Oct 31, 2009

Undas Rerouting For Loyola Marikina

Yearly, traffic is diverted to avoid decongestion along A Bonifacio Ave. for people who intend to visit their departed loved ones at Loyola Memorial in Marikina City.

To avoid any inconveniences, please take note of the following rerouting areas:
From October 31 to November 1, A. Bonifacio from Marcos Highway leading to Barangka is one way headed all the way towards the Marikina Bridge leading to Bayan. If you wish to head out of Marikina, go to Bayan and take Gil Fernando St. towards Marcos Highway or Calumpang to Ligaya, Marcos Highway. Marcos Highway is not affected by rerouting and so both directions are passable.

If you're bringing a car, you can park at the Marikina Riverbanks area and walk to Loyola Marikina.

And also do prepare for muddy and damp memorial grounds due to the rains brought by the typhoon.

Be safe.
Oct 20, 2009

Real Property Tax Delinquency List Available at City Hall

The list of all delinquent accounts for real property tax can be checked at the City Hall. A printed list for all 15 barangays of Marikina is posted at the bulletin board in front of the cashier. Check out the folder of your respective barangay for the full list.

Bluewave Marquinton Reopens To The Public

Bluewave Marquinton Mall was affected by the recent floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy. The floods along the Sumulong Highway area in front of Bluewave reached up to waist high, causing the stores and shops at the ground floors of both Bluewave Marquinton and Robinsons Supermarket to be flooded.

Bluewave Marquinton Main building has reopened to the public. Robinsons Supermarket though will reopen on October 23. Some of the stores located at ground level may resume at a later date depending on their respective management's orders.
Oct 19, 2009

Extended Deadlines For Marikina Taxpayers

Ordinance Nos. 113 and 114, S-2009 has extended deadlines for Taxpayers till the end of the month. The following tax schedules are as follows:
  • Real Property Tax (3rd Quarter) - originally Sept. 30 deadline
  • Business Tax (4th Quarter) - originally Oct. 20 deadline
  • Market Fixed Stall - originally Oct. 20 deadline
  • Supervision Fee (Linear) - originally Sept. 30 deadline
All tax payments filed at the Marikina City Hall before October 31, 2009 will be accepted without penalty.

LG Service Camp for Typhoon Victims

Due to the recent floods in Marikina, LG has put up a Service Camp to cater to city residents who may have any LG appliances that were submerged in flood waters. The LG Service Camp is located at the parking lot in front of the Main Post Office and will accept any LG appliances that require repair from October 19 to 31, 2009 from 9am - 6pm. For more inquiries, contact the LG customer service at 902-5542.
Oct 6, 2009

Garbage Disposal Problem Brought About By Typhoon

Typhoon Ondoy has destoryed several belongings of Marikina residents from the floods. SSS Village residents have cleaned up and placed all their respective garbage for disposal on the sidewalk for the garbage truck to collect. However, due to the huge volume of garbage the typhoon has spawned, MMDA, says the amount is 10 times more than the regular volume. And so even at full force and utilizing all the trucks and manpower the city has, it is still not enough to be able to collect all the garbage.

Here is footage from Tangerine and Aquamarine streets in SSS Village, near the Marikina Hotel.
Oct 5, 2009

Raging Marikina River During Typhoon Ondoy

At the height of Typhoon Ondoy, Marikina River had doubled in size and the immense water from the rains and dam had the river overflow to all the nearby areas.

This is one of the most disturbing and saddening videos captured during the storm. These people were literally in the middle of the river and staying alive only by standing on debris being swept by the river. The fast current was only a few feet before reaching the bridge. Unfortunately, not all of the people survived as the waters slammed into the lower part of the bridge.
Oct 3, 2009

Marikina Sports Center Temporarily Closed

The Marikina Sports Center is one of the most visited multipurpose centers in Marikina. As early as five in the morning, people of all ages come to jog around the olympic sized track and field. The field is also used for non-sports activities like concerts, religious meetings, anniversary celebrations and other various events as the bleachers alone can hold thousands of people.
Unfortunately, the Marikina Sports Center wasn't spared from the floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy. Because of this, the center grounds have been filled with mud inches thick and need to be cleaned before the Sports Center can resume operations.
The new Sports Center Building of the Sports Complex facing the Marikina City Hall is currently being used as storage and delivery for relief goods for the city.

Sumulong Highway Serves As Temporary Garbage Site

Marikina City has suffered much from the floods brought by Typhoon Ondoy.

The floods have subsided in most of the affected areas. However, sanitation has proven to be one of the problems the typhoon has left.

Mud is prominent everywhere and garbage is at an all-time high. Due to the enormous amount of trash, the fields alongside Sumulong Highway has served as a temporary dumpsite until the garbage trucks can pick them up.

The heaps of garbage though causes a foul stench within the surrounding areas. Scavengers are also searching the garbage mounds for anything of worth they can salvage.

Oct 1, 2009

Bluewave Marquinton and Robinsons Flooded During Typhoon

Both Bluewave Marquinton and Bluewave Robinsons along Sumulong Highway were both submerged in water during the sudden floods brought about by Typhoon Ondoy. This is the first time that the mall and supermarket have been directly affected by floods.

Several stores located on the ground floor of both buildings were severely affected.
Bluewave Marquinton ground floor stores and restaurants include Max's Chicken, KFC, Yellow Cab, Starbucks, Shakeys, Jollibee, Ministop, Tapa King, Pan de Manila and Watsons.

Aside from the supermarket at Robinsons Bluewave, it also caters to Mercury Drug, Joey Pepperoni, Rai-Rai Ken, Binalot and Mr. Quickie.

The supermarket would have been a crucial place for Marikina residents to buy food and items needed after the typhoon. Unfortunately, the supermarket fell victim to the floods as well.

We're hoping that the Bluewave Marquinton mall resumes operations as soon as possible.