Philippines is today issuing stamps on Fastest-Growing Quezon City in quantity of 120,000 in P10 denominations and four designs starting October 12. It will also issue 7,000 souvenir sheets with P100 denomination.
In 1938, Commonwealth President Manuel L. Quezon directed the Peoples’s Homesite Corporation to purchase 15,723 sqm of land in the Diliman Estate. This tract of land later becomes Quezon City. Commonwealth Act No. 502, creating Quezon City, became a law at 11:40 am on October 12, 1939. Assemblyman Ramon P. Mitra named the city Balintawak. Assemblymen Narciso Ramos and Eugenio Perez filed an amendment changing the name to Quezon City.
In 1941, Quezon City is declared a part of greater Manila remaining so until January 2, 1947, when its separate political existence was restored by Republic Act No. 45. The city became the capital of the Philippines in 1948, when President Elpidio Quirino signed Republic Act 333, the charter of Quezon City. This status lasted until 1976, when Presidential Decree 940 declared Metro Manila as the seat of the National Government, and Manila as the capital.
In 2003, The Quezon City government attained the Galing Pook Award, for effective Fiscal Management; The Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s most business friendly award in 2003, 2004 and Hall of Fame in 2005; The Housing and Urban Development Council’s 2003 Kabalikat sa Pabahay Award; Galing Pook Award for the Molave Youth Home in 2005; and Dangal ng Lawa award for Riverways clean-up program in 2006, and 2007 and 2009.
In 2007, the city ranked as the most competitive city in Metro Manila by the Asian Institute of Management. Quezon City begins operating the first biogas emission mechanism under the Kyoto Protocol, by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The QC-LGU receives the Galing Pook Award for the transformation of the Payatas Disposal Facility. In 2011, Quezon City commits to the Mexico City pact and becomes part of the global network to make the world safe from disasters. The QC-LGU mandates the adoption of Green Building Standards. A pioneering act among socialized housing projects of the QC-LGU.
In 2012, Quezon City becomes the first Philippine LGU to fully connect to the Philippine Business Registry. In 2013, the QC-LGU offers mobile money technology for payments of real property taxes, for remittances of city scholarship stipends and for teachers’ allowances.
In 2014, Quezon City celebrates its 75th Founding Anniversary, enjoying its status as the country’s fastest-growing city.