Quezon City (QC) Offices
Quezon City is the former capital and the most populous
city in the Philippines. Located on the island of Luzon, Quezon
City (popularly known to Filipinos as simply QC) is one of the
cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila, the National Capital Region. The
city was named after Manuel L. Quezon, the former president of the
Commonwealth 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 former capital, many government offices are
located in the city, including the Batasang Pambansa, 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 is an enclosed
amusement park cum carnival which is located in the heart of the
Cubao Commercial Center. You will also find the Araneta Coliseum, a
venue for concerts as well as sports events.
Quezon City is also home to major television broadcasting
networks. Major television companies such as ABC/TV5, ABS-CBN, GMA
Network, NBN, RPN,UNTV,NET 25 and IBC are all based in Quezon
Quezon City also has a vibrant nightlife. Tomas Morato Avenue is
known as restaurant row where restaurants range from fine dining to
fast food. Bars and cafes also line up Tomas Morato. West Avenue
also has its own version of restaurant row, but the difference is
that West Avenue restaurants come in clusters, while Tomas Morato
has restaurants in nearly the entire stretch.