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Marikina City Profile

Marikina is located along the eastern border of Metro Manila, it is bordered on the west by Quezon City, to the south by Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal, to the north by San Mateo, Rizal and to the east by Antipolo City, the capital of Rizal province. It is approximately 21 kilometers away from Manila and lies within 14°38′24″N 121°5′50″E.

Marikina lies on so-called the Marikina Valley which extends to the south towards Pasig City and Cainta, Rizal.  Sierra Madre mountains lies to the east and Quezon City hills to the west. Marikina River runs through the mid-west portion of the city, with its tributary including Nangka River. Nangka River runs through the north slicing between Marikina and San Mateo, while the small waterway called Sapang Baho Creek slicing the southeast between Marikina and Cainta and Antipolo City. It is also threatened by flash floods usually along the riverbanks and creekside during heavy rains.

The Boundaries of Marikina, from north it occupies most of the south bank of Nangka River. The east slices at the foot end of Sierra Madre mountains ofAntipolo and sliced by the streets of Montserrat Hill, Bonanza and Starlite in Barangay Concepcion Dos. The southeast slices by Sapang Baho River occupies the north-west bank. The south portion sliced by Marcos Highway and occupies most of the north side of the highway and extends to the west until it occupies the MRT-2 Santolan Station depot until it reaches the Marikina River.

The east occupies the southernmost of Quezon City hills which lies Barangay Industrial Valley and sliced by C5 Road occupies the west side until it reaches Ateneo de Manila University campus. The east part of the campus covers the city extends up to the north and sliced by several roads of Loyola Grand Villas which covers the east part of the village until it reaches Marikina River and its tributary Nangka River to the north.

Marikina has its total Land area of approximately 21.5 square kilometers (km²) or 2,150 hectares (ha). This represents about 3.42% of the total land area of Metro Manila. At present, the city is composed of 16 barangays. Barangay Fortune, Concepcion Dos and Marikina Heights are among the largest barangays in terms of land area.

Marikina economy once upon a time, was tagged as shoe capital of the Philippines.  Marikina was the biggest manufacturer of quality shoes, and Marikina produced almost 70% of the shoe production in the Philippines. Marikina also the Philippines’ largest exporter of leather shoes throughout the world.

Most of locally produced shoes are made in Marikina, it produced shoes which is made of rubber, wood (bakya) and plastic as well as sandals, slippers and other footwear.

Hundreds of footwear establishments are located across the city and generates thousands of jobs that remained the shoe and leather industry still the top livelihood in the city. By the entry of Globalization in year 2000, the Marikina shoe industry was affected by competition mostly by Chinese manufacturers.

The Marikina City population

City has a land area of 21.5 square kilometer (www.wikipedia.org), representing about 3.44% of the tatal land area of Metro Manila. A lush valley bounded by mountain ranges and sliced by a river, is one of the seventeen (17) cities and municipalities comprising Metro Manila area. It lies within 14º 35’ latitude and 14º 41’ longitude, approximately 16 kilometers away from the City of Manila passing through Quezon City. On the east, Marikina is bounded by the Sierra Madre Mountains, on the west by the hills of Quezon City, on the north by the town of San Mateo and Antipolo City and on the south by the town of Cainta and the City of Pasig.

Ang Marikina ay binubuo ng Dalawang (2) distrito na may 16 na Barangay. Ang Distrito Uno ay binubuo ng mga sumusunod na Barangay District 1 are compost of the following Barangay; 1. Sto. Nino, 2. Malanday, 3. Barangka, 4. San Roque, 5. Jesus Dela Pena, 6. Tanong, 7. Kalumpang, 8. Industrial Valley Complex, 9. Sta. Elena. And District 2 compost of 1. Concepcion Uno, 2. Tumana, 3. Concepcion Dos, 4. Marikina Heights, 5. Nangka, 6. Parang, 7. Fortune. Marikina City has a total popolation of 424,150 as of May 1, 2012 according to NSCB. Marikina City Income Sa taong 2013 ang kabuuan kinita ay umabot ng P1.743 billion in 2013. Na kumakatawan sa 93 porsyento mula sa lahat ng opisinang pinagkakakitaan ng pamahalaang lunsod ng Marikina. Ilan sa mga pangunahin pinagkunan ng mga koleksyon ang ang mga sumusunod; PMFTC Inc., Manila Electric Company, JT International (Philippines) Inc., Arms Corporation of the Philippines, Fortune Tobacco Corporation, DELFI Marketing, Inc., SM Marikina Department Store, SM Supermaket, Manila Water Co. Inc., DELFI Foods, Inc,. Ayon sa tala ng City Business Permits and Licensing Office (BPLO), may 2,313 mga bagong negosyo na nagparehistro at 13,201 na dating negosyo na nagrehistro.

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Disaster CARE

How the project come into being? August 2012 habagat strike that was the result of having a flooding in Marikina City.

During disaster c2g2 is a bystander, onlookers in the sufferings of Marikina people, even after the disaster on its recovery period still c2g2 is bystander.

Instead of supporting and doing something that could help to elevate the suffering of the people c2g2 was vigilance in the conduct of LGU response and rehabilitation of the affected communities and affected people.

On a Board of Directors meeting, discussed about the disaster happens. C2G2 acknowledge that should have something to do during the disaster. Helping the people is not only in terms of being vigilant in the LGU. When there is a disaster the organization should have its owned plan to support and assist in time of calamities and sufferings of the people.

For that reason, c2g2 Board of Directors decided to formulate disaster project.

The board decided and introduce a project called Community Advance Response in Calamities (Disaster CARE).

go to Disaster CARE Site

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Many residents from Marikina City, particularly those who live beside the river and creeks, are still traumatized.

Marikina was among the cities in the national capital region that was hardest hit by Ondoy. Most of its 70 casualties drowned. The cost of damage in infrastructure and agriculture reached more than 27 million pesos. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/202012/news/nation/marikina-recalls-ondoy-acts-to-prevent-another-big-one

A 200-hectare area, the country’s “Shoe Capital” lies in a valley with a river running across it. It has a population of about 500,000.

During the two disasters, 70 percent of the city was flooded, with 30 percent under 20 feet of water, 20 percent under 10 feet of water, and 10 percent under five feet of water, said the vice-mayor.

SOME 70,000 houses and 2,000 buildings were damaged or destroyed, as were 20,000 vehicles.

For a time, the flood also rendered 21 public schools and 11 of 16 health facilities unusable. About P2 billion worth of property was damaged or destroyed. http://www.interaksyon.com/article/66023/lessons-shared–how-marikina-recovered-from-ondoy-and-habagat

Of the more or less 500 people killed by Ondoy, 68 were from Marikina, a city of 16 barangays.

Of the more or less 500 people killed by Ondoy, 68 were from Marikina, a city of 16 barangays.

Ondoy poured a record amount of rainfall over Metro Manila and other parts of Luzon, affecting 4.8 million people and leaving P11 billion worth of crops and infrastructure damaged in its wake.

Meanwhile, a year ago, in early August, water level at the Marikina River peaked at 20.6 meters due to torrential monsoon rains, way above the critical level, forcing local officials to sound the fifth alarm — the highest — as soon as the water level breached the 19-meter mark.

The monsoon rains of 2012 soaked Metro Manila and surrounding provinces and drove almost 50,000 Marikeños out of their homes and into 22 public schools-turned-evacuations centers, as well as gymnasiums and churches. There were no recorded deaths. http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/322974/news/metromanila/marikina-mayor-ondoy-2012-habagat-still-worse

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62 dead, 2.4 million affected by habagat rains, floods

Almost 2.5 million people in 149 towns and 31 cities in 16 provinces,  more than 384,000 have evacuated

Central Luzon is the hardest-hit area, with floods affecting at least 1,545,380 people.

In metro manila Around 343,193 people were affected.

The national government has yet to release estimates on the damage caused by the massive floods, but the DSWD said P45.3 million worth of relief assistance have been given by the national and local governments, and non-government organizations for flood victims.

Worst floods since the 1970s

The flooding that submerged 80 percent of Manila early in the week has largely subsided, allowing people to return to their homes, but vital rice-growing areas to the north remained under water as more rain fell there.

“We need something to eat. I haven’t gone to work or been paid for a week,” said Rogelio Soco, a construction worker and father-of-three in the small farming town of Apalit, about 60 kilometres (40 miles) from Manila.

The Southeast Asian archipelago endures about 20 major storms or typhoons each rainy season, many of which are deadly.

http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/-depth/08/10/12/62-dead-24-million-affected-habagat-rains-floods

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