Aug 8, 2012

[Photo] Aquamarine St. Flooded near Marikina Hotel

Aug 7, 2012

Marikina River Water Level Updates

For live updates on Marikina River water level, visit

It displays water levels for Sto Nino, Nangka, Montalban, Angono and Rosario
The page auto refreshes every 2 minutes for new updates.
Sample data from 

 As a guide, alarm levels are as follows:
  • ALARM LEVEL NO. 1 – 15 METERS reference at sea level – WARNING 
  • ALARM LEVEL NO. 2 – 16 METERS reference at sea level – PREPARE 
  • ALARM LEVEL NO. 3 – 17 METERS reference at sea level – EVACUATE
For updates on rainfall for the areas of Antipolo, Bosoboso, Nangka and Montalban, visit
Sample data from 
Jun 30, 2012

Watch Marikina City Council Proceedings Online

The Marikina City Council have started streaming their proceedings live via ustream and is also available as video on demand at This is a good effort in the light of government transparency that these proceedings are readily available and viewable to the public online. Here is one of their latest videos as of this date of posting.
Live stream by Ustream
Apr 23, 2012

Over 3,000 Join Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed - Marikina Marathon

Over 3,000 participants joined the "Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed" Marikina Marathon dubbed "Del Run" last April 22, 2012. Here's a GMA news feature from the event.
Apr 16, 2012

Chloe Zanardi Wins Miss Friendship at Bb. Pilipinas 2012

Congratulations to Bb. Pilipinas Candidate #25 Chloe Zanardi  for winning the Miss Friendship special award at Bb. Pilipinas 2012.  Chloe, Marikina City's representative to the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 beauty pageant won one of the original popular special awards given in pageants, Miss Friendship.

Chloe's photo displayed at the Gateway Mall at Araneta Center in Cubao
The Bb. Pilipinas 2012 winners are Miss Universe Philippines:  Janine Tugonon, Bb. Pilipinas- International 2012:  Nicole Schmitt, Bb. Pilipinas - Tourism 2012:  Katrina Dimaranan, 1st Runner-Up: Elaine Kay Moll and 2nd Runner-Up: Ali Forbes. Other special awards included:

  • Best in National Costume – Nicole Shmitz
  • Miss Talent – Katrina Jayne Dimaranan
  • Manila Bulletin Reader’s Choice – Roxanne Tadique
  • Nestle Fitnesse Best in Swimsuit – Nicole Schmitz
  • People’s Binibini 2012 – Giselle Angelica Muñoz
  • Miss Photogenic – Karen Gallman
  • Miss Philippine Airlines – Mary Jean Lastimosa
  • Miss Avon - Mary Jean Lastimosa
  • Best in Long Gown – Angelee Claudett delos Reyes 
Binibining Pilipinas 2012 was hosted by Iza Calzado and Xian Lim with Venus Raj, Shamcey Supsup and Georgina Wilson. Congratulations to all the winners!
Apr 12, 2012

[Photos] Entering Marikina City from Quezon City

The Barangka Flyover is one of two major entry points to Marikina City from Quezon City.

From Quezon City, Aurora Blvd. splits into A. Bonifacio Ave to the left and Marcos Highway to the right.
Apr 9, 2012

Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed - Marikina Marathon on April 22, 2012

The "Takbo Para sa Marikina Watershed" Marikina Marathon dubbed "Del Run" is scheduled for Sunday, 
April 22, 2012 at 5:00am. Starting point will be at the the Marikina Sports Park.  Proceeds will go to the reforestation of the Marikina Watershed as each registered marathon runner will be able to help produce some 10 tree seedlings for planting in denuded Marikina Watershed, which is the city’s first line of defense in preventing floods.

There will be a 5K, 10K and 21K distance run.  The categories are also divided to Male and Female Divisions. Cash prizes shall be awarded to the runners first to complete each category. In the 21km category, first placer shall receive PhP10,000; second- PhP7,000; and third- PhP5,000. For the 10km category, first place- PhP5,000; second- PhP3,000; and third- PhP2,000. While for the 5km, first place- PhP3,000; second- PhP2,000; and third- PhP1,000. There are also special awards to be given away like PhP1,000 each for the first below 10 years of age to finish the 5km and 10km race. Meanwhile, PhP1,000 shall also be given to the first 60 years old and above to finish the 21km race.

Registration fees are P400. for 5K and 10K and P500. for 21K.  Registration is available at the following locations: Marikina Sports Center, SM Marikina, Marikina City Hall, Marikina Rotary Club & Graceland Marikina.  For more details regarding this fund raising run for a cause, contact Gil Munar, Del Run project director at  681-9277.  The Del Run is organized by the Rotary Club Zone of Marikina and the Marikina City Government and sponsored by Meralco, SM Marikina, Manila Water, Philip Morris Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Arms Corporation, Delfi Foods, Puregold, and Millex Construction.

Update: Over 3,000 participants ran.  Here's a GMA news feature from the event.

[Photo] Liga Marikina

A Liga Marikina banner at the Marikina Sports Park.
Apr 7, 2012

Miss Chloe Zanardi, Marikina's Representative to the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Pageant

Support Miss Chloe Zanardi., the official candidate and Marikina's proud representative to the Binibining Pilipinas 2012 Pageant.

Chloe is 24 years old, 5'6" tall, and a resident of Barangay Concepcion Dos, Marikina. Born from an Italian father and a Filipina mother, Chloe has been going back and forth to the country since she was a kid. Despite growing up in Milan, she managed to remain in close ties with her relatives in the Philippines. And when she's here for a visit, she's always game to try to anything and pleasant to everyone, adapting to our practices as she goes. She enjoyed immersing herself in the Filipino culture, and her being adept to speaking in Tagalog can be a testament to that. She has appeared in a number of print ads yet she remains to be grounded, a definitely Filipino trait.

To vote for Miss Chloe Zanardi as the People's Binibini 2012, text BINIBINI 25 and send to 2331 for Globe,TM & Sun Cellular subscribers and 231 for Smart & Talk N Text subscribers. Each text costs P2.50 for Globe, TM, Smart & Talk N Text; P2 for Sun Cellular.  Voting ends on April 15 at 6pm.

For more details on Binibining Pilipinas, visit  To know more about Chloe, visit her official community Facebook page at
Mar 10, 2012

UAPSAbay Takbo: I Run To Make Smiles on March 11

The United Architects of the Philippines Manila - Atelier Chapter, in cooperation with United Architects of the Philippines Student Auxiliary - University of Santo Tomas Chapter (UAPSA-UST) and Red Cross Youth Council - UST Architecture Unit invites everyone to UAPSAbay Takbo: I Run To Make Smiles, a fun run event for the benefit of Operation Smile Philippines.

March 11, 2012 | Sunday | Marikina City
MAP and directions to Marikina CITY HALL:


Run for 3k, 5k and 10k.
3k- P150 (+Shirt & Running Bib)
5k-P200 (+Shirt, Running Bib & Baller)
P10k-P300 (+Shirt, Running Bib, Baller & Notebook!)

Ballers are also for sale for P50!

Register at our booth at the Beato Angelico Lobby
or at 6/F UAPSA Orgroom, Beato Angelico Bldg.

All proceeds will go to our beneficiary!!
So let's all run to make smiles! :)

To know more about our beneficiary, check out Operation Smile Philippines:

You can download the registration form from here:

and pay by depositing here:
PNB Espana Branch
Account Name: UAPSA-UST
Account Number: 409219000013
Jan 26, 2012

OLOPS COLLEGE is now accepting student applicants for SY 2012-2013

OLOPS COLLEGE is now accepting student applicants for SY 2012-2013. Entrance examination will be on January 28,2012. For more inquiries please call the Registrar at 997-2556 or check their website at

Jeepneys of Marikina

Here's a collection of photos of different jeepneys in the Marikina route.
Jan 25, 2012

Bourne Legacy To Start Shooting at Marikina Public Market Tomorrow

The international movie "Bourne Legacy" is rumored to start shooting scenes from the Marikina Public Market, known as Marikina Market Mall, or to Marikenos as "Palengke sa Bayan." The shoot is rumored to take place across Mercury Drugstore along W Paz where the fruit and meat section of the public market is located.

The original date publicly mentioned is that the movie crew will start shooting from February 1 to 4, 2012, however some sightings, perhaps preparations in line for the taping have been spotted.

The fourth “Bourne” movie series based on the spy novels of Robert Ludlum previously shot scenes in Manila and is also set to shoot in Malabon and El Nido in Palawan.

UPDATE AS OF FEB 7 2012: Sign spotted at the Marikina Public Market says shooting will be from Feb 8 - 10.  Marikina Sports Center is being used as venue for parking everything to be used for the shoot.

From MMDA:
ADVISORY: Bourne Legacy Filming February 8-9,2012

WESTBOUND (from Antipolo to Aurora Boulevard)
Along Sumulong highway,right turn at Shoe Avenue left turn at V.Santos,left turn at J.P Rizal,right turn at A.Bonifacio Avenue to point of destination.

EASTBOUND (from Aurora Boulevard to Antipolo)
Along A.Bonifacio Avenue, right turn at J.P Rizal, left turn at W.Dela Paz,left turn at Shoe Avenue,right turn at Sumulong Highway to 
point of destination. 

Other rumors from Facebook regarding shoot locations:
  • Along H. Roxas corner JP Rizal (that's the street after the San Roque Chapel). Rumored to shoot Feb 9, 2012 early morning.
  • Car chase scene from the Sto. Nino Chapel (along JP Rizal, near the bridge) to Calumpang on Feb 8, 2012. Residents were asked not to put out garbage.

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