Oct 30, 2013

Traffic Rerouting for Undas 2013

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Oplan kaluluwa 2013 ADVISORY on TwitpicAs thousands of people flock to Loyola Memorial Park in Marikina to pay respects to their departed loved ones on November 1, Marikina City released a rerouting scheme that will take into effect starting Oct. 31 12pm up to Nov. 3 wherein Quezon City-bound part of A. Bonifacio Avenue will be closed to traffic.

In addition, the Quezon City-bound part of Marikina Bridge will be closed to traffic starting Oct. 31 12pm to Nov. 3. affecting A. Bonifacio Avenue & Sumulong Highway.

Oct 7, 2013

Former NBA basketball player Ron Harper visits Boys Town Rehabilitation Center

Former Chicago Bull and Los Angeles Laker Ron Harper conducted a basketball clinic for orphans at the Manila Boystown in Marikina City on Sunday. Harper was in the country to promote the NBA Global Games 2013, a preseason match between the Houston Rockets and the Indiana Pacers at the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on October 10.

Sep 17, 2013

New Facebook Page: 2nd International River Summit

A new Marikina-related Facebook Page has just been created, called 2nd International River Summit.
Created last Sept. 16, 2013, this Facebook community is described as a forum on global challenges, issues and best practices in river management, set amidst the real-life learning laboratory of the Marikina River.

As of posting there are 267 followers.  The direct URL is https://www.facebook.com/riversummit2014
Aug 19, 2013

Flood Alert Level Guide & Online Resources for Monitoring Marikina River & Floods

Marikina City has a four-stage alarm level system for the Marikina River:
  • Alarm Level 1, when the water is 15 meters above sea level, means "warning" (babala)
  • Alarm Level 2, when the water is 16 meters above sea level, means "prepare" (maghanda)
  • Alarm Level 3, when the water is 17 meters above sea level, means "evacuate" (lumikas)
Stock Photo - Marikina River
These alarm levels are based on the depth of water in Marikina River (Sto. Nino). Malanday, Nangka and Tumana are considered critical areas.

Also follow these Twitter accounts for Marikina updates.

Marikina Public Information Office
PIO Marikina ‏@MarikinaPIO

Official Twitter Account of Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA-DOST)
PAGASA-DOST @dost_pagasa

Marikina Local Government Unit
Marikina LGU ‏@MarikinaLGU

Rescue PH
RescuePH ‏ @RescuePH
We coordinate with rescue units in the Philippines. Please use the hashtag

For regular updates on the Marikina water level, access 
for important information about Marikina River Water Level including rainfall in Antipolo, Montalban and other watersheds and Typhoon updates.
UPDATE: As of July 2015, the link above does not work anymore.
Project NOAH (Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards)
Project NOAH is the Department of Science and Technology’s (DOST) response to the call of President Benigno S. Aquino III for a more accurate, integrated, and responsive disaster prevention and mitigation system, especially in high-risk areas throughout the Philippines.

Project NOAH is also available as a mobile application on the Android platform.
Jul 5, 2013

Message For the Mayor?

We've read comments from other threads in the blog wanting to address messages to the Marikina Mayor.  This isn't the official website of Marikina City, but feel free to leave any public messages here and we'll forwrd the link to the Public Information Office at City Hall.
Apr 10, 2013

Kuya Tom's Opens in Marikina

The new branch is jointly owned by Cargullo and Ruste family who are also from Marikina and Couples for Christ.

Kuya Tom's offers a wide array of food options from apetizers to inihaw and different meat dishes (pork, chicken, beef and goat).   A few of their specialties are the famous Cebu Lechon, spicy lechon ribs, and spicy beef ribs.

Kuya Tom's Marikina branch is located at #1 Katipunan St., Corner Katipunan Ext., Sto. Nino.
For delivery, contact them at 09420568018 or 09951208795.