As part of the Sapatos Festival 2013, the city government of Marikina formally inaugurates the Sapatos Central today (Sept 30). The said one-stop shop sells genuine Marikina shoes at price 30% cheaper compared to their commercial counterparts.
The inauguration was spearheaded by Vice Mayor Jose Fabian Cadiz and other city officials, along with guests of honor, veteran morning show hosts Winnie Cordero and Ariel Oreta.
“Sapatos Central sells quality Marikina shoes known for durability, comfort and affordability. These shoes are made by 48 shoe companies that joined this year’s shoe festival. We guarantee the caliber of these footwear products since they undergo strict quality check,” Cadiz said.
Aside from the shoes on sale, Sapatos Central features a 20-feet giant Christmas tree adorned with 315 shoe lasts as main embellishment.
Themed “I Feel Good!”, the Sapatos Festival 2013 likewise launched today its Shoe Caravan and Mega Shoe Sale to Metro Manila local government units (LGUs) and neighboring towns. It visits Valenzuela City today (until Oct 2). It is also set to visit the following LGUs: Malabon City (Oct. 3); Antipolo City (Oct 4-6); Caloocan City (Oct 7); Navotas City (Oct 8); Quezon City (Oct 9-10); Pasig City (Oct 11); Taguig City (Oct 14-15); Pateros (Oct 16-17); Muntinlupa City (Oct 18); San Juan (Oct 21-22); Manila (Oct 23-24); Pasay City (Oct 25); Paranaque City (Oct 28-29); Las Pinas City (Nov 4-5); Makati City (Nov 6-7); and Mandaluyong City (Nov 8).
With the success of Marikina City’s shoe festival in 2011 and 2012, the city government of Marikina will again stage the said celebration this year.
The Sapatos Festival 2013 themed “I Feel Good!” which runs from September 16 to December 30 features an array of exciting activities prior to its festival week on November 11-15. One of these activities is the opening of the first leg of the Mega Shoe Sale at the Eastwood City Walk Plaza on Saturday, September 14 at 6:00 p.m.
Gracing the occasion are guests Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Department of Trade and Industry National Capital Region Director Ma. Grace Soller, and actor Dennis Trillo.
Marikina Mayor Del De Guzman who will lead the ceremonial rites invites everyone to join the festivity and support the local shoe industry.
“Marikina’s footwear products are known for durability, comfort and style. We bring them to your localities during the duration of the shoe festival, so we encourage everyone to avail of our products sold at very reasonable price,” De Guzman said.
Mega Shoe Sale will also be opened in Lucky Chinatown Mall (Sept 28-29), SM City Marikina (Oct. 19-20), and Sta. Lucia East Mall (Oct. 26-27). Metro-wide Shoe Caravan will also be opened from September 30 to November 8 at different Metro Manila cities and municipality.
Sapatos Festival 2013 will be formally opened on Monday, September 16, 8:00 a.m.with the inauguration of Patio Del Zapateros, a one-stop shoe shop located inside the city’s cultural zone (along J.P. Rizal Street, beside Shoe Museum and across Our Lady of the Abandoned Church). It sells genuine Marikina-made shoes at price 30% cheaper compared to counterparts sold in commercial establishments.
Arrested was robbery with violence and rape suspect Jerome Villareal after casing, surveillance, and stake out operations in Bagong Nayon 1, Antipolo City on September 4.
The manhunt operation came about as a result of the robbery-holdup of Michael Caguiat y Fernandez along JP Rizal, Sto. Niño, Marikina. Caguiat identified Villareal as his perpetrator from the Rogue’s Gallery shown to him by police. The Station Intelligence Branch of Marikina PNP spearheaded the operation which resulted into the arrest of Villareal in Brgy. Sta. Cruz, Antipolo City.
Prior to his arrest, Villareal was already facing before the Prosecutor’s Office in Marikina City several cases filed against him such as robbery with rape, robbery-hold-up, robbery, carnapping, and violation of RA 6539. Subsequently, PNP-Marikina identified Villareal as cohort of Edwin San Juan y Lucero who is tagged as the No. 1 Most Wanted Person of Marikina City Police Station. Presently, authorities are conducting continuous follow-up operations for possible arrest of other cohorts of Villareal.
Marikina City Mayor Del De Guzman lauds the prompt action of the City Health Office (CHO) in order to keep leptospirosis at bay after the recent onslaught of southwest monsoon in the city.
According to City Health Officer Dr. Alberto Herrera, the city has recorded zero leptospirosis case.
“We consider this a success since riverside communities in seven of the 16 barangays of the city were submerged by flood water when Marikina was hit by Habagat yet we managed to keep our city leptospirosis-free. We attribute this to the prompt action of the CHO that immediately distributed Doxycycline prophylaxis in the evacuation centers as well as informational flyers about the said disease,” De Guzman said.
CHO distributed Doxycycline prophilaxis to 2,436 individuals from the period August 21 until the 30th.
Leptospirosis is a disease that affects the kidney and causes death when not immediately treated.