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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Capiz veggie farmers given cash incentives


Roxas City, Capiz – The provincial government gave out P846,000 as incentive to vegetable farmers.

The amount represented the cash reward for the first quarter winners in the province’ vegetable production contest, a livelihood project under the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist.

The cash prizes were awarded during Farmer’s Day last April 20, where over 2,500 farmers and fishermen attended. The first prize winners from the 16 towns and city each received P20,000, the second placer P10,000, the third P5,000 and the fourth P3,000.

A quarterly evaluation is conducted by the Provincial Evaluation Team to determine the awardees.

Sylvia de la Cruz, head of the Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, said the vegetable production contest, which is a special livelihood project of the provincial government, aims to ensure food security in the province by making food always available in every farmer or fisherfolk’s home.

The second quarter household-based vegetable garden evaluation is on the 4th week of June, and the prizes will be awarded in July, Dela Cruz said.

Governor Antonio Del Rosario had said the contest also addresses some issues raised on proper waste segregation and livelihood concerns. -

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Capiz to plant 1M trees in a year


ROXAS City – Capiz will try to plant about a million forest and fruit-bearing trees within a year by holding quarterly tree-planting activities.

To start seedling production and encourage seedling donation, the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office (PENRO) launched the seed donation program “A Seed For a Forest.

According to PENRO head Emilyn A. Depon, the initiative aims to replace the trees “we have lost over the years.”

Let us turn our backs from unhealthy practices and abusive behavior toward our environment,” Depon stressed during the launching at the provincial capitol recently.

Most of the provincial government employees who attended the launch brought with them seedlings as “early bird” donors.

Depon also encouraged her colleagues to be agents of Go Green Capiz, an environmental protection and natural resources conservation program of the administration of Gov. Antonio del Rosario.

“This is part of our continued vigilance,” she said. “We promise you that we will continue to fight to improve the status of our environment.”

The Office of the Provincial Agriculturist (OPA) and the Public Employment Service Office (PESO) were program partners.

The PESO tapped some of the Special Program for the Employment of Students grantees to help technicians at the provincial nursery in treating, bagging, planting, and properly managing seed donations.

PENRO staffers — in coordination with schools, local government units, capitol departments, and the private sector — will collect the donated seeds weekly.

Man-made activities reduced the forested areas over the years. Trees are expecting humans to care for them now, Depon said.

They expect us to replace their number every time we cut down some of their members,” she noted. (PIA/PN)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

PCSO visits Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital

Jeanette Lloyd (second from left), Melanie Arancillo (third from left),
Rubin Magno (fourth from left) and Jose Arancillo (fifth from left)
with PCSO and RMPH personnel
The Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) represented Manager of Charity Assistance Department Rubin Magno, PCSO Capiz Branch Manager Jeanette Lloyd and other PCSO personnel visited the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital located at Amaldo Boulevard, Roxas City, Capiz on April 6.

The PCSO team was warmly welcomed by Hospital Chief Jose Ascension Arancillo together with his team and Melanie Del Rosario-Arancillo, representing Governor Antonio Del Rosario.

The purpose of the visit of PCSO was to inspect the site where the 16-slice CT Scan M Picture Archiving System (CPASS) will be placed. The Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital requested for the said machine and was approved by the PCSO Board in the amount of P30 million subject to the approval of the Office of the President.

PCSO and RMPH personnel discuss the medical
equipment donation program
During the visit, Magno discussed with Arancillo and his staff the requirements that they have to comply once their request was approved by President Duterte.

The PCSO, under its Medical Equipment for Hospitals and Other Institutions program, provides fund augmentation to upgrade government hospitals and other health institutions to facilitate efficient and effective medical diagnosis and treatment. (


Friday, April 21, 2017

Revelers treated to seafood lunch at #CAPIZtahan2017 kickoff


ROXAS City – Capiztahan 2017, which coincides with the 116th founding anniversary of the civil government of Capiz, officially started on Friday at the Philippines’ “seafood capital.”

According to Governor Tony del Rosario, the festival is an opportunity for the province to showcase its pride — best-tasting seafood.

For the “Foodtrip sa Capiz” lunchtime event, Capisnons served steamed, baked and buttered seafood from coastal towns at the Capiz stadium.

CAPIZ map made from seafoods!
The agro-industrial trade fair also gathered 33 micro, small and medium entrepreneurs presenting local products like crafts, dried fish and fresh seafood, among others.

The festival also highlights the first-ever Capiz International Triathlon “TriAksyon” from April 22 to 23 as the province bids to become a Philippine “sports tourism capital.”

The triathlon will pass through several destinations in Capiz to include Baybay Beach; the historical Panay Church, which houses the largest church bell in Asia; Villareal Stadium, which has an Olympic-sized swimming pool; and Pueblo de Panay, a 500-hectare township development.

Some 311 triathletes from across the country and abroad have so far confirmed to join the sporting event.

Another highlight is the “Sadsad sa Capiz” street dancing competition, which started Friday and will run until the 23rd. Participants in colorful costumes depicting seafood and mythical creatures will entertain spectators.

Del Rosario said the competition will introduce the culture of Capiz and how its people work and produce seafood.

Other activities include the Parade of Lights, nightly fireworks competition, night market (bazaar and street food fest), and the 6th National Invitational Arnis Tournament.

Present during the opening were regional directors of the Tourism and Trade and Industry departments, Philippine National Police, and Office of Civil Defense, among others.

Del Rosario hoped more visitors would come. (PNA/Panay News)

Sunday, April 9, 2017

6th Regional Coop Summit in CAPIZtahan


ROXAS City, Capiz – The Province of Capiz is hosting the 6th Western Visayas Regional Cooperative Summit in time for the prestigious celebration of CAPIZtahan 2017.

Over 500 delegates from six provinces of Region 6 will converge at Peublo de Panay for three days starting Apr 19 to 21.

This year summit, themed “Enhancing connectivity within the Cooperative”, aims to strengthen the organization serving as a vehicle towards economic progress.

Senate Committee on Cooperative Chairman Senator Miguel Zubiri is expected to grace the summit.

Sangguniang Panlalawigan member Jonathan Besa, Vice Chairperson of Committee on Cooperative, Peoples Organization and NGO’s said that the provincial government under the leadership of Governor Tony del Rosario’s administration has allocated Ᵽ157,000 pesos in support to the activity. (Capiz Aksyon News Center)

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Most promising CAPIZtahan festival 2017

In the province’s biggest event – and this year’s CAPIZtahan is the most promising with thrilling activities that will delight and surprise the locals, visitors and guests.

Set on April 21-23, CAPIZtahan marks the 116th foundation day of the civil government of Capiz, and the commemoration of the 69th death anniversary of President Manuel Acuña Roxas on April 15.

Now on its 10th year, CAPIZtahan, regardless how it is spelled, simply means a “celebration,” or “festivity” a Capiceño can understand.
Saot Capiz

Parade of Lights

Cultural Dance

Sadsad Capiz

Food Festival

Governor Tony del Rosario, Vice Gov. Nonoy Contreras and provincial officials invite everyone to experience the ‘most promising’ CAPIZtahan festival with thrilling activities including a new and unique “Night Market (Bazaar/Street Food Fest); Sadsad Capiz to be participated in by all municipalities and lone city of Roxas in colorful costumes; a beauty pageant of Capiz lass - the then Mutya sang Halaran which started in 1976, but now known as Mutya sang Halaran sa CAPIZtahan.”

Also, a two-day sports tourism event on April 22 to 23, the 1st Capiz International Triathlon, also known as “TriAksyon,” is expected to litter crowds in the major streets and historical sites of the city and the municipality of Panay where the biggest bell In Asia is hang.

Several pre-CAPIZtahan activities will kick-off April 15 in the morning, including the wreath laying for the 69th death anniversary of President Manuel A. Roxas at the Roxas City Public Plaza.

Since its inception on 2008, CAPIZtahan continues to be an inspiration among Capizeños here and abroad to come home to feel the hospitality and togetherness that are innate in them.

Everybody is looking forward that this year’s CAPIZtahan will attract more domestic and international tourists.(CAPIZtahan 2017 Publicity and Promotions Committee/Capiz Aksyon News Center). 

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

‘Meal of life’ in Fiesta Capisnon

ROXAS CITY- Guests and tourism stakeholders will experience the “meal of their lives” in an extraordinary setting as different local delicacies will be served during the opening of CAPIZtahan on April 20.

Fiesta Capisnon is a ‘special’ treat by the provincial government to tourism experience, thanking tourists for exploring the tourism potentials of Capiz.

"Let’s make our guests feel home in the seafood capital of the Philippines,” said Gov. Tony del Rosario.
Fresh fishes
A mountain-pile of seafood including talaba, prawn and alimango will be served on the table for guests and tourists to experience during the CAPIZtahan, he added.

Each municipality will bring variety of native cuisines like the famous binakol nga manok and delicious kakanin such as puso, ibus, and padayusdos.
The guests will be entertained with traditional and musical performances. (Capiz Aksyon News Center /PTCAO)

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