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Marikina: Mostly Affected by Typhoon Ondoy

Posted: September 28th, 2009 | No Comments »

Marikina is one of the city that Philippines should be proud for. Fernandos coined Marikina as “The Little Singapore” and “The City in the Pink of Health” for it’s effective governance.
During my elementary years, Bayani Fernando included “Marikina” in our HEKASI (Heograpiya, Kasaysayan at Sibika) subject. I still remember Marikina’s motto: Discipline, Good Taste, and Excellence and quote about garbage, Mumunting basura, ibulsa muna.

In front of Marikina Postal Office.
I can say that Marikina is nearly a perfect city but geographically at risk of dangerous natural calamities such as earthquake and massive flood.
According to our History teacher, Marikina is a valley. A low land which lies between high areas of Sierra Madre (east) and Quezon City (west). Cainta and Pasig are also part of this valley.
September 26, 2009, Saturday. I woke up at 2:45 PM, went downstairs and irritated by wet floor. It was raining hard and nobody was there. I […]

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