I’ve been passing a lot of times to and from Quezon City. But still, there are a lot of things that I don’t know about the place. And what a great timing to start to get to know it well as they celebrate their upcoming Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration. Wow! 75 years.
Photo Credits: Earth Rullan
To start with, a group of bloggers including me were toured inside The Quezon Heritage House in Quezon Memorial Circle during the launch of Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee.
The said house is said to be the exact replica of Manuel L. Quezon’s house located at 45 Gilmore Street, New Manila. The house was transferred in Quezon City Circle to become a tourist attraction and more importantly, for the Quezon City government to preserve the legacy of the late president Manuel L. Quezon.
The original lot area in New Manila is 6,000sqm. but when it was transferred inside the QC. Circle it was compressed to 771 sqm. The main house lot area remains the same at 171sqm.
The house is called “weekend house” by Manuel L. Quezon because this is where he and his family used to stay during weekends(Saturday-Sundays and holidays) during 1927.
This is the room of Doña Aurora, wife of Manuel L. Quezon. The bed was given by the americans during their time.
Manuel L. Quezon’s Room.
Doña Aurora and Manuel L. Quezon does not sleep in the same room because this was the time when Manuel L. Quezon was diagnosed with Tuberculosis.<
Doña Aurora and Manuel L. Quezon’s Private nurse room.
Manuel L. Quezon’s personal journal.
Manuel L. Quezon and Doña Aurora had 4 children and one of them is still living gracefully at the rightful age of 94. She’s Doña María Zeneida Quezón Avanceña.
And here are some of the photos I’ve taken during our tour:
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The Quezon Heritage House is open to public every Tuesdays-Sundays from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. FREE Admission.
Back to anniverary special. In just a few days, Quezon City, also known as the “City of stars” will be celebrating its 75th anniversary. This year is not just a simple anniversary, because the city has prepared a lot of exciting activities that residents and even the tourist will enjoy.
These activities starting October 10-11, 2015 has been crafted to leave a mark on Quezon City’s 75 years of cityhood at the same time to welcome the coming year with positive vibes.
Here’s the schedule of activities for the Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee:
There are also other activities this month of October. Please read for your information.
- October 2-11, 2015 : Our Lady of La Naval Daily Novena Masses(Quezon City Hall Lobby)
- October 6-9, 2015 : Quezon City International Pink Film Festival(Cinema 1, Gateway Mall)
- October 7-9, 2015 : Future Perfect: Cities at the Forefront of Change and Development(Richmonde Hotel, Eastwood City, Libis)
- October 12, 2015 : State of The City Address(Carlos Albert Hall, Quezon City Hall)
- October 19, 2015 : Manuel L. Quezon Gawad Parangal Night. (Smart Araneta, Cubao)
For more information, updates and inquiries about Quezon City 75th Diamond Jubilee events and activities, visit www.facebook.com/Quezon-City-75th-Diamond-Jubilee