Work brought me to the east side of town, Marikina to be exact, one Saturday in April. Since the task I had to do wasn’t going to take the whole day, I figured I’d take that as an opportunity to check out the place since I was already there.
Marikina City is known for its shoe industry, it’s the biggest manufacturer of shoes in the Philippines. That’s why it’s called the Shoe Capital of the Philippines.
|Marikina’s own version of the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Being the Pasay-Makati-Ortigas girl that I am, I didn’t really know any place in Marikina except for the famous Shoe Museum and Pan de Amerikana since I went there a couple of years back with some of my friends. Luckily, I knew someone who was nice enough to volunteer to show me around.
|Meet my friend and tour guide for the day, Ver
Our first stop was this nice looking church, the Our Lady of the Abandoned Parish since it was right across our meeting place.