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
Name of Company
Tiaong, Quezon
Ding Fireworks
Silang, Cavite
Global Foxes Fireworks
Batangas City
Emperor Fireworks
Cabuyao City, Laguna
Wow Mamatid Fireworks
Lemery, Batangas
JNM Pyrotechnics
Bocaue Bulacan
Pyromount Fireworks
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.
Jan 18, 2016

German "Kuya Germs" Moreno Buried in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina

The entire entertainment industry and supporters mourned the loss of a great person in the entertainment industry, German "Kuya Germs" Moreno, who passed away at the age of 82, last January 8, 2016 due to cardiac arrest.
German Moreno's modest beginning in the entertainment industry started as working as a janitor and telonero (curtain raiser) of Clover Theater in 1957.  Since then, Kuya Germs was known for being a comedian, actor, radio commentator, host and eventually earned the nickname of "Master Showman." He has discovered a lot of talents and launched careers of many celebrities.

Last January 14, 2016 German Moreno was buried at Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina City.
German Moreno joins his parents, Jose Moreno y Calvo (April 23, 1946) and Aurora Molina Vda de Moreno (Sept. 1991) and only sister Pilar Moreno Nite (June 13, 2011) at the Garden of Devotion in Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina.

To visit German Moreno at Loyola Memorial Park, enter the main gate and take the left road.  Look for the San Antonio de Padua statue to the left side, and walk towards the wall.   Landmark is the Barangka Credit Cooperative (blue and yellow) building.

To watch the entire internment services, click below.
Nov 5, 2015

Become The Next Big Star!

Are you talented and you know it?  Then showcase your talent here!
Marikina Riverbanks Center invites you to become the The Next Big Star!
This is open to all amateur contest participants, male or female, ages 15 and above. Come to the Riverbanks Center on November 14, 3pm and get ready to showcase your talent.  Grand prize winner takes home P10,000. No one goes home empty handed as non-winners will receive P2,000.
Interested participants may get their application form at the Christmassaya Bazaar information table starting October 16.  You may also download the entry form at the Christmassaya Bazaar Facebook page.

To join, participants must submit the following requirements to keenahticzon.com
  • Accomplished entry form
  • Guardian's signature on the form (for participants below 18 years old)
  • Scanned copy of photocopy of Valid ID with photo and birth certificate
  • One (1) colored full body shot of the applicant

After submission of requirements, auditioners will receive a call of confirmation from the event organizer to attend the screeninng on November 14, 3pm at the Christmassaya Bazaar Activity Center.
  • During screening, present a P100. single or accumulated receipt from any of the bazaar tenants.
  • Prepare two talent materials. Each contestant willbe given 10 minutes to chowcase their talent during the screening and if chosen, another 10 minutes during the finals.
  • Only 5 contestants will be chosen to compete during the grand finals.
  • Finals will be held on the same day (November 14, 2015) at 8pm at the Christmassaya Bazaar Activity Center.

Criteria for Judging: (*Judges decision is final and irrevocable)
  • Poise and Confidence: 20%
  • Talent (musicality and gracefulness) 40%
  • Stage Presence 30%
  • Audience Impact 10%
  • TOTAL 100%

Special guest will be The Voice finalist, Lea Patricio.
For more details, check out the Christmassaya Bazaar Facebook page.
Goodluck to all the contestants!

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