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Quezon City/Location

Quezon City is 10 kms. North of Manila. To the City's east are San Mateo (Rizal) and Marikina (Metro Manila); to the west are San Juan and Manila (both in Metro Manila); to the north are Kalookan City and San Jose del Monte (Bulacan); and to the south are the cities of Pasig and Mandaluyong.

Quezon City has a land area of 15,359 hectares. It is five (5) times bigger than Manila and in area, it is second to the country's biggest city - Davao city.

Rolling hills spread over a large portion of Quezon city. Its lowest altitude is 25 feet
above sea level, while its highest is 55.

Quezon City was conceived in a dream of a man incomparable - the late President Manuel Luis Quezon. He envisioned a place where the common man will find his place with dignity.

In 1938, President Quezon purchased 1,529 hectares from the vast Diliman Estate of the Tuason Family. The following year, the National Assembly enacted the Commonwealth Act otherwise known as the Charter of Quezon City.

On October 12, 1939, President Quezon signed the Bill into law, thus the city was born. Progress in Quezon City continued until the outbreak of World War II in 1941.

Seven years later, by virtue of Republic Act No. 333 signed on July 17, 1948, Quezon city officially became the capital of the Philippines and the permanent seat of the national government. Its inauguration as capital city was marked by the laying of a cornerstone for a capitol building at Constitution Hills on October 22, 1949. Subsequently, construction of government building began.

On June 16, 1950, the City Charter was revised by Republic Act No. 537 which extended its boundaries to its present area of 15,359 hectares or five (5) times bigger than the City of Manila. It lost its title as capital city of the Philippines to Manila by virtue of Presidential Decree No. 940 on June 24, 1976.

Although some quarters may observe that Quezon City today may not be what its founder had conceived it to be, the efforts made by the past administrations up to the time of incumbent Mayor Feliciano Belmonte accelerated toward the development and promotion of the city's tourism potentials, is a great stride towards the realization of the late President Quezon's vision.


The QC Bahaghari Executive Lions Club was organized in 1993 by the late Lion Ric V. Remigio who also served as its Charter President.  

Durring its first year of existence, the club had a total membership of 35 members coming from various fields such as banking, insurance, government service, security and travel and information technology.

Acknowledging the importance of cooperation and networking to be able to serve more efficiently the less privileged members of our society, the Club had organized projects in association with other clubs within District  301-D1; and outside District 301-D1 notably Lions clubs belonging under District 301-A1.

Through the years, the club maintained its number of members to the minimum but quality members who are all committed to the cause of lionism. In fact, a number of its members has served already as district chairmen in different standing committees under the present and previous administrations. The club was also credited with the establishment of the first New Century Lions Club in the Philippines, the Philippines QC New Century Club in Lion Year 2002-2003.

Now, on its 10th year, the QC Bahaghari Executive Lions Club train its sights on giving support to more basic community needs and the youth. Plans for quality and impact activities for next year are approved by the board and ready for implementation depending, however, on the availability of funds.

Our short-term goals include the recruitment and training of quality members, deeper involvement and sustained cooperation in Clubs and District activities, organize new clubs and establish twinning agreements with foreign Lions clubs. Our only long range aim is to rise above petty and partisan politics that perennially plague and degrade Philippine lionism.

Inspired by this phenomenon known as bahaghari, translated in English as Rainbow, the members are ever committed to carry on God?s handiwork among the sick, the poor and the less privileged.


Visit the Lions club of Philippines QC New Century by clicking on their LogoThe Quezon City Bahaghari Executive Lions Club was instrumental in forming the Philippines QC New Century Lions Club. Do visit the site of this club by clicking on their logo seen opposite.  The club boasts 30 members, most in their twenties and eager to promote and further the cause of Lionism in the Philippines.  Our club is extremely proud of this achievement and will follow the future of this club closely - helping, advising and  motivating as needed.


QC Bahaghari Executive LC has successfully organized three (3) more new clubs this LY 2003-04 courtesy of Club President Arnold Tolentino and IPP Jun Urbano. The NCBA (QC)Scholars Campus Lions Club became the first campus LC in District 301-D1. Its charter president, Lion Walter Godoy, vowed to make the club a promising one given the proper guidance from its organizer. The Quezon City Majestic LC was organized as all-women club with Lion Myrna Guiang as its Charter President. Lastly, the Philippine School of Business and Administration (QC) Pioneer Campus LC was organized with all-student members and became the 2nd campus LC of the district. Again, QC Bahaghari Executive LC's reputation as premier club organizer has even more firmed up as ever.


It started in year 2002 when an unlikely visitor from Australia wrote his ?hello? note at our website?s message board. Aside from that greeting, he?s requesting also for a pin exchange deal. Our then 1st VP webmaster now President Arnold A. Tolentino willingly obliged such request. Lion Nihal Goonetilleke thereafter offered to develop Wap  website for our club free of charge. After several exchanges of e-mails, Arnold sounded his proposal for Club Twinning between our two clubs. And the rest is history. The  twinning agreement was signed by Presidents Arnold Tolentino and Steve Liussi respectively through exchange of documents made via courier. 

A visit to Brisbane last year has been postponed several times already until IPP Jun Urbano pushed through his sojourn to Australia last December. Jun however was not able to meet any Australian Lion apparently because all of them were off for a Christmas break.

At any rate, the completed twinning born through the internet was hailed by no less than our DG Rollie Arce as innovative and unprecedented. He exhorted all clubs to follow such example.

To know more about our twin club, click on the Ekibin bannerette shown under 'IN APPRECIATION'  para.

TWINNING WITH THE PREMIER LIONS CLUB OF THE PHILIPPINES. After several years of partnership in community service, our club and the Manila Host of District 301-A1 finally sealed a club twinning agreement. The agreement was signed during our club's 10th Anniversary & 11th Induction Ceremonies last November 26, 2003 by Presidents Arnold Tolentino and Camilo Padua with DGs Rollie Arce (D 301-D1) and Nena Go(D 301-A1) as witnesses. The twinning is expected to generate more humanitarian activities to be undertaken by both clubs especially in alleviating the conditions of our less fortunate brothers and sisters within Metro Manila and neighboring areas.

TWINNING WITH OTHER LIONS CLUBS IN THE WORLD.With great success working with other international lions clubs, twinning has become a strategy of QC Bahaghari in order to effectively bring more projects to benefit poor communities and their poor residents. Among our twin clubs include: The Houston Filam Lions Club of Texas, USA; Orleans Lions Club of Ontario, Canada; Sacramento Mabuhay Lions Club of California, USA; Sechelt Sunshine Lions Club of Sechelt BC, Canada; Coon Rapids Lions Club of Minnessotta, USA; Riverstone & District Lions Club of Sydney, Australia; Kuching Host Lions Club of Malaysia; Houston Royal Oaks Lions Club of Texas, USA; and the Baguio Magnolia Lions Club of Baguio City.


Canakkale Lions Club of MD 118, TurkeyIn recognition of the contribution of the Lions Clubs of Turkey, especially Lion Dr. Enzar Tore, in providing free web page hosting for Lions Clubs everywhere, the Quezon City Bahaghari Executive Lions Club.  proudly displays the flag of Turkey on our site.
Click on the flag to go to the web site of Lion Dr. Enzar's home club - the Lions Club of Canakkale.

Bne Ekibin Lions of MD201, Australia

As an extension to the Turkish Lions' contribution, the Brisbane Ekibin Lions Club of MD 201 Q1 (Australia) offer assistance to Lions Clubs who want to take advantage of the Turkish Lions offer, but are not familiar with web publishing. They've already set up many sites for Lions Clubs world-wide, using Lionwap.
If your club wants to be on the internet, and would like some help, leave a message in the Ekibin Guest Book by clicking on the image above.  This is a FREE SERVICE, so you don't spend a cent for their work. As Lionwap is also FREE, this means you get a web site that you NEVER have to pay for. - Is that a deal or what?
All your Club has to do it have some-one update and maintain your page, which needs not take more than a few minutes each month. The Ekibin Lions will even give you some tips on that!