Time zone PST (UTC+8)
Population 40,967 (2012)
Postal Code 1810
Area code 02
|Region National Capital Region|
District 2nd Legislative district of Marikina
Restaurants Pan de Amerikan, FINO DELI, La Isla Buffet Restaurant, Fat Daddy's Smokeho, Woodbrid Garden
Hotels Flamingo's Resort, Villa Ronar Garden and Reso, JB's Star Circle Garden a, The Ipil Gardens, Tourist Inn my Heart
Bike friendly community marikina heights
Marikina Heights is one of the barangays of Marikina measuring some 184.16 hectares. Once a privately owned hacienda, it is now populated by 35,416 people according to the 2010 National Census.
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- Map of Marikina Heights, Metro Manila, Philippines
Map of Marikina Heights, Metro Manila, Philippines
Before becoming a barangay in 1978 by the Presidential Decree 1489, Marikina Heights started out as a grazing and pasture land for carabaos, cows, goats and horses. Because it was owned by the Tuason family, the Marikina Dairy Farm was established in what was now known as C&P Mall, Palmera Homes and the Tanseco Residence.
During the Japanese occupation, Marikina Heights became a vital military location as the Imperial soldiers dug through parts of the area leading to Paliparan, Sto. Nino and Concepcion where the airfields are situated. One of the said tunnels lies underneath the Police sub-station along Bayan-Bayanan Avenue. When the combined Filipino and American troops retaken in Marikina Heights was defeat by the Japanese during the Allied liberation and ended in World War II.
Due to the land's terrain which resembles the highlands of South Korea, the area also became a training ground for Filipino soldiers prior to their deployment in the Korean War, thus earning the nickname "Mari-Korea".
The late 1950s witnessed the growth of the area as the Tuasons decided to develop their landholdings into the Marikina Heights subdivision. Finally, on April 2, 1978, President Marcos signed the Presidential Decree 1489, declaring Marikina Heights as another barangay in Marikina's growing populace.