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|Region||National Capital Region (NCR)|
|Mayor||Ma. Lourdes "Marides" C. Fernando (2001-present, Lakas-CMD)|
|Area|| 33.97 km²|
|Total (2000)|| 437,030|
The City of Marikina (Filipino: Lungsod ng Marikina) is known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines" (also the "Shoe Capital of Asia").
Located on the island of Luzon, Marikina City is one of the cities that comprise Metro Manila, the National Capital Region of the Philippines. Marikina City is part of the Metro Luzon Super Region (also known as the Urban Beltway). Metro Luzon is composed of Region 3, Region 4-A (CALABARZON) including the island province of Marinduque and Mindoro Provinces, and Metro Manila. Metro Luzon is one of four Super Regions in the Philippines.
Marikina City is a lush valley bounded by mountain ranges and sliced by a river. Located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, it is bordered on the west by Quezon City, to the south by Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal, to the east by Antipolo City, the capital of Rizal province, and to the north by San Mateo also in Rizal province. It is approximately 21 km. away from Manila, and lies within 14° 38' 24" N, 121° 5' 50" E
Marikina City is the most industrialized city in Metro Manila, according to MMDA. There are many landmarks located in the city, such as the Marikina Sports Park, Marikina River Park, Marikina Market Mall, Marikina Industrial Zone, World of Butterflies, Marquinton Place, Loyola Memorial Park, Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina, Riverbanks Center, the Guinness Book of Records biggest pair of shoes in the world and other interesting places. Some of the biggest malls in the metropolis are also located near Marikina City, like the Sta. Lucia East Grandmall and Robinsons Place Metro East, both malls being situated along Marcos Highway and also the Riverbanks Mall in Riverbanks Center. SM City Marikina which considered as the biggest SM mall in the eastern metropolis is also located in Riverbanks Center.
Marikina was given the title the "Shoe Capital of the Philippines", because of its notable shoe industry. Shoemakers in the city recently finished creating the world's largest pair of shoes and it was only recently that the Guinness Book of Records recognized this feat. The Shoe Museum in the city is also the home of the famous shoes of the former First Lady Imelda Marcos.
One of the most important places in the city is Marikina River, a tributary of the Pasig River which runs through the center of the city. The river in fact occupies a part of the Marikina Valley and is sometimes prone to flooding along the riverbanks especially when monsoon rain season. Marikina River reflects the Marikina pride because of its beauty. It is the best place for jogging, sightseeing, biking, camping and more activities. At night, Marikina River transform into a modern nightlife events because of some numerous bars, restaurants, cafes and night clubs along the riverbanks. During Christmas Season, the Marikina River is a traditional venue for the Marikina Christmas Festival which began annually on the late October. Marikina Christmas Festival has annually themes which attracts not only the residents of Marikina but also the neighboring cities and towns. The festivities offers different entertainment for the family, friends and love ones because of different rides, boutiques, tents, food houses, shows and many more.
The Marikina City Hall  has its own website. Other websites about the city includes Marikina News  which serves as the portal of websites and e-groups in Marikina. Marikina City Hall has a e-government services offered for the people in Marikina. It has also an emergency hotline which exclusively for the residents of Marikina in case of emergencies, the Marikina Rescue 161.
 Brief History
The Augustinians were the first to arrive at the valley, at the spot now known as Chorillo, in Barangay Barangka. The Jesuits next came in 1630 in a place called Jesus Dela Pena. They established a mission and built a chapel where the first mass in Marikina was said.
The area was later called Mariquina in 1687 and Mariquina was declared a pueblo (town) under the Spanish colonial government. Andres Bonifacio also arrived in Mariquina before he and his Katipuneros proceeded to the caves of Montalban.
Later, when the Philippine Revolution broke out, Mariquina became the capital of the province of Manila from 1898 to 1899, a period which declare the Philippine Independence by Emilio Aguinaldo, the first Philippine president, in Kawit, Cavite.
During 20th Century
Shortly after the United States took possession of the Philippines, its name officially became "Marikina" and the province of Rizal was created on June 11, 1901 by virtue of Act No. 137 by the First Philippine Commission which during the time was acting as the unicameral legislative body in the island of Luzon. Marikina, along with many other towns around Manila were incorporated into the new province.
By the turn of the 20th century, Marikina had emerged as a town of shoemakers. Honed by years of shoe manufacturing, the natives had developed a work ethic that prepared them for the arrival of heavy industries in the 1950's. With the industrial plants came waves of workers who chose to stay, rapidly increasing the population. The city soon became a victim of runaway growth, resulting in the Marikina River being polluted by the factories and squatters along the riverbanks.
In 1992, the city found a new direction under the dynamic leadership of Mayor Bayani Fernando (now, Chairman of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority). By dint of hard work and discipline, guided by the vision of a modern, livable city, Marikina has since been transformed into the beautiful urban city that it is now.
On December 8, 1996, the municipality of Marikina became a chartered city and transformed rapidly into a highly urbanized city by virtue of Republic Act No. 8223, same date of the Feast of Immaculate Conception.
 Famous Landmarks and Attractions
Located at the corner of Shoe Avenue and Sumulong Hiway. It has a beautiful and colorful fountain like in Rajah Sulayman Park in Manila, and a facade like a church with giant clock and bells rang in every hour with music theme at the same time.
Located in Marikina Heights, this park features 18 concrete cows reminiscent of the time when the area was once the only grazing field in Marikina.
LRT Line 2 Santolan Station
The depot of LRT 2 along Marcos Highway. The first station of LRT 2 is Santolan station, although the station is in nearby Pasig City but because of territorial agreement, the station and depot of Santolan Station was now under Marikina City government but the name Santolan which is one of the barangay area of Pasig City was used.
LRT Line 2 San Roque Station (proposed)
For the extension of LRT Line 2 from Santolan, the LRT management proposed and extend additional 3-kilometer extension of LRT from its depot. The proposed construction of new station was near at Sta. Lucia Mall along Marcos Highway and it extends towards Masinag area in Antipolo. The proposed construction begins in late 2007 at the same time, the planning of rehabilitation of Marcos Highway in Antipolo.
Loyola Memorial Park
Located along A. Bonifacio Avenue, a private-owned memorial park set on a sprawling area of 36,000 m² and developed in 1965. The Loyola Memorial Park is the oldest, and one of the biggest and most prominent memorial parks not only in Metro Manila but also in the Philippines.
Marikina City's Largest Pair of Shoes in the World
This is certified by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's largest pair of shoes. It is displayed at the Riverbanks Center.
Marikina Entertainment District
Angel Tuazon Avenue's (Gil Fernando Avenue) well-known line-up of having many bars, restaurants, night clubs and shops.
Marikina Industrial Zone
Located in the northeast portion of the city which was established in the 70's. It is home to a number of industries and some of which are the biggest and are the leaders in their fields, like Purefoods-Hormel, Nestle, Fortune Tobacco, Armscor and other leading industries.
Marikina Market Mall
Marikina River Park
Most awarded river which set as the Hall of Fame awardee for the Cleanest Inland Body of Water in NCR. Marikina River Park is a popular camping site and picnic grounds and recreational park, such as concrete jogging and bike lanes, and skating rink. Some of attractions there are Roman Garden, Chinese Pagoda, Kawayanan, Youth Camp and Animal Trail. It is also a traditional venue for the Marikina Christmas Festival which began in late October.
Marikina Sports Park
Established in 1969 and then known as the Rodriguez Sports Center, the property was bought from the provincial Government of Rizal in 1995. It is now a popular venue for national, regional and international sports competitions and other sports and entertainment events, such as 23rd Southeast Asian Games 2005 and Starstruck 3 Final Judgement and among others.
The biggest condominium place at the eastern Metropolitan Manila area, the Marquinton Place was developed by Federaland. it is located along Sumulong Highway.
Marquinton - Blue Wave Mall
Blue Wave Mall Marikina is located in the Marquinton compound. Building One Tenant line-up includes some notable establishments like Starbucks Coffee Shop, Jollibee, KFC, Gerry's Grill, Pancake House, Tapa King, Yellow Cab, Superbowl of China, Watsons, Hot Loops, Timezone, Kodak Store, Max's, Petron Treats, Petron Gas Station, Siamese Grill, Meriam Webster BookStore, Globe Telecoms, Mendrez, Rusty Lopez, Angel Playhouse, Looks Visioncare Center, Time Studio, Skaters, 4 Class Cinemas, Brother's Burger, Character's Unlimited, Shakey's. Building 2, which is bigger than Bldg. 1, is currently under construction.
Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned
Also known as OLA Church, located at J. P. Rizal, San Roque. Built by Augustinians in the 1600's, this place of worship was destroyed by earthquakes and by fires in 19th Century. It has undergone a series of renovations since 1963. The church houses the miraculous image of the religious patron of Marikina City, Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados de Marikina (Our Lady of Marikina), which was canocically crowned last October 15, 2005 by virtrue of Pope Benedict XVI.
Formerly Universal Textiles, Asia's largest textile mills, located along A. Bonifacio Avenue, Barangka. It is now a center for shopping, commerce, business and entertainment because of its unique setting by the river. Riverbanks Mall, Amphitheatre, Gazebo, Floating Stage and Stone Carabaos was also found inside the complex. At Riverbanks Mall, here you will find almost everything you need at a price reasonably affordable, such as SM Supermarket, Green Gallery, Off-Price Department Store, a numerous boutiques, celfone shops, shops, food stands, fastfood chains and many more.
San Jose Manggagawa Parish Church
This church was the first permanent church established by the Jesuits in 1630, the same year Marikina was founded. It is located in Jesus Dela Pena.
Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina
This 200-year old building was once owned by Don Laureano "Kapitan Moy" Guevarra, recognized as the father of shoe industry in the Philippines. This is where the first pair of shoes in Marikina was designed and made in 1887. Inside this building can be found Doll Museum, Marikina City's museum. This building is now the center of culture and arts of Marikina.
SM City Marikina is located in Riverbanks Center, Marcos Highway. The construction began in year 2006 and yet it still under construction. This is the first time that SM, the biggest chain malls in the Philippines constructed beside the river and developed an open large park beside the beautiful settings along the riverbanks. The SM Mall in Marikina considered as one of the bioggest mall in Metro Manila in terms of area. Aside from this features, like other SM Malls, this SM Mall is a 5-storey building, it has an open-air large car park (with 2 elevated 5-storey carpark buildings), cinemas (a total of 10 cinemas), SM Department store, SM Supermarket/Hypermarket, entertainment hall (the hall was fabulous design in-front of Marikina River and the skyline of Ortigas Center) and many more features. SM City inagurates on December 8, 2007, same date of the cityhood of Marikina and it will be the biggest mall in the eastern Metro Manila and Rizal Sub-urbs when it complete done. SM City Marikina opens early 2008.
This is the center of culture and the arts of eastern Metro Manila. This facility also caters to various events such as plays, concerts, shows, graduations, exhibits and seminars. Teatro Marikina is also the venue of pre-pageant of Miss Earth in the Philippines, notable concerts and plays played by the biggest celebrities and artists in the country.
Located beside Marikina River Park. It is a park dedicated and exclusive to women empowerment of Marikina.
World of Butterflies
Free flying of hundreds of butterflies in different variety, kind and sizes. Field trips and tourist attracts this place because of very good ambience that truly Marikina is a nature lover.
 Marikina City Today
At present, the shoe industry has become a pride of the country and a boost to the growth of its economy. The city also now boasts of hosting other big companies, multinationals and local, as well as leading exporting firms. Numerous banks, land development firms, residential realty, business center, industrial centers, commercial centers, information and communication technology centers, hotels and condominiums is also boasts the city that Marikina rapidly into a highly urbanized city in a short time.
Marikina City today is a multi-awarded metropolitan city, often cited for its vibrant economy, a highly-skilled and literate work force, an involved and enlightened business community, environmental awareness, people discipline and a responsive local government that puts a premium on governance, sustainable urban development and public service.
Proof positive of the city's standing in the league of metropolitan cities in the country are the numerous awards and citations that have been bestowed, most recent and most prestigious of which are the 2003 Most Competitive Metro City in the Philippines award from the prestigious Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Research Center, Asia Foundation, International Labour Organization (ILO), German Technical Foundation, and Konrad Adenauer Stiflung; and the Continuing Excellence Award in Local Governance given by the Galing Pook Foundation, DILG, Local Government Authority and the Ford Foundation. Marikina was also one of the host of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games 2005 in the Philippines which held the women's football event at the Marikina Sports Park.
Marikina in 2006
- SM Prime Holdings plans to construct a 124,000 m² floor area new SM Mall in Metro Manila (the biggest chain of malls in the Philippines), called SM City Marikina, the biggest SM mall in the eastern metropolis and Rizal suburbs aside from Sta. Lucia Mall and Robinsons Place. It will be constructed along Marcos Highway, Marikina City with the beautiful settings beside the Marikina River. SM City Marikina is planned to open by late 2007.
- One of the mega projects of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo stated in her SONA is to improve and develop Metro Luzon Super Region projects by constructing and improving the Marikina-Infanta Road. This is the main highway between NCR and Quezon Province passing through Rizal Province.
- The city government proposed to divide into 2 congressional districts in Marikina City instead of Lone District. Updates on the matter are still being discussed at the Senate and House of Representatives.
- Marikina City government improves infrastructures especially on roads. Bike lanes have also provided for bike users in the city for their safety on the road. Marikina is the only city in Metro Manila that received positive feedback about this.
- The facades of Federaland's medium-rise residential project, Marquinton, is now visible in the rapid-changing Marikina skyline. The project is soon to be completed.
- Bluewave Marquinton, the latest addition in Marikenian malls opens.
- A tragedy occurred at Marikina River Park on the night of Dec. 24 when one of the amusement rides of the annual Christmas Fair, the "Octopus", suddenly collapsed, killing one and injuring some children.
Marikina in 2007
- The all-weather Tumana Bridge opens this year. The bridge is a significant link between Marikina and the University of the Philippines - Balara Area of Quezon City. The old Tumana Bridge is inaccessible whenever floodwaters reach a high level, thus this project ensures trade and transportation is available all year round.
- SM City Marikina opens late this year. It considered as the biggest SM Mall in the eastern portion of Metro Manila including Rizal Province.
- Bluewave Mall opens this year, an extension of original building of Bluewave Mall at Marquinton.
- Robinson's Development Corporation has begun construction for a new Robinson's Place Marikina. Its target finishing date was in the mid-2009.
- The new 8-storey Marikina Sports Complex Building opens late this year. Supposedly, this sports building is the only kind in the Philippines with state-of-the-art equipment and the latest sporting features. Marikina is soon to be the host of Palarong Pambansa.
 The City
Marikina City is a developed city within Metro Manila. The city lies on a valley of the same name. Marikina River runs through the central portion of the city. During the rainy season, most especially two discnit seasons includes dry season from november to april and wet season from may to october , the river overflows and jumps its banks, flooding low-lying areas. The dynamic Sierra Madre Mountains, the longest mountain range in the country is located at the eastern portion while the Quezon City hills are located to the west.
The city divided into 2 (geographical) districts: Districts 1 and 2. The southern portion of the city is District 1 and the northern part which is the larger part is District 2. Marikina City is one of the healthiest cities in the Asia-Pacific region. Winning at least 78 awards and recognitions, both local and abroad, in a span of just 12 years. Marikina has become an ideal location for industry, business, commerce and for residences.
The City Seal
The official seal of the City of Marikina bears the inscriptions Lungsod ng Marikina, Pilipinas, the year 1630 referring to the founding date of the municipality, and 1996 the year of approval of the City Charter. The two mountains represent the majestic twin ranges of the Cordillera and Sierra Madre between which the Marikina Valley nestles, traversed by the Marikina River.
The rising sun points to the eastern location of the city, with each ray representing the city's first 14 barangays (now, 16). The machinery gear symbolizes its industries and the shoelast represents the traditional manufacture of the city. The torch focuses on the lofty and noble ideals for human development and a better quality of life, and is symbolic of its Hispanic culture and tradition.
The bamboo underscores a mixture of the people's natural humility and strength of character and also emphasizes the city's transition from an agricultural past to the urbanized, industrial present; while the leaves and branches symbolize order and serenity. The bamboo and the wheel represent the Marikina and its people's respect for, and protection of the environment so as to remain in harmony with progress.
Marikina, aking hirang
Bayan naming minamahal
Sa 'yong puso ay may buhay
Ang paglaya't angking dangal,
Marikina, ika'y dakila
Hiyas ng tangi nitong bansa
Ang giting mo'y di mawawala.
Districts and Barangays
Marikina City has 2 geographical districts, the District 1 and District 2. District 1 occupies the southwest side of Marikina River and the entire south of Marikina City and District 2 occupies the northwest (Loyola Grand Villas) side of Marikina River and the entire northern and eastern part of Marikina City which considered as the biggest district of the 2 districts. Here are the 2 districts with their barangays:
 City Events, Activities and Festivals
- Marikina Cultural and Arts Festival - February
- Marikina Day (Foundation Day) - April 16
- Ka-Angkan Festival - April 16
- Feast of Our Lady of the Abandoned (Patroness of Marikina) - May 12
- Police Memorial Day - September 8
- Mama Mary Fluvial Parade and Festival - September 8
- Advance Marikina Christmas Festival (Marikina River Park) - begins on last week of October
- Sapatero Festival - November 15-30
- Officially opens Annual Marikina Christmas Festival and Bazaar (Marikina River Park and Marikina Riverbanks) - December 1 up to 1st week of January
- Marikina Cityhood Day - December 8
- Rehiyon-Rehiyon Parade and Festival - December 8
- Marikina Advance New Year's Day Fireworks Display Celebration and Outdoor Concert (Marikina Riverbanks) - December 30
The people of Marikina is called "Marikeño".
Like other places in Metro Manila, the original settlers are Tagalogs. Throughout the centuries, there has been constant migration of Visayas, Bikolanos, Ilokanos, Chinese and Spaniards. There are also Americans, Indians and Arabs.
Marikina is one of the seat of the Spanish colonial government in past centuries, it has been used as the base of Roman Catholic missions. Among the religious orders include the Dominicans, the Franciscans, the Jesuits, and the Augustinians which the first to arrive in Marikina. Almost 94% of Marikeño are Roman Catholic.
Parish of Our Lady of the Abandoned is the seat of Nuestra Señora de los Desamparados, patron saint of Marikina City. Other churches in the city includes the San Jose Manggagawa Parish Church in J. Dela Pena (the first chapel established) and Immaculate Concepcion Church in Concepcion Uno. Other Christian faiths like Pentecostal Missionary Church of Christ, the headquarters of Church of Christ 4th Watch in the Philippines, Jesus Miracle Crusade, Iglesia ni Cristo and some others.
The city government prides itself in giving free education to its quality free education to its constituents through its 15 primary schools and 8 secondary schools including one science high school.
Marikina has many colleges and universities, like the city-owned Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina and Marikina Science High School. There are also AMA Computer University, STI Learning School, St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina , one of the best private schools in the city exclusive for girls, Marist School, National Christian Life College (Maranatha Christian Academy), Roosevelt College, OLOPS School, St. Nicholas School which sits as the head of Marikina Private Schools' Administrators Association and National Cottage Technology Center which still the city literature rate as high as 99%.
Marikina provides medical missions and free medical operations in the city. There are numerous hospitals in Marikina, one of the public hospital in Marikina is Amang Rodriguez Medical Center. There are also newly constructed Marikina Medical Center just a few blocks away from AMMC. Other private hospitals such as Garcia General Hospital and Immaculate Concepcion Hospital and the exclusive hospital of Medical City which is located at Sta. Lucia Mall.
Numerous clinics provides basic health check-ups for Marikeños. The city also offers services such as Health Centers and the city has also a privileges card for discounted fees and free services like emergency. medical and security services
Famous Marikeños: Present and Past
- Angel Aquino
- Corazon Aquino
- Gionna Cabrera
- Romeo Candazo
- Chinaheart (WRR DJ)
- Alma Concepcion
- Yeng Constantino
- Melissa De Leon
- Juan Ponce Enrile
- Bayani Fernando
- Marides Fernando
- Gringo Honasan
- Mark Kwan
- Maica Liboon - model
- Bing Loyzaga
- Teresa Loyzaga
- Renato Magtubo
- Mariano Marcos
- Humphrey Scott Xavier
- Martin D (WRR DJ)
- Kris Martin
- Sonny Parsons
- Amy Perez
- Nene Pimentel
- Cory Quirino
- April Boy Regino
- Jericho Rosales
- Jovito Salonga
- Generoso Senga
- Mike Tan
- Jonalyn Viray
- Angela Zhang
- Wu Chun
- Nene Pimentel
- joe jonas
 Local government
Peace and order
Clean surroundings, tree-lined streets, hassle-free roadways, walkable sidewalks, parks and playgrounds, a healthy public market, good shopping centers and restaurants, free public elementary, high school and college, squatter-free environment, free-health services, minimun traffic, less pollution and a low crime rate - these are qualities of a livable city. A visitor cannot halp but marvel at the fact that a resident only has to dial Rescue 161 and a team of paramedics, policemen and firemen will come in less than 5 minutes, or put a call and a midnight doctor will come knocking at your door. On schedule, a garbage truck will appear to pick up refuse. For sports and recreation, the city has a world-class sports park.
Whatever drabness that remains is quickly relieved by the Marikina River Park. This is once neglected river has been transformed into a model for reviving dying waterways.
Marikina has its own share of attractions to offer. Sports and recreational facilities are available to its residents and those from nearby towns and cities. Historical church, antiquated houses and galleries vie to the attention of history and culture buffs.
Marikina is the home to a member of industries, some of which are the biggest and most successful in their fields, and foremost of all, shoe manufacturing, being the best in local craftmanship.
Marikina was the biggest manufacturer of quality shoes, and Marikina produced 78% of the shoe production of the Philippines. All locally produced shoes was made in Marikina, from slippers to shoes. Marikina also produces shoes which are made in rubber, wood (bakya) and plastic.
Public markets in Marikina are often divided into two, the dry goods section and the wet goods section. Commerce in these public markets are in full swing, especially in the early morning. Under the urban renewal program of the incumbent administration, some of the public markets had been refurbished and given a fresher look, like the Marikina Public Market also known as Marikina Market Mall (or People's Mall), the biggest and cleanest market in Metro Manila.
Modern shopping malls dot the city especially in Blue Wave Mall at Marquinton. Sta. Lucia East Grandmall and Robinsons Place Metro East are Metro Manila's major shopping centers, stands along Marcos Hiway bounded by the city of Pasig and Cainta, Rizal. One of the popular malls that lies in Marikina is Riverbanks Center.
For the adventurous shoppers, you may venture beyond the hotel/shopping complex package and combine other interesting destinations for cheap buys such as in Marikina Market Mall. Bargaining is the major part of your shopping experience when you pass by on these area, as it sells goods at rock-bottom prices. It sells indigenous Filipino crafts and delicacies.
Almost all of the major commercial banks in the Philippines operate a branch in the city. Many major banks was operated in the city of more than 1 branch or much more. At this time, there are 50 banking institutions offer banking services to businesses and residents. Most of these are concentrated in Barangay Sta. Elena, Sto. Niño, Concepcion Uno and Barangka.
 Buildings in Marikina
- AMA Computer College
- Amang Rodriguez Medical Center
- Bluewave Mall
- Bureau of Internal Revenue
- C & PS Mall
- Dominguez Complex
- Felicidad Arcade Building
- Fortune Tobacco Industrial Complex
- Greendale Supermarket
- Honda Cars Marikina
- ICT Marikina Center
- Nodison Center
- LRT 2 Santolan Station
- Marikina Central Post Office
- Marikina City Hall
- Marikina City Library
- Marikina East Center
- Marikina Hotel
- Marikina Justice Hall
- Marikina Medical Center
- Marikina Public Library
- Marikina Public Safety Center
- Marikina Wet and Dry Market
- Marikina Sports Park and Sports Complex Building
- Marquinton Place Condominium
- Metrobank Building
- National Christian Life College Building
- Noritake Porcelana
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina
- Purefoods-Hormel Industrial Building
- Riverbanks Mall
- Riverbend Hotel and Convention Center
- Robinsons Metro East
- Semicon Tower
- Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina
- Shoe Museum
- SM City Marikina
- Sta. Lucia East Grandmall
- ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL of MARIKINA
- Otto Shoes International Building
- Teatro Marikina
- TESDA Building
- Toyota Marikina
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Primary Public Schools
Secondary Public School
- Marikina Municipal High School
- Marikina High School Main
- Marikina High School Annex
- Marikina Science High School Main (former Marikina Institute of Science and Technology)
- Marikina Science High School Annex
- Parang High School (former Marikina High School Annex, 1986-1994)
- Santa Elena High School
- Tañong High School
- Valeriano Fugoso Memorial School
- Marikina Polytechnic College
- Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina
- Deeco Technological Institute
- IETI Computer and Technical Education College
- National Cottage Industries Technology Center
- St. Camillus College Seminary
- Irvinghall School
- ABE School of Business and Commerce
- AMA Computer College East Rizal
- AMA Computer Learning Center Cainta
- AMA Computer Learning Center Marikina
- IETI Computer and Technical Education College
- Kalayaan College
- Roosevelt College Lamuan
- Roosevelt College Sumulong
- STI Computer College
- STI Learning Center Marikina
- ST. NICHOLAS SCHOOL of MARIKINA
Exclusive Schools (Exclusive private schools provides preparatory, primary and secondary education as well as tertiary education.)
- AMA Computer University East Rizal (College, School of Nursing, ABE Business and Commerce)
- Ateneo de Manila University (Marikina side)
- De La Salle-College of San Benildo Integrated School
- Marist School
- National Christian Life College
- Our Lady of Perpetual Succor School
- St. Scholastica's Academy Marikina
Catholic and Christian schools
- Marikina Catholic School
- Infant Jesus Academy
- National Christian Life College
- Marikina Christian Academy
 Hospitals in Marikina
- Amang Rodriguez Medical Center
- Garcia General Hospital
- Immaculate Conception Hospital
- Marikina Medical Center
- Medical City Marikina (Sta. Lucia)
- P. Gonzales Memorial Hospital
- Salve Regina General Hospital
- St. John The Baptist Marikina Hospital
- St. Victoria Hospital
- St. Vincent Hospital
- Sta. Monica Hospital
 Roads and Highways in Marikina
- Marcos Highway Barangka, Calumpang and San Roque
- A. Bonifacio Avenue Barangka, Tañong and Jesus Dela Peña
- Bayan-Bayanan Avenue Concepcion Uno and Marikina Heights
- Sumulong Highway (Marquinton Boulevard) Sto. Niño
- J. P. Rizal Avenue Calumpang, San Roque, Sta. Elena, Sto. Niño, Malanday, Concepcion Uno and Nangka
- Shoe Avenue Concepcion Uno, Sto. Niño, Sta. Elena and San Roque
- A. Tuazon Avenue (Gil Fernando Avenue) Sta. Elena and San Roque
- Fortune Avenue Parang
- E. Rodriguez Avenue Sto. Niño and Concepcion Uno
- General Ordonez Street Marikina Heights, Fortune, Concepcion Uno and Concepcion Dos
- Marikina Bridge (A. Bonifacio Avenue - Sumulong Highway)
- Marcos Highway Bridge (Marcos Highway)
- New Tumana Bridge (Farmers Avenue - Loyola Grand Avenue)
- Nangka Bridge (J.P. Rizal Street - Gen. Luis Avenue)
- Modesta Bridge (Fortune Avenue)
- Santolan Bridge (Santolan Road - Marcos Highway)
- Balara Bridge (Batasan Road - J.P. Rizal St.)
- Barangka Fly-over (Aurora Blvd. - A. Bonifacio Avenue)
 City Services and Utilities
- Meralco (Manila Electric Company Central Subscribers)
- Manila Water Company (MWSS Eastern Metro Manila)
- Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT Metro Suburb Subscribers)
- BayanTel (BayanTel Metro Manila Subscribers)
- DZBF Radyo ng Marikina
- Globe Telecom
- Smart Telecommunication
- PT&T Company
- SkyCable (SkyCable Metro Manila Subscribers)
- Home Cable
- Destiny Cable
- Dream Satellite
- ICT Solutions - Marikina
- Metrobank (Metropolitan Bank and Trust Company Marikina)
- Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
- Bank of the Philippine Island
- Land Bank of the Philippines
- BF Construction
- Federaland Construction
- Robinsons Development Corporation
- Lopez Group of Companies
- Sta. Lucia Realty Development Corp.
- SM Prime Holdings Corporation
- Riverbanks Development Corporation
- Rescue 161 Marikina Emergency Hotline
- Marikina Action Team
- Marikina Medical Center
- Directory Publications Inc.
- Marikina Auto Line Bus Transport Corporation
- Superlines Transport Inc.
- Asian Spirit Airlines
- Negros Navigation
- College Assurance Plan Philippines
- PhilAm Life
- Phil Health Insurance Corporation
- Government Services Insurance System
- Social Security System
- Loyola Memorial Services
- Philippine Seven Corporation
- McDonalds Corporation
- Otto Shoes Corporation
Current Administration (until June 11, 2007 in office)
Incumbent Mayor: Ma. Lourdes "Marides" C. Fernando
Incumbent Vice Mayor: Marion S. Andres, M.D.
Incumbent Congressman: Del R. De Guzman
Presiding Officer: Marion S. Andres, M.D.
Association of Barangay Captain President: Frankie S. Ayuson (Barangka)
Total No. of Barangay Chairperson: 16
Current City Councilors:
- Jose Fabian I. Cadiz, M.D.
- Lea F. Carlos
- Eva Aguirre-Paz
- Serafin Bernardino
- Ferdie D. Marco
- Vic Sabiniano
- Donn Carlo B. Favis
- Efren de Guzman
- Roberto Ponce
- Annie Dayao
- Wilfred Reyes
- Chatterly Polintan
 Past Administration
- 1787 Don Benito Mendoza
- 1788 Don Manuel Maroca
- 1789 Don Santiago de Guzman
- 1790 Don Matias de Leon
- 1791 Don Anatacio Jacinto
- 1792 Don Antonio delos Santos
- 1793 Don Antonio Pasco
- 1794 Don Benito Mendoza
- 1795 Don Jose de Roxas
- 1796 Don Santiago de Guzman
- 1797 Don Juan Asuncion
- 1798 Don Mariano Sanchez
- 1799 Don Tomass dela Paz
- 1800 Don Pedro Urbino
- 1801 Don Tenon Tiangco
- 1802 Don Francisco Patricio
- 1803 Don Lucas Mendoza
- 1805 Don Bernardo Guevarra
- 1806 Don Santiago de Guzman
- 1807 Don Francisco delos Santos
- 1808 Don Nicolas de Leon
- 1809 Don Santiago Sauza
- 1810 Don Gaspar delos Santos
- 1811 Don Francisco Patricio
- 1812 Don Vicente de Guzman
- 1813 Don Santiago dela Paz
- 1814 Don Agustin Desiderio
- 1815 Don Santiago Capangoy
- 1816 Don Esteban dela Paz
- 1817 Don Agapito dela Paz
- 1818 Don Remegio Guevarra
- 1819 Don Ignacio delos Santos
- 1820 Don Mariano Reyes
- 1821 Don Domingo Santos
- 1822 Don Juan Gregorio
- 1822 Don Eusebio dela Paz
- 1824 Don Jose Ignacio
- 1825 Don Francisco Asuncion
- 1826 Don Eusebio dela Paz
- 1827 Don Francisco Santos
- 1828 Don Santiago Sauza
- 1829 Don Isidro Desiderio
- 1830 Don Toribio de Guzman
- 1831 Don manuel delos Santos
- 1832 Don Hipolito Perez
- 1833 Don Esteban dela Paz
- 1834 Don Tomas Urbino
- 1835 Don Rafael Bernardo
- 1836 Don Isidro Desiderio
- 1837 Don Damian Orbino
- 1838 Don Mariano Guevarra
- 1839 Don Hipolito Guevarra
- 1840 Don Gregorio Roxas
- 1841 Don Jacinto Domingo
- 1842 Don Tomas Urbino
- 1843 Don Mariano Mendoza
- 1844 Don Santiago Fernando
- 1845 Don Anselmo Asuncion
- 1846 Don Manuel Guevarra
- 1847 Don Faustino dela Paz
- 1848 Don Gavino dela Paz
- 1849 Don Gregorio Roxas
- 1850 Don Santiago Fernando
- 1851 Don Rufino Mendoza
- 1852 Don Fermin Victorino
- 1853 Don Esteban Urbino
- 1854 Don Pedro Urbino
- 1855 Don Pedro Urbino & Tomas dela Paz
- 1856 Don Pedro Urbino
- 1857 Don Rufino Mendoza
- 1858 Don Casimiro Teodoro
- 1859 Don Benedicto Santos
- 1860 Don Victorino Vicrtorino
- 1861 Capitan Claudio dela Cruz
- 1862 Capitan Reducindo Desiderio
- 1863 Capitan Mateo Guevarra
- 1864 Capitan Mateo Guevarra
- 1865 General Joaquin del Soalr Y Ibañez
- 1866 Capitan Mateo Guevarra
- 1867 - 1970 Capitan Manuel Guevarra
- 1871 Capitan Rufino Santos
- 1872 Capitan Zacarias (Karias) Bernardo
- 1873 General Manuel McCrohon
- 1874 - 1975 Capitan Monico Guevarra
- 1876 - 1879 Capitan Esteban dela Paz
- 1880 - 1882 Don Florentino Ongsayco
- 1883 Don Apolonio Desiderio
- 1884 Don Apolinario Desiderio
- 1885 - 1887 Don Jose Guevarra
- 1888 General Antonio Malto
- 1889 Don Vicencio dela Cruz
- 1890 Don Rufino Santos
- 1891 - 1893 Don Laureano Guevarra
- 1894 Don Remegio Victorino
- 1895 - 1896 Don Domingo Victorino
- 1900 - 1903 Don Vicente Gomez
- 1904 - 1905 Don Domingo Victorino
- 1906 - 1907 Don Pablo Dancel
- 1908 - 1909 Don Ceferino Legaspi
- 1910 - 1911 Don Isabelo Mendoza
- 1912 - 1918 Catalino S. Cruz
- 1919 - 1923 Eugenio Mendoza
- 1923 - 1925 Vicente Gomez
- 1926 - 1928 Jesus Villalon
- 1929 - 1931 Wenceslao C. dela Paz
- 1932 - 1937 Wenceslao C. dela Paz
- 1938 - 1940 Juan Chayungco
- 1941 - 1945 Juan Chayungco
- 1945 - 1948 Enrique dela Paz
- 1948 - 1951 Gil Fernando
- 1952 - 1955 Juan Chayungco
- 1956 - 1959 Gil Fernando
- 1960 - 1986 Osmundo de Guzman
- 1986 - 1986 Teofisto R. Santos
- 1986 - 1992 Rodolfo B. Valentino Sr.
- 1992 - 2001 Bayani "BF" Fernando
- 2001 - 200? Maria Lourdes "Marides" C. Fernando
 Postal zip codes
- 1803 - Barangka
- 1801 - Calumpang
- 1807 - Concepcion 1
- 1811 - Conception 2
- 1809 - Fortune
- 1802 - Industrial Valley
- 1804 - J. Dela Peña
- 1806 - Loyola Grand Villas
- 1805 - Malanday
- 1801 - Marcos Highway
- 1800 - Marikina Central Post Office
- 1810 - Marikina Heights
- 1808 - Nangka
- 1806 - Northwest Marikina
- 1909 - Parang
- 1803 - Riverbanks Business Center
- 1801 - San Roque
- 1800 - Sta. Elena
- 1800 - Sto. Niño
- 1800 - Sumulong Highway
- 1803 - Tañong
- 1805 - Tumana
Marikina Big Users: Fortune Tobacco Corporation, Riverbanks Development Corporation, Purefoods Corporation, SM Realty, Noritake, BF Construction Corporation, ICT Marikina, McDonald's Corporation, Otto Shoes Industry, Philippine Science Centrum, Loyola Properties (Tuazon Residences), Metrobank, Federaland Development, SM Prime Holdings Marikina, Sta. Lucia Realty, Manila Bay Spinning Mills Inc., Hanjin Construction (LRT-2)
 Sister Cities
 External links
For the latest news and events, more details and pictures, and other city services offered, visit the official website:
- Official Website of the City Government of Marikina, Republic of the Philippines
- Marikina Wikimap
- Philippines Department of Tourism Official Government Site
- Official Portal of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines
 Official Education Websites
 Other Community Sites
- Marikina Valley Community Portal
- Marikinabiz - Free Business Directory
- Marikina News Websites/Egroups Portal
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