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


Marikina Jobs: Mega Job Fair on July 15 and Sep 2016

Another MEGA JOB FAIR is being organized by the Labor Relations and Public Employment Services Office (LRPESO) of the City Government of Marikina. Take note of the following information to join the jobs fairs:

Dates: July 15 and September 16, 2016

Time: 8AM to 3PM

Venue: Marikina Sports Center (old lobby), Bgy. Sta. Elena, Marikina City

Qualifications: 18 years old and above; male/female; high school graduate/college level/graduate

Initial Requirements: Resume/Bio-data with recent photo


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Marikina Jobs: Hiring at SM Supermarket Savemore Bayan and Riverbanks

Job hunters, please take note of the job hiring at SM Supermarket at SM Savemore Sto.Nino Bayan and Savemore Barangka (inside Riverbanks Mall).

Available Jobs:

  • Company Nurse
  • Cashiers
  • Sales Clerk and Stock Clerk
  • Treasury Assistant

See below eposters for details. SM Marikina Jobs

SM Marikina Savemore Jobs

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Live View of the Marikina River and Marikina River Water Level Watch

In time for the rainy season and potential lineup of heavy storms which may cause river overflow and flooding in the city, the Marikina City Government thru the Marikina Management Information System and Call Center (MISCC) has setup the live streaming of the Marikina River.

Thru a closed-circuit television (CCTV) focused on the Marikina River water level gauge under the Marikina River Sto. Nino bridge, anyone with internet access may now view LIVE the Marikina River and the water level in their cellular/mobile phones, tablets or computers.

Marikina live view of Marikina River Water Level Gauge CCTV Homepage

The Marikina River Water Level LIVE VIEW link is found at http://marikina.gov.ph, the homepage of the official website of the City Government of Marikina. By clicking the photo of the Marikina Bridge Water level gauge, you will be redirected to a page with a bigger LIVE VIEW OF THE Marikina River Water Level watch. Note though that you cannot zoom the page as it is a live CCTV footage. 

Marikina live view of Marikina River Water Level Gauge CCTV

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Home Help: Pill Cutter in the Philippines, Availability and Tips for Use

One effective way to save on cost in buying medicines is to buy higher dosage of pills/medicines in tablet form and cut them in half. The medicine/pill cutting or splitting however is tricky is you use a knife or a scissor. You may crush the tablet or cut it unevenly which may result to incorrect dose. Storage of the cut drug is also exposed to air which may degrade its effectiveness and potency.

The solution — use a pill cutter (also known as pill splitter, tablet cutter, tablet splitter, medicine cutter, medicine splitter). Pill cutters or pill splitters are available abroad but are rarely available in the Philippines. They are not available in drug stores and groceries. While very few (about two sellers online) are vending pill cutters, the cost is quite highh, about 150.00 to 250.00 each plus shipping cost.

Good thing, I found a low-cost and safe-looking pill cutter being sold by philmedicalsupplies.com online store. I am not affiliated nor an advertiser of this site, I just found their pill cutter price and shipping cost a lot cheaper than the others. The site’s pill cutter is sold at 65 pesos each and shipping cost for Metro Manila is only 50 pesos. To save more, I asked my officemates if they wanted to buy the same pill cutter so we can save on shipping. We bought three 3 pill cutters and saved 100 pesos on shipping if we have bought them individually. The pill splitters arrived faster than I expected, in time so I can safely and comfortably split my meds and take them on time. Very happy indeed!

pill cutter philippines

This Tablet Pill Cutter is priced 65 pesos only,  portable and pocketable and is available in cute blue color. The pill cutter also serves as container for the cut pills, a handy storage to keep the pill safe and avoid air exposure.

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Marikina Food Trip: Fried Pizza, A Crunchy Alternative at Pipa Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta Place

Pipa (PIzza and PAsta) Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta Restaurant may not be as straightforward as its name. Something different is frying at this food house, maybe the first of its kind in Metro Manila or one of the very few in the entire Philippines.

PiPA Brick Oven Pizza and Pasta House serves FRIED (crunchy and crackling!) Pizza at very affordable prices! This is good news to city folks who are obviously food trippers as more and more restaurants are locating in Marikina offering inexpensive but palatable and remarkable food. As the owner of the PiPA House, Chef Don of Pasig City said, he chose Marikina as the venue for his modest restaurant venture as he sees the city to be the next Maginhawa Street.

Pipa House Pizza and Pasta Food trip in Marikina

Dinner or lunch? Try some pizza and pasta served with bubbly iced tea.

This hole-in-the-wall pizza place just opened last March but is already serving regular customers. Who would not frequent a pizza house which most menu come with a price tag of only 99 pesos. Don’t fret though, the 99-peso pizza does not come in small package, they are actually good for sharing as the size is 11×14, truly big for the prize!  Read More


Music Gift Card to Reward Good Performing Students

This incoming school year, reward your hard working kids with a gift that may give his music passion with a boost. Music as a hobby is always a good influence especially if your child is in the music ministry of your church of loves music as a form of relaxation.

Online shops are now providing shoppers good value for their money in purchasing high quality and fashionably designed music instruments, most particularly, the highly preferred guitars. Read More


Marikina Shoes and Sale: Marikina Back to School Bazaar Shoe Fair 2016

Marikina Back 2 School Bazaar 2016 Freedom Park
Marikina Back to School Trade Fair 2016 or known as the Marikina Back 2 School Bazaar is once again organized to give parents and students factory or depot priced school shoes , bags and other leather accessories this 2016!

Come see the array of Marikina genuine and faux leather footwear and bags on SALE at the Marikina Freedom Park in front of the Marikina City Hall Building along Shoe Avenue. Sale started today, May 17 and will end on to June 17, 2016. The Bazaar is participated by 42 Marikina shoes and bags manufacturers.

Marikina Back 2 School Bazaar 2016 Freedom Park Shopping

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Jobs: 3,320 Government Job Vacancies

Wanted to become a government worker and a civil servant? Check out the thousands of government work vacancies from the official Philippine government website — gov.ph.

The government’s hiring objective is to recruit more young people into civil service.

Government national agencies which opened their doors in hiring new government workers are the  Department of Finance (DOF), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Budget and Management (DBM), Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), and Department of Tourism (DOT). These agencies posted 3,320 vacancies online at the site Kalibrr.com, a jobs matching site, in partnership with the Bagumbayani Initiative, a program by Young Public Servants (YPS) that aims to promote positive change and integrity in the government by sustainably recruiting young people into the civil service. Read More


Marikina Photo Collection: Marikina Police Force Circa 1964

Wondering how groovy the Marikina Police Force back in the 60s?

Chanced upon this photo on Facebook posted at the AkoCKim fanpage. The photo caption read, “Marikina City Police Department, November 1964” but during that time, Marikina was not yet a city and was still part of the province of Rizal. The Marikina Police Vehicle at that time was good old Volkswagen Beetle. Marikina police in this Marikina #throwbackThursday photo appear snappy and sharp!

Marikina Police Force Circa 1964

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Marikina April 16 2016 Founding Anniversary Cancelled

Reposting the Marikina City Government’s Public Information Office (PIO) pubic advisory on the parade for the 36th Foundation Anniversary on April 16, 2016.

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Due to high temperatures forecasted by the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) in Marikina City including Metro Manila, the Marikina Foundation Day Grand Parade that is supposed to happen tomorrow, April 16, at 4:00 p.m. has been cancelled.

This measure is made by the city government of Marikina to prevent heat stroke incidents to Marikeños especially to those who shall participate in the Ka-Angkan Festival which is annually celebrated in line with Marikina’s founding anniversary on April 16. Read More