Stylish and Affordable Shoes at Checkpoint Showroom in Marikina

Stylish, chic and affordable shoes at the Checkpoint showroom and factory within Barangay San Roque in Marikina city.

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We visited the showroom , outlet and factory which is just 1 tricycle ride away from the iconic Marikina Sports Stadium and Marikina Cityhall.

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Marikina Sports Complex bas relief

I think it is a walkable distance from these places. It is between 1. 4 kilometers to 1.5 kilometers from these places.

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checkpoint shoes stall display at the Sapatos festival

Marikina is just between 45 minutes to 1 hour from Katipunan LRT line 2 station or Araneta Center for those living in Quezon City.

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shoes neatly stacked

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shoes which can be worn in formal occasions and office

Family Tradition

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Checkpoint shoes was established more than 45 years ago, A visit to the city is incomplete without buying shoes at their showroom.

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Materials are locally sourced and the family business provide livelihood opportunities to local people living within Marikina.

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The quality of the materials and finished product is world class.  There were combat shoes, nurse shoes, construction boots and casual shoes too.

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shoes – some of the shoes in the rack have sold more than 15,000 pairs.

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stylish, elegant and yet affordable and durable

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Stages of Making Shoes

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cutting -skiving stage

We were also fortunate to experience the several stages of shoe production, cutting -skiving upper making upper stitching, lasting sole attach finishing. It makes me appreciate on how dedicated and passionate the workers on their shoes.

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There are other brands for ladies, teenagers, men and adults like Ferrina, Four Seasons, Felicel tucked under their company.

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Do not forget to visit Checkpoint shoes stall at the ongoing Marikina Sapatos Festival 2019within Marikina Cityhall until December 29, 2019.

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Outlet Stores: Marikina Trade Fair/ Marikina Sports Park, Marikina Shoe Gallery- Marikina Riverbanks, Shoe Center -Greenhills, San Juan City, Parkmall -Mandaue City, Cebu

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Email: checkpointfp@yahoo.com.ph

Address: 325 M.A. Roxas Street, San Roque, Marikina City

Contact: (8) 645-3654

Operations: Mondays to Saturdays from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

8 Basic Facts and Details on the New 20 Pesos Coin

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas  or BSP had unveils new set of New Generation coin for 2020.

The new set of coins will be available starting first quarter of 2020, Some of the features had improved because of some confusion brought by the new coins in circulation. Some of them were almost the same size with the old coins.

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Basic Facts and Details

1.) The P20 coin takes the place of P10 as the highest denomination in the central bank’s New Generation Currency coin series.

2.) It retains most of the elements from the banknote version, with the face of Commonwealth-era President Manuel L. Quezon on the coin’s front side.

3.) The P20 coin also features the design of the Nilad, (Scyphiphora hydrophyllacea) a mangrove tree in which the name of Manila is believed to have come from. This is in accordance with the designs of the coin series that displays native flora on the reverse side.

4.) The reverse side features the logo of the BSP and the Malacañan Palace, the country’s seat of power.

5.) The new coin also has microprint and an identifiable edge that make it difficult for counterfeiters to replicate.

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6.) It would cost Php 10 for BSP to mint for the new Php 20 coin compared to just Php 2.00 for the banknote.

7.) It would take between 10 to 15 years before the Php 20 coin be worn out compared to banknotes, which takes between 3 to 6 months for the banknote to get worn out.

8.) It also cited a research study conducted by the University of the Philippines which revealed that P20 is the “most-used denomination for payments across the country,” according to BSP authority.