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Diocese of Cubao
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It is managed by the city government headed by a mayor. Congressmen leads the 3 congressional districts, with local boards/councils. The smallest political unit is a barangay, headed by a captain and assisted by a barangay council.


Means of transport within the area are jeepneys, mini-buses, tricycles, taxi cabs and pedicabs. To and from adjoining areas and Manila, there are buses both air-conditioned and regular which charge by the distance. Air-conditioned vans and similar public-utility vehicles charge fixed rates regardless of distance. Terminals are located in malls and commercial centers like Araneta Center and SM North to take commuters to various parts of Metro Manila and as far as the Malolos in Bulacan province to the north and Santa Rosa in Laguna province to the south. The main road artery cutting through the metropolis is EDSA or Epifanio de los Santos Avenue. In general, buses take the main roads, and jeepneys, the secondary roads. Farther out to other provinces, buses (air-conditioned and regular) are the public mode of transport. The Light Rail Transit 2, the main northern terminal, Santolan along Marcos Highway, is in the diocese. The southern terminal is Recto in the heart of Manila. The Metro Rail Transit is from Taft in Manila to Monumento in Caloocan City. Cubao diocese's southernmost terminal is Ortigas and the northernmost is Balintawak, which is two stations away from Monumento.


The total land area of the diocese is 76.14 square kilometers. The diocese comprises the southern part of Quezon City, largely corresponding to the city's congressional districts 1, 3, and 4. District 2 belongs to the Diocese of Kalookan.


There are no dominant ethnic groups. People use mainly speak the Filipino and English languages.


In Metro Manila as of 2003, average family income is 266,446 pesos per year (as of March 2008 US$6,543.50) according to the National Statistics Office (NSO) Income and Employment Division. The diocesan area is residential and highly commercial, with malls and commercial centers and various commercial, manufacturing, and warehouse establishments. People run small to large-scale businesses such as computer shops, machinery and repair shops, variety stores, groceries, laundry shops, food vending, pawnshops, gyms, health and beauty salons and spas, public markets, department stores and some small and medium manufacturing establishments. There are hotels, apartelles and restaurants and recreational facilities like swimming pools, badminton and tennis courts, and movie houses in the area. A "green" spot is the National Parks and Wildlife frequented by locals and tourists during weekends and holidays.


Area franchises for landlines include the Philippine Long Distance Telephone (PLDT), Smart, Globe, and Bayantel communications. Globe and Smart also provide cellular phone networks and internet. Most homes have television and radio with access to radio, cable and regular television networks. The main studios of the two leading television networks, ABS-CBN Channel 2 and GMA 7, are located in the diocese.


According to the NSO Demographic and Social Statistics Division, as of 2003 simple literacy in the area is 99 and functional literacy is 94.6 percent.


The traditional Filipino culture is a mix of Malay, Spanish, and Chinese. Strong American influence led to the present highly urbanized and westernized state. Filipino is the national language, yet English is the official language used in business and government and the medium of instruction in schools. Contemporary music is an easy mix of Filipino and Western elements. Native culture has generally been relegated to special commemorations.

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