is a 1st class municipality in the province of Bukidnon, Philippines
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. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 91,119 people and 15,882 households during 2000 census.
Creation of the Municipality
The original name of the municipality per Executive Order No. 199 dated November 18, 1965 was Upper Pulangui, in which the appointed mayor was the late Mayor Crispin C. Bernadas.
On June 18, 1966, Republic Act No. 4802 was enacted by the House of Congress under the sponsorship of the then Congressman Cesar M. Fortich, which act was entitled "An Act Creating The Municipality Of Quezon in The Province of Bukidnon With The Seat of Government in The Present Site of Kiokong".
On June 21, 1969, Repubulic Act 5961 was passed by the Philippine Congress, amending Republic Act 4802 "An Act Creating the Municipality of Quezon in the Province of Bukidnon" with the seat of government at Salawagan. This act however, was not implemented for on June 19, 1971, another Act - RA 6240 was passed transferring again the site from Salawagan to Kiokong.
"We visualize Quezon, Bukidnon as an agri-based industrialized municipality of God-loving and self-reliant people, enjoying a full-life in an ecologically balanced environment and atmosphere of peace, unity, equity and justice."
"To uplift the living condition of the people thru Local Autonomy, delivery of basic services, provision of infrastructure facilities and utilities, development and conservation of natural resources, adoption of modern agro-industrial technologies, increase agricultural productivity, investment and marketing access, promotion of tourism and preservation of cultural values."
The municipality of Quezon has a total land area of 409.41 square kilometers (71,128 hectares) per CAD 895-D with 31 barangays.It represents 4.94% of the total land area of the province of Bukidnon.
The municipality of Quezon is located at the southern portion of the province of Bukidnon. It is 75 kilometers from the City of Malaybalay , 162 kilometers from Cagayan de oro City and 145 kilometers from Davao City.
Quezon with its large chunks of fertile plains, inland valleys and virgin forest, rolling hills and mountain ranges, is bounded in the south by the municipality of Kitaotao; north by the city of Valencia; west by the municipality of Maramag and Don Carlos and east by the municipality of San Fernando.
The biggest body of water found in the municipality is the Pulangui River.
In general, the municipality is dry having only three (3) concrete bridges. However, there are creeks/springs which produces bodies of water but are mostly found in the rugged portion of the municipality.
The Philippine Atmospheric Geographical and Astronomical Service Administration (PAGASA) classified the climate of Quezon into category of the first type. The dry and wet seasons are pronounced throughout the year. The warmest months are February, March and April. The rainy months are June, July, August and September. It is on the month of January that Quezon populace experience the coldest nights.
The municipality of Quezon has a total population of 74,141 in 1995 mid-decade Census of Population and 82,567 in the Census of Population for the year 2000. It shows that the average annual growth rate is 2.27%.
Population by Mother Tongue
Tagalog - 471; Binukid - 70,008; Hiligaynon - 6,498; Ilocano - 1,338; Pangasinan - 8; Waray - 537; Maranao - 50; Tausog - 289; Batak - 58; Binisaya - 8; Cebuano - 248; Bilaan - 8; Bukidnon- 124; Butuanon - 58; Inibaloi - 8; Isinai - 8; Manubo - 735; Masbateño - 8; Surigaonon - 8; Tboli(Tagaboli) - 8; English - 8;Boholano- 100; Other local dialects - 264; Not stated - 817
Trade and Industry
Industries (and/or companies) presently operating in the municipality includes:
- BUSCO Sugar Milling Company
- BUSCO Refinery
- BUSCO Organic Fertilizer Processing
- Small Scale Grains Processing
- Cattle Raising
- Hog Raising
- Poultry Raising
Quezon is a land-locked municipality wherein the only means of transportation is by land. It is accessible in two (2) routes from Cagayan de Oro City to Davao City. The first one is taking the route via BUSCO and the second one is taking the route via Maramag. The bus company plying the route Cagayan de Oro City to Davao City and vice versa is only Bachelor Express/RTMI.
The waterworks system of the municipality was constructed and operated by the municipal government through the Municipal Mayor's Office - Economic Enterprise Division. It serves the barangay of Poblacion, Libertad, Salawagan, Mibantang, Cebole, Manuto, Pinilayan and Kiburiao with more or less 2,000 individual household connections (Level III). While the other barangays with tappable spring were also developed and have provided them potable water supply.
Our water system is now running 24 hours with water.
Power / Electricity
Quezon is part of the service area of First Bukidnon Electric Cooperative, Inc. (FIBECO, INC.) since 1978. Out of the 51 barangays, 49 were energized at present. The rest were provided by the Local Government Unit with generator sets.
There are five (5) existing communication system linking the municipality to the parts of the country. These are the SOTELCO, PLDT, GLOBE, SMART and DOTC-Telof. Several internet cafes are also thriving in the Poblacion to cater the digital needs of the constituents. These are'2SIS ZoNE Net Speed, Mag's, Wen's, Roriracks, Kim's, Cyber G, ,MyBiz, Switchub and Cribs Online.
Banking & Finance
There are three (3) commercial banks in the municipality serving the needs of the people. These are the Dumaguete City Development Bank at BUSCO, Butong, Quezon, Bukidnon Cooperative Bank and One Network Bank at Poblacion. The banks accept deposits and extend loans particularly to sugarcane planters for agricultural and business purposes.
Peace and Order
The main concern of the municipality's present administration is not for their own interest but it is for the welfare of the masses. One of these concerns is to maintain peace and order. The presence of friendly forces aside from the Philippine National Police, such as a company of the Philippine Army have contributed much in the maintenance of peace and order. The establishment of satellite army camps and checkpoints in strategic barangays complemented by the Civilian Volunteers and the Municipal Task Force created by the present Mayor Honorable Stewart G. Leonardo have helped much in the pacification of peace and order condition in the municipality.
The following industries has a high potential in the municipality:
- Alcohol Manufacturing
- Rhum Manufacturing
- Grains Processing
- Feed Milling
- Meat Processing
- Coconut Processing
- Fruit and Food Processing
- Mineral Water Processing
- Banking Services
- Commercial Fertilizer Processing
- Treasure Hunting
The municipality has the following scenic spots that can attract and visited by the local and international tourist.
The Luan-Luan Spring resort has an abundant flow of water that can be best enjoyed at any time.Located in the heart of the municipality.
The Blue Water Cave, in the side of the mouth of Pulangi River.
The Overview Park, located in Palacapao,Quezon way to Davao. Is one of the "must see" spot in the municipality. With an overlooking view that views all the land area of Quezon, Bukidnon and its neighboring municipalities.
Quezon is politically subdivided into 31 barangay
A barangay is the smallest administrative division in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward...