Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
Barangays of Roxas City, in the Capiz Province within Region 6 in the Republic of The Philippines
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- Roxas City is the Capital of Capiz and is in the Capiz province and within Region VI - in the western side of the island of panay in the Western Visayas area. Roxas City is a 3rd class Component City and Urban.
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List of Municipalities in the Capiz Province within Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
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Cities in the province of Capiz: Roxas City (Capital)
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Roxas City Hall
- Roxas City has a total of 47 barangays
- Registered Voters of Roxas City as of (2010) = 80,438
- Roxas City is in the "1st" Voting Congressional District of Capiz.
- Population of Roxas City (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 147,738
- Land Area of Roxas City (as of 2007, in hectares) = 9,507
- Roxas City is a 3rd class Component City and Urban.
- Roxas City is in the Capiz province and within Region VI - in the western side of the island of panay in the Western Visayas area.
- Roxas City is the Capital of Capiz
- Article from the LGU of Roxas City - Verbatim
The abundance of marine life makes Roxas City the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines." This environment-friendly city is home to one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. Being a recipient of the Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award in the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (GPK) Cleanliness and Environmental contest is a clear testament of its people's commitment in ensuring a healthier and brighter future for all its residents and visitors as well. Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) awarded this city with the Red Orchid Award for being "100 percent tobacco-free."
Geography of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
Geography of Roxas City
Location of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- 11.5833° N, 122.7500° E - Roxas, Capiz, Coordinates
Roxas City is located ....
History of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- Article verbatim from the LGU of Roxas City: www.roxascity.gov.ph
The City of Roxas, once known as the municipality of Capiz is the capital of the province of Capiz.
In 1569, Captain Diego de Artieda who was sent by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi from Cebu, landed on the town of Pan-ay and proclaimed it as the capital. Later the capital was moved to its present site upon discovering that the town of Capiz was near the sea where they can have better docking facilities. The Spaniards saw the long coastal cover and envisioned a trading and shipping center. Ports were constructed in Libas and later in Culasi.
A river meanders across the town, cuts it at the heart and divides it almost equally into two. Tributaries from the mountains flowed into the head of Panay River through settlements formed along its shores, irrigating and fertilizing the land to provide food to the people. Following its course into the sea, it provides water to fishponds during high tide.
In 1590, the Navy of Acapulco, Mexico made Capiz port its arsenal (naval yard) where they can seek shelter when the sea was rough. Capiz then eventually grew into a bustling port and several houses of stones were built. The social and political status enjoyed by the native chieftains of Capiz often resulted in mixed marriages with the Spaniards. The mestizo descendants became the base of the principalia or influential citizens. Their privileged positions allowed them to build houses around the favored square of the poblacion - around the church and the government complex.
Their children became the beneficiaries of the Augustinian mission in 1593.
In 1746, Capiz was made the seat of the politico-military government, although it was ecclesiastically controlled by the Bishopric of Cebu. In the latter part of 1795, under Gobernadorcillo Miguel Bautista, the old road to Baybay Beach was built as an extension of San Roque Street.
The town of Capiz was frequently attacked by Muslims that in 1814, stone forts at Baybay Beach (Baluarte) were built through the initiative of Gobernadorcillo Jose Consolacion.
In 1870, the ground was broken for the foundation of the Cathedral of Capiz under the guidance of Reverend Apolonio Alvarez. It was built by sturdy hands, sweat and blood of Capizeños who were victims of forced labor.
In 1876, the diocese of Jaro in Iloilo was erected and Capiz came under its jurisdiction. In 1877, the cathedral was finally finished. Prior to its construction, a chapel was built in Burgos Street beside the municipal building.
In August 1899, the Spanish colonial government represented by Governor Juan Herrero formally surrendered to General Ananias Diokno in Baybay Beach.
Economic debacle hit the town of Capiz in 1914 when the Ayala Distillery grounded to a halt. What could have been an ambitious forerunner of nationalized industrialization became the victim of the Internal Revenue Law under American control.
In 1917, Division Superintendent of Schools F.E. Hemingway founded Capiz Trade School for intermediate pupils and offered woodworking as the only vocational course. The next division superintendent opened Capiz High School.
In 1926, Division Superintendent Arthur Wittman authorized teaching of complete secondary curriculum in the Capiz Trade School. In the same year, Culasi Port was built to accommodate inter-island ships.
On February 15, 1951 the diocese of Capiz became a separate ecclesiastical jurisdiction from Jaro. Its first bishop was Msgr. Manuel Yap. In the same year, former Vice Mayor Libertad Conlu became the first female mayor of Capiz.
Capiz became a chartered city on May 12, 1951 through House Bill 1528 sponsored by Ramon Acuña Arnaldo, the representative of the First District of Capiz. It was approved by President Elpidio Quirino on April 11, 1951 as Republic Act 603. Consequently, the town was named Roxas City after her greatest son, President Manuel Acuña Roxas, the last president of the Commonwealth and the first president of the Philippine Republic.
The first appointed mayor was Lorenzo Acuña Arnaldo followed by Ramon Berjamin Blanco, Jose Dorado and Juliano Alovera Alba. In 1959, Lorenzo Acuña Arnaldo again became the head of the city as the first elected mayor. The next mayor was Teodoro Roxas Arcenas who was succeeded by Juliano Alovera Alba who was also the representative of the First District of Capiz at the House of Congress when Martial Law was declared.
Hon. Antonio A. Del Rosario, who is now the Congressman of the 1st District of Capiz, was elected to three terms as mayor of Roxas City, serving from 1998 to 2007.
Hon. Vicente B. Bermejo, who is the former governor of the province of Capiz, was elected mayor and served for three years, from 2007 to 2010.
The incumbent mayor of Roxas City is Hon. Angel Alan B. Celino, who also served as Vice Mayor of the city from 2004 to 2007.
People of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
Total Population of Roxas City (as of May 1, 2010) = 156,197
The Sangguniang Panlungsod is composed of the City (Municipality) Vice-Mayor as Presiding Officer, regular Sanggunian members (Councilors), the President of the Association of Barangay Captains and the President of the Sangguniang Kabataan.
They shall exercise and perform the legislative powers and duties as provided for under Republic Act No. 7160, otherwise known as the Local Government Code of 1991. Shall consider and conduct thorough study all matters brought to their attention and consequently pass resolutions, enact ordinances and to introduce recommendations.
- Elected officials of Roxas City for the term of 2013-2016
- Mayor of Roxas City: Angel Alan Badoy Celino - LIBERAL PARTY
- Vice-Mayor of Roxas City: Ronnie Tinsay Dadivas - LIBERAL PARTY
- Councilors of Roxas City:
- SICAD, NONOY ERWIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 41481 9.04%
- DEL ROSARIO, POWELL (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 40908 8.92%
- IGNACIO, INDAY TRINA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 37176 8.10%
- YAP, DOC CESAR (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 35022 7.63%
- VITERBO, MATTY (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 34937 7.62%
- ANISCO, NENE JENIFFER (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 32142 7.01%
- LIM, LIN-LIN (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 28219 6.15%
- BALGOS, CORA (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 27904 6.08%
- AGDALIPE, JOE (NUP) NATIONAL UNITY PARTY 27472 5.99%
- ABELA, JUDGE JULIUS (LP) LIBERAL PARTY 27088 5.91%
- Elected officials of Roxas City for the term of 2010-2013
- Mayor: Angel Alan Badoy Celino
- Vice-Mayor: Ronnie Tinsay Dadivas
Barangay Elected Officials of Roxas City, Capiz
Businesses in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
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Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
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Schools in Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
School year 2015-2016 starts Monday, June 1, 2015 and ends Friday, April 1, 2016, for public elementary and secondary schools. The SY will consist of 201 school days, inclusive of the five-day In-Service Training (INSET) break. The different school events and activities, including the number of school days per quarter, are contained in Enclosure No. 1. Source: Department of Education
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Economy of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- Article from Wikipedia verbatim
Roxas City has basically an agri-based economy. Farming and fishing are the major economic activities which claim 52.87% of the city’s total land area. Although agricultural, the city is now moving towards commercialization and industrialization as it is the center of trade and commerce not only in the province of Capiz but also in the northern part of Panay Island.
The city has a national port, a fishing port and airport. Visitors or transients in the city could stay at any of the nineteen (19) available accommodation facilities and they could dine at the twenty-one (21) restaurant and thirty-nine (39) refreshment parlors.
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Natural Resources of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
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Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
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We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- BAYBAY BEACH
One of the sites to see in Roxas City is Baybay Beach. It is just three kilometers away from the city circle. The place is a favorite weekend spot for the local populace and those coming from nearby towns and provinces. Considered a “must not miss” spot in Roxas City, Baybay beach is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and kayaking. It has a seven-kilometer stretch of sugar-fine, glittery, ebony sand. The water sometimes washes up to the shore a substance known as “margaha” to the locals, which is fine iron particles that an ordinary magnet can pick up and collect!
- OLOTAYAN ISLAND
An hours’ travel from the city proper is this island baranggay of Olotayan. This island is blessed with a coarse white sand beach and serene shores that fits everyone’s desire for a private beach. A boat ride can be arranged at the Banica wharf for a certain fee.
- MANTALINGA ISLAND
Nearby Mantalinga island which is a kilometer away from the shoreline of Baybay beach has been identified as an ideal diving spot for scuba divers and a perfect rotunda for sailboat (dilayag) and kayaking contests. Recently nicknamed “Good Luck Island” by tourism consultants, the place is believed to be a source of luck for local fisherfolk. They write the names of their fishing boats on the side of the island before they set out to sea for the first time.
- ANG PANUBLI-ON, THE ROXAS CITY MUSEUM
Located just across the City Hall, this impressive circular piece of architecture offers every visitor a comprehensive view of what Roxas City was then, what it is now and its vision for the future – a complete record those who have given their share in making Roxas City what it is today. Constructed in 1910, the museum used to be a water tank that served the local residents for more than three decades.
- IMMACULATE CONCEPTION METROPOLITAN CATHEDRAL
One of the oldest in Panay Island, this church is a silent witness to events that have unfolded in the city over the past centuries. Its imposing view complements the city plaza fronting the Panay River and the Capiz bridge. Fiesta lights add glitter to the church.
- ANCESTRAL HOUSE OF THE LATE PRES. MANUEL ROXAS
The birthplace of Pres. Manuel Roxas, First President of the Philippine Republic and Roxas City’s most illustrious son in whose honor the city got its name, still stands at its original site at Rizal St., (corner Zamora St.,), a few minutes walk from the city hall and the city plaza.
- THE CITY BRIDGE
The old and imposing Spanish City Bridge has remained strong and firm since it was built in 1910. Connecting the commercial center of the city to the main thoroughfare, traversing the Panay River, the bridge is a silent witness to various changes that ushered in progress and development in the city. Like the old bridge, equally alluring is the huge stretch of the Panay River that traverses the very heart of the city. For this, Roxas City has been dubbed as the "Venice of the Visayas"
- BAYBAY SEAFOOD GRILLS
Located at Baybay beach is a stretch of stalls serving the freshest seafood in town. These establishments offer a laid-back atmosphere where one can simply dine and relax to the refreshing sea breeze, sparkling fine gray sand, serene blue waters and pristine shoreline. It specializes in “talaba” steamed in hot boiling water or broiled over charcoal for P25-P35 pesos per basket. It also offers other mouth-watering dishes like chicken and pork barbecue, pantat, hito, squid, and other grilled delicacies at affordable prices. It is a perfect venue for an intimate dinner for 2 or lively family gatherings.
- HORTUS BOTANICUS
Hortus Botanicus houses a collection of both introduced and endemic plants that are properly labeled and arranged according to families. The Hortus Botanicus or garden is set in Milibili, a barangay of Roxas City, which is around 3.12 kms. from the city proper and 950 meters away from the national road. The site is nestled along the gentle rolling hills of Milibili, a natural setting for the different plant collections. The existing body of water at the site can hold aquatic plant accessions and facilities for recreation. Its location is ideal for seminars, hands-on training programs, for retreats or simply a place to unwind. Plant hobbyists, on the other hand can learn more here and avail of planting materials for their collection.
The gardens are not only a living museum of plants or a sanctuary and conservation area for the city’s plant species but also a learning center where livelihood activities like the setting-up of backyard gardens, training for garden services and other allied activities can be conducted.
- CAPIZ PROVINCIAL CAPITOL
The newly renovated 3-storey Capiz provincial Capitol building reflects the aspirations of the Capiceños in various endeavors. The kapis shell windows is a manifestation of a product it has been known for its majestic location and height is an added feature that invites visitors to come in and take a look at its interiors. The Hall of Governors at the 3rd floor is a welcome sight for sight seers as it overlooks the major streets of the city.
- TOURISM INFORMATION CENTER/POLICE OUTPOST
This edifice is the product of the cooperation between the Roxas City government and the Capiz Circle U.S.A., a group of Capizeños staying in the United States. This project was conceived when our chief executive, Mayor Tony Del Rosario visited them and talked to them about the developments in their hometown, the city of Roxas.
This was motivated them to set aside some of their funds in the amount of Eight thousand dollars to start the construction of an edifice that will house a tourist assistance center and a police outpost at the city plaza. Construction started sometime in August of this year. Work on the project was supervised by Mr. Don borro, an officer of the Capiz Circle U.S.A. until October 2005 when he had to go back to the states.
The City Government continued the project and it was finished December 1, 2005 in time for the Sinadya sa Halaran celebrations. The City Government allocated P220,000.00 as it’s counterpart in order that this noble project of the Capiz Circle U.S.A. and the city government would become a reality.
This edifice will be opened by no less than Her Excellency, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo on December 7 where she will officially open the Sinadya sa Halaran 2005 festivities.
- ROXAS CITY BANDSTAND
Built in the early 20’s by Jose S. Roldan, first Filipino principal of the Capiz Trade School. The Roxas city Bandstand overlooking the serene Panay River, is the venue for many political rallies, presentation and launching of programs that benefited the City and the Province. The bandstand is an earthquake proof structure than can be moved from one place to another as its original base is rounded or arched allowing flexibility when moved. However, recent renovations have permanently fixed the structure in its present site.
- CAPIZ NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL
Tne of the pioneering educational institutions in the province, Capiz National High School (formerly Capiz High School) was established and completely organized in 1914. Its imposing structure and location (on top of a hill) is always a welcome sight. Its 48-step stairway is a popular spot for picture taking.
- LAPU-LAPU GROWING FARM
Along Palina River in Brgy. Cagay, Roxas City can be found thousands of fish cages raising Green groupers of the species Epinaphalus Tauvina, Epinaphalus Malabaricus,Tauvina and Cocoedis or what is locally known as “Lapu-lapu”. The seed stocks comes from as far as Mindoro, Leyte, Aklan and from neighboring town of Sapian. 420 pieces of Lapu-lapu seed stocks are placed in each 3x3 m fish cage. The fish thrive mussel, tilapia, and some small fish. From seed stocks of 2-3 inches the fish grown to harvestable size weighing from 450-500 gms. After 6 months. The average harvest per day of 1 fish grower I 350 or 4,500 kls per month. The bulk of this harvest is send to Metro Manila. The Fish Farm is one of the largest with 1,500 fish cages in an area of 28,000 sq. m.
- MORO TOWERS
Built in 1814 in order to repel the invading Moors and Portuguese colonizers. These half-torn structures, 7 feet squares, 10 feet high, are vivid souls of the past. Before they were destroyed, they were twice their present height. These towers are made of black pebbles, and are gradually eroding. One tower is on top of the hill at Sitio Nipa, Culasi and the other one is at Brgy. Dumolog.
- GERRY ROXAS FOUNDATION
This two-store main building of the GRF Resource Center houses the Institute of Local Governance, Center of Policy Research and Advocacy, Information Center for Development, and the Administration Office. For training purposes it has 4 air-conditioned function rooms. The convention halls offers world class facilities which cater to the needs of government, NGO’s and business corporations for the conduct of conferences, seminars, dialogues and learning in Panay Island and the Visayas. The convention hall can accommodate a maximum of 500 persons. It can also be sectioned off to for smaller groups.
- THE ROXAS CITY DISPLAY CENTER
One can find in this facility the different products of Capiz like handicrafts, food and ornamental plants. It is maintained by the Capiz Multi-Purpose Cooperative. It is strategically located near the Provincial Capitol and the Roxas City Bridge.
- TEODORO ARCENAS TRADE CENTER
Sunday has always been a Market Day in Roxas City. As early as Saturday, people from nearby town’s and as far as the island provinces of Masbate, Sibuyan and Romblon come to the city with their products to be sold on the next da and at the same time to buy things that could the sell when the return to their respective places.
The center for this activity is the newly renovated Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center. It is the center of trade and commerce for the Capiceños and has been adjudged by the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran as the Public Market with the cleanest restrooms in the whole country for the year 2001.
- V/B ALBA FOUNDATION
Nesting a top of a hilly lot in Brgy. Dinginan is a grotto and a chapel devoted to Our Lady of Lourdes. It is situated on 6.5 ha. Lot and is more or less 7 kms from the city proper., It can be reached through a 150-stairway. The place is ideal for spiritual retreats and provides a great view of the city and its surrounding areas.
This shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes is a project of the V/B Alaba Foundation, Inc. and aims to instill in the community the family’s rich heritage devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
- Sinadya sa Halaran Festival
The Sinadya sa Halaran Festival is the joint festival of the City of Roxas and the Province of Capiz. It is a mixed festival in that it is celebrated for both cultural and religious reasons. It is celebrated every first weekend of December in commemoration of the Feast of the Virgin of the Immaculate Concepcion who also happens to be the patroness of the City of Roxas. Sinadya sa Halaran boasts of colorful activities like the grand parade of festivals, the fluvial parade, the lighted river floaters. There is also the traditional seafood festival and the grand pyrotechnic display.
Sinadya sa Halaran is one of Roxas City’s most important annual events and is fusion of two festivals – "Sinadya" (City) and "Halaran" (Province) which literally means joy in sharing and thanksgiving. It is celebrated on December 4-8 to commemorate the religious activities that embody the true Capiceño spirit. The highlights of the celebration are the Dancing Parade, ”Higantes”, Fluvial Parade, Fireworks display, Mutya sa Halaran beauty pageant, Coronation of the Fiesta Queen, and Agri-Aqua Trade Fair.
- The Diwal Harvest Seafood Festival
The Diwal Harvest Seafood Festival is held every 2nd weekend of July. The Diwal is a rare bivalve found abundantly along the coastal waters of Roxas City and Capiz. Ten years ago it disappeared from the waters of the City and Province because of illegal harvesting practices and pollution. Now, ten years later, after intensive research, seeding, and strict fishing and harvesting legislation, the Diwal is again ready for harvest as the efforts of the City have once again caused its abundance. The festival was first celebrated this year and will be celebrated annually. The Diwal is known for its sweet and juicy qualities and its immaculately while elliptical shells, hence the name "Angel Wing" Shell. Every year during the festival, tons of the bivalve are harvested and sold in the open market and the seafood festival, with drinks and music, and lots of partying in thanksgiving to the Almighty for the great and rare bounty that is Diwal.
The two-day celebration fits its national image as the seafood capital. Diwal, popularly known as "Angelwings" is one of the most sought after bivalve for it’s sweet, juicy and tender taste. It can be recalled that Diwal was first harvested in commercial quantity back in 1994. it’s abundance triggered wanton harvest that wrought havoc to its natural habitat. The destruction caused the absence of Diwal for almost a decade until a research team from the Institute of Aquaculture, College of Fisheries of the University of the Philippines in the Visayas came to the rescue in cooperation with the Philippine Council for Aquatic & Marine Research & Development (PCAMRD), the Bureau of Fisheries & Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Capiz Provincial Government. The city government funded study on "Habitat and Reproductive Biology of Angelwings, Pholas Orientalis (Gmelin)" eventually restored the natural habitat that brought back Diwal from years of absence.
- Death Anniversary of Pres. Manuel Roxas
President Manuel Roxas, Capiz's most illustrious son, was the last President of the Philippine Commonwealth and the first President of the Philippine Republic. His death anniversary also marks the foundation day of Capiz by virtue of Act No. 115 issued in 1901. A wreath laying ceremony and program have been set by the provincial and city governments at the Roxas monument to mark the occasion.
Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has declared April 15 as a special holiday throughout the province through Republic Act No. 9217. RA 9217 also known as President Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Day Act was principally authored by then Capiz Congressman Rodriguez Dadivas for Capiceños to reminisce the life, ideals and principles espoused by statesman Roxas. The law assigns the nearest Friday to April 15 as a special non-working holiday in the entire province and city to give the people a chance to ponder on the unselfish acts of Roxas.
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- Saturday, July 4, 2015 12:18 am
- The Philippines remains “one of the brighter spots in Asia” and will likely sustain its favorable economic momentum beyond the closely watched 2016 presidential elections, the chief of BPI Capital said.
- Reginaldo Cariaso, managing director of the investment house unit of Ayala-led Bank of the Philippine Islands, said despite uncertainties affecting global markets, many of the factors that had kept domestic economic fundamentals robust in previous years have remained applicable ........ Full Story»
- Festivals and Events in May
Pattaraday Festival-May 1–5(Santiago city) ★ Katagman Festival - May 3(Oton,Iloilo) ★ Panagat Festival-May 2–8 (Buruanga, Aklan) ★ Binatbatan Festival of the Arts - First week of May, Vigan City ★ Obando Fertility Rites - May 17, 18 & 19 Obando, Bulacan ★ Domorokdok Festival-May 4 Botolan Zambales ★ Bariw Festival- May 14–15 Nabas, Aklan ★ Pahiyas Festival - May 15, Lucban, Quezon ★ Agawan Festival - May 15, Sariaya, Quezon ★ Araquio Festival - May, Gen.Tinio, Nueva Ecija ★ Pasayahan sa Lucena (St. Ferdinand) -May 30, Lucena, Philippines ★ Samahang Bulaklakan Festival - Last Sunday of May, Siniloan, Laguna ★ Tapusan Float Parade Festival - May 31, Alitagtag, Batangas ★ Festivity of Saint Michael - May 7–8 San Miguel, Panganiban, Catanduanes [Louie B. dela Cruz] ★ Binirayan Festival - May 1, San Jose de Buenavista, Antique ★ Araña`t Baluarte Festival- May 15 Gumaca, Quezon ★ Pista ng Banal na Krus- Every 2nd Saturday of May, Tanza, Navotas City ★ Pangisraan Festival- May 1–10 Calatrava, Romblon ★ Ati-atihan Festival - Last Saturday of May - Brgy. 7, Fermont Village, Victorias City, Neg. Occ. ★ Pastulan Festival- Every 2nd Saturday of May. San Pascual, Batangas
Sports News of Roxas City, Capiz, Philippines
Every community has its sports hero. Who is the sports hero of Roxas City? Are there any basketball courts, tennis courts, volleyball courts, baseball fields, softball fields, or any type of sports area or arena in Roxas City? Go ahead and list any upcoming sports events in Roxas City.
- Palaro standout finishes 7th in 100-meter freestyle
- Sunday, July 5, 2015 8:39 pm
- Former Palarong Pambansa champion Loren Dale Echavez finished seventh overall in Heat 3 of the women’s 100-meter freestyle on Sunday in the 2015 Summer World University Games swimming competitions at the Nambu University Aquatics Center in Gwangju, South Korea.
- Echavez registered one minute and 2.04 seconds, a few seconds short of making it to the evening semifinals. Diana Chang of Ecuador dominated the event in 58.59 while Scerbinskaite Jurate of Lithuania (58.92) and Florencia Panzini of Argentina (59.15), placed second and third respectively ................................ Full Story»
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- ILOILO CITY, April 27-May 2, 2015 (PNA) – Some 5,000 bikers are expected to join the second Iloilo Bike Festival slated April 27-May 2, 2015 as the city continues to aspire to become a bike-able walkable metropolis. The activity that supported by the John B. Lacson Foundation Maritime University (JBLFMU) and Megaworld Iloilo aims to promote Iloilo as a safe and bike friendly city, promote the share-a-road movement encourage Ilonggos to commute via biking and raise Ilonggos awareness on the benefits of biking on health, safety and environment concerns. Read More....
- CYCLING Le Tour de Filipinas 2015 set as country celebrates 60 years of top-caliber cycling Feb 1 to Feb 4 2015 - View the result of the race: A four stage race. Stage 1 starts in Balanga and back to Balanga for a 126K race Feb 1, 2015 (Sunday); stage 2 starts in Balanga, Bataan to Iba, Zambales for a 154.7 K race Feb 2, 2015 (Monday); stage 3 starts in Iba, Zambales to Lingayen, Pangasinan for a 150.1K race Feb 3, 2015 (Tuesday); stage 4 starts in Lingayen, Pangasinan to Baguio City, Benguet for a 101.7K race Feb 4, 2015 (Wednesday). For a total distance of 532.5 Kms. Read More >>>
- Ronda Pilipinas: Feb 8 - 27 2015:>> Discovering young riders for the national team will be the main objective of the LBC Ronda Pilipinas 2015 when the country’s premiere cycling race hits the road on Feb. 8 in Butuan City. Ronda Pilipinas executive project director Moe Chulani said the international multistage bikathon, which ends on Feb. 27, will have two qualifying legs of four stages each in Mindanao and the Visayas where the top riders will advance to face a tough foreign challenge in the six-stage Luzon finale. Read More>>>
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