Mar 31, 2010

Sing This Summer At Center For Pop

Summer vacation is here! Looking for ways to get your child busy and productive for the summer break ? If your child has an inclination to music and you're looking for a summer class you want to enroll your child in,  you can check out the Center For Pop.   One of their branches is located at the 2nd floor of Bluewave Marquinton Mall.

They offer several voice & stage performance training packages.  Here are a few of them:

Starborne (P9,500.)

  • 18 sessions; 2hrs/session
  • highlighted with practicum and recital
Starlite (P6,850.)
  • 12 sessions; 2hrs/session
  • highlighted with practicum and recital
Specialized Courses (P2,750.)
  • 6 sessions; 2hrs/session
  1.  Belter's Course
  2. Stage Performance
  3. Reaching High Tones
  4. Modulation
They also have the Starbuddies class for group performance training and Children's Preparatory Singing program.   Among their proud products include Charice Pempengco, Sarah Geronimo, Nina, Nyoy Volante, Rachelle Ann Go, Erik Santos and all 4 Kims of Miss Saigon.

For inquiries, call 933-0976 or 384-9009.

Kiddie Parties at Jollibee Bluewave Marquinton

If you want a nearby venue for your kid for his or her birthday party, try Jollibee at Bluewave Marquinton mall.   They have a function room where you can avail of the Jollibee Kids Party package and hold your celebration there.  Choose from several party themes and have your meal customized for your guests.

The location is ideal for celebrants within the Marikina, Cainta, Pasig and Antipolo area. Parking is not a problem since Bluewave Marquinton has ample free parking.

For more information and for event booking, visit their branch or call 369-5771.

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Mar 22, 2010

Bayani Cites Marikina's Transformation As Testimonial

As we all know, Bayani Fernando is running for Vice President of the Philippines along with his running mate Dick Gordon for president in the 2010 Philippine elections. They have a joint website, where they offer downloadable campaign materials.

Whether you're supporting Bayani or not, the fact remains that BF has served Marikina City as Major for 9 years. The campaign materials include the following strengths in the vernacular. Check it out:

Alkalde ng Marikina mula 1992-2001.
  • Mula sa fourth class municipality, ginawa niyang first class ang Marikina kaya’t tinanghal itong Most Outstanding City in The Philippines, Best Local Government Unit In The Philippines ,At Best Managed City In The Philippines.
  • Dahil sa kanyang Political Will, ang Marikina ngayon ay ikinukunsiderang One of the Most Competitive Metro City in the Philippines, Healthiest and Livable City in Asia-Pacific, One of the Cleanest and Greenest City in the Philippines, The Model City of Asia, Most Disciplined People in the Philippines
  • Noong bumagsak ang Marikina dahil sa Bagyong Ondoy, tumulong si Bayani upang bumangon ang Marikina sa loob lamang ng 30 araw. Mas mabilis pa sa mga bayan na hindi gaanong nasira ng bagyong Ondoy.

Photo: Diosdado Macapagal Bridge

This is the entrance to the Diosdado Macapagal Bridge turning right from C-5 This is one of 4entry points to Marikina City from Quezon City, the others being from Aurora Blvd. also connecting to Marcos Highway, Tumana Bridge leading to UP Balara, and San Mateo-Batasan Bridge, leading to Batasan-Pambansa / Commonwealth Avenue.

This bridge connects directly to Marcos Highway while the right fork leads to Marikina Riverbanks. To the left is the stretch of pastel-colored homes more popularly known as Dutch Marikina.
Mar 21, 2010

Marikina Mapping Party Celebrates With A Marikina Cake

The Openstreetmap Philippines Marikina City Mapping Party was held last March 20, 2010 from 9am onwards. To stay true to the essence of the mapping party, what better way to celebrate the successful event than with a personalized Marikina cake. The cake had a photo print of the Marikina map on top of it. Thanks to Eugene of for sharing with us the details & photo.
Mar 19, 2010

3 Day Sale at SM City Marikina

From SM City Marikina Pre Sale Show
SM City Marikina is holding their 3-day sale on March 19,20 and 21 with discounts of up to 50% off on selected items mallwide. The 1st day is a midnight sale with extended hours for shoppers. The mall will also extend their Saturday and Sunday mall hours till 10pm.

In addition, lucky shoppers will get a chance to win one of 6 Yamaha Nouvo Z Automatic motorcycles. A minimum purchase entitles each shopper a raffle ticket and chance to win.

Head on to SM City Marikina to check out great bargains and a fun weekend shopping experience.

SM City Marikina Holds Pre-Sale Show

SM City Marikina will have a 3-day sale from March 19 to 21, 2010 from 10am till 12 midnight on the 1st day and 10am-10pm mall hours on March 20 and 21.

In preparation for the 3-day sale, SM City Marikina held a pre sale show last March 13 at 5pm featuring Pinoy Big Brother Celebrity ex-Housemate and model Will Devaughn. Will sang a few songs before the main portion of the show which was a contest to win a date with Will. Four lucky female contestants joined to get up and close with the celebrity hunk.

Will also promoted the sale and thanked everyone for coming to the show. Catch up to 50% off on selected items mallwide and get a chance to win one of 6 motorcyles to be raffled off to lucky shoppers.
Mar 14, 2010

Pacquiao-Clottey Boxing Match Televised In Front Of City Hall

For all the Manny Pacquiao fans and boxing enthusiasts, you can watch the Manny Pacquaio - Joshua Clottey boxing match at the park area in front of the Marikina City Hall today. A large screen will be situated in front for spectators to watch at the shady park for everyone to be accommodated.

Definitely there will be cheering going on at the park during the fight and even more crowd cheering and celebration should Manny Pacquiao win this fight.

We hope Pacquiao once again give glory and honor to the Filipinos. Goodluck to you Manny !
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Mar 12, 2010

Feature Photo: Dutch Marikina

Dutch Marikina is located in Industrial Valley along the stretch of the Marikina Riverbanks-C5 road and parallel to the Marikina River. The shape of the facade is reminiscent of Dutch housing hence the name Dutch Marikina.
Mar 2, 2010

Pirated Stores Closed by City Order

Several stores occupying the stalls at the corner of Shoe Ave. and A. Bonifacio St. in Bayan have been closed since Feb, 24, 2010 due to conducting business without proper business permits.

In addition to non-permit violations, these stores that occupy the space of the former supermarket, Sanko, have been selling pirated movies and pornographic media. The pink stalls have been closed and closure signs have been posted for the public to know why they were closed.

This is in line with the city's strict implementation of business permits whose deadline for renewing and filing city permits for the year ended last January 2010.

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