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Sunday, December 10, 2017

TriAksyon early bird registration opens


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ROXAS City – After the successful debut of the first Capiz International Triathlon (CIT) in 2016, the early bird registration for the event opened December 1, 2017 until Jan. 15, 2018, according to tournament director Jose “Pepe” Borres.

CIT, also known as “TriAksyon,” is set on April 14-15, 2018 as part of the annual the CAPIZtahan Festival of Capiz.

The early bird registration fees per category are: Kids, P700; Sprint, P1,500; Standard, P2,000; and Relay, P2,500.

Registrations are accepted at the 2nd floor, room 38 of the Capiz Government Business Center in Fuentes Drive, here.

“They can register now through online registration at the official TriAksyon website at,” Borres said.

TriAksyon, a sports tourism-oriented event, is again expected to draw a large following to the major streets of Roxas City and the municipality of Panay more or less 7 kilometers from here.

The TriAksyon executive committee meeting was held Nov. 27 led by Capiz Gov. Tony Del Rosario, TriAksyon chairman Greg Atienza and tournament director Pepe Borres, including provincial tourism officer Alphonsus Tesoro and the 16 municipal tourism officers. (The Daily Guardian/Capiz Aksyon News Center)

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Capiz Int’l Triathlon seen to boost local economy


ROXAS City – The second installment of the Capiz International Triathlon, or the TriAksyon, is seen to boost the local economy in the province.

TriAksyon is a sports tourism event that was first launched in the province on April 22 to 23 this year.

An executive committee meeting for the event led by Gov. Antonio del Rosario, TriAksyon chairman Greg Atienza and tournament director Jose Borres was held on Nov. 27 at the provincial capitol.

Provincial Tourism Officer Alphonsus Tesoro and tourism officers from 16 towns and this capital city were also present during the meeting.

During the first TriAksyon, tourist arrivals boosted the local economy with hotels being fully booked and restaurants generating more revenues.

The organizers of the sports event are expecting the same outcome on April 14 to 15 next year.

The early bird registration for the triathlon is ongoing. It started on Dec. 1 and will last until Jan. 15, 2018, Borres said.

Registration fee for the kids category is P700, P2,000 for the standard category and P2,500 for the relay category.

Interested participants can register at the second floor room 8 of the Capiz Government Business Center along Fuentes Drive in the city or online via

The sports event is a part of the province’s annual CAPIZtahan Festival. (With Capiz Aksyon News Center/PN)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Very good! Governor Tony del Rosario rewards 4Ps kid awardee from Capiz

She made the province proud.

Governor Antonio “Tony” Del Rosario personally extended his congratulatory words to Jopay Pelayo, a young kid from a poor family who emerged as Second Runner-up in a nationwide contest.

Pelayo joined and ranked for this year’s Search for the Exemplary Pantawid Children of the Department of Social Welfare and Development.

Del Rosario rewarded her with a check worth P15,000 as her prize and to cover the expenses she incurred as she flew to San Juan in Metro Manila for the competition.



Tuesday, November 21, 2017

TriAksyon set to launch new season


Roxas City - Coming off of a highly successful season in 2017, the management group is working towards the 2018 season with great anticipation as Gov. Tony A. del Rosario has decided to hold the surging TriAksyon, the Capiz International Triathlon, next year, April 14-15, as one of the highlights of CAPIZtahan.

Del Rosario promises a more star-studded TriAksyon, and is looking at new events for the series to attract more participants.

We would like to bring more people here through the event and let their experiences convince others to travel and enjoy the touristic or leisure elements in Capiz.” del Rosario said.

More top local and triathletes are expected to battle for top honors as organizers are already receiving requests and inquiries about the event.

SEA Game gold medalist Nikko Huelgas, and silver medalist John Leerams Chicano are expected to make their way here to headline the much awaited TriAksyon.

In several media interviews, Huelgas linked the Triaksyon race course to that of SEA Games, and helped him won the top spot. ~ Rex Talabucon/Watchman's Report

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Capiz gets 2 new ambulances

ROXAS City – The provincial government of Capiz has acquired two new ambulances.

The ambulances – equipped with emergency medical paraphernalia – will be used by the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office’s Capiz Emergency Response Team, or locally known as Aksyon Tabang.

Gov. Antonio del Rosario led the blessing of the newly purchased ambulances worth P5.6 million on Nov. 15.

“These two new units are in addition to the other two ambulances of the provincial government,” said del Rosario.

The Capiz Emergency Response Team has been providing round-the-clock emergency response in the province.

Earlier this year, the provincial government also bought five brand new ambulances for government-run hospitals in Capiz such as the district hospitals in Tapaz, Mambusao, Dao and Pontevedra towns and the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital in this capital city.

But Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Officer Esperedion Pelaez said they will need additional ambulances for the Aksyon Tabang satellite offices in Pontevedra and Sigma, which will soon operate.

Pelaez said they are receiving an average of 10 emergency calls daily. (PIA/PN)

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Third district in Capiz?


ROXAS City – Capiz governor Antonio del Rosario supports for the idea of creating another legislative district in the province but said it will be a “long process.”

This will bring more infrastructure development in the province,” del Rosario said.

Capiz currently has two existing districts.

A Philippine Statistics Authority census in 2015 showed that Capiz has a population of 761,384.

Article 6, Section 5 (3) of the Constitution states that, “Each legislative district shall comprise, as far as practicable, contiguous, compact, and adjacent territory. Each city with a population of at least two hundred fifty thousand, or each province, shall have at least one representative.”

But according to del Rosario, creating another legislative district “entails a very long and tedious process.”

The plan of creating a third district is not new to me as it has long been conceptualized, but the idea was not realized because of the many requisites under the law,” del Rosario added.

A total of six municipalities (Maayon, Panay, Panitan, Pilar, Pontevedra, President Roxas) and this capital city comprise the 1st District of Capiz while 10 towns (Cuartero, Dao, Dumalag, Dumarao, Ivisan, Jamindan, Mambusao, Sapian, Sigma, Tapaz) make up the 2nd District.

Rep. Emmanuel Billones (Capiz, 1st District) also supports the idea.

Billones said it will bring more improvements in Capiz but added that “we need to consider the sentiments of the public through consultation.” GLENN BEUP/PN

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Social services get bulk of Capiz AIP fund


ROXAS City – Most of the P7.4-billion annual investment program (AIP) fund for 2018 of the Capiz provincial government was allocated for social services.

Of the amount, some P1.59 billion will come from local funds while around P5.8 billion will be from external funds.

Social services got the biggest share with P812.8 million.

The Provincial Development Council approved the budget on Oct. 5.

General public services got the next biggest share with P492.2 million. Economic services had P266.6 million and other services, P20.4 million.

The social services fund will cover programs on education and manpower development, health, nutrition and population control, housing and community development, and social security, social services and welfare, said Gov. Antonio del Rosario.

Under the 2018 AIP, hospital equipment and facilities – particularly at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital and four provincial government-run district hospitals – will be upgraded, del Rosario noted.

During the Oct. 5 PDC meeting, the governor stressed the importance of presenting the budget to the stakeholders, including the mayors.

We want the provincial government to be transparent in our programs and other transactions because we use people’s money,” he said.

The AIP is composed of the budget of the general fund and the proposed programs, projects and activities to be funded by the 20-percent development fund, special fund, calamity fund, gender and development fund, and external sources. (PIA/PN)

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