12/16/15

A Christmas Food Festival at Maginhawa

It’s been a long while since the Urban Roamer last visited the then emerging food strip along Maginhawa Street, which traverses the neighborhoods of Sikatuna Village and Teachers Village. Since then, many things have changed in the neighborhood as business grew even more in the area with more restaurants opening up and more food choices being offered.

Thus, it was but proper that the Urban Roamer revisit this bustling area. And what better opportunity to do so than an event that was held last December 12 throughout the length of Maginhawa Street, the Quezon City Food Festival.

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03/3/12

roaming the neighborhood: Sikatuna, Teachers, and UP Villages

While Quezon City may not have ended up being the nation’s planned capital city as its “father” Manuel L. Quezon hoped it to be, it still managed to grow and develop, thanks in part to the various real estate developers who built village after village almost throughout the city after the war.

Some villages in particular were built east of the planned-but-ultimately-scrapped National Government center. One was named Sikatuna Village, after the Boholano chieftain who entered into a blood compact with conquistador Miguel Lopez de Legazpi in 1565 as a sign of friendship that marked the early steps for Spanish colonization. North of Sikatuna is what is known as Teachers Village, which was put up as a housing project of sorts for the teachers. Further up is UP Village, which was set up as residence for employees who work in the nearby University of the Philippines campus in Diliman.

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