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Introduction

Quezon Monument

Quezon Monument

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Philippines' most populous city and home to most television networks, Quezon City (popularly initialed as QC) has become known for being the City of Stars. Once became the nation's capital for about 28 years, it has become the city address of a number of government institutions including the House of Representatives, the lower House of Congress.

The city is the biggest city within Metro Manila. It was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the Father of Filipino Language and was the former president during the Commonwealth period.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Balara is situated on the eastern hilly part of the city, the site of a huge water filtration plant that provides Metro-Manila's drinking water.
  • Cubao is a commercial and entertainment district where the Araneta Coliseum, once the world's largest enclosed dome, is located.
  • Diliman - The largest campus of the University of the Philippines is located here.
  • Galas
  • Libis is fast becoming a commercial and entertainment district since the relocation of most businesses here in the late 1990s.
  • Loyola Heights is an upsacale residential area.
  • Novaliches is at the far north of the city and the largest district in terms of land area and population.
  • San Francisco Del Monte.
  • Santa Mesa.
  • Tandang Sora.

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Sights and Activities

  • Quezon Memorial - An obelisk that stands within the Quezon Memorial Circle and is the burial site of President Quezon.
  • People Power Monument - A monument that commemorates the peaceful revolution known as the EDSA People Power that ousted the dictator, Ferdinand Marcos.
  • Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife.
  • La Mesa Dam Eco Park.
  • Walk of Stars - A local version of Hollywood's Walk of Fame featuring local entertainment personalities.

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Getting There

By Plane

Quezon City, just like much within Metro Manila is serviced by the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) for all international flights to major cities around the world while the Manila Domestic Airport connects the metro to most airports in the country.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
The Fernandina 88 Suites Hotel222 P. Tuazon Blvd. Araneta Shopping Center Metro Centro (Cubao)Hostel88
Robbinsdale Hotel14 Araneta Avenue corner Palanza StreetHotel-
Tri Place Hotel Quezon City#2 Alabama Street Corner E. Rodriguez Sr. Avenue New ManilaHotel-
Casatina ApartmentNo.21 Timog AvenueApartment-
Newgrange Condotel32 Timog AvenueApartment-
Agustina Serviced ApartmentNo. 9, 18th Street Brgy Kalusugan (New Manila)Apartment-
Broadway Court Apartelle#16 Broadway Ave. New ManilaHotel-
One Mackinson Place Dormtel82 Road 3 (beside Llamas School) Project 6HOSTEL-

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Learn

Quezon City is home to some of the major universities in the country among which are the following:

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are a number of internet service providers nationwide: PLDT-Smart Communications, Globe Telecoms, BayanTel and Sun Cellular and each have their signal strengths in various locations. Internet access areas of broadband speeds are plentiful in city malls, much less so outside the cities, but are growing at a rapid pace. Internet surfing rates depend primarily on where you surf and the medium used (e.g. WiFi or wired). Internet services offered by hotels and shopping malls are expensive and can go up to ₱200/hour (approximately US$5) but neighbourhood cafes can be as cheap as ₱15/hour (approximately US$0.35).

Public place WiFi services in the Philippines is provided by Airborneaccess.net and WiZ is likely to cost ₱100 (approximately US$2) for up to an hour. But if you want cheaper, there is a internet cafe chain in SM malls called, "Netopia", that has a landline internet connection for around 20P an hour (about 0.46 US). Coffee shops as well as malls usually carry WiFi service some are free to use. Certain areas may also carry free WiFi. The SM chain of malls offer free wifi, so you can sit virtually anywhere in the mall and access free wireless.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company commonly known as PLDT is the leading telecommunications provider. It is also the largest company in the country. There are three major companies operating GSM 900/1800 networks: Globe, Smart and Sun Cellular. Your home provider at home should have agreements with one of these providers so check with them before leaving home. Roaming may be quite expensive just as elsewhere however, pre-paid SIM cards of these networks are easy to acquire and cost as little as ₱30 and provide a cheaper alternative.
If you don't have a phone to begin with, a complete pre-paid kit with phone and SIM can be purchased for as little as ₱1,500.The usual cost of an international long-distance call to the United States, Europe or other major countries is $0.40 per minute. Local calls range from ₱ 6.50 per minute for prepaid calls.

Due to the wide use of mobile phones, pay phones are increasingly becoming obsolete. Some malls and public places still do have them and they usually come in either the coin or card operated variety. Globe and PLDT are the usual operators. Phone cards are usually sold by shops which sell cellphone pre-paid loads and cards. Note that phone cards of one company can not be used with the other company's card operated phones.

Post

The Philippine Postal Corporation, or PhilPost, is the provides the postal service throughout the Philippines. PhilPost is pretty reliable, but one can hardly call it fast services. It is fine for sending postcards and letters though, both domestically as well as internationally. Prices for sending postcards or letters within the country start at around P7, while most international post costs at least P20. For sending parcels to and from the Philippines it might be wise to use companies like FedEx or UPS. The opening hours of post offices in the Philippines differ from one place to another. Usually, post offices are open from 8:00am to 12 noon and from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on weekdays. And for those that operate on Saturdays, the business hours are from 8:00am to 1:00pm.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 14.633333
  • Longitude: 121.033333

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