Marikina to put up help desk for PWDs

The city government of Marikina will put up a help desk for persons with disability (PWD) to guide and assist them in possible problems they might encounter while traveling in the city.
This is as stated in passed Resolution No. 13, Series of 2013 which will put up a help desk for persons with disability pursuant to Republic Act 9442 otherwise known as the “Magna Carta for Persons with Disability as Amended” which states PWDs’ privileges and incentives.
According to the said resolution, there should be an in-house PWD Help Desk Service at the Marikina City Hall to be manned by a qualified personnel to serve as an informational unit and provide assistance to PWDs.
“Through the PWD Help Desk, we want to help our PWDs easily access places within the city. We want them to see that their disability should not hinder them from reaching their destination,” Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman said.
Moreover, De Guzman also instructed all barangay councils to register all persons with disabilities living in their barangays. This is to enable the city government to easily deliver its health services to PWDs.
The city government is also in the process of establishing its Persons with Disability Affairs Office (PDAO) which is expected to operate this year.
“In the construction of our Persons with Disability Affairs Office, it would be easier for our PWDs to approach and get in touch with the authorities as there is an office assigned to take care of them,” De Guzman added.

Search for Miss Marikina 2013

Miss Marikina 2013A beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests often incorporate personality, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. The phrase almost invariably refers only to contests for women and girls; similar events for men or boys are called by other names and are more likely to be bodybuilding contests. Winners of beauty contests are often called beauty queens.


Do you have what it takes to be a beauty queen? Are you born in Marikina or has at least 6 months residency? At least 5’ 5” in height? Single and never been married, aged 17 to 25 years old? At least high school graduate and of good moral character? Then let it be you!


Operation We Care

Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman invites Marikeños to join its upcoming free surgical mission on February 11 to 15, at the Amang Rodriguez Medical Center.
Called the “Operation We Care,” the said program is a tie-up project of the city government of Marikina, City Health Office (CHO), Rotary Club International, and the Rotary Club of Marikina.
The project aims to give free surgical operations to indigent residents of the city. In the said period, 250 major surgical operations shall be given, with no limits on minor operations.
“This is an annual project of the Rotary Club International where foreign surgeons visit our city to give free surgical operations to our indigent residents,” De Guzman said.
“However, the project lasts for only five days, that’s why we can only accept simple and uncomplicated surgical cases,” he added.
Registration for the said project is already ongoing. To join, a Certificate of Indigency from the respective barangay halls and a referral letter from the City Social Welfare and Development Office are required.
Interested participants shall undergo series of screening before assigning their day of surgery.
For more information and inquiries, please visit barangay health centers or the Marikina City Healthy Center at barangay Sto. Niño.

Learn to make your own shoes


Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman invites Marikeños to join the city government’s upcoming free short course on shoe-making this February.


The Footwear Making Skills Training Program is spearheaded by the city government through the Marikina Livelihood Training Center (MLTC) of the Community Relations Office, Marikina Shoe Industry Development Council, and the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc.


The said free training program aims to teach residents especially the youth in Marikina regarding the process of making durable and quality shoes where Marikina City is known for.


“Aside from acquiring additional skills, the students can also use this as an additional source of income in the future which can further help revitalize our shoe industry,” De Guzman said.


The MLTC shall teach techniques on creation of footwear design, pattern-making, shoe-lasting, shoe-attaching, finishing, and shoe care.


Registration is currently ongoing and is open to all residents of Marikina City. Interested participants are required to submit the following: barangay clearance, voter’s ID or voter’s verification slip, and two pieces 1×1 ID picture.


Minor-aged applicants are also welcome to apply. A photocopy of the parent or guardian’s voter’s ID and a letter of consent allowing the minor to take the said course must be submitted together with the other required documents.


Orientation of the students shall be held on February 8, 2:00 p.m., at the second floor of the Marikina Sports Park Building. The course proper shall start on February 11 at the Philippine Footwear Federation, Inc. in Brgy. Concepcion Dos.


For more information on the said project, visit the Marikina Livelihood Training Center at the 2nd floor of the Marikina Sports Park, Barangay Sta. Elena or call at (02) 482-7172.