  3. LIBAN, GODIE (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 49134 9.05%
  7. MEDINA, ERIC (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 36480 6.72%
  • 6th District
  1. MEDINA, CANDY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 58474 12.33%
  2. SOTTO, LALA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 56309 11.87%
  4. JUAN, ROGER (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 53296 11.23%
  6. MATIAS, DONNY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 48850 10.30%

Quezon City Officials Election Results of May, 2010: for the term of 2010-2013
Mayor of Quezon City:
Herbert Constantine "Bistek" Maclang Bautista

Vice Mayor of Quezon City:
Maria Josefina "Joy" Belmonte-Alimurung
House of Representatives:
Vincent "Bingbong" P. Crisologo 1st District
Winston Castelo 2nd District
Jorge Banal, Jr. 3rd District
Feliciano "Sonny" Belmonte, Jr. 4th District

City Councilors District 1
Alex Herrera
RJ Belmonte
Onyx Crisologo
Francisco A. Calalay, Jr.
Dorothy A. Delarmente
Joseph Emile P. Juico

City Councilors District 2
Mary Grace Castillo
Alfred Vargas
Roderick Paulate
Julienne Medalla
Eden Delilah A. Medina
Godofredo Liban

City Coucilors District 3
Julian Cosetent
Allan Reyes
Jaime F. Borres
Don de Leon
Giancarlo Sotto
Eufemio Lagumbay

City Councilors District 4
Edcel B. Lagman, Jr.
Jesus Manuel C. Suntay
Jessica Daza
Raquel Malangen
Vincent Eric G. Belmonte
Marvin Rillo

Quezon City Officials Election Results of May 14, 2007: for the term of 2007-2010
Feliciano Belmonte Jr.

Vice Mayor:
Herbert Constantine "Bistek" Maclang Bautista
House of Representatives:
Vincent "Bingbong" P. Crisologo 1st District
Mary Ann L. Susano 2nd District
Matias V. Defensor Jr. 3rd District
Nanette C. Castelo Daza 4th District

City Councillors District 1
Francisco A. Calalay, Jr.
Bernadette C. Herrera Dy
Dorothy A. Delarmente
Victor V. Ferrer, Jr.
Joseph Emile P. Juico
Ricardo T. Belmonte, Jr.

City Councillors District 2
Winston T. Castelo
Ramon P. Medalla
Allan Butch T. Francisco
Voltaire Godofredo L. Liban III
Eden Delilah A. Medina
Aiko S. Melendez

City Coucillors District 3
Jorge B. Banal, Jr.
Franz S. Pumaren
Wencerom Benedict C. Lagumbay
Dante M. De Guzman
Diorella Maria Sotto De Leon
Jaime F. Borres

City Councillors District 4
Antonio E. Inton, Jr.
Jesus Manuel C. Suntay
Janet M. Malaya
Edcel B. Lagman, Jr.
Vincent Eric G. Belmonte
Bayani V. Hipol

Barangay's power and authority: A must read for all barangay officials


This is the "Barangay Code of the Philippines".

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A Barangay Clearance is NEEDED in order to get a Business License.
So why is the barangay name not in most business addresses?
Ask your Barangay Captain/Chairman to create a Resolution to make it mandatory to put the barangay name in all Business addresses.
Every Government Unit in the Philippines is within a Barangay. The municipal hall, city hall, the provincial capitol building, and even the Malacañang Palace where the president resides is within a Barangay.

The barangay has power and authority over its domain. The improvement of the barangay rests on the barangay officials. The barangay chairman, the barangay council and the local businessmen forge the prosperity of the barangay. Not the president of the Philippines, senate, nor congress. Not the governor of the province, not the mayor nor council of the municipality or city. Poor barangays stay poor because of weak and/or ignorant(uninformed) barangay leaders.

When roads or any infrastructure need to be built, improved or repaired, all the barangay officials have to do is make a resolution and present it to the city or municipality council. The resolution will force the city/municipal council or responsible government office to hear the legitimate demands. "The squeaky wheel gets the grease."

Each city or municipality is represented by the "barangay association or federation". The elected president of the Association of Barangay Council and the President of Kabataan (SK) association each have a seat in the City/Municipality council. Their powers are the same and equal to the elected city/municipality councilors. They are there to help lobby the demands of the barangays. They are not there just to collect a big salary and rub elbows with the regular elected city/municipality council, but to also represent the needs of the barangays.
The duties of the barangay officials are specifically written in Chapter III(Punong Barangay) and Chapter IV (The Sangguniang Barangay). Read it..

Practically anything that has to do with the barangay, the barangay officials have a say on it and most likely the authority over it. The majority of the barangay officials are not aware of their duties and power. They depend on the city council or mayor. The elected barangay officials are afraid of the mayor and city/municipality's "Sangguniang Panlungsod". They are in fear of being ousted or removed from office. The truth is, the "Sangguniang Panlungsod" does not have the power to remove or suspend any elected barangay officials from office. Only the COURT OF LAW can do this (judicial branch of the government). Elected public officials can't be suspended by the DILG or the office of the president unless an official complaint has been filed, there must be proof and there must be due process. Republic Act 7160 chapter 4, Section 60. Information is power. Be informed. Do not be intimidated by the president, senator, congressman, governor, mayor, vice-mayor, or councilors. Do your job.

The control of traffic is not up to the city council or chief of police. It is controlled by the barangay. If the barangay needs traffic enforcers, the barangay can make a resolution to demand it from the city or municipality council. When the electric coop or the water district do not maintain their lines, the barangay can directly demand for the maintenance from the utility companies. No need to wait for city council.

The citizens also has the power to make demands to the barangay officials. In case the officials get blinded. Simply file an official complaint with the barangay secretary naming the Punong barangay as the respondent representing the barangay.

If the power lines are sagging, don't go to the power company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the power company.
If the water lines are busted, don't wait for the water company, go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the water company.
If the potholes in the road are not fixed, don't wait for the The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), go to the barangay office. Ask the barangay for a DEMAND resolution against the DPWH.
Are you beginning to get the point?

Cleaning the shorelines, drainage systems, streets, rivers, and parks within your barangay is YOUR responsibility. You are accountable for this. It is not the responsibility of the City/Municipality officials. The citizens and officials of the barangay are responsible. Stop blaming others.

  • BUDGET: As far as the preparation for the budget expenditures, it starts at the barangay level, then moves on to cities, municipalities, provinces and regions. The barangays need to exercise their authority. They need to put their yearly budget together for their administration and future projects. The majority of the barangays leave this job to the municipality and city. This is so wrong. Then when the budget doesn't come or is lacking, they complain.
  • The budget for the barangays does go to the City or Municipality, but simply for holding and later distribution. The city or municipality DOES NOT approve the budget. It was already approved by congress. The city or municipality simply "distributes" the approved budget.
  • The bureau of internal revenue is in cahoots to subdue the barangays, municipalities and provinces. They call the rightful shares to the taxes collected as "Internal Revenue Allotment Dependency". It is not a dependency. It is the lawful and rightful share of the LGU as specified in "TITLE III, SHARES OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT UNITS IN THE PROCEEDS OF NATIONAL TAXES, CHAPTER I, Allotment of Internal Revenue Taxes, Section 284."
  • "IMPERIAL MANILA IS A MYTH!", it does not exist anymore. The Philippine budget formulation system is not centralized. "Budgetary planning has been DECENTRALIZED since 1991". It is the responsibility of each LGU to submit their budgetary needs for review. Failure to submit is the problem.
  • DURING ELECTIONS: Where do City and Municipality politicians go to campaign? They seek the support of the Barangay officials. They plead to the barangay folks for the votes. Even the candidate for president. But after the election they ignore you. Do not ever forget the power of the barangay.

Ignorance keeps the pinoys thinking that Manila rules. Be informed, be educated and make your barangay prosper.

  • Absolutely NO need for FEDERALISM. It is a ploy to give the Bangsamoro an Islamic State where the religion of Islam is financed by the Philippine government. Bangsamoro will be a HOMELAND not for all Filipinos but for only the Muslim Filipinos. It violates the constitution's "separation of church and state". Religion is always good for the people but it should never be embraced or financed by government. Tax exemption is not tantamount to financing. Every non-profit organization is tax-exempt.

Businesses in Quezon City, Philippines

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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Quezon City, Philippines

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    Freedom of religion, yes. Equality, yes. But no favoritism.

  1. Capitol City Baptist Church (CCBC) located at 111 West Avenue, Quezon City, Philippines.
  2. Metropolitan Community Church of Quezon City

Schools in Quezon City, Philippines

Wars of ancient history were about possessions, territory, power, control, family, betrayal, lover's quarrel, politics and sometimes religion.

But we are in the Modern era and supposedly more educated and enlightened .

Think about this. Don't just brush off these questions.

  • Why is RELIGION still involved in WARS? Isn't religion supposed to be about PEACE?
  • Ask yourself; What religion always campaign to have its religious laws be accepted as government laws, always involved in wars and consistently causing WARS, yet insists that it's a religion of peace?


There are only two kinds of people who teach tolerance:
  1. The Bullies. They want you to tolerate them so they can continue to maliciously deprive you. Do not believe these bullies teaching tolerance, saying that it’s the path to prevent hatred and prejudice.
  2. The victims who are waiting for the right moment to retaliate. They can’t win yet, so they tolerate.
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Due to Covid19: Pursuant to the instructions of President Roa Duterte, and as recommended by the DepEd, classes for the year 2021-2022 will be opened but will be monitored.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: Why pretend that the National language of the Philippines is Tagalog? It should be English. To be a Teacher, doctor, lawyer, engineer, architect, nurse, computer technician; what books do you learn from? English books of course. All your tests are in English. The constitution of the Philippines is written in English. All the laws and new laws introduced by congress are in English. For that matter, you can't be a teacher in a school system unless you know English. The "Licensure Exam for Teachers" is in ENGLISH! Who are these people forcing Tagalog down our throats? Tagalog is simply one of the many dialects of the Philippines. Keep your dialects but learn and be fluent and proficient in ENGLISH.

  • University Of The Philippines‎ - E Virata Hall, E Jacinto Street Diliman, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 928 7078‎
    • Fraternities:
      • Alpha Phi Omega - ETA Chapter
  • Our Lady of Mercy School‎
    • J P Rizal, Batasan Hills, Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 952 4996‎
  • Philadelphia School, Incorporated‎
    • 126 Talayan Street Talayan Village , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 711 4604‎
  • Claret School Of Quezon City‎
    • Mahinhin Street Up Village Diliman, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ -02 921 6587‎
  • St. Augustine School Of Nursing‎
    • Quirino Highway Lagro, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ -02 461 3795‎
  • Saint Claire School‎
    • 26, Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 371 5723‎
  • Op Siena Schools (Council On Education)‎
    • 127 Santa Catalina Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 741 3935‎
  • St. Augustine School Of Nursing - Head Office‎
    • 59 Panay Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 373 3901‎
  • Lourdes School QC (Admin & GradeSchool)‎
  • Apo Avenue, Maharlika, Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 731 5127‎
  • Our Lady of Sacred Heart School‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 743 7004‎
  • Informatics Computer School‎
    • 202 Quirino Higway Cor. Regalado Ave. Fairview, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 418 5136‎
    • Regaldo Avenue, Novaliches, Quezon,Metro Manila, Philippines‎ -02 427 0213‎
  • UP Marine Science Institute‎ 
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 922 3962‎
  • Child's Place Multiple Intelligence School‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 928 0143‎
  • St. Lukes‎
    • New Manila, Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 723 0101‎
  • Our Lady Of The Angels Seminary‎
    • Seminary Road Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 936 4083‎
  • Punlaan School‎
    • 173 M. Paterno Street , San Juan, Philippines‎ -02 722 5671‎
  • CCA‎
    • 287 Katipunan Avenue Loyola Heights , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 426 4840‎
  • Asian Institute Of Journalism And Communication‎
    • 11 Annapolis, Greenhills , San Juan, Philippines‎ -02 724 4564‎
  • Child's Future Guided Academe, Incorporated‎
  • 25 Benefits Gsis Village, Brgy. Sangandaan , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 929 5994‎
  • Sacred Heart Academy of Novaliches‎
    • Zabarte Road, Novaliches, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 939 1712‎
  • Divine Word Mission Seminary‎
    • 101 E. Rodriguez Senior Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 726 5002‎
  • St. Augustine School Of Nursing‎
    • 1115 Edsa Veterans Village , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 249 1261‎
  • OB Montessori Center, Inc.‎
    • 3 Eisenhower Street Greenhills , San Juan, Philippines‎ - 02 723 9060‎
  • Family Montessori Preschool‎
    • 57 Esteban Abada Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 426 0310‎
  • Angelicum College‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 712 1745‎
  • Ama Computer College‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 330 0358‎
  • Samson College Of Science And Technology‎
    • 587 Edsa Cubao, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ -02 721 4129‎
  • Asian College Of Science And Technology‎
    • Quirino Highway Corner Old Zabarte Road Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 418 3475‎
  • Southeast Asian College, Incorporated‎
    • 290 E. Rodriguez Corner 6th N Ramirez Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 712 3640‎
  • Asian Institute Of Computer Studies‎
    • Regalado Street Fairview , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 935 1650‎
  • Saint Paul University of Quezon City‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 726 7987‎
  • Tumble Tots‎
    • One Eastwood City , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 687 6375‎
  • Kester Grant College‎
    • 1608 Quezon Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 928 9127‎
  • Child Preschool‎
    • 32 A Scout Fernandez Street Barangay Laging Handa, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 415 9119‎
  • Leap ( Learning Experiently Through Appropriate Practice) School For Young Children‎
    • E Rodriguez Junior Avenue Green Meadows Subdivision , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 633 0270‎
  • Philippine Maritime Institute - Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 243 0566‎
  • Quezon City Academy‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 925 4692‎
  • Philippine Science High School‎
    • Agham Road, Diliman, Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 924 0684‎
  • Delos Santos -Sti College Of Health Professions, Inc.‎
    • E. Rodriguez St. Boulivard , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 721 7887‎
  • Holy Family School‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 920 3733‎
  • Headway School for Giftedness‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 926 9174‎
  • Grace Christian High School‎
    • Santo Domingo Street Grace Village , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 366 2000‎
  • Saint Patrick School‎
    • 43 General Avenue Gsis Village Barangay Project 8, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 927 5355‎
  • St. Bridget School‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 912 8494‎
  • Philippine School of Business Administration‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 913 9654‎
  • New Era University‎
    • St. Joseph Street Milton Hills Subdivision , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 981 4221‎
  • Holy Spirit School‎
    • 29 Ilang-Ilang Street 11th Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 721 7689‎
    • Quezon City, Calabarzon, Philippines‎ -02 981 8500‎
  • The Seed Montessori School‎
    • Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 931 1155‎
  • Marian School Of Quezon City‎
    • 197 Sanyo Road , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 938 0251‎
  • St. Mary's College‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 373 6846‎
  • Genesis Kiddie School‎
    • Susano Road Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ -02 937 5164‎
  • Heny Sison Culinary School‎
    • 33 Boni Serrano Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 412 7792‎
  • Kostka School‎ 
    • Katipunan Road , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 426 0334‎
  • JP Sioson General Hospital‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 927 5643‎
  • Villagers Montessori School‎
    • 18, Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 929 0856‎
  • St. Agustine International School‎
    • Maximina Street Vlla Arca Subdivision Project 8, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 454 5352‎
  • Vgb Caregiver School‎
    • 1191 Edsa Corner Roosevelt Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 415 0960‎
  • Multiple Intelligence Int'L. School‎
    • 4 Escaler Street Loyola Heights , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 433 4949‎
  • Saint Vincent School of Quezon City‎
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 922 3427‎
  • Montessori West School‎
    • 92 West Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 371 1183‎
  • Nyongani School, Incorporated‎ 
    • Block 12 Osmena Street Intervil 3 Subdivision Agustin, Novaliches, Metro **Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 937 3084‎
  • Community Of Learners Foundation, Inc.‎
    • J Escaler, Quezon City, NCR 1108, Philippines‎ -02 433 4949‎
  • Holy Angels Montessori School‎ 
    • 83 A. De Legaspi Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 913 5890‎
  • Trinitarian All For Jesus School‎
    • 309 P. Tuazon Avenue Cubao, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 438 4655‎
  • Maryhill School Of Theology‎
    • 14th Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 722 4566‎
  • Mater Carmeli School‎
    • D. Tuazon Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 364 6339‎
  • Noh-School For Crippled Children‎
    • Banawe Street Corner Malaya Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 732 2499‎
  • Informatics‎
    • E. Rodriguez Jr Avenue Bagumbayan Libis, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 667 3092‎
  • Garden Of Life School‎
    • 74 Santo Nino Street Barangay Holy Spirit, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 931 4089‎
  • Fountain International School‎
    • 14 Annapolis Street Greenhills, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 724 2177‎
  • New Jerusalem School‎
    • 32 Santo Tomas Street Galas, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 712 6195‎
  • Thames International Business School‎
    • Calle Industria Street , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 634 1286‎
  • Systems Plus Computer College Foundation‎
    • 1707 E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue Cubao , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 723 1856‎
  • Asian College of Science and Technology - Quezon City‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 912 3236‎
  • Stella Maris College‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 911 0867‎
  • Karate Development Arts and Sports Association Inc.‎
    • Mezzanine floor, Shopwise Araneta Building, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 437 6047‎
  • National College of Business and the Arts‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 913 8785‎
  • Holy Child Academy‎
    • National Capital Region, Philippines‎ - 02 983 1282‎
  • TIP‎ 
    • 938, Aurora Boulevard, Silangan, Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 911 0148‎
  • National College Of Business And Arts‎
    • Commonwealth Avenue Corner Regalado Street Fairview, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 913 1985‎
  • Sti College - Fairview Branch‎
    • 70 Regalado Avenue North Fairview, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 417 1330‎
  • Flos Carmeli Institution‎
    • Quezon, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 939 4037‎
  • Saint theresa's College‎
    • D. Tuazon Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ -02 740 1821‎
  • Ama Computer Learning Center‎
    • 216 General Luis Street Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 937 5580‎
  • Central Missionary Baptist Church‎
    • 5 Dona Isidora Street Don Antonio Heights, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 931 0665‎
  • Marymount Child Development, Incorporated‎
    • 9 General M. Hizon Street Galler Subdivision , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 453 1991‎
  • Mother Of Life Center, Incorporated‎
    • 1123 Susano Road Barrio San Agustin, Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 939 3433‎
  • Ama Computer Learning Center‎
    • Quirino Highway Lagro Novaliches, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 937 4960‎
  • Saint James College Of Quezon City‎
    • 736 Tandang Sora Avenue Corner Mindanao Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 926 3930‎
  • Institute For Consecrated Life In Asia‎ 
    • 526 Tandang Sora Avenue Culiat, Diliman, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 932 0344‎
  • Informatics Computer Institute‎
    • Commonwealth Avenue , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 952 7478‎
  • Claret Formation Center‎
    • 526 Tandang Sora Avenue Barangay Culiat, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 931 9820‎
  • Catholic Educational Association Of The Philippines‎
    • 7 Road 16 Bagong Pag-Asa, Metro Manila, Philippines‎ - 02 926 5153‎
  • Cambridge Child Development Centre‎
    • 1 Capitol Drive Capitol Hills , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 931 0372‎
  • St.Joseph College‎ 
    • Quezon City, National Capital Region, Philippines‎ -02 723 0223‎
  • Informatics‎
    • 29 North Avenue North Edsa , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 926 2948‎
  • Informatics Professional Development Center‎-
    • North Avenue Corner Edsa , Quezon City, Philippines‎ - 02 453 3020‎
  • KBCF Kinder Care
    • 4 11th Jamboree St., Sacred Heart Kamuning, Quezon City - 02 928 6585
  • Marcelo H. del Pilar Elementary School
    • K-3rd St., Kamuning, QUEZON CITY - 02 929 3181
  • Tomas Morato Elementary School
    • T. Gener St., Kamuning, QUEZON CITY - 02 928 6888

Economy of Quezon City, Philippines

A competitive economy

The City government of Quezon City reports that its city is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the Philippines today. Recently, it joined the ranks of Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei, as one of the top 10 Asian Cities of the Future. Quezon City was ranked number 7 among more than 200 Asian cities, based on a survey commissioned by the London Financial Times through AsiaBiz Strategy, an investment and trade promotion consultancy based in Singapore. Hong Kong, Singapore and Taipei were the top three.

Consistently figuring in the top 10, and practically outranking other Philippine cities except in one category, Quezon City was assessed No. 5 in the category, “Best Economic Potential.” It was third best in Asia, in terms of “Cost Effectiveness,” sixth best, in terms of “Best Human Resources,” and tenth best, in terms of “Quality of Life.”

Mayor Feliciano Belmonte’s forward-looking management style has been able to make the most of the City’s strategic assets – its large and generally young population, its central location at the heart of Metro Manila, as well as the realities of Quezon City being a location of choice for media operations, schools and training center and medical facilities.

Wide range of business establishments

Quezon City had 58,196 registered businesses in 2008, rising from 56,810 in 2007, and 56,753 in 2006. The annual average new business entrants total more than 11,000, with about 43 new establishments registered daily.

The completion of new malls such as SM’s The Block, Ayala Land’s TriNoma, and Waltermart plus the operationalization of the UP-Ayala Science and Technology Park, virtually an e-community at UP’s 38-hectare Commonwealth Avenue Property, has contributed to the high average of registrants in recent years.

The distribution of new registrants are:

  • Contractor of goods and services, including leasing – 61.6%
  • Retailers – 22.5%
  • Wholesalers – 9.1%
  • Eating places – 5.8%
  • Manufacturers – 0.5%
  • Amusement places – 0.2%

An emerging global outsourcing city

Within the City are located at least 14 Philippine Export Zone Authority-accredited special economic zones dedicated to information technology, which offer ready-to use facilities for IT based businesses, contributing to Quezon City’s growing IT character.

In a 2008 Tholons special report on global services, Quezon City ranked among the top 50 emerging global outsourcing cities. They conducted a location assessement based on scale and quality of workforce (including education), business catalyst, cost, infrastructure, risk profile, and quality of life. Within the six categories are 15 subcategories that differentiate cities, and to a large extent determine their individual capacities to fulfill particular services. Quezon City ranked number 21 global outsourcing city, the highest among all nine new entrants.

The City is home to more than 60 business process outsourcing companies and about 3,000 companies engaged in ICT-related businesses. Many companies, both local and international, are discovering that Quezon City is a cost-effective business location.

Internet cafes are a popular destination, and about 600,000 of them dot many parts of the City including many residential neighborhoods. The City has about 450 computer retailers and distributors. More than 3,000 micro entrepreneurs are engaged in ICT-related businesses.

The City has at least 43 destinations offering wireless fidelity (wifi) service technology. Among the most expansive are the 35-hectare Araneta Center in Cubao and Eastwood Cyberpark.

Rich human resource pool

With 2.68 million residents, Quezon City is the most populated city of the Philippines and has the third biggest population among the country’s local government units. While other cities and municipalities would consider a huge population as a burden and a drain on public services, the City government views its mostly young population both as a large and trainable human resource pool as well as a big, dynamic, consumer market.

About 52.26% of its population is less than 25 years old. The City produces nearly 15,000 college graduates every year from its 87 university level institutions. Easy access to skilled and trainable manpower has been attracting human resource-intensive businesses (such as information technology companies, service firms and health and wellness facilities) to establish and expand their operations in Quezon City.

Harnessing the poor as productive assets

Objective: Better living standards for all citizens, especially the poor. The City has a large and mainly poor population. An estimated 55% of the population are migrants, many of them from other provinces, who come to the city in search of the proverbial better life. Some of them end up as informal settlers, who find the vast, vacant lots of the city convenient places to set up shacks. In other words, they are part of the growing trend of "squatters" in the country, reflective of the weak economy.

The City's basic strategy is to try to assimilate the in-migrants, integrate them into a progressive city life, and help them become productive, contributing citizens.

Poverty alleviation is a core governance objective in the City government’s development thrusts, which they call the ABC of development, enunciated as:

  • Alleviating Poverty
  • Building up the City
  • Competing on Efficiencies

The City's strategy views the livability of communities as the result of the enhanced capacity of citizens to improve their personal and family quality of life. Better health, shelter, educational and economic conditions encourage them to look out into their communities, and participate actively in resolving common environmental concerns, as well as give them the incentive to work together for neighborhood and community upliftment.

Primary and secondary education, even in public schools are geared toward readiness for information technology. Internet laboratories exist in all Quezon City public high schools. Electronic libraries are used in 33 public elementary and high schools. Two training schools exist for affordable centralized IT training – one was developed with the help of the South Korean government and is geared toward mastery of computer animation, while the other is focused on high school training on basic computer software.

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Natural Resources of Quezon City, 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.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!

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 Roy Cimatu - since May 8, 2017
  • Department of Environment and Natural Resources
  • Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
  • +63-2-929-6626
  • osec@denr.gov.ph

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 and thermal energy conversion. We have too many black outs.

Quezon City lies within the West Valley Earthquake fault

Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) has the Valley Fault System Atlas, a collection of detailed large-scale maps that illustrates the areas that are near an earthquake fault.

The VFS is composed of two segments:

  1. the East Valley Fault running through the province of Rizal
  2. the West Valley Fault, running through the provinces of Bulacan, Rizal, Cavite, and Laguna and Metro Manila.

PHIVOLCS has previously warned about possible impending activity from the West Valley Fault.

The West Valley Fault could possibly generate a magnitude 7.2 earthquake, almost as strong as the magnitude 7.8 earthquake that hit Nepal in April 2015, while the East Valley Fault could generate a magnitude 6.2 earthquake.

Quezon City lies within the West Valley Fault. The following barangays are within the line of this fault:

Tourists Attractions of Quezon City, Philippines

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Festivals and Traditions of Quezon City, Philippines

In the Philippines a fiesta is usually celebrated in barrios or barangays. It is the official holiday of the LGU, the barangay. Filipinos love fiestas. It is a time for joy and celebration. A fiesta is of Spanish origin and is usually commemorated in association with a christian patron saint. Most barangays whose population have been clustered by Muslims(Moros) and their population is more than that of the Christians, the celebration of the fiesta have been cancelled and replaced with the Hari Raya or Eid al-Fitr.

The cities or municipalities usually have yearly festivals where all the barangays participate. The cities or municipalities hold contests for the best floats in parades.

Your Story about Quezon City, Philippines

Create you own personal page about the barangay in the municipality or City you live in. Title it like so for specificity: "Mybarangay, MyCityMunicipality, Myprovince, Philippines by MyFirstname Mylastname". You can update and edit this page anytime and anyway you want. It does not have to follow the standard format of the main wiki. It is your page. A link to your page will be inserted in this main barangay page. Here is an example page.

If you want the tittle to be more generic then do this: "Philippines by Your name". You can insert your picture of anywhere in the Philippines in this page. This will be your personal WIKI social media page.

You can talk about your personal experiences, your advocacies, the environmental conditions of your barangay, municipality, city or province.

The oldest man or woman in Quezon City, Philippines

Do you know who the oldest man or woman is in your community of Quezon City? Zamboanga.com is starting this inquiry in order to honor the older generation of the Philippines. Please provide the full name and date of birth of the elder living in Quezon City. We will then post your entry in the Oldest Man or Woman in the Philippines page.

Featured News of The Philippines

Updated: February 5, 2024

Unity and Progress: Philippine City Mayors Advocate for Collective Advancement

In a compelling call to action, the head of the Philippines’ 149-member city mayor’s association emphasized the critical need for unity to foster continued national progress, peace, and prosperity. Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama, serving as the national president of the League of Cities of the Philippines, voiced the association’s support for the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s vision of a harmonious country, one that maintains its trajectory of achievements in vital societal areas.


Quezon City, 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>>>

Quezon City Photo Gallery

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