Aug 15, 2016

Floating Crane Spotted Drifting in Marikina River

Last August 13, 2016, around 2:30pm, a crane on a barge was dislodged from the Marikina River banks and floated along the Marikina River. A portion bumped into the pillars beneath the Marikina Bridge as it floated underneath the bridge.  On the floating device was 19 year old Romeo Laguna, who was able to jump away from the barge and was rescued by Marikina City personnel before the crane eventually sunk when it collided with the Marcos Bridge, Marcos Highway.

(amateur footage of barge with crane passing through Marikina Bridge dislodged by Marikina high water levels)
(barge with crane passing underneath Marcos Bridge flips and sinks)
According to Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro, the crane was situated by the side of Marikina River which was currently used for dredging and piledriving by the riverside for slope protection. Unfortunately, the water level rose at quick rate, unlocking the floating device and crane from its position.

Due to continuous rains brought by Habagat, the water level reached 18.6 meters around 6pm. Eight floodgates were opened to lower the water level. By 9:45pm, water level receded to 17.5 meters.

According to Panahon.tv, as of August 15, 9:00am, water level has receded to 14.8 meters and all flood alerts have been lifted. However, classes in all levels have been suspended for Marikina.

 Here are some news report situationer updates on Marikina River and the weather.
Addendum: This is the not the first time large man-made objects floated and crashed into the bridges in Marikina. In 2012, a floating stage also crashed into the bridge causing it to be schredded into pieces.
Aug 4, 2016

Marikina Shoe Festival 2006 (ThrowbackThursday)

The Marikina Sapatos (Shoe) Festival was initially launched in 2002 under the previous Marikina Mayor Lourdes Fernando. It's aim has been to showcase the Marikina shoe industry with a series of events such as parades, bazaars and shows around the city.

A Marikina Shoe Festival Caravan goes out of the Shoe Capital to visit neighboring cities promoting shoes proudly made from Marikina.

Here is a shoe parade of giant shoes that went around the city in 2006.

Visit the following pages for updates on the Marikina Sapatos Festival
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sapatosfestival2015/home
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sapatosfestival2015/
Website: http://marikina.gov.ph/sapatosfestival/
Official Site: http://sapatosfestival.com/
Jul 21, 2016

Throwback Thursday: The Site for Marquinton Residences

#TBT: Taken in 2005, this temporary office was built on the site in front of where the Marquinton Residences now stands.



This round flattened area still exists.  Can you guess where it is today?

Jun 24, 2016

Marikina Participated in the 2nd MMDA Shake Drill

Following the success from last year's ShakeDrill, Marikina participated for the 2nd time in the Metro Manila ShakeDrill, along with other participating cities in Metro Manila. Last June 22, at 9:00am, Marikina prepared to act on an earthquake scenario simulation.  

This time, the simulation was a 7.2 magnitude earthquake. SM Marikina participated and reported 531 employees and mall goers were successfully rescued. In addition, the mall area was declared secured within 35 minutes from the start of the simulation exercise.
MMDA Chairman Emerson Carlos said “We hope to institutionalize this exercise so that the public may develop a culture of preparedness.”

Fore more info, visit All Systems Go for 2ND ShakeDrill

Apr 6, 2016

5th Philippine National Fireworks Festival 2016 Happening at Riverbanks Center

Time to bring out your cameras and point them to the sky!

Come visit the Riverbanks Center’s 5th Philippine National Fireworks Festival 2016 (PNFF).  Participants joining the competition will be coming from Quezon, Cavite, Batangas, Laguna, Palawan, Bulacan, Negros Oriental and Metro Manila. The competition starts on April 9, and continues on April 16, and 23 for the Eliminations.  The Grand Finals will be on April 30 from 7pm-8pm at the Riverbanks Center Amphitheater.

Free admission for everyone watching the Elimination Rounds on April 9, 16 & 23 (7-8pm).  There's  a P100. ticket fee for the Grand Finals on April 30. (Tickets are available at the Riverbanks Mall Customer Service Counter, Atrium Lane. For tickets inquiry and/or reservation, please call 570-0701 local 333 or 451.)

The participants are:
PNFF 2016
Date
Province
Name of Company
9-Apr-16
Tiaong, Quezon
Ding Fireworks
Silang, Cavite
Global Foxes Fireworks
Batangas City
Emperor Fireworks
16-Apr-16
Cabuyao City, Laguna
Wow Mamatid Fireworks
Lemery, Batangas
JNM Pyrotechnics
Bocaue Bulacan
Pyromount Fireworks
23-Apr-16
Puerto Princesa, Palawan
JCA Firewroks
Sibulan, Negros Oriental
Anisan Fireworks
Valenzuela City
Skyglitters Fireworks

For more information on the 5th Philippine National Fireworks Festival 2016 , check out www.riverbankscenter.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Riverbanks-Center
Feb 2, 2016

OLOPSC High School Dance Fundraiser for OLOPSC’s 38th Founding Anniversary

This year’s high school dance entitled ‘Euphoria: Indefinite Trance and Neon Lights” will once again set the house on fire on February 12 at 6pm to 12 midnight at the OLOPSC gym. To give explosive numbers are the OLOPSCian dancers, alumni, faculty and its main artist the Up Dharma Down. DJ Coki will make the event even more fun with his gags and antics. The event which is another fund-raising project of the HSSO will be part of the OLOPSC’s 38th Founding Anniversary. Ticket is priced at ₱230.00
Feb 1, 2016

OLOPS College Launches the 1st Ever Marikina Inter-Preschool Quiz Bee

OLOPS College sets the stage for the first ever Inter-Preschool Quiz Bee in Marikina City. It will be held on February 3, 2016 at the DS Hall from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. To be hosted by the OLOPSC Preschool Department, the event will bring together the brightest preschoolers from eight participating schools to compete in an exciting friendly competition.

Ms. Nicelee Morada, Head of the OLOPSC Preschool, considers this friendly competition as a great venue to showcase the pupils’ growing knowledge and skills in Reading, Language, and Mathematics. She believes that this is a move supporting OLOPSC’s advocacy of planting seeds of excellence by providing young learners an opportunity to develop their confidence and competencies, and a winning attitude to propel them to be their best as they recognize and appreciate the best in others, too.

Each of the following participating schools will be sending four representatives to compete as a team (in alphabetical order): C.A. Santos Learning Center, Kidstech Learning Center, Little Builders Children’s Center, My Playland Learning Center, Mother of Divine Providence School, Rainbow Bright Kiddie School, SMART Progressive School, and St. John Bosco Learning Center of Marikina. At the end of the Quiz Bee, the top three participants will be bringing home awards and prizes.

Ms. Morada wishes to highlight that this should not be mainly about winning awards and prizes, but more about giving our young pupils an experience to shine – to be happy, brave, and proud—as they do their best. It’s about taking pleasure and pride in knowing that they are learning much from school and are ready to step into the bigger world.

OLOPSC believes that this will be a step toward future collaborations with fellow schools in Marikina City in providing our students enhanced learning experiences.

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