Quezon City (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon, popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of the cities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of thePhilippines, on the island of Luzon. It is the most populous city in the country, and the largest city by area in Metro Manila. Quezon City was named after Manuel L. Quezon, second President of the Philippines, who founded the city and developed it to replace the City of Manila as the national capital for 28 years from 1948 to 1976. Quezon City is not located in and should not be confused with Quezon Province, which was also named after the president.
Having been the national capital for almost three decades, Quezon City is the site of many government offices, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex, which is the seat of the House of Representatives (thelower chamber of the Philippine Congress). The main campuses of two premier educational institutions, the state-funded University of the Philippines Diliman and the Catholic Ateneo de Manila University, are located in the city.
The city has several major educational institutions. Two of the most well-known are the University of the Philippines Dilimanand the Ateneo de Manila University. Also in Quezon City aremedical schools such as the Our Lady of Fátima University, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation, Capitol Medical Center Colleges, and the UERMMMC College of Medicine. The Technological Institute of the Philippines, one of the top engineering schools in the Philippines, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Quezon City. The city government operates the Quezon City Polytechnic University, which has campuses in Novaliches, Batasan Hills, and Barangay Sto. Cristo. Business and management schoolsinclude Entrepreneurs School of Asia located in Libis, Far Eastern University – Nicanor Reyes Educational Foundation (FEU–FERN Diliman) and National College of Business and Arts (NCBA). Other colleges include Kalayaan College, the Central Colleges of the Philippines, Philippine Rehabilitation Institute, the main branch of the AMA Computer University, and numerous campuses of information technology colleges such as Asia School of Arts & Sciences (ASAS), Informatics International College, and STI College. Popular women's colleges such as St. Pedro Poveda College and Miriam College are also found in the city. The main campus of New Era University, the private, non-sectarian institution run by the Iglesia ni Cristo, is also in Quezon City. Notable secondary public schools include Philippine Science High School Main Campus, Quezon City Science High School, Commonwealth High School, Ernesto Rondon High School, Don Alejandro Roces Sr. Science-Technology High School, Batasan Hills National High School, and the University of the Philippines Integrated School.
Sectarian schools such as the Catholic schools like Angelicum College, Colegio de San Lorenzo, Holy Family School of Quezon City, Lourdes School of Quezon City, School of the Holy Spirit, Siena College of Quezon City, St. Joseph's College of Quezon City, St. Mary's College of Quezon City, St. Paul University of Quezon City, St. Theresa's College of Quezon City, Shepherd's Grace School, the Episcopal Trinity University of Asia, and the Iglesia ni Cristo–affiliated New Era University are also found in the city. Quezon City also holds the largest number of private elementary and secondary schools in Metro Manila, such as Claret School of Quezon City, Diliman Preparatory School, Grace Christian College, Jose Abad Santos Memorial School Quezon City, Mater Carmeli School, Our Lady of Fátima University, People of Grace Christian School, Quezon City Academy, School of Saint Anthony, Quezon City, Quezon City Christian Academy, St. Bridget School, St. James College of Quezon City, Divine Grace School, Falcon School (Quezon City), Marian School of Quezon City, Sacred Heart Academy (La Loma and Novaliches), Ste. Anne de Beaupre School. The diocesan schools are the Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral School (Diocese of Cubao) and Good Shepherd Cathedral School (Diocese of Novaliches)TD&S Hope Christian Academy, West Fairview. Many Catholic parishes also operate parochial schools of their own as well.
|Highly Urbanized City|
(From top, left to right):Eastwood City, Quezon Memorial Circle, Aerial view of Quezon City, EDSA Shrine,Katipunan Avenue
|Nickname(s): City of The Stars, QC, City of New Horizons|
Map of Metro Manila showing the location of Quezon City
|Coordinates: 14°38′N 121°2′E|
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