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5 Reasons to Live in Marikina

More than being the Shoe Capital of the Metro, this city makes for a peaceful and efficient neighborhood

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Photography: Rachelle Medina and Michael Angelo Chua (Main Photos)

A friend once remarked how we Mariqueños have this strong city pride. We casually inject where we live in random conversations. We might say, “Yeah, that actor’s pretty good. He’s from Marikina.” The same friend commented that when he introduces two Mariqueños to each other, they’d get excited upon learning where the other lives—as if Marikina were a shared faraway probinsya rather than just another city in the Metro.

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