Quezon City (Filipino: Lungsod Quezon) is the former capital (1948–1976), the most populous city in the Philippines and also the richest city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon City (popularly known to Filipinos as QC) is one of thecities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The city was named after Manuel L. Quezon, Former President of the Philippines, who founded the city and developed it to replace Manila as the country’s capital. 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, Quezon City is the site of many government offices, including the Batasang Pambansa Complex, the seat of the House of Representatives, which is the lower chamber in the Philippine Congress. The main campuses of two noteworthy universities, the Ateneo de Manila University and the country’s national university, the University of the Philippines Diliman, are located in the city.
The commercial center of the city is in Cubao where many shopping malls and the Aurora Tower can be found. There is a farmers’ plaza and farmers’ market. Fiesta Carnival was an enclosed amusement park cum carnival which is located in the heart of the Cubao Commercial Center, it has since been replaced by a branch of Shopwise, a local supermarket chain. You will also find the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a venue for concerts as well as sports events.
Quezon City is home to the Philippines’ major broadcasting networks. Television companies such as TV5, ABS-CBN, GMA Network, INC TV, UNTV, Net 25, PTV, RPN, and IBC all have their headquarters in Quezon City.
Tomas Morato and Timog Avenues are the heart of a restaurant and entertainment row with a wide array of prices, cultures, and flavors while Banawe Avenue is dubbed as the Autoparts Capital of the Philippines because of the concentration of car parts shops and accessories and home to clusters of authentic Chinese restaurants aside from Binondo. The tallest building in the city is a 40 storey Eastwood Parkview located in Eastwood City.
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