Sunday 20th January 2019,
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Discover the Shoe Capital of the Philippines


Shoe Capital of the Philippines – A rich valley surrounded by mountain ranges as well as divided by the river is  called Marikina City, Philippines. A well developed city inside Metro manila. The place is well known as the “Shoe capital of the Philippines”.

Shoe Capital of the Philippines

Shoe Capital of the Philippines – Marikina was given a title “Shoe Capital of the Philippines”, due to its famous shoe industry. Shoemakers within the city lately completed the world's largest pair of shoes and hoping the Guinness Book of Records will recognize it. The city's Shoe Museum is the place of the popular shoes of previous First Lady Imelda Marcos.

Marikina was the largest manufacturer of high quality shoes. All locally manufactured shoes was created in Marikina, from slippers up to shoes. It also manufactured shoes made from rubber, plastic, and wood called “bakya”.

]Currently, the shoe industry becomes the pride of the nation plus a boost towards the development of its overall economy. Also, the city is proud of hosting some other huge firms, multinationals as well as local, and also leading exporting companies.

Marikina City right now is the multi-awarded metropolitan city, usually documented for its dynamic economy, highly-skilled,  literate manpower, an involved as well as enlightened business area.  Additionally, the local government is responsive that sets a top quality governance, sustainable metropolitan development as well as public service.

Landmarks in Marikina City

  • Marikina Sports Park
  • Marikina Hotel
  • Marquinton Place
  • Loyola Memorial Park
  • Riverbanks Center
  • Robinsons Place Metro East


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The important place within the city is called Marikina River, a tributary of Pasig River that runs in the heart of the city. In fact, the city occupies part Marikina Valley as well as sometimes vulnerable to flooding when typhoons hit the place. During Christmas, Marikina River is the traditional venue for Marikina Christmas Festival.


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