Quezon City (also known as QC or Kyusi) is the largest city in terms of population and land area in Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. It was named after the second President of the Philippines, Manuel Luis Quezon. The city is located immediately northeast of Manila, in central Luzon.
The southern portion of the Quezon City is divided into a number of districts including Diliman, Commonwealth, the Project areas, Cubao, Kamias, Kamuning, New Manila, San Francisco del Monte, and Santa Mesa Heights. The northern half of the city is often called Novaliches and contains the areas of Fairview and Lagro. Most of these areas have no defined boundaries and are primarily residential in nature.
Cubao is an important commercial area in the Quezon City. It is the transportation junction, bazaar area, and site of Araneta Coliseum (Araneta Center) which is one of the major commercial centers in Quezon City. It is a 35-hectare commercial estate owned and developed by the Araneta family. Department stores and retail centers can also be found here, such as Gateway Mall, Plaza Fair, Rustan’s, Shopwise Supercenter, SM Cubao, Ali Mall, and Farmer’s Plaza. At the center is Smart Araneta Coliseum, often called the Big Dome. Many musical concerts, ice shows, circus shows, religious crusades, wrestling, cockfighting, and basketball games are held in this 20,000-capacity coliseum. In the outskirts of Araneta Center is the Cubao Expo, an artists’ colony and site of weekend flea markets. It is also a home to many call centers.
Quezon City hosts a number of government offices, the most important of which are the Batasang Pambansa Complex and the Quezon City Reception House.
The City also serves as home to the University of the Philippines Diliman–the national university–and Ateneo de Manila University.
The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park and shrine located in Quezon City. The park is an ellipse bounded by the Elliptical Road. Its main feature is a mausoleum containing the remains of President Quezon and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.
Quezon City is home to the Philippines’ major broadcasting networks. Television companies such as ABS-CBN, RPN, GMA Network, INC TV, UNTV, Net 25, PTV, and IBC all have their headquarters in Quezon City.
Office Space in Quezoncity:
- Jeepney/Bus/Taxi: This City has 3 Circumferential Roads and 4 Radial Roads:
#C-3: Sgt. Emilio Rivera Avenue and Araneta Avenue
#C-4: Epifanio de los Santos Avenue or EDSA
#C-5: Mindanao Avenue, Tandang Sora Avenue, Congressional Avenue, Luzon Avenue, Katipunan Avenue, Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue, and Eulogio Rodriguez, Jr. Avenue
#R-5: Ortigas Avenue
#R-6: Magsaysay Boulevard and Aurora Boulevard
#R-7: Quezon Avenue, Elliptical Road, Commonwealth Avenue, and Quirino Highway
#R-8: Andres Bonifacio Avenue, North Luzon Expressway, and Quirino Highway
- North from Araneta Center along EDSA (C-4) are numerous bus terminals, which serves buses to most places in Luzon, Visayas or Mindanao
- The three main entrances (Upper East Gate, Sampaguita Gate, and Lower East Gate) from C-5 highway in the East.
*Airport: The Ninoy Aquino International Airport
*Railways: Two elevated light rail systems and one heavy rail system run through Quezon City:
- LRT-1 – at EDSA (C-4) connecting North Avenue and Baclaran (Manila)
- LRT-2 – at Aurora Boulevard (R-6) connecting Santolan (Marikina) and Recto (C-1 in Manila)
- MRT-3 – at EDSA (C-4) from Taft Avenue (R-2 in Pasay City) to North Avenue.
- Eastwood Mall
- Ali Mall
- Gateway Mall
- SM City North EDSA
- Robinsons Magnolia
- Costa Coffee
- Dunkin Donuts