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QMC's must-see attraction: The Quezon Heritage House PDF Print E-mail
quezonhauspic4Another valuable historical landmark has risen in Quezon City: the reconstructed house of the late President and Quezon City founding father, Manuel L. Quezon, located at the Quezon Memorial Circle, just across City Hall.

The Quezon Heritage House, now a part of the city's cultural and historical treasure, will give people a chance to look at the place that was testament to the birth of the country's premier city 74 years ago.

Today the reconstructed house will not only serve as a museum but also a source of inspiration for Filipinos who love their families and their country.

The Quezon house was originally built in Gilmore Street in New Manila, which was acquired by the family in 1927. It is a two-storey beige and white structure done in neo-classical American architecture. It served as a vacation house of the family; it was also the place where Quezon stayed when he became ill.

More than a house, it was a place of comfort for the family with fond memories of a loving father who always shared time with his children; as a place of refuge for a leader who took the challenge of building an independent nation. It was home to anyone who needs help. In fact, the Philippine National Red Cross was established by Doña Aurora right at its living room.

quezonhauspic5Recognizing the importance of protecting the City's heritage, the city government – under the administration of Mayor Herbert M. Bautista - decided to preserve the house and move it from its previous location at 45 Gilmore Street to the Quezon Memorial Circle. The new foundation of the house was laid early this year and in April, the original structure in Gilmore was disassembled, its parts carefully removed to be used for restoration. The process of disassembling the 90-year old house was finally completed in June.

The reconstruction and restoration of the Quezon Heritage House was made possible through an agreement signed by the city government and the Quezon heirs. The family even donated some furniture and fixtures of the house to be used in the reconstructed house. These include an antique glass cabinet, a brown wooden cabinet, a marble dresser, an antique bed with canopy and headboard.

quezonhauspic6Adjacent to the house, the city government plans to put up the Quezon public library and a memorabilia building.

Operating Schedule: Monday – Saturday ( 9:00 am – 4:00 pm)
Closed on Sundays and Holidays

Entrance Fees:

  • Public School Students  - Free of Charge
  • Private School Srudents - P10.00
  • Non-Students                 - P10.00
  • Tour Operators               -P300 per bus
  • Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) Employees of the City Government, Guests of the City government and Lakbay Aral visitors are free of charge.

Rental Fee for President Quezon Social Hall (excluding amenities) - P3,000 for 5 hours

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Payatas: The Power Producer PDF Print E-mail
payataspic2In Payatas, Quezon City, garbage has now generated electricity which is being sold to Meralco and powers up the surrounding areas. The source is the first Biogas Emission Reduction Project located at the Controlled Waste Disposal Facility in barangay Payatas. The project was registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as the country’s first Clean Development Mechanism (CDM).

As host to the facility, the QC government benefits from the sale of greenhouse gas emission reductions or “carbon” credits (CERS), which are used to fund the city’s socio-economic and livelihood programs for the Payatas community. The project, which is being operated in partnership with Pangea Green Energy, is composed of a plant which extracts, recovers and flares biogas produced in the city-owned waste disposal facility. Biogas dispatched to the generating set is purified by thermal exchange and allows the production of electric power.
As of August 2013, the project has been able to supply 1,639,505 kilowatt-hours of electricity to the Meralco grid and free electricity of 156,892 kw-hr to its surrounding community. The value of this electricity generated is Php 2.26 million, thus far. With the upgrade in the plant’s generator capacity last February 2013, the project is now generating more than 40,000 KWh monthly.

Meanwhile, the city government is looking into a more advanced and long term technology that will address the problem of waste management. This is aside from the 400-ton capacity Refused Derived Fuel (RDF) pilot plant also in Payatas which helps ease the accumulation of the city’s garbage, by giving waste a second life as fuel for cement production. The operation is a partnership between IPM and La Farge Cement.

payataspic1The city government is studying the setting up of a Waste-to-Energy (WTE) facility project. The WTE project will help clean the city by providing a good method for solid waste disposal with 90% reduction of trash volume. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions generated by open dumps and landfills. It will enable the QC-LGU to own a power plant which can be a power generation source to help the city subsidize its electrical expenses, and it will be a pioneering venture in the Philippines. The projected timetable for the estimated Php 8 – 10 billion project is two to three years.
Even the scavengers are now having a second life, as hair dressers, computer operators, appliance and cellphone repairers, and welders. Some have gone back to school through Alternative Learning Modules or as college scholars, through City government livelihood programs and scholarships.scroll back to top
 
Quezon City’s Green Directions PDF Print E-mail
greendirectionsUrbanization wreaks enormous environmental consequences. Sprawling urban development tends to overcome vital green spaces. Growing populations put pressure on energy and water resources, waste management, drainage systems, as well as road and transport networks. Densification and high-rise buildings generate higher greenhouse gas emissions.

In a city of more than 3 million people, these environmental challenges are intense. Thus, from the first year of his Administration, Quezon City Mayor Herbert M. Bautista waged a determined Green and Blue campaign, which aims for cleaner air and waterways, and greener surroundings, so that city residents can live in healthier environments, more beautiful natural surroundings and have less vulnerability to disaster risks.

Measure GHG. To have clear measures of what is to be addressed and how to determine success rates, the QC Government has been undertaking a Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventory, with the assistance of USAID’s Climate Change and Clean Energy Project, Philippine League of Local Environmental and Natural Resources Officers and the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Findings are: total greenhouse gas emissions of the city in 2012 is 4,269,651 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, with electricity consumption as the biggest offender (44%). A GHG Management Plan is being drafted to formulate policies and strategies to reduce this emission level.

Mandatory: all QC buildings must be “green.” Among the measures being implemented by the city government to address GHG emission levels is its mandatory requirement for structures to comply with the city’s Green Building Ordinance, which is a first in the Philippines. Green buildings promote use of natural ventilation and natural lighting, as well as reuse of resources. The first Green Building Certificate was given to Robinsons Magnolia Town Center in 2012. The City government also has a “green” school, the Commonwealth High School, which has managed to build its own 500 sqm. mini forest park. All new school buildings in the city will have to be Green Certified as well. Completed this year as green school construction projects are Old Balara Elementary School, Payatas C Elementary School and San Bartolome High School.

Regulated use of plastic bags. On October 1, 2012, the City government began regulating the use of plastic bags through an ordinance. The public is now used carrying their own shopping bags, otherwise they would have to pay Php 2.00 for plastic bags requires from retail establishments. At City Hall, Novaliches District Center, Quezon City General Hospital and Novaliches District Hospital, the ban is total – no plastic bags or styrofoam containers.

Greenery throughout the city. The Mayor has instructed that danger areas be delineated and converted into parks. Cupang trees have been planted to mark faultlines. The City’s Green Masterplan also targets the landscaping of center islands, intersections, directional islands and historical markers. Even vertical gardens have been planted as edible or ornamental fences. Specific streets in the city will be planted to particular tree species. Every major developer is also required to plant trees along islands in thoroughfares and sidewalks within a 1-kilometer radius of their developments.scroll back to top
 
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