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


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

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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


#MayPasok in Marikina Today, August 11, 2016, Thursday

Yes, for all the waiting students and parents, there is cancellation of classes today in Marikina City. The Marikina River water level is at its normal level. #MayPasok po sa Marikina in all public and private school in all levels.

Stay safe everyone!

marikina pio

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Amazing Derma Experience at Adraneda Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery Marikina

For a long time, I have delayed my warts issue because simply, I am not a derma enthusiast due to the pain entailed in the beautifying process. I have heard stories that cauterization is painful and may leave scars that would last for days or even weeks and that you can’t take a bath for days too. I also fear that something may go wrong in the process of removal and instead of being helped, I may be more harmed; instead of becoming a bit pretty, I’ll be uglier.

Breaking the Myths of Painful, Undesirable Derma Experience

Those fallacies are behind me now as I met the lovely and skin-perfect dermatologist behind Adraneda Dermatology and Cosmetology Center, Dr. Miriam Adraneda.


I have trusted Doc Mirdz  with my most prominent skin care problems. Aside from my warts, I still have another which is a prolonged issue I may be able to share with the readers in the next weeks.

Back to the electrocauterization warts removal.

The waiting lounge of Adraneda Derm was comfy and nicely decorated and me and my good friend and work partner, Jeck, comfortably waited for our warts removal procedure. Jeck and I shared the same belief – we were scared of the cauterization and the scars effect.




The Easy Breezy Process

 We were first examined as to the kind of warts we have. We both have them on the face and neck so those areas were subjected to cleaning and application of cream anesthesia. We comfortably lied down on our beds while waiting for the anesthesia to take effect.




After about 30 or 45 minutes, Doc Mirdz and her assistants performed the cauterization. The whole time, she was very calm, chatting casually and totally in control. Both Jeck and I were surprised that every wart was removed in a matter of seconds and in almost painless way! Doc Mirdz also assured us that we can take a bath the morning after! Read More


Marikina News: Pres. Duterte Proudly Wears Marikina Shoes!

Republic of the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte wears Marikina Shoes!

In the video, Pres. Duterte is seen showing proudly his Marikina-made footwear to United States Secretary John Kerry. Truly pleased with his caramel-colored genuine leather boots, he said:

“…ang Filipino-made, sa craftsmanship, number 1, walang makatalo sa Filipino…”

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The touching story behind the pair of shoes…

The brilliant artisan behind the proud mid-cut brown genuine leather shoes of Pres. Digong DU30 is Rolando de Guzman Santos, a hardworking craftsman who has been in the shoe industry for 54 years.

Mang Rolando’s daughter, Rosemarie promised his father that one day, his shoes will be worn by a President. The doting daughter made ways for her fathers’ handmade shoes to get to President Duterte. True enough, with faith and love, Mang Rolando’s shoes landed on the feet of our nation’s leader. Happy ending Mang Roland and Rosemarie of Marikina! Read More


Last Day of Barangay and SK Voters Registration 2016 on July 30

Don’t miss out on you right to vote and opportunity to choose your Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan officials this coming Barangay election on October, 2016.

The Commission on Election (COMELEC) reminds the unregistered and new voters that the filing for registration is only UNTIL TOMORROW, JULY 30, 2016.

Wanna be voters may file their application at the COMELEC Office at the 3rd floor of Marikina Public Market Building at barangay Sta. Elena, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Period to file applications Last day to post Notice of Hearing with List of Applicants Last day to file opposition to applications Hearing and Approval/Disapproval of Applications
July 15, 2016 to July 30, 2016 August 4, 2016 August 8, 2016 August 11, 2016

source: official COMELEC website

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