Quezon city is the former capital of the Philippines and is still the highest populated city. The city was named after Manuel Quezon, a former president and still houses many government buildings such as the City hall (shown left). The city prides itself on being a great place to live and do business in.
Within the city are two of the most notorious and reputable schools in the Philippines – UP Diliman and Ateneo.
Being a modern city, it is well connected with two light rail systems – the LRT and MRT and the well known highway EDSA.
There are four main telecoms providers – PLDT, Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular. These four power the majority of home and cellular phones and also broadband internet.
- The highlights of this great city are as follows:
- Several alternative routes to key destinations
- Large human resources pool of 980,000 people
- Hub of media and retail activities
- Large number of schools and training centers
- Wide, expansive areas available for residences, factories and various other business activities
- Responsive and pro-active City government
Quezon City Government Officials
Quezon city is governed by a major, vice mayor, and city councilors split into 4 districts – each district led by a representative of congress.
The mayor of Quezon city is Feliciano Belmonte, Jr (born 1936), voted in to the position in 2001 and re-elected in 2004 and again in 2007. The vice mayor is Herbert Bautista.
District one councillors are led by congressman Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo
District two councillors are led by congresswoman Mary Ann Susano
District three councillors are led by congressman Matias Defensor, Jr.
District four councillors are led by congresswoman Nanette Castelo-Daza
Quezon city police department (QCPD)
I’m currently awaiting an email back from the QCPD with regards to their leadership (police officers and staff)
Quezon city is actually the largest city within Metro Manila, a true city unlike the micro Eastwood City. There are over 2.17 million people living within the city, most of which are of the younger generation. Over 30 percent of the population within Quezon are under 15 years old.
Overall this is one huge part of the Philippines that simply cannot be overlooked.