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!

Oct 26, 2015

Marikina Sapatos Festival 2015

The Marikina Sapatos Festival officially starts on October 26, 2015 and will run until December 30, 2015 at Freedom Park in front of Marikina City Hall.   The grand opening will be held at Plaza de los Alcaldez at 8am.

This year marks the 10th Marikina Sapatos Festival.  In 2005, a City Council ordinance renamed the Sapatero Festival to what it is known today as the Sapatos Festival, with its objective of revitalizing the city's shoe industry and give recognition to Marikina-made shoes.

This year, the Sapatos Festival has also expanded to include Marikina-made bags.
Aside from the Mega Shoes and Bags Bazaar at Freedom Park, which will be held every Monday to Thursday from 8am - 6pm, every Friday - Saturday from 8am - 10pm and every Sunday from 8am - 7pm, weekend fairs will also include activities such as Zumba (every Saturday at 7am), Banchetto and food fairs (every Fri & Sat. from 8am - 10pm), cooking demos (every Friday 6pm - 9pm), and movie nights/variety shows (every Saturday & Sunday from 9am - 10pm).

An evolution of shoes exhibit is located at the Marikina City Hall quadrangle.

Other events during the Marikina Sapatos Festival are:

  • Philippine Footwear Leathergoods Trade Show - November 6 - 9 (4th floor Legislative Building) (8am - 5pm)
  • Tour de Takong (Stiletto Race) - November 14 at Freedom Park (3pm)
  • Time Capsule - December 4 at Kapitan Moy (7am)
  • Grand Parade Festival Queen, Street Dance Competition, Float Parade - December 5 at Marikina Sports Center (3pm)
  • Danza de Takong (Stiletto Street Dance) - November 27 - 28 (Elimination); December 12 (Finals) at Freedom Park (6pm)

For more details and to support the Sapatos Festival on social media, follow

Oct 25, 2015

Feast of St. Crispin, Patron Saint of Shoemakers & Our Lady of Marikina Replica Procession - Marikina Sapatos Festival 2015

Our Lady of the Abandoned Church celebrated the Feast of St. Crispin on the eve of the 2015 Marikina Sapatos Festival.  .

The feast of St. Crispin is observed every October 25 by Marikina being the patron saint for shoemakers and is the feast day of the Christian saints, and martyred twins Crispin and Crispinian. This feast is the first of the events included in the Marikina Sapatos Festival 2015 which will run from October 26 - December 30, 2015.

One of the events was the "Our Lady of Marikina Replica Procession" which was held on the 2nd day celebration for 10th Canonical Coronation Anniversary of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Patroness of Marikina.

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