The Shoe Capital of the Philippines

The Augustinians were the first to arrive at the Marikina valley in 1500, at the spot known as "chorillo" in Barangka. Next came the Jesuits in 1630, in a place now called Jesus dela Peña (Jesus of the Rocks). Here, the Jesuits established a mission and built a chapel.In 1687, this pueblo became a parish known as Mariquina. In 1901, with the coming of the Americans,its name officially became Marikina. The early settlers lived along the riverbanks and nearby fertile farms. With the industry of the natives, combined with the know-how of the early Chinese settlers, the farms began to produce rice and vegetables in great quantities until the valley became part of the country's most prized hacienda.

By the 19th century, Hacienda Marikina had become the biggest in the country. For its size, natural beauty and plentiful harvest, the hacienda was declared a "mayorazgo" (Royal Estate) by the Spanish government. In the next century, to affirm the dignity of labor and enlist the cooperation of the workers, the Jesuits officially named the hacienda in honor of San Isidro labrador, the Patron of farmers.

By the turn of 20th century Marikina had become a town of shoemakers which started in 1887. Honed by years in shoe manufacturing, the natives had developed an industrial work ethic that prepared them for the arrival of heavy industries in the 1950's. With the industrial plants came waves of homelss families who started to occupy every available space. For the next three decades, Marikina would grow helter-skelter, a victim of runaway growth. Not until 1992 would it be able to turn a corner and reserved the trend under new leadership.

On 11 June 1901, Marikina was incorporated in the newly created Province of Rizal by Act. No. 137 of the Philippine Commission. In 1975, when the Metro Manila Commission was created under Presidential Decree No. 824, integrating four cities and 13 towns majority of which were in the province of Rizal, Marikina became part of Metropolitan Manila area.

Marikina soon became a victim of its own growth, creating a slew of problems. One of these was the deterioration of the Marikina River, which resulted from the reckless behavior of factories and squatter colonies that lined the banks.

Recovery and Renewal Marikina jumpstarted its efforts toward recovery and renewal in 1992. Guided by a vision of creating a modern and livable city, it has successfully laid the foundation of a flourishing community.

On December 8, 1996. Marikina was proclaimed a city through Republic Act 8223. Marikina has since transformed itself from a backward community into one that boasts thriving economy and hardworking, tenacious and disciplined citizens.

Today, Marikina is a multi-awarded city, often lauded for its vibrant business life, highly skilled workforce, and a responsive local government that puts a premium on governance, sustainable urban development and public service.

Vision

A city of distinction where leaders are made, citizens are godly, performance is competitive, work is done at its best, nurtured in a healthful environment.

Mission

To exercise good governance in the delivery of quality services, accessible for various communities with responsible engagement.

Marikina Historical Development

Marikina’s history provides an interesting glimpse into the events that helped shape its evolution. The Augustinians were the first to arrive at the Marikina Valley in 1500, at the spot known as “Chorillo” in Barangka. Next came the Jesuits in 1630, in a place now called Jesus dela Peña (Jesus of the Rocks). Here, the Jesuits established a mission and built a chapel.

In 1687, this pueblo became a parish known as Mariquina. In1901, with the coming of the Americans, its name officially became Marikina. The early settlers lived along the riverbanks and nearby fertile farms. With the industry of the natives, combined with the know-how of the early Chinese settlers, the farms began to produce rice and vegetables in great quantities until the valley became part of the country’s most prized hacienda. By the 19th century, Hacienda Marikina was owned and administered by the Tuason family and had become the biggest in the Philippines. For its massive size, natural beauty, and plentiful harvest, the hacienda was declared a mayorazgo (royal estate) by the Spanish colonial government.

In 1887, Marikina’s shoemaking industry began through the pioneering efforts of Don Laureano “Kapitan Moy” Guevarra, assisted by Tiburcio Eustaquio, Ambrocio Sta. Ines, and Gervacio Carlos. Kapitan Moy’s worn-out pair of British shoes provided the creative spark: he took the shoes apart, painstakingly studied their components, and then made patterns out of them. After keenly observing the Chinese in Parian, Manila, he fashioned his own pair of shoes. With crude tools, raw materials, and the villagers’ support, Kapitan Moy subsequently mastered the art of shoemaking.

By the turn of the 20th century, Marikina emerged as a town of shoemakers. Honed by years in shoe manufacturing, the natives quickly developed a work ethic that had prepared them for the arrival of heavy industries in the 1950s. With the proliferation of industrial plants came waves of workers who had chosen to stay, rapidly increasing the population. In no time, shoe manufacturing flourished into a multi-million-peso industry, earning for Marikina the moniker, “Shoe Capital of the Philippines”.

On 11 June 1901, Marikina was incorporated in the newly created Province of Rizal by Act No. 137 of the Philippine Commission. In 1975, when the Metro Manila Commission was created under Presidential Decree No. 824, integrating four cities and 13 towns majority of which were in the province of Rizal, Marikina became part of Metropolitan Manila area. Legend has it that the Jesuits found an icon of the Infant Jesus among the boulders and, thus, decided to christen the new mission Jesus dela Peña or maybe because they were members of the “Society of Jesus” which made famous the place called Jesus dela Peña or Jesus of Stone.

When the Jesuits returned in 1689, they protracted the propagation of Christianity in the town, which included “Olandes” which was a part of Kalumpang. They left Jesus dela Peña, but they converted it to a plantation of wheat or trigo obtaining its name “triguhan”. When the church of San Roque was finished, the barrios of Barangka, Tañong and J. dela Peña were termed “Marikina”. The myths and tales of the source of the word “Mariquina” were not yet justified but in the publication of a newspaper “La Illustracion Filipina” on 15 November 1859 and at the dictionary of Buseta published in Madrid in the same year, the name of “Marikina” was mentioned but they never mentioned its meaning.

In view of the non-existence of records or documents on how Mariquina came into being, the following legends were gathered from the elders of the different barrios in Marikina.

From the name of a priests name “Mariquina” One of the builders of the Jesus dela Peña Chapel was a young priest called “Mariquina” who was given the task of baptizing children to Christianity. Because of this very noble job “Mariquina” was named in his honor to bestow upon him glory and praise.

From the word “Marikit-na” During the construction of the chapel of Jesus dela Peña, it was being supervised by the Jesuit priest and the laborers were Filipinos. As expected, language barrier was a problem resulting in the usual misunderstanding. When the chapel was completed and the priest asked what would be called of the structure, one worker answered “Marikit-na po”, thinking that what was being asked was the condition of the chapel. Because the Spaniards knew that the word “Po” is a sign of respect and they were finding it difficult to express the letter “T”, the Marikit-na was believed to be said as “Marikina”.

From a town in Spain In the Province of Nueva Viscaya in Spain, there was a beautiful town called “Mariquina”. This was where Eduardo de Mariquina, a famous musician got his name. The town of Mariquina in Spain is located beside the Charmaga River, which is the origin of the Jesuit Priests who came to the Philippines and established Jesus dela Peña. Because of this, “Mariquina” was used to honor the place where they came from. In 1901, Commissioner de Tavera changed the letter “Q” to a more vernacular “K”.

Based on history and documents in the custody of the municipal government of Marikina, the town was called Marikit-na in 1787 and was later changed to Mariquina. According to Dr. Trinidad Pardo de Tavera, the word Mariquina was in recognition of Capt. Berenguer de Mariquina who led the town in 1788.

How Marikina Became A City Mayor Bayani F. Fernando took office in 1992 determined to see Marikina become a city during his watch. It could have been a city in 1994 when it qualified, but no initiative was taken in the House of Representatives. It needed the help of Speaker Jose de Venecia and Congresswoman Carmencita O. Reyes, whose ancestors hailed from Marikina, to get a bill moving in the Lower House of Representatives on second reading in December 1995, after a public hearing was held in Marikina.

The Senate approved the bill unanimously on September 30, 1996. Explaining his vote, Senate President Neptali Gonzales cited the rapid progress of Marikina under Mayor Fernando whose father, Mayor Gil Fernando, was a partymate of Gonzales in the liberal party for many years.

The stage was set for the signing of the bill into law by President Fidel V. Ramos on November 6, 1996 at Malacañang . Some 150 Marikeños, among many guests, heard the President hailed Republic Act 8223 as “recognition of the indefatigable efforts of the people of Marikina towards development led by Mayor Bayani F. Fernando.”

The next step was to ratify the law in a plebiscite to be held within 60 days from its approval. The deadline for this exercise was January 6, 1997. Mayor Fernando requested the Commission on Elections to set an early plebiscite. He wanted it before December 15, 1996 following a notice from the Department of Budget and Management that Marikina should be declared a city before December 15, 1996 or it would have to wait for another year to get a bigger Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of ₱180 million against ₱70 million. On December 6, 1996, Marikina became a city when Republic Act 8223 was signed by Pres. Fidel V. Ramos and subsequently ratified by the people through a plebiscite converting the same into a highly urbanized city. The ascension of Marikina into a city was considered an offshoot of four years of hard toil leading to the town’s dramatic transformation under the leadership of Mayor Bayani F. Fernando.

On March 13, 1997, Marikina, formally inaugurated a city and, thereby, attained a milestone in its long and colorful history. Today Marikina City is a multi-awarded metropolitan city, often lauded for its vibrant business life, highly skilled workforce, and a responsive local government that puts a premium on governance, sustainable urban development and public service.

Marikina Has Two Districts

President Gloria M. Arroyo approved on Dec. 15, 2006 Republic Act No. 9364, an act amending Section 10 and 53 of RA 8223, creating two congressional districts in Marikina City. The move validates Marikina’s status as a formidable city with a high potential for further growth and progress. District I comprise of nine (9) barangays, namely: Barangka, Tañong, Jesus dela Peña, Industrial Valley Complex, Kalumpang, San Roque, Sta. Elena, Sto. Niño and Malanday, while seven (7) barangays comprise the second district, namely, Concepcion I, Concepcion II, Nangka, Parang, Marikina Heights, Fortune, and Tumana.

Geography

Location

Marikina, a lush valley bounded by mountain ranges and sliced by a river, is one of the 14 cities and three municipalities comprising the Metro Manila area. It is approximately 21 kilometers away from Manila, and lies within 14.6507°N, latitude and 121.1029°E longitude.

Land Area

The total land area of Marikina is approximately 2,150 hectares. This represents about 3.42% of the total land area of Metro Manila. At present, the city is composed of 16 barangays.

Barangay Area(sq.km.)
District I 8.00
1. Sto. Niño 1.46
2. Malanday 0.87
3. Barangka 1.17
4. San Roque 1.09
5. Jesus Dela Peña 0.82
6. Tañong 0.73
7. Kalumpang 0.72
8. Industrial Valley Complex 0.65
9. Sta. Elena 0.44
Barangay Area(sq.km.)
District II 13.50
1. Concepcion Uno 2.13
2. Tumana 1.82
3. Concepcion Dos 1.84
4. Marikina Heights 2.06
5. Nangka 1.82
6. Parang 1.64
7. Fortune 2.19

Demography

Population

Estimated No. of Population, Household and Average Household Size Per Barangay Marikina City, 2015

Barangay Household Population HH Size
1. Kalumpang 5,005 23,262 4.65
2. Barangka 6,640 30,805 4.64
3. Tañong 3,098 15,297 4.93
4. J. dela Peña 3,045 14,607 4.79
5. I.V.C. 4,443 20,768 4.67
6. San Roque 5,365 24,646 4.59
7. Sta. Elena 1,771 8,869 5.01
8. Sto. Niño 9,007 40,844 4.53
9. Malanday 12,391 57,732 4.66
10. Concepcion I 12,437 57,945 4.66
11. Marikina Heights 8,386 42,384 5.05
12. Parang 12,217 56,013 4.58
13. Nangka 8,072 38,931 4.82
14. Concepcion II 5,803 29,160 5.02
15. Fortune 7,422 34,332 4.63
16. Tumana 7,625 35,533 4.66
T O T A L 112,727 531,128 4.71

Source: National Statistics Office
Note:
Estimated population based on a 1.14% growth rate

Projected Population by Gross Density and Percentage by Area Per Brgy. Marikina City 2015

Barangay Population Area (Sq.Km.) % by Area Density
1. Kalumpang 23,262 80.27 3.47 28,979
2. Barangka 30,805 70.11 3.46 38,453
3. Tañong 15,297 116.86 5.05 13,090
4. J. dela Peña 14,607 90.83 3.90 16,224
5. I.V.C. 20,768 74.89 3.24 27,731
6. San Roque 24,646 115.79 5.00 21,285
7. Sta. Elena 8,869 51.43 2.22 17,244
8. Sto. Niño 40,844 162.56 7.02 25,125
9. Malanday 57,732 165.58 7.15 34,866
10. Concepcion I 57,945 226.24 9.78 25,612
11. Marikina Hts. 42.384 233.55 10.9 18,139
12. Parang 56,013 170.46 7.36 32,273
13. Nangka 38,931 159.50 6.89 24,408
14. Concepcion II 29,610 194.77 8.42 14,966
15. Fortune 34,332 200.93 8.68 17,086
16. Tumana 35,533 191.40 8.27 18,564
T O T A L 531,128 2,314.37 100%

22,949

Source: Estimated population based on a 1.14% growth rate
Note: Estimated population based on a 1.14% growth rate

Statistics

Overall
Land Area 2,314.37 hectares
No. of  Districts 2
No. of  Barangays 16
Population Density 22,949
Population 531,128
Household Population 112,727
Household Size  4.71
Crude Birth Rate  19.9/1,000
Crude Death Rate 9.47/1,000
Infant Mortality Rate 22.78/1,000
Morbidity Rate 82.63/1,000
Literacy Rate 99%
Income  1.951 B
Primary Industry Shoemaking
No. of Business Establishments 16,677
No. of Tourism Establishments 11
No. of Banks 89
No. of Registered Senior Citizens 33,365
No. of Government Employees 2,176
No. of Policemen 444
No. of Firemen  107
No. of Religious Groups 116
No. of Privilege Cards Issued 21,540
Project-based Employees 462
No. of Registered Voters 217,711
Total No. of Precincts 1,694
Total No. of Precincts after Clustering 1,022
No. of Schools
Public 17
Private 53
Size of Enrollment
Public 98,198
Private 26,260
No. of Hospital
Public 1
Private 9
No. of Health Centers 17
No. of Markets
Public 1
Private 31
No. of Supermarkets 7
No. of Grocery Stores 24
Parks Development
Total Area of Parks/Open Spaces 395.265.65sq.m
Total No. of Trees Already Planted on Sidewalks 10,003
Total No. of Trees Planted All Over Marikina 8,748
No. of Parks and Open Spaces Improved and Developed 96
No. of Pocket Gardens 13
No. of Open Spaces Developed into Parks and Playgrounds 63
Others
Total No. of Subdivisions 106
Total No. of Homeowners Associations 229
Total No. of Religious Groups 89
Total No. of Senior Citizens 21,275
No. of NGOs/POs 46
No. of Community Associations 252
No. of Gym 12/27

Past Leaders

Claudio Cruz

Vivencio Cruz

Remigio Victorino

Vicente Gomez

Domingo Victorino

Ceferino Legaspi

Isabelo Mendoza

Catalino Cruz

Eugenio Mendoza

Jesus Villalon

Wenceslao dela Paz

Juan Chanyungco

Enrique dela Paz

Gil E. Fernando

Osmundo de Guzman

Teofisto Santos

Rodolfo B. Valentino Sr.

Bayani F. Fernando

Marides Carlos

Del R. De Guzman

Complete List of Marikina's Past Leaders

Gobernadorcillo

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

Alkalde o Kapitan

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 Tomas dela Paz
1856 Don Pedro Urbino 1857 Don Rufino Mendoza
1858 Don Casimiro Teodoro 1859 Don Benedicto Santos
1860 Don Victorino Vicrtorino 1861 Kapitan Claudio dela Cruz
1862 Kapitan Reducindo Desiderio 1863 Kapitan Mateo Guevarra
1864 Kapitan Mateo Guevarra 1865 Hen. Joaquin del Solar Y Ibañez
1866 Kapitan Mateo Guevarra 1867 Kapitan Manuel Guevarra
1868 Kapitan Manuel Guevarra 1869 Kapitan Manuel Guevarra
1870 Kapitan Manuel Guevarra 1871 Kapitan Rufino Santos
1872 Kapitan Zacarias Bernardo 1873 Heneral Manuel McCrohon
1874 Kapitan Monico Guevarra 1875 Kapitan Monico Guevarra
1876 Kapitan esteban dela Paz 1877 Kapitan Esteban dela Paz
1878 Kapitan Esteban dela Paz 1879 Kapitan Esteban dela Paz
1880 Don Florentino Ongsayco 1881 Don Florentino Ongsayco
1882 Don Florentino Ongsayco 1883 Don Apolonio Desiderio
1884 Don Apolinario Desiderio 1885 Don Jose Guevarra
1886 Don Jose Guevarra 1887 Don Jose Guevarra
1888 Heneral Antonio Malto 1889 Don Vicencio dela Cruz
1890 Don Rufino Santos 1891 Don Laureano Guevarra
1892 Don Laureano Guevarra 1894 Don Remegio Victorino
1895 Don Domingo Victorino 1896 Don Domingo Victorino

Presidente

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

Mayor o Alkalde

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 - 1987 Rodolfo B. Valentino Sr.
Mar - Apr 1986 Teofisto R. Santos 1992 - 2001 Bayani Fernando
2001 - 2010 Marides Carlos Fernando 2010 - 2016 Del R. De Guzman

Awards

2016
  • Best in eGov Customer Empowerment Award 2016 G2B Champion (MARIKINA BUSINESS PORTAL). Given by eGov 5th Awards for LGU at Tacloban City, Province of Leyte on November 11, 2016.

  • Best in eGov Customer Empowerment Award 2016 G2C 3rd Place (MARIKINA ONE MAP). Given by eGov 5th Awards for LGU at Tacloban City, Province of Leyte on November 11, 2016.

  •  Award for the 2015 Top 10 Outstanding Local Civil Registry Office. Given by PSA in civil registration during the 8th National Workshop on Civil Registration (NWCR) at Iloilo Convention Center, Iloilo City last August 25, 2016.

  • Best Police Station of the year in PCR" covering the period from June 2015 to May 2016. Given by Eastern Police District Headquarters, Caruncho Avenue, Pasig City on Aug. 31, 2016 

  • Outstanding PCO in the Field of Police Communty Relations Given by Eastern Police District , Headquarters, Caruncho Avenue, Pasig City on June . 27, 2016

  • Recycled Banner Making Contest- 1st Runner Up, Given by DSWD NCR on .27th day of Aug, 2016 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Muntinlupa City

  • On-the-spot Poster Making Contest-1st runner-up Inter PYAP NCR Competition, Given by DSWD NCR on Aug. 27, 2016 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex , Muntinlupa City

  • Mr. PYAP Ambassador 2016 – Winner Title Holder (Inter NCR) Given by DSWD NCR Aug. 27, 2016 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex , Muntinlupa City

  • Ms PYAP Ambassadress 2016 – Winner Title Holder (Inter NCR) Given by DSWD NCR Aug. 27, 2016 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex , Muntinlupa City

  • Interpretative Dance Competition – Grand champion Given by DSWD NCR on. 27th day of Aug. 2016 at Muntinlupa Sports Complex, Muntinlupa City

  • Bayani ng Kalusugan Award—Given by the Department of Health at Manila Hotel, June 23, 2016
2015
  • Certificate of Recognition for Local Governance 

  • Anti-Red tape Act Award (Business Permits and Licensing Office) 

  • Most Effective Campaign Against Illegal Drugs in NCR (Marikina Anti-Drug Abuse Council, Office of the Vice Mayor, and Philippine National Police Marikina

  • Best Police Station in the Eastern Police District

  • Red Orchid Award - Hall of Fame (Anti-Smoking Campaign)

  • Rafael M. Salas Population and Development Award (City Health Office)

  • Apolinario Mabini Award (Blood Donation Program)

  • Certificate of Recognition - City with the Most Number of Classess using All Mode of RP-FP Session

  • Certificate of Recognition - LGU with Highest Accomplishmentfor High-Impact Five Goals and Objectives of the Department of Health-Natioanl capital Region

2014
  • Top Three Cities in the Philippines in Economic Dynamism Given by: National Competitive Council 

  • Top Ten Most Competitive Cities in the Philippines Given by: National Competitive Council 

  • KALASAG Award 2nd Best in Highly Urbanized City in Disaster Risks Reduction and Management Given by: Office of Civil Defense and DILG 

Sa Larangan ng Administrative at Social Governance
  • Matagumpay nating nailunsad ang citywide at barangay level validation ng mga resulta ng Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) na sa unang pagkakataon ay nagbunga ng imbakan ng mapagkakatiwalaang mga datos na magagamit sa tunay na participatory at consultative city planning at sa pagbabalangkas ng mga napapanahon at akmang programa at proyekto.

  • Nagpalimbag at namahagi ng Citizens Charter bilang gabay ukol sa mga serbisyo ng pamahalaang lungsod. Ito ay isang patunay sa ating seryosong pagtataguyod sa transparency at client-friendly cityhall.

  • Nakapaglaan tayo ng sapat na pondo sa Special Education Fund (SEF) para tustusan ang mga pangangailangan ng ating mga pampublikong paaralan.

  • Dalawang pampublikong paaralan sa Marikina: Marikina High School at Concepcion Elementary School ang napabilang sa 34 na modelong paaralan sa buong bansa upang maging pilot ng Continuous Improvement Program sa ilalim ng Total Quality Management in Basic Education Project ng Department of Education. Ang proyektong ito ay naglalayong ipagpatuloy at pag-ibayuhin ang mga inisyatibo ng mga napiling paaralan hinggil sa child-centered learning.

  • Pamamahagi ng College Educational Assistance sa 1,500 mag-aaral sa Marikina. Ito ay isang intervention na taunan nating ginagawa upang makatulong sa pag-aaral o sa pagtatapos sa kolehiyo ng mga estudyanteng kapos sa pananalapi.

  • Nais ko ring purihin at pasalamatan ang ating labing anim (16) na barangay sapagkat napanatili nila ang mahusay na serbisyo sa kanilang mamamayan. Salamat sa inyong pakiki-isa. Mabuhay po kayo!

  • Nairaos natin nang matahimik at maayos ang halalang pambarangay noong buwan ng Oktubre at naluklok sa pwesto ang magiging mga katuwang natin sa pamamahala.
Sa larangan ng Social Services
  • Katuwang ang DSWD-NCR, umabot na sa 7,332 ang mga benipisaryo ng Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps).

  • Pinasinayaan at ngayon ay fully operational na ang Children in Conflict with the Law (CICL) Center mula sa PhP25 milyong pondong insentibo na nakamit ng lungsod bilang isa sa apat na LGUs sa Metro Manila na napagkalooban ng good housekeeping seal ng

  • DILG.Nakapagpamahagi tayo ng Philhealth IDs at Membership Data Record (MDR) sa 3,925 benepisaryo.
Sa larangan ng Pangkabuhayan
  • Inilunsad ang Marikina Sapatos Festival 2013 at ang taunang Shoe Caravan sa Metro Manila LGUs, malls at karatig na business centers na sa huling tala ay kumita ng Php 45 Million o katumbas ng 92,585 pares ng sapatos at tsinelas.

  • Nakumpleto natin ang pagpapalit ng ilaw sa ating pampublikong pamilihan mula sodium lights patungong high efficiency LED lights.

  • Nakapagtala ang ating LRPESO ng 5,115 rehistradong aplikante sa mga ginanap na quarterly job fairs.

  • Sa datos ng BPLO 2,313 ang bilang ng mga bagong negosyong nagparehistro, 13,201 ang nagpa-renew samantalang 649 ang nagsara na. Ito ay patunay na mas nakakaakit tayo ng mga karagdagang mamumuhunan.

  • Ang ating Gross Revenue Collection sa taong 2013 ay umabot sa PhP1.743B. Nakapagtala tayo ng 93% tax collection efficiency rate. Sa lahat ng mga income generating offices, maraming salamat po sa inyo.
Sa larangan ng Kapayapaan, Kaayusan at Seguridad
  • Naikabit na ang 100 CCTV cameras sa nga istratehikong lugar ng lungsod kasabay ng pagbubuo ng isang State of the Art Command Center sa pangalawang palapag ng Marikina City Health Office na magiging fully operational sa taong ito.

  • Matagumpay na operasyon ng Marikina Anti-Drug Abuse Council sa pakikipag-ugnayan sa PDEA-NCR na nagresulta sa pagkakadakip sa mga notorious drug pushers at users sa Barangay Sto. Niño noong Septyembre 2013.

  • Dahil sa mga matagumpay na programa at kahusayan ng Marikina Anti-Drug Abuse Council, ito ay binigyan ng parangal ng Dangerous Drugs Board kalakip ang cash incentive na Php 5M na ating gagamitin sa pagpapatayo ng WOMEN and JUVENILE REHABILITATION CENTER.

  • Gumagana na ang ating Text Blast Equipment na may kakayahang magpadala ng mga text messages sa lahat sa anumang brand ng cellphone sa loob ng 500 meter radius.
Sa larangan ng Pangkalikasan
  • Isinaayos ang Marikina-Brampton Friendship Park at naitayo ang Knights of Columbus Park, Cityhood Park, Korean Park kasabay ng iba pang open spaces.

  • Nakapagtanim tayo ng 6,000 seedlings ng mga hardwood species at 2,000 saplings ng robusta coffee para sa regreening at rehabilitasyon ng Marikina Watershed katuwang ang DENR, ilang malalaking kompanya, mga pamantasan, NGOs at civic groups.

  • Napanatili natin ang 100 porsyentong garbage collection efficiency sa loob ng buong taon.

  • Matagumpay nating naidaos ang Cityhood Fun Ride na dinaluhan ng 750 bicycle enthusiasts. Ang aktibidad na ito ay isang patunay ng pagiging bicycle and environment-friendly ng ating lungsod.

  • Nais ko ring ibalita sa inyo na ang Marikina ang napiling maging host ng 2nd International River Summit na gaganapin sa buwan ng Nobyembre 2014 sa Marikina Convention Center.

Sa larangan ng Pangkalusugan
  • Natamo natin ang mga sumusunod na katangi-tanging gawad parangal: Red Orchid Award ng DOH ukol sa Anti-Smoking Campaign; 2013 Most Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocate; Champion for Health Governance Award at Outstanding Botika ng Barangay.

  • Nasimulan nating itayo ang Balubad Health Center at Lying-In-Clinic.

Sa larangan ng Pagawaing-Bayan
  • Gumagana na ang pumping stations sa Green Street, Concepcion at sa Riverside Drive sa Provident Village.  Ito ay nakakatulong ng malaki sa pagpigil sa pagtaas ng tubig sa kasagsagan ng tag-ulan sa mga nasabing lugar.
  • Natapos na ang Phase I ng Bagong Gusaling Lehislatibo.
  • Nasimulan at ipinagpapatuloy ang pagtatayo ng bagong gusali ng Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Marikina na may 6 na palapag at 72 silid aralan.
  • May mga bago tayong engineering equipment tulad ng long-arm backhoe, telehandler, bobcat, ten wheeler dump truck at spider at paparating na ang aerial basket at ang ating dredging machine.

Sa puntong ito ay hayaan nyong ilahad ko sa inyo ang ilan sa mahalagang kaganapan sa larangan ng lehislasyon.

  • Makasaysayan at kauna-unahang live streaming ng paperless session ng Konseho noong ika-24 ng Hulyo sa layuning magkaroon ng access ang ating mga konsehal sa mga legislative documents in digital form   Nakatipid tayo ng Php 1M sa halaga ng papel at imprenta.  Ang sistemang ito ay kinikilalang modelo ng DILG na plano nitong itaguyod at isulong sa buong bansa.

Nararapat lamang nating kilalanin at purihin ang mga inisyatibo ng ating City Council sa larangan ng  e-governance through information technology.  Kabahagi nito ang: e-library, e-archiving at e-legislative tracking. Natatangi at kapuri-puri po kayo!

  • Naipasa ang sumusunod na mahahalagang ordinansa: paglikha ng City Veterans Affairs Office (CVAL); pag-apruba sa Revised Senior Citizens Code; pag-adopt sa Marikina Revenue Code; pagpapalakas sa implementasyon ng Tuberculosis Control Program at pagtiyak na lahat ng aplikante ng business at building permit pati na ang nasa construction at repair works ay kukuha muna ng public liability insurance.

Sa taong 2014 ang mga proyektong pang-imprastraktura na ating popondohan ng sapat ay mga sumusunod:

  • Bagong City Hall
  • PLMar Building-Phase II
  • Legislative Building-Phase II
  • CICL Building-Phase II
  • City Children’s Library
  • Manpower Development Center
  • Double Arm Twenty Nine Units High Mast sa Katipunan St., Concepcion Uno
  • Flood Control sa Concepcion Creek
  • Balubad Health Center
  • Road at Roadside Improvement sa iba’t-ibang barangay
  • Dredging ng Marikina River

Kabilang sa mga Legislative Agenda para sa 2014 na ating imumungkahi sa lehislatura ay ang mga sumusunod:

  • Ibayong pagpapalakas sa industriya ng sapatos kasama na ang pagtatayo ng Shoe Trade Center.
  • Pagsisiyasat sa mga gusali at mga pasilidad sa buong lungsod upang tiyakin ang kanilang structural integrity.
  • Pagtataguyod sa Public-Private Partnership bilang stratehiya sa paglulunsad ng mahahalagang economic enterprises.
  • Pagbibigay ng insentibo sa mga mamamayang magbibigay ng kritikal na impormasyon tungo sa pagkakadakip ng mga elementong criminal lalona't higit ang mga nasasangkot sa bawal na gamot.
  • Sa taong 2014, patuloy tayong mangangarap, patuloy tayong magpupursige at patuloy nating ipadarama ang presensiya ng pamahalaan sa loob ng 24 oras. Ipagpapatuloy natin ang implementasyon ng 7K Program; at patuloy din nating bibigyan ng prayoridad ang edukasyon (o karunungan), kabuhayan at kalusugan. Sisikapin nating itaas pa ang antas ng kalidad ng ating health care delivery services.
  • Sa aking mga kasama sa panunungkulan, ang taong 2014 ay panibagong oportunidad upang muli nating maipakita na tayo ay karapat-dapat maglingkod sa ating mamamayan. Ito ay hamon na sama-sama nating haharapin.
2013
  • Seal of Good Housekeeping (Silver Level) for 2012 given by Department of the Interior and Local Government

  • Award for the Cleanest Barangay in Category B (Barangay Concepcion I) in the Barangay Power 2012, Malinis, Kanais-nais given by Metropolitan Manila Development Authority.
2012
  • DOH Red Orchid Awards 2012 for Tobacco-Free Environment given by Department of Health

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding Award on Exclusive Breastfeeding given by Department of Health

  • Best Proposal Award for Advocacy Campaign to Prevent Onset of Non-communicable Diseases given by World Health Organization and Alliance for Healthy Cities

  • Dugong Bayani Award given by Department of Health and Philippine Blood Center

  • Seal of Good Housekeeping (Bronze Level) for 2011 given by Department of the Interior and Local Government
2011
  • DOH Red Orchid Awards 2011 for Tobacco-Free Environment given by Department of Health

  • Award of Recognition for 2010 National Search for Barangay with Best Sanitation Practices (Barangay Concepcion I) given by Department of Health
2010
  • Maguayan Award for Mobile Blood Donation given by Department of Health and Philippine Blood Center

  • Certificate of Recognition for Most Improved Nutritional Status given by National Nutritional Council

  • Certificate of Appreciation to Marikina City Nutritional Council Committee for 2010 given by National Nutritional Council
2009
  • Clean Food and Water Laboratory Innovation and Excellence in Local Governance, Given by the Galing Pook Foundation

  • Best Police Station in Metro Manila, Given by the National Capital Regional Police Office

  • Most Outstanding Healthy Lifestyle Advocate, Given by the Department of Health
2008
  • Best Police Station in the National Capital Region, Given by PNP-NCRPO

  • Central Warehousing Management System, One of the Top Ten LGU-Initiated Programs in the Philippines, Given by Galing Pook Foundation

  • Wireless Integrated Network System Technology Leadership Award, Given by Microsoft Asian Pacific Region

  • Healthy Cities Regional Directors Award, Given by the World Health Organization

  • Awards for Pioneering in Healthy Cities, Given by the Alliance for Healthy Cities

  • Best Practice Award on Climate Change and Healthy Cities, Given by the World health Organization

  • Model Botika ng Barangay (Sta. Elena) in the National Capital Region, Given by the Center for Health Development-MM 
2007
  • Most Business-friendly City in the National Capital Region (NCR). Given by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Manila,

  • One of the Top 20 LGU-initiated Programs in the Philippines (Eco-Savers Program). Given by the Galing Pook Foundation, Ateneo de Manila University,

  • Most Outstanding Woman Achievement Award (in government) to Mayor Ma. Lourdes C. Fernando. Given by the Filipino-Chinese Federation of Business and Professional Women of the Philippines, Wack-Wack Golf and Country Club, Mandaluyong City

  • Most Citizen-Friendly Police Station-EPD. Given by the Napolcom, Pasig City

  • Best Website-Peoples Choice Award (e-LGU-City). Given by Media G8way Corporation  Teatrino, Promenade, San Juan, 

  • Working Mom Balance Award 2007 (Community Mom) to Mayor Ma.Lourdes C. Fernando. Given by the ABS-CBN Publishing, Inc. and Meralco at Blue Leaf, Silk Ballroom, Taguig City

  • 3rd Child-friendly City in the NCR. Given by the Department of Social Welfare and Development, Citystate Tower Manila

  • Best Website (e-LGU-City). Given by Media G8way Corporation at Teatrino, Promenade, San Juan

  • One of the People of the Year for 2006. Given by People Asia magazine, Rizal Ballroom of the Shangri-La Hotel, Makati City

  • Overall Champion, Mass Casualty Management Skills Olympic (Rescue 161). Given by the Department of Health (DOH), Manila

  • Outstanding City in Pabasa sa Nutrition. Given by the Philippine Association of Nutritionists, Palawan Convention Center

  • Sandugo Awards: Hall Fame, Kabalikat Awards, Bonifacio Award. Given by the DOH, Clamshell, Intramuros, Manila

  • Healthy Eating Campaign, Outstanding Nutrition Health Program in the Philippines.Given by Nestle Philippines, Hotel Inter-Continental, Makati City

  • Sentrong Sigla Certification for Phase 2 Level 1 for the Health Centers. Given by the DOH, Manila

  • Management. Given by the National Nutrition Council, Pasig City Convention Center,Best Police Station in the NCR for 2007 (PNP-Marikina). Given by the National Capital Regional Police Office, Camp Bagong Diwa, Quezon City

  • Most Business-friendly City in the National Capital Region (NCR). Given by the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry Manila

  • One of the Top 20 LGU-initiated Programs in the Philippines (Eco-Savers Program). Given by the Galing Pook Foundation, Ateneo de Manila University