Quezon City celebrates its 75 Diamond Jubillee Anniversary

The popular city in the National Capitol Region named after the second President of the Philippines, Manuel L. Quezon, is celebrating its 75th cityhood this month of October 2015. Quezon City was then the capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976.

Since then, Quezon City has grown to be a shopping/lifestyle destination as well as entertainment capital, sinceit houses several media outfits that include ABS-CBN, GMA 7, UNTV, Ch. 13, Ch 9, Ch 4 and TV5.

To mark the 75th anniversary, the QC government prepared activities that pay tribute to the monumental figures and events that served as its foundation. QC is rich with heritage. Its most famous landmark, the Quezon Memorial Circle, holds the Quezon Memorial Shrine, a 66-meter mausoleum that houses the remains of President Manuel Quezon and his wife. The Quezon Heritage House and the Urban Farming project of Joy Belmonte is also located inside the the Quezon Memorial Shrine.

Other notable QC landmarks are the Tandang Sora Shrine, Sto Domingo Church and the Santuario de San Pedro Bautista Church.

The month-long  October festivities include city-wide job fairs, fun run, Senior Citizens' Program, Sports Exhibition by the PSC, Skateboard Competition, Volleyball Tournament, Martsa ng Musiko, plus medical missions. There will be parades, concerts, dances, food festivals to highlight 75 years of cityhood.

Do watch out for these exciting activities:

October 3-12, 2015

Daily Novena Masses in honor of Our Lady of La Naval will be held at the QC hall.

October 4, 2015

Senior Citizens Walk

October 6, 2015 Launch of the QC App along with the QC Diamond Jubilee coffee table book, commemorative coin, commemorative stamps and the QC Mural of History.

Start of the Super QC Sale in all eight SM malls within the city, which ends on October 12.

QC Pink Film Festival will run a powerhouse line up of LGBT films at Cinema 1, Gateway Mall until October 9.

October 10, 2015

4-7PM QC Diamond Jubilee Mardi Grass to be held at Tomas Morato Area

October 11, 2015

A “Grand Diamond Salubong” is set on this day wherein dancers city’s six districts--- Roosevelt-Del Monte (District 1); Sandiganbayan (2); Araneta and Anonas (3); Maginhawa and Tomas Morato Streets (4); Quirino Highway (5); and Mindanao Avenue (6) will compete. There will aalso be street parties and fireworks displays at various locations.

7-11PM QC Grand Parade of Lights at Tomas Morato Area

7PM - 12MN QC ROCKS Concert at QC Circle featuring Parokya ni Edgar, Rocksteady and many more

October 12, 2015       State of the City Address to be held at Carlos Albert Hall, QC Hall

October 15, 2015     “Diskwento Caravan”
October 15-31, 2015  Diamond Jubilee Cup: QC 75 Inter-Barangay Street Soccer Tournament
October 16, 2015       health and wellness fair
October 17, 2015       mass blood donation
October 18, 2015       anti-pneumonia immunization for senior citizens

October 19, 2015     “Indakan ng mga Estudyante sa QC at Amoranto Sports Complex”
                                QC honors its outstanding citizens and companies with Manuel L.Quezon
                                Gawad Parangal Night to be held at Smart Araneta Coliseum

October 24, 2015     “Novaliches Got Talent”