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


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

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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


Traffic Advisory and Events on Marikina Foundation Day April 16 2016

The Marikina City Transportation Management and Development Office (CTMDO) issued a traffic advisory for the Marikina 386th Foundation Anniversary on April 16, 2016, Saturday.

  • Streets declared one-way during the festival parade, from 1:0PM to 7:00PM: A. Bonifacio, Sumulong Highway, Shoe Avenue, Marikina Freedom park road

Traffic Advisory on Marikina Foundation Day on April 16 2016

Below are the events during the week-long Foundation Anniversary of Marikina:

Marikina Foundation Anniversary April 16 2016 events

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Grand Concert and Angka-Angkan Festival for Marikina’s 368th Anniversary

In celebration of Marikina 368th founding anniversary, the local government has lined up events from April 11 to 16, 2016.

  • Ka-Angkan Festival 2016, April 11-16, 2016
  • Grand Concert at the Marikina Sports Center featuring Jed Madela and Side A Band, April 16, 017, 7:00PM

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Free Sports Training – Sports Camp 2016 by Marikina Sports Center

Free Marikina Sports Camp Sports Training 2016


Another FREE and ENTERTAINING PHYSICAL summer activities for KIDS are offered by Marikina City Government this school break.

The Marikina Sports Center FREE SUMMER SPORTS CAMP – SPORTS TRAINING 2016 is now open for registrants from Monday to Friday, from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Marikina Sports Center. Limited slots only to make sure you register your child/children immediately. Note the following requirements:

1. Must be a resident of Marikina
2. Photocopy of Parents’ Voters ID/Barangay Certificate
3. Photocopy of Student’s School ID
4. 7 – 16 yrs old ONLY
5. Student’s 1 x 1 Picture

Training starts on April 4, 2016. Read More


Music and Holy Week

As early as the beginning of March, religious preparation for holy week 2016 has started. Music has always been used as a way to worship and glorify the Creator. As written in Psalm 98:4, “make a joyful noise unto the Lord…” Music is used to celebrate the soul’s reverence to the holy One. And what better way to observe the lent but through music. Read More