Quezon Memorial Circle

Quezon City, Manila

The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park and a national shrine located in Quezon City, which became the capital of the Philippines from 1948 to 1976.

The park is located inside a large traffic circle in the shape of an ellipse and bounded by the Elliptical Road. Its main feature is a tall mausoleum containing the remains of Manuel L. Quezon, the second official President of the ...

Philippines and the first of an internationally recognized independent Philippines, and his wife, First Lady Aurora Quezon.

Quezon Memorial Circle National Park News

  • Philippines Observes Earth Hour 2018

    Philippines Observes Earth Hour 2018

    Many households, business establishments, and public places switch off their lights for one hour to observe the global event.

    The Philippines on Saturday, March 24, joined the rest of the world in temporary darkness during Earth Hour to raise awareness about climate change.

    Many households, business establishments, and public places switched off their lights for one hour from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm to observe the global event, which is now on its 11th year.

    According to WWF Philippines, this year's Earth Hour focuses on #Connect2Earth, a campaign that aims to connect with the hundreds of ...

  • Envi Advocates Campaign For Green Bills In SONA

    Envi Advocates Campaign For Green Bills In SONA

    #PassGreenBills is a policy advocacy campaign that aims to urge the Philippine government to support the Green Bills and prioritize key issues concerning the environment.

    The Green Bills refer to environmental policies that have been pending in the House for decades including the National Land Use Act, Alternative Minerals Management Bill and Forest Resources Bill.

    According to the network groups, there is minimal response given to the environment by the current administration, hence the campaign tagline "Don't seen-zone the #greenzone". This is a reference to the "seen" alert that appea ...

  • All We Want Is A Walk In The Park

    All We Want Is A Walk In The Park

    We all need a pause button for our fast-paced lives, a green oasis beneath those skyscrapers, a time for reflection time away from the city. Funny how we always try to go out of Manila whenever we realize that we need time away from the city, when nature, at its best, is right in the middle, or even around the corner of the building of our office, maybe just a 15-minute walk or an hour ride away.

    For years, Manila has evolved from a simple town where the kalesa is the mode of transportation to an urban jungle choking in trucks, cars, taxis, jeepneys, and motorcycles. When people started han ...

  • The Quezon Memorial Shrine

    The shrine is where the remains of former President Manuel Quezon and his wife, Dona Aurora Aragon are interred.

  • Look Quezon Memorial Shrine Bathed In Shifting Colored Lights

    Look Quezon Memorial Shrine Bathed In Shifting Colored Lights

    I have something to confess. In my entire life of studying, working and living in Metro Manila, since 1991, it was only the third week of September that I have, finally, visited the Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City. Sure, I know about it, as that one big grand rotunda with a tall, art deco style monument that I've been passing whenever I am in the area. But it actually is amazing once you get inside. The park is big, at around 27 hectares and, although it is called a Circle, is actually in the shape of an ellipse with the 66 meter monument the centerpiece of the park.

    This monumnent, b ...

  • 2016 Philippine Orchid Society Midyear Garden Show

    2016 Philippine Orchid Society Midyear Garden Show

    The Philippine Orchid Society celebrated its 70th anniversary last August 26 to September 5 2016 at the Hardin ng mga Bulaklak (Flower Garden area), Quezon Memorial Circle, Diliman, Quezon City. The site was once again transformed into a colorful display of orchid landscapes, decorated with the lovely blooms of the Queen of all Orchids, the Waling Waling or the Vanda sanderiana. This year's theme was "Building Bridges Through Orchids".

    Orchid lovers, collectors, plant aficionados, orchid growers and plant traders joined once again and showcased their prized orchid and plant collecti ...