Jan 31, 2010


Here's a spoof sari-sari store name to the Ministop convenience store. Ninistop is located along N. Roxas St. in San Roque, Marikina. For all we know, the owner could be a lady named Nini. :)
Jan 11, 2010

Gil Fernando Ave. Undergoes Sectional Blocking

Gil Fernando Ave, being one of the major roads leading to and from both Marcos and Sumulong Highway is the daily route of hundreds of trucks including the Fortune Tobaco trucks which travel several times a day in a long convoy.

Because of the heavy use of the road, it is subject to overuse which is why the city government regularly repairs the roadas part of its regular maintenance. This time, one lane of Gil Fernando Ave, from the corner of Mt. Vernon (gas station) to Falcon Street (Shell Gas Station) are being closed for sectional blocking. Expect the repairs to last for a couple of days before it will once again be open for passage.

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Jan 7, 2010

Photos: Our Family New Year Bonding at Marikina

We visited our relatives and enjoyed quality time as a family at the Riverbanks, my boys flew a kite then we walked from the Riverbanks to the Ilog Tiangge, ate dinner at Max's Marquinton then culminated the day with the COD Animated Display at Marikina City Hall.

Jan 5, 2010

Joan here, Reporting In

I see myself as an adopted daughter of Marikina City, I may not be born there but my heart has been captured by the city and its people. I am married to a wonderful MarikeƱo, and lived in Marikina in 2001, although I don’t live there now permanently I still keep a house there where we visit regularly. I also had the opportunity to teach at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Markina a year ago. As you can see we consider Marikina as a permanent home, our refuge, wherein we can go anywhere and live in any other city but our Markina home will always be there waiting for us.

I have seen the progress of Marikina since the 1980’s till this day and feels proud of what it has become. You see I have been going to Markina since I was young; we have relatives living there so we would often come for a visit. It was really weird that I met my husband in college when we should have met before since they were my tita’s next door neighbors where I would often visit as a child.

What do I love about Marikina City?

The friendly people – when you stroll around the city you meet people smiling back at you. It makes me feel welcome and lifts up my spirits. When I was working at PLMar people would smile(even if you don’t know them) when you enter the campus or meet them at corridors I really felt welcome. Till this day whenever I go to Marikina I still feel their welcoming smiles be it at the Palengke or in the Malls.

The clean environment – I love walking and Markina gives you that, a sidewalk where you can just walk in or walk to where you want to go around the metro, and places where you can be with your family and just have a picnic in the Park or sa Ilog.

Not a replacement

I am not here to replace Jay but will be contributing articles and information about Marikina City. So join me as I share my experiences and love of the City named Marikina!