Marikina Back on Its Feet Days After Typhoon Karding

PIO Department


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If you need further proof of how the City Government of Marikina, City Hall employees and Marikeños have worked hard to clean up the dirt and rubbish left by tropical storm “Karding” that ravaged the city and other parts of the country this month, just look at the Sto. Niño Baseball Field.

On August 11, as rains from “Karding” caused the Marikina River to swell up to 20.4 meters high -- just a few meters shy of the record 23 meters when typhoon “Ondoy” flooded most of the city’s 16 barangays -- the Sto. Nino Baseball Field was buried in mud.

Thanks to the efforts of City Hall employees and barangay officials of Sto. Nino, the baseball field was back on its feet two weeks after. On August 26, Saturday, the baseball field showed no trace of the devastation from “Karding.” Once again, baseball players were able to use the field for their weekend game.

In fact, it took less than two weeks for the City Government and City Hall employees to clear up the streets, alleys and other parts of Marikina.

Just days after “Karding” left the country, the streets and alleys of Marikina that were filled with dirt, trash and mud due to the flood witnessed how City Hall employees worked hard to clear them up. They were inspired by the leadership of Mayor Marcy Teodoro, who, together with other Local Government Officials, led the clearing up operations around Marikina.

Mayor Marcy himself helped in clearing the mud from the streets, proof that the City Government, especially Mayor Marcy, is relentless in making Marikina a better place to live.

Sa Marikina, may gobyernong maaasahan!

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