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Rappler's latest stories on Marikina City


‘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?

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

Family of 4 dies in Marikina City fire

Jan 09, 2019 - 6:21 PM

Because their house was ringed by metal grills, there was no fire escape for the ill-fated family

24-year-old man found dead in Marikina

Dec 01, 2018 - 11:58 PM

Police identify the victim as Francis de Leon. The incident is still under investigation.

FOUND DEAD. Ateneo graduate Francis de Leon was found dead along J. Molina Street in Marikina City. Photo from De Leon's Facebook account

Brother-in-law of Martin Diño arrested for selling shabu

Nov 23, 2018 - 4:58 PM

Marikina police say the brother-in-law of the DILG undersecretary was selling shabu inside a house that was raided by authorities

Newly appointed DILG undersecretary, former Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority chairman Martin Diño. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Marikina City: Lessons on disaster preparedness

Oct 03, 2018 - 9:00 AM

In Marikina, resiliency is defined as a partnership between the city government and the community. Check out how this is done in Markina City.

PREPARED. Marikina City shares its best practices on disaster preparedness.

LOOK: Gerald Anderson scores 1st point in MPBL home debut

Aug 08, 2018 - 6:55 PM

The celebrity baller's game may be all about defense, but don’t be so quick to dismiss his offensive skills

MAIN ATTRACTION. Point guard Gerald Anderson (left) focuses on defense and tallies 3 steals. Photo from MPBL

Most wanted man of Western Visayas nabbed in Marikina

Dec 16, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Antonio Aquino, a native of Negros Occidental, is arrested after evading authorities for 14 years

Smart to upgrade cell sites in Marikina, Quezon City

Oct 09, 2017 - 9:35 PM

This upgrade is expected to improve Smart's mobile data service, particularly long term evolution (LTE) and 3G, in the two cities

BETTER SERVICE? This comprehensive network modernization and expansion program is at the core of the PLDT group's digital pivot. Rappler file photo

Solving Marikina City's problems through open innovation

Oct 04, 2017 - 11:06 AM

Seven fellows or innovators from all over the world share their expertise to alleviate Marikina's problems

Civic Innovation Fellows assesses Marikina River landscape

Guide to Marikina River's alarm level system

Sep 12, 2017 - 2:00 PM

Marikina City has a 3 stage alarm level system for the Marikina River with corresponding actions to be taken per level

MARIKINA RIVER. In this file photo, a man watches the water level along Marikina river. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler.

City hall experiences: The good and the bad

Apr 16, 2017 - 9:30 AM

What are the most common experiences of taxpayers in Metro Manila while transacting with their respective city halls?

Ateneo teacher's shooting: Isolated case in peaceful Marikina village

Jul 20, 2016 - 2:53 PM

Before the shooting of Emmanuel Jose Pavia there has not been any homicide or murder in Barangay Barangka since December 2014 according to Marikina police

ALL OUT OPERATION. Acting Marikina Police Chief Lorenzo Holanday says that they have launching a 24/7 investigation on the 'surprising case' of Emmanuel Pavia. Photo by Rambo Talabong/ Rappler

Marikina City to organize 5th Summer Sports Camp

Mar 04, 2016 - 4:43 PM

PRESS RELEASE: This summer sports program will offer free courses for 17 types of sports discipline including basketball volleyball and swimming

VLOG: Marikina's PWD trike gives hassle-free rides to disabled citizens

Jan 12, 2016 - 10:10 PM

Compared to an ordinary tricycle Marikina’s recent innovation is more spacious to accommodate a passenger on a wheelchair

'We could have been Lorelie'

Jan 09, 2016 - 7:59 PM

We must act for those she left behind and for those we could be leaving behind if things don t get any better

LORELEI MELEVO. A biker, Lorelei is killed when a dump truck hits her along Mayor Gil Fernando Avenue in Marikina City on January 5, 2016. From Facebook wall of James Deakin

Cyclist's death spurs bike lanes movement

Jan 09, 2016 - 8:25 AM

The shock and grief over the death of Lorelie Melevo a single mother of 2 turns to a force for action as supporters of bike lanes call for changes in the country

Image from Lorelie Melevo's Facebook page.

'Mauled' DZRH reporter to file charges vs Marikina cop

Nov 11, 2015 - 2:03 PM

Broadcaster Edmar Estabillo meanwhile faces charges of simple disobedience direct assault and unjust vexation filed by SPO2 Manuel Laison

A DZRH reporter allegedly got into a fight with a member of the Marikina police on November 10.

Marikina's mega shoe sale starts October 26

Oct 23, 2015 - 6:16 PM

The festival’s launch will be held on Monday October 26 at 8 am during the program of the weekly flag raising ceremony at the Plaza de los Alcaldez

Marikina's responders train to extricate victims from car crashes

Oct 03, 2015 - 3:30 PM

Barangay responders from Marikina City get training in vehicle extrication a month after a 10 wheeler truck rammed through a busy street killing two and injuring 16 others

QUICK RESCUE. Rescue officials undergo training on extricating victims inside crashed vehicles. Photo from the Marikina City PIO

2 dead, 16 injured in Marikina truck accident

Sep 02, 2015 - 3:09 PM

UPDATED The 10 wheeler truck rams through vehicles and pedestrian along the busy A Bonifacio Avenue

RESCUE. Marikina's rescue workers extracts the driver who was pinned down by the dashboard of his 10-wheeler truck that rammed through other vehicles. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Marikina city official shot dead

Jul 14, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Renato Sto Domingo a former cop is killed outside his home

MARIKINA CITY. The city's traffic chief is killed by assailants on July 14, 2015. Photo from the Marikina City government website

Marikina probes fish kill incident in Nangka river

Jun 24, 2015 - 3:28 PM

Factories in the area are suspected of triggering the incident

FISH KILL. Dead fish are spotted in Nangka River in Marikina City on Tuesday, June 23. Photo by Raul Batica