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Capiz population is 701,664

          Roxas City, Capiz – a Philippine Information Agency (PIA) report placed the total population of the province of Capiz at 701,664 based on the 2007 Census of Population conducted in August last year. This figure was shown posted in the National Statistics Office (NSO) website.

           According to NSO Provincial Statistics Officer Eriberto Esclamad, the figure is as of August with a growth rate of 0.97 from year 2000 to 2007.” Continue reading

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Villanueva of Roxas City – A family of Board Topnotchers in Medicine

Where in the world can this “sui generic” feat be duplicated. Indeed this is a tautological occurrence, not statement, as the lexicon implies, we Capiceños can be proud of!

Dr. Paulo and Irene Potato Villanueva

Dr. Paulo and Irene Potato Villanueva

A “sui generic” clan of sagacious literati emerged in Roxas City with Dr. Paulo Potato Villanueva’s topping the 2008 Medical Board of Medicine Examination. The young doctor who graduated magna cum laude from UST and a 4th placer of the 1,513 who hurdled in this year’s Board Exam in Medicine is the son of Dr. Renato A. Villanueva and Mrs. Susan I. Potato who are graduates of UST. He came out 11th placer in the Board Exam in Medicine 1976 and topnotcher in Cardio Vascular and Thoracic Board Exam in 1986. Dr. Renato A. Villanueva is now the Chief Surgeon at the Philippine Heart Center and the pride of Capizeños. Continue reading


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