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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)

Capiz to host Int'l Triathlon

For the first time, Capiz, dubbed as the "The Seafood Capital of the Philippines", will be the battle ground of a field of seasoned international and local triathletes in the Capiz International Triathlon set April 22 to 23 in Roxas City.

Greg Atienza, the organizing chairman of the event said the event was conceptualized in support of his province' sports tourism program.

Atienza was among the guests in yesterday's weekly Philippine Sportswriters Association (PSA) Forum held at the Golden Phoenix Hotel in Pasay City.

"The event is also very good experience in sustaining our province' grassroot sports development, especially for the youth," said Atienza.

The event features a 1.5 kilometer swim, 54 kilometer bike and 1.2 kilometer run in four categories -- Standard, Relay, Sprint and Kids.

These three stages traverse within the areas marked by the picturesque view of the grey sanded shores of Baybay Beach and the vast Sibuyan Sea as the backdrop, passing the coastal barangays of the chartered city , and lures everyone's taste of the seafood and meat dripping into charcoal filling the air with aromatic fumes which comes from the array of restaurants and grills that line up along (Baybay) Beach.

The sports of triathlon is a multiple-stage competition involving the completion of three continuous and sequential endurance disciplines.There are many variations of the sport but the most popular form involves swimming, cycling, and running in immediate succession over various distances.

Triathletes compete for fastest overall course completion time, including timed "transitions" between the individual swim, bike, and run components.*PNA (

Remembering Manuel A. "Manoling" Roxas of Capiz


ROXAS CITY - A traditional wreath will be placed on the life-sized Bronze monument of Capiz’s illustrious son, the late President Manuel Acuña Roxas, in the morning of April 15, 2017 at the Roxas City Public Plaza in commemoration of his 69th death anniversary.

Family members and relatives of the late President, city and provincial officials are expected to mark their respect to the illustrious son of Capiz.

The 10 ft. bronze monument of the late President was unveiled last year, replacing the old statue that was installed about 60 yeasr ago.
Roxas, fondly called by his relatives and friends as “Manoling,” was born on January 1, 1892 in the town of Capiz (now Roxas City) to Gerardo Roxas and Rosario Acuña.

When young, Manuel A. Roxas already manifested a life-long passion for learning. A product of public schools, he graduated with the highest honors. While he excelled in academics, he was also active in campus politics as President of the University of the Philippines (UP) Student Council.

He finished Law at the UP Diliman and became the first bar topnotcher of the Philippines in 1913.

Roxas, became the youngest (at 27) and the 6th Governor of Capiz (1919-1921), and in 1920, he was chosen by his peers as president of the governor’s convention.

Roxas was elected for four consecutive terms (1922-1938) as Congressman for the first district of Capiz, ten years of which he had served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 1923-1933 from the 6th to 8th Philippine Legislatures.

In 1941, he was elected senator of the 3rd National Assembly during the Commonwealth period, and, at the age of 53 (in 1945), Roxas was elected Senate President and organized the so called ‘liberal’ wing of the Partido Nacionalista, which eventually became the Liberal Party (LP) of the Philippine politics.

Roxas became the President of the Philippines on April 23, 1946. In the aftermath of the bloody World War II, and at the birth of a new, free and independent nation, known as the Republic of the Philippines on July 4, 1946, a great Filipino and an exceptional Capizeño named Manuel Acuña Roxas steered this country towards new brave world.

The commemoration of the late President death’s anniversary coincides with the 116th foundation day of the civil government of Capiz on April 15, 2017.

The famous son of Capiz always put his guiding philosophy in life … “Country Above Self.”

Roxas died at the Clark Air Base in Angeles, Pampanga hours before delivering impassioned speech championing the cause of liberty, justice and democracy in the country.

This year’s ceremony is facilitated by the Department of Education – Capiz Division, with the support of the Roxas City Government and the Provincial Government of Capiz, through the Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office. (CAPIZtahan 2017 Publicity and Promotions Committee/Capiz Aksyon News Center)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Fireworks contest to end #CAPIZtahan2017


A SPECTACULAR fireworks competition will close the CAPIZtahan 2017 with a bang.

A total of 19 different groups will make their way to Villareal Stadium to show off a colorful and spectacular fireworks display on April 23.

The competition will start at 8 p.m.

The country’s leading pyro-technicians will once again light up the sky with interesting fireworks and amazing multi-colored combinations.

The CAPIZtahan fireworks competition is always a hit among the public.

DSS Fireworks of Dumaguete City bagged the champion trophy and cash prize in 2016 followed by Starfish Fireworks (Tagbilaran City) and Rambolet Pyro Corp. (Lapu-Lapu City).

Expected to join this year’s fireworks competition are the pyrotechnicians from Bulacan, Cebu, Dumaguete, Bohol, Iloilo and Cagayan de Oro.

Spectators in Roxas City and the municipalities should be aware that there will be a series of road closures in the afternoon onwards around the stadium until the event is over to ensure the safety of the public. (The Daily Guardian/CAPIZtahan 2017 Publicity and Promotions Committee/EDB/CANC)

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