Before posting tons of photos about Marikina City, i will give a bit of facts of about this progressive city.
Marikina City popularly known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. It is one of several cities that comprise Metro Manila. This city used to be the capital of Manila.
The adjacent cities of Marikina are Quezon City and Pasig City. It is about 20 minutes from where i live in Barangay Tomas Pasig without traffic, or one hour with traffic haha.
The original spelling of Marikina was Mariquina during the Spanish times, but was changed into Marikina with the arrival of the Americans.
The current mayor (2009) is Marides Fernando, the wife of the famous MMDA Chairman Bayani Fernando.
Visit Marikina official website for more information.