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CITY OF MARIKINA (METRO MANILA)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION: Eastern border of Metro Manila, bounded on the west by Quezon City, on the east by Antipolo, Rizal, on the south by Pasig and Cainta, Rizal and to the north by San Mateo, Rizal

ACCESSIBILITY:
Nearest airport:
Ninoy Aquino International Airport
Nearest seaport:
Port of Manila
Major road networks:
Light Railway Transit, C.M. Recto, E. Rodriguez Avenue (C-5), Katipunan Road, Marcos Highway, Sumulong Highway

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:
Tropical Monsoon climate. Dry Season - January-May and Wet Season - June - December

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
Family Lodging House, La Trinidad Pension House, Marikina Hotel, MIST-TESDA, RELC Dormitory, Villa Ronar Garden Resort and Hotel,

TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:
Cityhood Park, Doll Musuem, Evolution Park, Jesus Dela Pena Chapel, Loyola Memorial Park, Manila Boystown Complex, Maria Quina Statue at Marikina River Park Diocesan Shrine-Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned, Philippine Science Centrum, The Riverbanks Center, Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina, Shoe Museum, Teatro Marikina, Women's Park, World of Butterflies, Marikina City's Largest Pair of Shoes in the World, Marikina Water Park, Marikina Sports Park

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:
February - Marikina Cultural Arts and Festivals, Ilognayan River Festival, April 16 - Ka-Angkan Festival/Marikina Foundation Day, May - Feast of Our Lady of the Abandoned, September 8 - Police Memorial Day, Mama Mary Fluvial Parade, November - Sapatero Festival, December 8 - Marikina Cityhood Day, Rehiyon-Rehiyon Parade and Festival, Marikina Christmas Festival

ETHNIC GROUPS:
Bicolanos, Cebuanos, Ilocanos, Tagalogs and Visayans

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
Bicolano, Cebuano, English, Ilocano, Tagalog, Bisaya


RELIGION:
Adventist, Buddhism, Catholicism, Church of God, Hinduism, Iglesia ni Cristo, Islam, Jesus Miracle Crusade, Latter Day Saints, Pentecostal Missionary, Philippine Independent Church,

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:
Alma Concepcion, Amy Perez, Andi Eigenmann, Angel Aquino, Angela Zhang, April Boy Regino, Bayani F. Fernando, Bing Loyzaga, Boots Anson Roa, Catalino Cruz, Ceferino Legaspi, Claudio Cruz, Corazon Aquino, Cristine Reyes, DJ Chinaheart, DJ Martin D, Dindo Fernando, Domingo Victorino, Enrique dela Paz, Eugenio Mendoza, Generoso Senga, Gil e. Fernando, Gionna Cabrera, Gringo Honosan, Helen Vela, Humphrey Scott Xavier, Isabelo Mendoza, Jeffrey Hidalgo, Jericho Rosales, Jesus Villalon, Jonalyn Viray, Jovito Salonga, Juan Chanyungco, Juan Ponce Enrile, Kris Martin, Luz Fernandez, Maica Liboon, Mariano Marcos, Marides Carlos Fernando, Mark Kwan, Melissa de Leon, Mike Tan, Nene Pimentel, Osmundo de Guzman, Princess Punzalan, Remigio Victorino, Renato Magtubo, Rodoldo B. Valentino Sr., Romeo Candazo, Sonny Parsons, Sylvia la Torre, Teofisto Santos, Teresa Loyzaga, Vicente Gomez, Vivencio Cruz, Wenceslao dela Paz, wu Chun,Yeng Constantino, Zeny Zabala

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:
Bayantel, DZBF Radyo ng Marikina, Dream Satellite, Home Cable, Global Destiny, Globe, PLDT, Radio Stations, Skycable, Smart, Sun,

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
Malls:
Blue Wave Mall, Circle Mall, SM City, Sta Lucia Mall, Robinsons Metro East, Riverbank Center, Marikina Market Mall
Popular establishments:
Arabiscato, Bacolod Chicken Inasal, Billinies Italian Restaurant, Bread Talk, Burger King, Burgoo, Cafe Kapitan, Cafe Lidia, Cafe Qizia, Casa Feliz Cakes and Pastires, Chow King, Corazon Cafe and Restaurant, Eriz's Driveway Bar and Resto Cafe, Dalay's Restaurant, Eriz's Driveway Bar & Resto Cafe, Figaro Coffee Company, Generika Drug Store, Gerry's Grill, Go Nuts Donuts, Goldilocks, Greenich, Hai Chinese Resto and Bar, Isabelo Garden Place, Jollibee, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kubo sa Tuazon, Kusina ni Kambal, La Paz Batchoy, Luyong's Restaurant, Macky's Eatery, Mang Inasal, Max's Restaurant, McDonalds, Mercury Drugstore, Okavango, Padi's Point, Pan de Amerikana, Pancake, Panciteria ni Edong's, Paps Dinner, Pizza Hut, Puregold, Red Ribbon, Robinson's Supermarket, Rustan's Express Supermarket, Savemore Supermarket, Shakey's, South Supermarket, Starbucks, Super 8, Tapsi ni Vivian, Teriyaki boy, The French Baker, The Generics Pharmacy, Tokyo Tokyo, Vikings Luxury Buffet, Watsons, Western Union, Yellow Cab
Entertainment venues:
Animal Trail, Chinese Pagoda, Roman Garden, Marikina Entertainment District, Marikina River Bank Park, River Carabaos, Skating Rink and Youth Camp.

BANKS:
Allied Bank, Asia United Bank, Banco De Oro, BDO Private Bank, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, BPI Family Savings Bank, China Banking Corporation, China Savings Bank, Chinatrust, Development Bank of the Philippine, EastWest Bank, Land Bank of the Philippines, Malayan Savings & Mortgage Bank, Maybank, Philippine Bank of Communications, Philippine Business Bank, Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank, RCBC Savings Bank, Rizal Commercial and Banking Corporation, Robinsons Bank, Security Bank and Trust Company, Sterling Bank of Asia, Union Bank of the Philippines, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:
ABE School of Business and Commerce, AMA Computer University, Asian Institute of Computer Studies, Ateneo de Manila, College of St. Benilde Inregrated School, Deeco Polytechnic College, Holy Trinity School, IETI Computer and Technical Education College, Irvinghall School, Kalayaan College, Kostka School, Marikina Catholic School, Marikina Polytechnic University, Marikina Science School, Marist School Marikina, Mother of Divine Providence School, National Christian Life College, National Cottage Industries Technology Center, Our Lady of Perpetual Soccor College, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina, Roosevelt College, STI College, STI Learning Center Marikina, St. Camille College Seminary, St. Nicholas School, St Scholastica of Marikina,

HOSPITALS:
Amang Rodriguez Medical Center, Garcia General Hospital, Jesus Immaculate Concepcion Hospital, Marikina Valley Medical Center, P. Gonzales Memorial Hospital, The Medical City SM Marikina, San Ramon Hospital, SDS Medical Center, Inc., St. John The Baptist Hospital of Marikina, St. Victoria Hospital, St. Vincent Hospi`tal, Sta. Monica Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
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PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
Accredited facilities:
NONE
Merchant partners:                        
Registered retirement accommodations:
Retirement franchises:
Nearest PRA satellite office:
Head Office  29th Floor Citibank Tower, 8741 Paseo de Roxas, Makati City
Number of PRA retirees:  55

LIRA MOA:

GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
Investment zones:
Blue Wave Marikina IT Center, Riverbank Center ICT Bldg I and Bldg II
Government agencies/branch offices:
Commission on Election. Cottage Industry Technical Center, Department of Education, GSIS, Land Transportation Office, PhilHealth, Social Security System, Technical Education Skills and Development Authority

LINKS:
http://marikina.gov.ph/, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marikina_City

 

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