Category Archives: Captivating Capiz
Capiztahan 2011 highlights the celebration of the 110th anniversary foundation of Capiz on April 15-17, 2011. It will showcase the province of Capiz rich cultural and economic heritage featuring wreath-laying ceremony, national cockfighting derby, trade and horticultural fair, job fair, musical extravaganzas, and many other colorful activities.
The grand event will promote the province of Capiz and City of Roxas as premier tourist and seafood destinations in the country. One of the highlights of this year’s Capiztahan 2011 is Continue reading
by Leothiny Clavel
The people of Capiz Province predominantly belong to the brown race. Initially, they were a blend of the indigene, the Negrito, the Indonesian and the Malay, but later the Arab, Chinese, Spanish, American and other races modified the blend. Before the Spaniards arrived in Capiz in 1565, the province was called Ilaya because it was the hinterland of what is now the Aklan Province. In short, in precolonial times, Capiz was part of Aklan (and not the other way around, as many believe) and its people were called Ilayanhon or Ilayanon.
By 2000, the people were known in local print by these four names: Capiceños, Capizeños, Capisnon and Capiznon. This made them the only people in the Philippines who can hardly decide what should be their name and its appropriate spelling. Continue reading
An aerial video of Villareal Stadium and Brgy. Tiza, Roxas City taken from a 2-meter glider with on-board fly-cam during Sinadya Sa Halaran 2009 by Purong265.
ROXAS City – Gov. Victor Tanco Sr. wants the almost P5-billion Panay River Basin Flood Control Project implemented at the soonest possible time. He believes it will solve the perennial flooding problem of the province.
The project will be funded by the Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) – and a counterpart fund from the Philippine government. Continue reading