Marikina News

  • Marikina Shoe Museum in Manila

    Marikina Shoe Museum in Manila

    It's just fitting that Marikina City, being popularly known as the shoe capital of the Philippines , houses the Shoe Museum. Where else could you find an annual Sapatos Festival (Sept. 9), a fully motorized running high heel, giant shoes in the middle of the river and home of the world's largest shoes (Marikina Riverbanks) than in Marikina!

    Located along JP. Rizal St. and just across the Our Lady of the Abandoned Church is the Shoe Museum. The museum holds shoes of several famous people including a pair of shoes from each president of the Philippines in chronological order. Other shoe ...

  • Marikina Shoe Museum in Manila

    Marikina Shoe Museum in Manila

    Other than being the extravagant first lady of the late dictator, Imelda Marcos is known for her grand collection of shoes, and I really mean a GRAND COLLECTION OF SHOES. This old dame possessed hundreds if not thousands pair of shoes from simple leather ones to luxurious ones ornamented with precious stones and metals. If Cruella De Vil is dying to get those dalmatians' fur, and Jinky Pacquio has a growing collection of Hermes Bags, then I guess shoes are Imelda's greatest addiction. In fact, her name is quite synonymous to extravagance and SHOES.

    Just a couple of weeks ago, I accompanied ...

  • Riverbanks Center A One Stop Destination For The Whole Family

    Riverbanks Center A One Stop Destination For The Whole Family

    Where in the metro can you find the biggest outdoor amphitheater that can seat 20,000 people? Where can you find the biggest outlet center (24 stores and counting) with the lowest prices? Where can you find the world's biggest pair of shoes, according to the Guinness Book of World Records, that measures 5.29 m. long, 2.37 m. wide, and 1.83 m. high? Shoe amazing, don't you think? Where can you see the smallest replicas of things you would find in the different rooms of a European mansion? Where can you find the country's first interactive science center? Where can you find a museum of "faith an ...

  • ABS-CBN Targets To Plant 10 Million Trees

    A massive tree-planting program of network giant ABS-CBN targets to plant 10 million trees within the Marikina watershed and four other areas by the end of the year.

    ABS-CBN Lingkod Kapamilya Foundation Inc. Chairman Gina Lopez led the launch of "Puno ng Buhay" during a simple ceremony in Quezon City on Thursday.

    Assorted native and fruit-bearing, and agro-forest trees will be planted in the Marikina watershed, and other potential reforestation-protect sites in Mindoro, Samar, Leyte and North Cotabato.

    Of the 10 million trees to be planted, 6 million will be allotted to Mindoro, part ...

  • Marikina Holds Ka Angkan Festival 2012

    To celebrate its 382nd founding anniversary, Marikina City is holding its annual Ka-Angkan Festival, officials said yesterday.

    The weeklong celebration will start today with a thanksgiving Mass at the Marikina Freedom Park while the official opening event, the Ka-Angkan exhibit, will be held at the city hall quadrangle. The festival brings together past and present generations of Marikeños to be acquainted with their fellow clan members.

    "We'll be commemorating the founding of Marikina with the Ka-Angkan Festival as one of its highlights," Mayor Del de Guzman said.

    Initiated in 1998 ...

  • Ka Angkan Festival Sa Marikina Aarangkada Bukas

    Bilang bahagi ng ika-383 Marikina Founding Anniversary, idadaos ng pamahalaang lungsod ng Marikina ang taunang Ka-Angkan Festival sa Sabado, ika-20 ng Abril sa Marikina Sports Park.

    May temang "MASAYA, MASAGANA, NAGKAKAISA! Bawat Marikenyo, Ka-Angkan Ko!", layunin ng ika-383 Marikina Founding Anniversary na muling alalahanin ang patuloy na paglago at pag-asenso ng lungsod sa loob ng may tatlong daang taon at maging ang pagkakaisa ng mga mamamayan ng Marikina.

    Ang Ka-Angkan Festival ay ang pinakaaabangang aktibidad sa pagdiriwang na tila isang pagsasama-sama ng pamilyang Marikenyo na ang ...