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


Marikina Emergency and Hotline Telephone Numbers

For those living in Marikina and those who frequent the city, make sure you have these emergency numbers on your phone, tablet or desktop computers/laptops:

Marikina Emergency hotline telephone numbers

Marikina Rescue 161 for medical emergencies: 161; 646-2436 to 38

Marikina Bureau of Fire and Protection for fire incidences: 273-9629

Marikina Philippine National Police for crime incidences: 646-1631

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#WalangPasok on July 25 2016 in Quezon City for Pres. Duterte’s SONA

#walangpasok Quezon City July 25 2016

Classes in all levels are suspended in Quezon City on Monday, July 25,2016.

The class suspension is due to the strict enforcement of security along the area of Batasan Pambansa Complex where Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte shall deliver his first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Malacañang Palace on other hand has not announced July 25 as a special non-working holiday.

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When in Bohol Series: Jo’s Chicken Inato, Payag Restaurant

This is the first of Marikenya’s When in Bohol Travel Series, a collection of dining and rest and relaxation experiences at one of the Philippine’s favorite tourist destination — the Island Paradise of Bohol.

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Must try: Cheap Eats dining experience at Jo’s Chicken Inato Payag Restaurant

When in Bohol: Jo's Chicken Inato“Delicious Chicken Inasal in a Fast Food Style”

4 of 5 starsWe spotted Jo’s Chicken Inato at the ground floor of Island City Mall in Tagbilaran, Bohol. Although we were rushing to buy pasalubong for our family back home, we can’t resist not trying this famous “inato” of Bohol.  We ordered a pecho chicken inasal with free rice and iced tea for 115.00 only. It was served to us after a few minutes and true enough, that piece of barbecued chicken was among the best inasal I’ve eaten in all my travels. It was worth the price and worth the try.

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Travel Photography: Panglao of Bohol, a PostCard Destination

Not all who wander are lost.

Not all who wander are lost.

… a line from the poem All that is gold does not glitter, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings

Lost still in the calmness of the day, sea breeze and silky sand while staring at the distance as far as the eye can see and at the heavens looming over me.

… poetry by the sea


#travel #travelPhilippines #itsmorefuninthePhilippines #summer2016 #PanglaoBohol

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#WalangPasok Suspended Work and Classes July 8 in the National Capital Region

Classes and work in Government agencies, public and private schools all levels in the National Capital Region (NCR) are SUSPENDED today, JULY 8, 2016, FRIDAY, starting 1:00PM as per advisory of Office of the President, Philippine Government Malacanang thru Memorandum Circular 02.

Source: Official twitter account of Philippine Information Agency (PIA)

HASHTAGS: #walangpasok #walangklase

#walangpasok July 8

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Cold and Rainy Day and Music

Waking up to a rainy and cold morning, what did you want to do?

Me? To go back to bed and sleep some more. To some, it’s maybe enjoying their music the whole day.

For music lovers out there, check out the Walto Music Bodhran Irish hand drum which is a good instrument to learn and enjoy for all ages and type of players, from beginners or amateurs to advanced or professional music artists.

The walton bodhran is an art work too as it is handcrafted and made from the finest wood and real goatskin which gives out fine music with your beat.

No melancholy on a rainy day as you drum your way to a fine day. Stay safe everyone!


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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