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


Marikina Photo Collection: Marikina Police Force Circa 1964

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

Chancec 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

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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


Marikina City Summer Art Workshop 2016


Summer season is approaching and for students, it’s the time to unwind! It’s time to enjoy days without homework or tough job activities.

But if you want to spend your summer days learning something new, or you want to hone your talent and skills, the Marikina City Tourism Office has something for you.

The Marikina Summer Art Workshop 2016 is now open for enrollees. Workshops start on April 7 until April 30 and it will be conducted at the Teatro Marikina beside the City Library in Bgy. San Roque, Marikina City.

The summer workshop courses are as follow:

  • Guitar Lesson (Basic and Advance)
  • Drum Lesson
  • Voice Lesson (Basic and Advance)
  • Violin Lesson
  • Ballroom Dance Lesson
  • Modern Dance Lesson
  • Piano Lesson (Basic and Advance)

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Job Opening and Career Opportunities at Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center Marikina

The Amang Rodriguez Memorial Medical Center along Sumulong HIghway,  Marikina City is currently hiring new employees for regular or permanent positions.

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Regular or permanent positions available:

  • Administrative Assistant III (5 vacancies), Salary Grade (SG) 9, completion of 2 yrs in college, 1 year relevant experience & 4 hours of relevant training, sub-pro Civil Service Eligibility
  • Medical Equipment Technician II (6 vacancies), SG 8, completion of 2 yrs in college, 1 year relevant experience, 4 hours of relevant training, sub-pro Civil Service Eligibility
  • Administrative Assistant I, (2 vacancies), Salary Grade SG 10, Bachelor’s degree, no experience or training required, Professional Civil Service Eligibility
  • Nurse I (14 vacancies), Bachelor of Science in Nursing graduate no experience or training required

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Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMAR), 13 Years and Beyond

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The Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina (PLMar) continues to rise remarkably as it reaches its 13th Year as the city’s leading tertiary institution. This year’s celebration of the Founding Anniversary is again a product of the passion, creativity, synergy and assiduity of the staff, faculty, officials and the student body.

The 3-day event which started on February 22, 2016 was indeed the grandest  commemoration ever conducted in the history of the college as it lined up exciting activities including the Grand Parade, the Float Competition, and Inter-Collegiate Dance Festival, Unity Games, Variety show (titled “Talents beyond expectations”), among others. There was also a studio tour to ABS CBN’s Showtime participated by Communication Arts students of PLMar. Public Administration  and Psychology majors together with the College of Hospitality and Tourism Managemen conducted outreach programs in Barangays Malanday and Nangka and Boys Town Institution in Parang, Marikina City.

Also, seminars, job fair and colloquiums were held which focused on environmental awareness and voters literacy program for the students voters. Read More


Marikenya.com Supports Ang Sugarol Movie by Dir. Jojo Nadela

The Singkuwento International Film Festival of Manila, Philippines is once again holding a movie feast featuring outstanding locally produced independent films (indie films).

The Singkuwento International Film Festival Manila Philippines (SIFFMP) is an international film festival brings a collection of films that explore different genres ranging from youth, personal relationships, demise and destruction, growing up dreams and pains and societal issues. The festival’s main objective is to unite various Filipino and foreign filmmakers in our country and around the world . It is an avenue for Filipinos both here and abroad to share their voice, sentiments and thought via the films they have created. It also aims to provide a channel for non-Filipinos to share their impressions of the Philippines and its people. The SIFFMP festival started in 2012 when five emerging filmmakers coming from different walks of life recount five different stories and bring them to life. From the documentary form to fictional narrative, from the streets of Manila to New York, Singkuwento International brings you a collection of films that explores topics ranging from youth to personal relationships to death to growing up to social issues. These films have also been around the globe, gracing film festivals both here and abroad. (From SIFFmp Official Fb page)

ang sugarol at the singkwento film festival

This year, this blogger recommends one of the films to be exhibited during the film festival — ANG SUGAROL written and directed by veteran  writer and actor known for many television shows and films, JOJO NADELA (Bingit (2013), Bampirella (2011) and Mga kuwento ni Lola Basyang (2007), among others). Jojo is a very good friend of this blogger, a classmate at the College of Mass Communication, a humble , kind and good person whose perseverance, big dreams and laudable work ethics were already visible and admirable even in the younger years of his life. Jojo’s earlier movie “PILAPIL” is among the six official entries to the 1st ToFarm Film Festival head by festival director Maryo J. Delos Reyes. Read More