Quezon City, Phils - Ideal mix of travel pleasures
"Quezon City - An ideal mix of travel pleasures"
Quezon city, a 1st-class highly urbanized city in the Phils.is an ideal travel destination bec.of its ideal mix of diff.population races,classes,ages,work demography mixed with a wide variety of tour spots,places&destinations you could find in the city.Whatever your travel plans,goals &desires,You would find it here with a good tour guide like me!. A delicious mix of nature parks,wildlife,gargantuan shopping malls,exciting nightlife,no-sleep bars & cafes,irresistible food &int'l cuisines,cheap goods &markets,Nicely planned & peaceful resd'l communities & condo-bldgs,affordable lodging accomodations,and Big & small businesses & bldgs.lining up the main roads.These diverse mix of life's pleasures & destinations are just some of the city's gen.attractions.As d' famous cliche goes:"Only in d' Phils." can you find some things that you can't see anywhere else in the world.So for your next travel plans,I personally invite you to Pls.Come to my place,.my city,.our city paradise! (",)
Capital of the Philippines - Quezon City
Quezon City is divided into four congressional districts composed about 140 barangays. The number of barangays per district is: District I, 37; District II, 28; District III, 37; and District IV, 38. Although District II hast the least number of barangays, it is the biggest in land area, including the Novaliches Reservoir.
Quezon City has a population of 2,173,831 people, the largest in Metro Manila. The population is spread over four districts and 142 barangays. District II is the most densely populated area.
Average annual population growth rate (1995 - 2000) is 1.92%. By the year 2005, it is estimated that 2,390,688 people would be living in Quezon City.
People of Quezon City are of mixed regional origin as they are mostly migrants from different parts of the country
Predominant Religion : Roman Catholic (99%)
Business in the city is dominated by small and medium-scale establishments engaged mostly in the distribution of finished products and the provision of basic personal services. With a sizeable portion of the city's land area being developed for commercial and industrial ventures, complemented by the availability of a large manpower pool, Quezon City has great potential to support an increase in the number of big businesses in the city.
Location, Land Area and Natural Features
Quezon City is at the northeastern portion of Metro Manila. It has a land area of 16,112.12 hectares, almost one-fourth of the National Capital Region (NCR) and is the biggest among NCR's 12 cities and 5 municipalities. Situated on the Guadalupe Plateau, the city's topography is largely rolling with alternating ridges and lowlands. The southern region of the city has low-grade terrain while the northern half is undulating, culminating at the Novaliches Reservoir. Served by a network of rivers and creeks, the city is efficiently drained except for some portions which experience flash floods due to the deterioration of waterways.
Present Trends and Emerging Patterns
Land Use: The City is predominantly residential, with residential areas comprising 45.45% of its land area. But it has retained its institutional character with the presence of the Philippine Congress, other national agencies, academic and specialized medical institutions. The City also has a large, open space system with the Ninoy Aquino Parks and Wildlife, Quezon Memorial Circle and UP Arboretum as the core, while the Novaliches Watershed provides additional greenery. Commercial growth is mainly sited along major thoroughfares. Industrial development, meanwhile is relatively contained in the traditional industrial areas at Balintawak, Novaliches, and Ugong Norte.
Transport and utilities: The city is traversed by several major metropolitan thoroughfares, namely C-3 (Araneta Avenue), C-4 (EDSA), C-5 (Katipunan - Luzon - Republic Avenue), R-6 (Aurora Blvd.), R-7 (Quezon Avenue - Commonwealth Avenue) and R-8 (Bonifacio Avenue - Quirino Highway), which link the city to the rest of Metro Manila. These thoroughfares are supplemented by main and secondary intra-city roads for area-wide mobility and by numerous tertiary roads that provide access to minor communities and individual properties.
Like the rest of Metro Manila, Quezon City gets its water supply from MWSS and its private distribution concessionaires, the Maynilad Water Service Inc. (MWSI), serving the west half of the city and Manila Water Co.(MWC) the east portion
The electric power requirement of the city is adequately serviced by the Manila Electric Company or MERALCO. More than 97% of the city's population have access to electricity. It should, however, be noted that there are still areas unserved by MERALCO such as in most parts of Payatas mainly due to right-of-way and land tenure problems.
Solid Waste Collection and Disposal
The city's Environment Protection and Waste Management Department (EPWMD) reported that in year 2000, the average daily collection volume of garbage was 1,500 tons, that reflects per capita waste generation rate of 0.69 kg. per day.