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Marikina City: The Shoe Capital of the Philippines

The City of Marikina is known as the Shoe Capital of the Philippines. There are many landmarks located in the city, such as the Marikina Sports Park, Marikina River Park, Marikina Market Mall, Marikina Industrial Zone, World of Butterflies, Marquinton Place, Loyola Memorial Park, Sentrong Pangkultura ng Marikina, Riverbanks Center, The Guinness Book of Records-Biggest Pair of Shoes in the World and other interesting places. Some of the biggest malls in the metropolis are also located near Marikina City, like the Sta. Lucia East Grandmall and Robinsons Place MetroEast, both malls being situated along Marcos Highway and the Riverbanks Mall in Riverbanks Center. SM City Marikina which considered as the biggest SM Mall in the eastern metropolis is also located in Riverbanks Center.

At present, the shoe industry has become a pride of the country and a boost to the growth of its economy. The city also now boasts of hosting other big companies, multinationals and local, as well as leading exporting firms. Numerous banks, land development firms, residential real estate, business center, industrial centers, commercial centers, information and communication technology centers, hotels and condominiums only show that Marikina is rapidly becoming an urbanized city.

Marikina City today is a multi-awarded metropolitan city, often cited for its vibrant economy, a highly-skilled and literate work force, an involved and enlightened business community, environmental awareness, people discipline and a responsive local government that puts a premium on governance, sustainable urban development and public service.

Proof positive of the city's standing in the league of metropolitancities in the country are the numerous awards and citations that have been bestowed. Some of the most recent and most prestigious awards are the 2003 Most Competitive Metro City in the Philippines from Asian Institute of Management (AIM) Policy Research Center, Asia Foundation, International Labour Organization (ILO), German Technical Foundation, and Konrad Adenauer Stiflung; and the Continuing Excellence Award in Local Governance given by the Galing Pook Foundation, DILG, Local Government Authority and the Ford Foundation. Marikina was also one of the host of the 23rd Southeast Asian Games 2005 in the Philippines where the women's football event at the Marikina Sports Park was held.

Marikina City offers many office space for rent, as well as residential properties. If you're looking for one, contact KMC MAG Group today!