Quezon City, Philippines

The Quezon Memorial Circle is a national park and shrine in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.

The site of the Quezon Memorial Circle had been intended for the National Capitol to house the Congress of the Philippines. While foundation works for the structures were laid in 1940, construction was interrupted by the onset of the World War II. After the war, Philippine President Sergio Osmeña issued Executive Order No. 79 stipulating the creation of a Quezon Memorial Committee to raise funds by public subscription to erect a memorial to his predecessor, President Manuel L. Quezon. In 1951 a competition for the Quezon Memorial project was conducted where architect Federico S. Ilustre's design was selected as the winner. The monument designed by Illustre which serves as the centerpiece of the park and houses the remains of President Quezon and his wife.

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