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Rappler's latest stories on Marikina


‘Common sense’ and speed shield Marikina City from the coronavirus

Jul 08, 2020 - 11:00 AM

Marikina, a city of 450,000 residents, has one of the fastest reduction rates in cases. Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the city government simply did what public health experts advised: test, contain, and treat with speed.

A MAYOR'S FORESIGHT. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro stands outside the city's testing laboratory for COVID-19. Photo courtesy of the Marikina City Government

People vs Pandemic: How these mayors’ priorities protected their communities

Jun 29, 2020 - 1:00 PM

Rappler features local governments that have been ahead in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

Rappler Talk: Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro on empowering the people to fight COVID-19

Jun 26, 2020 - 7:38 AM

How has the mayor of Marikina empowered his constituents to keep the coronavirus pandemic at bay? How are they preparing for the 'new normal' in the weeks – or even years – to come?

Marikina lifts liquor ban, but drinking in public still barred

May 16, 2020 - 8:46 PM

Drinking alcoholic drinks at public places such as restaurants and bars is still prohibited by the city government

LIQUOR BAN. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro lifts the liquor ban on May 16, 2020. Photo by Marikina PIO

Locked down? A food entrepreneur's lessons and opportunities

May 16, 2020 - 4:00 PM

What do you do when dining out isn't an option anymore? Innovate.

10 feeding program volunteers released

May 02, 2020 - 11:28 AM

The volunteers – 7 jeepney drivers, two teachers, and one community volunteer with Gabriela – are released a day after they were arrested while serving free meals in Marikina City on Labor Day

DETAINED. The 10 Marikina feeding program volunteers are detained by cops on Friday, May 1. Photo from Zena Bernardo

Marikina mayor orders release of 10 feeding program volunteers

May 01, 2020 - 5:19 PM

Mayor Marcy Teodoro says the Marikina police 'overreacted' when it arrested members of the informal volunteer group Bayanihang Marikenyo at Marikenya

DETAINED. The 10 Marikina feeding program volunteers are detained by cops on Friday, May 1. Photo from Zena Bernardo

10 feeding program volunteers arrested in Marikina

May 01, 2020 - 2:15 PM

(UPDATED) 'Hindi kasalanan ang magpakain,' the volunteers say

VOLUNTEERS ARRESTED. A cop is caught on video performing the arrest on 10 feeding program volunteers in Marikina City. Rappler screenshot

DOH accredits Marikina coronavirus testing facility – Mayor Teodoro

Apr 30, 2020 - 7:08 PM

The Marikina Molecular Laboratory's license to operate comes more than a month after the city government and the Department of Health wrangled over several issues

Marikina City government workers installs health equipment to be use for COVID-19 mass testing on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. The Testing Center will be operational on Friday, April 17. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Portions of Marikina Public Market closed after suspected virus death of vendor

Apr 20, 2020 - 9:59 PM

The closure is done to enable the thorough disinfection of stalls at Marikina City Public Market

Photo from Marikina LGU

Marikina to open coronavirus testing center sans DOH license

Apr 15, 2020 - 12:05 AM

City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro says that the Department of Health (DOH) has dragged its feet in accrediting the Marikina COVID-19 Testing Center

Mayor Marcelino "Marcy" Teodoro at the Marikina City coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing Center. Photo credit: Marikina CIty Government

Marikina launches online medical consultation for coronavirus cases

Apr 07, 2020 - 4:08 PM

Using Telehealth Marikina residents, specially those under quarantine, can talk to health professionals online

ONLINE KONSULTA. Marikina City's TeleHealth program allow its residents to consult with doctors while staying at home. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

2 Marikina cops arrested for raping female detainees

Mar 31, 2020 - 1:29 PM

'I am dismayed. Our authority as law enforcers can never be and should never be an instrument of any form of abuse,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas

MARIKINA COPS. In this photo, Marikina police personnel are accounted for before their deployment to secure lockdown checkpoints in the city. Marikina police photo

DOH disapproves location of proposed Marikina virus test center

Mar 26, 2020 - 10:37 PM

Marikina mayor says he is willing to abide by the DOH biosafety standards in building a new COVID-19 testing facility

PROPOSED TEST CENTER. Mayor Marcy presents the area Marikina is proposing to be COVID-19 testing center. Photo from Marikina LGU

Marikina to DOH: Don't just impose rules, be local government's partner

Mar 23, 2020 - 11:25 PM

The Department of Health still would not allow the Marikina Molecular Laboratory to conduct coronavirus testings

Mayor Marcy to DOH: Do not treat Marikina as a client applying for a license to operate a laboratory, but a partner. Photo from Marikina LGU

Marikina barangay chairman faces charges from wrong Facebook post

Mar 20, 2020 - 7:53 PM

The barangay chairman of Tumana, Marikina falsely claims there is coronavirus case in his area

WRONG POST. File photo of Ziffred Amansec Ancheta. From the Barangay Tumana Facebook page

At Cainta-Marikina checkpoint, some pedestrians evade temperature check

Mar 16, 2020 - 10:29 AM

A barangay health worker in Cainta admits they are undermanned and still lack thermal scanners to accommodate the deluge of people and vehicles entering from Marcos Highway

NOT CHECKED ANYMORE. Pedestrians are able to enter Cainta through this overpass along Marcos Highway, where only one staircase is covered by the checkpoint. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Coronavirus lockdown: No thermal scanners, missing checkpoints

Mar 15, 2020 - 6:33 PM

Pasig City, meanwhile, takes note of the efforts being made by Cainta, Rizal, to implement its community quarantine

CHECKPOINT. A health officer conducts thermal scanning of pedestrians from afar at the checkpoint between the border of Marikina City and Cainta, Rizal on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Coronavirus lockdown: Metro Manila to Cainta, from one quarantine to another

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:50 AM

Along with Metro Manila, the town of Cainta in Rizal begins its own quarantine to abate the spread of the coronavirus

WATCH: Lockdown begins for both Metro Manila and Cainta

Mar 15, 2020 - 7:45 AM

There are differences in the way the community quarantine is enforced even within the same locality – in this case, Cainta in Rizal

CHECK. Cainta officials check the body temperature of a jeepney passenger at the border it shares with Pasig on March 15, 2020. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Palarong Pambansa 2020 postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 09, 2020 - 4:06 PM

Marikina City is set to host the Palarong Pambansa in May, but Mayor Marcy Teodoro postpones the multi-sport event

Soldier dead, 2 CIDG cops hurt in Marikina shootout

Jan 25, 2020 - 8:00 AM

Police say the soldier fired at the policemen first

Building a haven for freelancers

Jan 15, 2020 - 8:00 PM

In Mastermind Hub Coworking Space, freelancers can avail of quick internet access, a virtual office, and more

Marikina cop accused of murder, planting evidence in ‘EJK’ case

Dec 09, 2019 - 12:16 PM

Corporal Herjonner Soller is sacked as an intelligence operative of the Marikina City Police unit and is placed in a holding unit, putting him on 'floating status'

PROTEST. Friends and family troop to the Marikina Hall of Justice to wish for the conviction of Corporal Herjonner Soller. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Marcos Bridge in Marikina reopens in time for Undas

Oct 31, 2019 - 1:39 PM

The bridge is retrofitted in order to ensure the safety of the public, says Public Works Secretary Mark Villar

REOPENED. The Marcos Bridge in Marikina is now reopened after 5 months of rehabilitation, in time for the influx of motorists going home to their provinces for Undas. Photo from DPWH

40,000 kids in Marikina to get polio vaccine

Oct 16, 2019 - 7:50 PM

Marikina deploys 59 vaccination teams, composed of various units of the city government, to reach the 40,000 target

CATCH-UP VACCINATION. Marikina Mayor Marcy Teodoro administers the oral polio vaccine to a child during the launch of the DOH's catch-up polio vaccination campaign in the city Monday, October 14. Photo courtesy of Marikina City Press Release

As Marikina ‘EJK’ victim is buried, his community braces for war

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:44 PM

Kim Lester Ramos is laid to rest on Sunday, October 13, followed by a motorcade calling for justice. His neighbors know he is innocent. They are prepared to fight back.

BURIED. Kim Lester Ramos, an alleged victim of extrajudicial killing in Marikina, is brought to his final resting place at the Cainta Public Cemetery after a mass held at the basketball court in Sta.Elena in Marikina where the family blessed and said their final goodbye to the teen who was gunned down by a cop. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Victim plays dead: In Marikina, a new case of ‘extrajudicial killing’

Oct 12, 2019 - 10:49 AM

A cop kills a construction worker in a Marikina subdivision. Police say he tried to snatch the cop's gun. A witness says he was murdered, shot point-blank at the back of his head.

NEW EJK? Kim Lester Ramos, a victim of extrajudicial killings in Marikina, lays in a court near their home in Marikina. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

No transport crisis? Panelo gets to work after nearly 4-hour commute

Oct 11, 2019 - 11:22 AM

(5th UPDATE) Anakbayan national spokesperson Alex Danday says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo had turned their commute challenge into a mere 'photo opportunity'

LATE. Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo, clad in white, alight from one of his 3 jeepney rides of the day on the way to Malacañang. Past 8:00, he was still stuck in Cubao, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of Adrian Portugal

Marikina hires longtime street cleaning volunteers as project-based workers

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:56 AM

The 206 cleaners will now receive salaries instead of just allowances

HEROES. Mayor Marcelino Teodoro calls the cleaning volunteers heroes for helping Marikina become one of the country's cleanest cities. Photo courtesy of Marikina LGU

Mr Panelo, this Marikina resident wakes up at 3 am to get to school

Oct 10, 2019 - 7:31 PM

We ask Marikina residents to react to Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo's no-transportation-crisis remark: ‘Ano’ng aga pa ba ang gagawin ko para hindi na ako ma-late? ’Yung ’di na ako matutulog?’

DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler DOUBLE THE TIME. Commuters coming from Marikina says the amount of people waiting for PUV rides have doubled, and so did their waiting time as well. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marikina passes ordinance granting scholarship to aspiring doctors

Oct 08, 2019 - 8:00 AM

Under the ordinance authored by Vice Mayor Marion Andres, himself a medical doctor, 5 scholars will be chosen every year starting academic year 2020-2021

GIVING BACK. Vice Mayor Marion Andres (2nd from left) and Mayor Marcelino Teodoro (middle) say scholars will be required to serve as city doctors for two years after their getting their license. Photo from Marikina City government

Marikina cop shoots laborer in the head in alleged scuffle

Oct 08, 2019 - 7:30 AM

Corporal Herjonner Soller claims Kim Ramos was drawing his own gun, so he had to act fast and shoot him

Marikina River tests negative for African swine fever virus

Oct 03, 2019 - 10:19 AM

This is based on the water sample analysis of the Laguna Lake Development Authority, says Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

ANNOUNCEMENT. Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro announces the results of tests on Marikina River samples. Photo courtesy of Marikina LGU

Marikina mayor offers P200,000 reward for 'culprit' in pig carcasses dumping

Sep 18, 2019 - 10:45 AM

Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro says the city government will file a writ of kalikasan before the Marikina Regional Trial Court following the incident

WATER SAMPLING. Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro (2nd, left) oversees water sampling in an area in Marikina River following the discovery of dumped pig carcasses there. Photo from Marikina LGU

Marikina to file charges vs dumping pig carcasses into river

Sep 17, 2019 - 10:04 AM

Throwing hog remains into the Markina River is a violation of clean water and sanitation laws

HOG REMAINS. File photo of one of nearly 60 pig carcasses fished out of the Marikina River. Photos from Marikina LGU

Misamis Oriental bans pork from Luzon, Visayas

Sep 13, 2019 - 4:13 PM

Misamis Oriental joins 3 other provinces which sealed off its borders to prevent its local hog industry from African swine fever contamination

SAFE TO EAT. The Misamis Oriental provincial government barbecued 200 Kg of pork to show that produce from the province is safe to eat and free from the African Swine Fever. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Pig carcasses retrieved along Marikina River

Sep 13, 2019 - 8:45 AM

'There is no slaughterhouse or piggery in Marikina. The dead pigs could have been from the upstream of Rizal,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcy Teodoro

HOG REMAINS. Pig carcasses are fished out of the Marikina River Thursday, September 12. Photo courtest of Marikina PIO

Marikina passes 'No Garage, No Building Permit' ordinance

Aug 22, 2019 - 8:36 AM

While this ordinance has already been enacted in Marikina, Senator Sherwin Gatchalian refiles the 'Proof of Parking' bill under the 18th Congress

PROOF OF PARKING. Marikina City now requires proof of parking before providing building permits to business owners. Photo from Marikina City Office

New Marikina market will accommodate displaced vendors, says mayor

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro also plans to provide decent places and microfinancing for sidewalk vendors and ambulant vendors from nearby cities and municipalities

BAGONG SIBOL MARKET. The new market will house 100 vendors who will only be charged with minimal rent fees. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

Losing bet wants Marikina congresswoman Stella Quimbo disqualified

Jul 12, 2019 - 5:09 PM

(UPDATED) The camp of Congresswoman Stella Quimbo says former ABS representative Eugene de Vera should 'move on and accept the will of the people of Marikina,' where Quimbo won almost 85% of the total votes

NEWBIE CONGRESSWOMAN. Marikina 2nd District Representative Stella Quimbo speaks at an even in her city. Photo from the Facebook page of Teacher Stella Quimbo

Marikina mayor fires traffic aide accused of raping a trainee

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:02 AM

A medico-legal examination conducted by the Eastern Police District Crime Laboratory shows indications the 23-year-old victim was sexually abused

How religious groups clashed over LGBTQ+ rights at Pride 2019

Jul 02, 2019 - 12:32 PM

Religious groups express different opinions on LGBTQ+ rights on the sidelines of the Philippines' largest Pride March to date

'BE TRANSFORMED'. Members of Jesus is our Shield church holds a protest against Metro Manila Pride March outside Marikina Sports Center on June 30, 2019. Photo by Sophia Sibal/Rappler

Vowing equality for all, Marikina signs anti-discrimination ordinance

Jun 29, 2019 - 10:00 PM

'We want to be known as an inclusive community. We can only do that by recognizing everybody as all equal to each other,' says Marikina City Mayor Marcelino Teodoro

 SYMBOLIC. Marikina City Cityhood Monument lights up with rainbow colors for Pride Month 2019. Photo by MMPride

Metro Manila Pride calls on LGBTQ+, allies to #ResistTogether on June 29

Jun 24, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Pride, above all, is standing in solidarity against gender-related discrimination and violence

‘Walang tubig pero baha’: Sudden rains in Metro frustrate netizens

May 08, 2019 - 11:45 PM

Social media users lament how city dwellers experience extremes, such as drought in the summer and floods when there's rain

Marcos Bridge eastbound side closed for repairs starting May 4

May 01, 2019 - 4:05 PM

The closure of the eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will last for 4 months

CLOSURE. The eastbound side of the Marcos Bridge in Marikina City will be closed for 4 months, starting May 4, 2019. Photo from Shutterstock

Marikina police seize some P80,000 shabu from two suspects

May 01, 2019 - 1:34 PM

A tip from an informant leads to the arrest Monday night in Tumana, Marikina

BUY-BUST. Marikina police account the substances seized from suspects Ipah Mithonong and Gerry Agun. Photo from Marikina Police

'Childish' Marikina mayor slammed for withholding funds for police

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocks fuel and ticketing funds from police after he was not informed about his police chief being promoted to another post

CHILDISH? Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocked funds for cops' gasoline and ordinance and traffic violation tickets. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

Need water? Grab Igib delivers for free in parts of Metro Manila

Mar 27, 2019 - 7:40 PM

(UPDATED) Grab will reopen its free water delivery service in parts of Marikina City and Quezon City starting Thursday, April 4, along with the launch of a water hub in Mandaluyong City