Life in Marikina and the rest of the Philippines. Told and Retold, Celebrated and Recelebrated.


Marikina and Rest of Metro Manila is under Typhoon Signal No. 1

This morning, Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (DOST-PAGASA) issued a weather bulletin for today, Wednesday, October 19,2016 which identified the entire Metro Manila to be under Storm Signal No. 1. due to typhoon Lawin (with international name Haima).

Areas under Cyclone Warning Signal No. 2 are: Cagayan including Calayan Group of Islands, Isabela, Northern Aurora, Ilocos Norte, Ilocos Sur, Apayao, Abra, Kalinga, Mt. Province, Ifugao, Benguet, Nueva Vizcaya and Qurino.

Aside from Metro Manila, other areas under Storm Signal Warning No. 1 are: Batanes group of Islands,La Union, Tarlac, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, Rest of Aurora, Zambales, Pampanga, Bulacan, Northern Quezon including Polillo Islands, Bataan, Rizal, Laguna, Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, and Catanduanes.  Read More


Free Late (Delayed) Birth Certificate Registration in Marikina

Take advantage of the FREE REGISTRATION of late or delayed registration of birth certificate of Marikina City Government thru Local Civil Registry (LCR).

See below information from the Marikina LCR – –


Date: October 21, 2016
Time: 8:00am to 12:00pm
Location: Marikina City Hall Quadrangle

  •  Applicant must be Marikina born only
    (Ipinanganak sa MARIKINA lamang ang tatangapin)
  • No Birth Certificate Record at the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA)

Requirements :

1. Baptismal or Dedication Certificate (Other Religious Group)
2. Medical Certification

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Mall Sale: SM San Mateo 3 Day Sale October 14-16 2016

In time for the Christmas season, the SM Supermalls bring you SM San Mateo Rizal’s much awaited 3-DAY SALE!

SM San Mateo’s 3-day sale is happening tomorrow, Friday, October 14 up to October 16, Sunday. To assist you with your holiday season shopping, the mallwide sale offers up to 70% off on great finds plus a chance to win a brand new Suzuki Celerio!

What’s more, SM San Mateo offers additional 10% OFF on top of the SALE price when you shop during the first two hours (9:00AM to 11:00AM) of the first day of the sale on October 14, Friday.


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Boracay Travel Photo Journey

Among my happy places on earth is Boracay Island, Philippines. Being an urban blogger whose idea of traveling is breathtaking view with good food and social media, Boracay is perfect for me. The white sand island is picture perfect from end to end and while enjoying all the magnificence of nature from sunrise to sunset, you will not go hungry for food or power (phone or camera battery dead is not an option) as hotels, restaurants, convenience shops and souvenir shops line up the beach front.

Just fresh from my recent travel to Boracay (last week of September, 2016) are these photos as my attempt to capture the experience and memories of landing once again in one of the Philippine’s leading tourist destination.

Boracay 2016

Breathtaking, aint it? 🙂


Boracay 2016

The beach and the sunset, lovely combo.

Boracay 2016

September is an off-peak season but looks like, everyday is a good time to go to Boracay.

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Marikina Old Photos Collection, A 1940s Throwback

This photo was sent by a long-time Marikenya.com follower and a passionate Marikeño, Yto Santos. According to the photo’s markings, this was taken on April 2, 1940 during the dedication of Marikina Hall by no less than, then President of the Republic of the Philippines, His Excellency Manuel L Quezon.

Marikina old photo

Do you recognize the personalities in this photo or know any trivia or information about this event? Please let us know by leaving a comment below.  Read More


Marikina Scholarship Assistance for College and Senior High Students

This post in written in Filipino. Please use Google translate for the English version.

The City Government of Marikina under its Gender and Development Program is offering Scholarship Assistance for College and Senior High Students who may be considered Youth in Especially Difficult Circumstances. Read the posters and information below for the complete details.

Marikina Scholarship for College and Senior High Students

Marikina Scholarship for College and Senior High Students
Sino ang mga maaaring maituring na YEDC?

Sinumang kabataan taga-MARIKINA na edad labinglima (15) hanggang tatlumpu (30) na nabibilang o dumaranas ng mga sumusunod na kalagayan:

  • Ikaw ay solo parent na indigent (in poverty)
  • Ikaw ay person with disability (PWD) o special needs person na teachable/trainable mula sa pamilya na indigent (in poverty)
  • Ikaw ay isang teenage mother
  • Ikaw ay anak ng babaeng naging biktima ng karahasan (violenceagainst women o VAW)
  • Ikaw ay wala ng mga magulang (biological parents)
  • Ikaw ay inabandona o hindi sinusuportahan ng iyong mgamagulang
  • Ikaw ay napilitang maghanapbuhay (domestic work bilangkasambahay, yaya o hard labor bilang construction worker o katulad na hanapbuhay) upang masuportahan ang iyong pag-aaral

Para kanino at ano ang scholarship assistance?


Para Kanino? Anong Assistance?
Para sa mga mag-aaral na KOLEHIYO (1st year – 5th year)  ng Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMAR) FULL TUITION FEE (hindi kasama ang miscellaneous  at iba pang fees)
Para sa mga mag-aaral ng SENIOR HIGH sa anumang pampublikong paaralan sa Marikina Limang libong piso  (Php5,000)

·      Para sa tuition o daily schooling allowance

Para sa mga mag-aaral ng KOLEHIYO (1st year – 5th year)  sa mga state universities (tulad ng Marikina Polytechnic College, PUP, UP (lowest bracket tuition) at mga local colleges Limang libong piso  (Php5,000)

·      Para sa tuition o daily schooling allowance

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Congratulations Joshua of Marikina, The Voice Kids Philippines 2016!

The country celebrates the winning of a young Marikeno, Joshua Oliveros, as this year’s The Voice Philippines grand champion.

the voice kids philippines joshua of marikina

Joshua is originally from Antique. His father took a chance with him and went to Manila bearing nothing but courage and hope. His impressive blind audition caught the heart of Lea Salonga who became his mentor. His victory is Lea’s first win, too as a grand champion’s mentor.

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#MayPasok in Marikina Today, Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Despite the heavy raining this morning, ?#?MayPasok? today, August 16,2016, TUESDAY in all public and private schools, all levels, in Marikina City.

Yesterday, the Marikina PIO on Facebook announced the resumption of classes in the city. Mayor Marcy Teodoro’s yesterday announcement reads:

CLASSES WILL RESUME in all levels for both private and public schools in Marikina City tomorrow, August 16, 2016. At present, we are cleaning up and disinfecting the classrooms used as evacuation centers in preparation for the resumption of classes tomorrow. Per PAG-ASA DOST’s 24-Hour Public Weather Forecast as of 11am of Aug 15, 2016, the Southwest Monsoon will only bring about light to moderate rains with isolated thunderstorm in Metro Manila. Further, the Marikina River’s water level has subsided to 14.2 meters as of 3:21 on August 15.

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Friday Hugot and Fun: #MayPasok Problems

Friday laughter is best shared when raining!

Sharing with you Marikenya.com’s version of #hugotestudyante sa Marikina.

hugot estudyante

Pag papasok sa school, ambon lang o mahinang ulan, big deal agad. Pati mayor, binu-bully, ma-anounce lang agad agad ang cancellation ng klase.

Pag gimik, lalo na inuman at date, rain or shine, TULOY! Ibu-bully ang maginarte!


#maypasokproblems #walangpasokproblems #hugot #hugotsatagulan #estudyanteproblems

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Great Sound Experience on a Rainy Friday

For music-loving people, the rainy mood is best topped with good music. To enjoy this experience, one must get well-chosen fine crafted music players.

Whether you are on the go, chilling out in a cafe or resto, traveling through public transport or staying in your room, it is best to invest in a set of headphones that would let you enjoy the best sound from your music player anywhere and everywhere. Read More