QUEZON CITY

Quezon City or QC has been dubbed as the "City of Stars," as three of the country's major TV networks — ABS-CBN, GMA, and TV5 — are located here. It is also known for its schools, such as the Philippine Science High School, the University of the Philippines, Ateneo de Manila University, Miriam College, New Era University, and a host of other academic institutions. Compared to Metro Manila’s cities that trace their roots back to the Spanish era, Quezon City is fairly “new.” In 1938, President Manuel Quezon made moves to establish a new capital city. At that time, Quezon reportedly thought that Manila was getting crowded. His military advisers also allegedly told him that since Manila was by the bay, it was also more vulnerable to naval attacks. Today, the headquarters of many government agencies are located in Quezon City. Some of the country's premier government-run medical facilities — the Philippine Heart Center, the Lung Center of the Philippines, and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute — are also situated in the city. Quezon City's famous landmarks include the Quezon Memorial Circle, the Araneta Coliseum, and the People Power Monument, a sculpture commemorating the People Power Revolution of 1986. Then there's the La Mesa Dam Water Reservoir, a watershed that spans 2,000 hectares (around 4,942 acres). It is the only major watershed in Metro Manila. Within this watershed is the 33-hectare (82-acre) ecological park known as the La Mesa Eco Park. Overall, Quezon City serves as the prototype-of-sorts for the ideal highly-urbanized Philippine City.
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