Monthly Archives: April 2009

CAPIZtahan 2009 National Fireworks Competition

The Capiz Local Government Unit headed by our Governor Victor Tanco with the cooperation of Pyrotechnic Association of the Philippines through its President, Harry delos Santos organized the National Fireworks Competition held here in Roxas City this April 15, 2009 as part of the celebration and main attraction of Capiztahan 2009.

 

Twenty (20) members of the Pyrotechnic Assoc. of the Philippines, mostly from national and local pyrotechnic manufacturers nationwide participated the fireworks competition held at Villareal Stadium this evening.  This is the 2nd time that Capiz hosted the Annual National Fireworks Competition of the association.

 

CAPIZtahan 2009 Fireworks Competition Video – Part 1 (Entry 1-3)

 

Capiz Board Member Ricky Martin, the Chairman for the Capiztahan 2009 Fireworks Competition through the support of Senator Mar Roxas was able to invite the following twenty (20) participants:

 

  1. St. Michael Fireworks (Dumanguete City)
  2. Anisan Fireworks (Sibulan, Negros Oriental)
  3. Rosca Fireworks (Bulacan)
  4. Las Buenas Enterprises (Cebu City)
  5. RB Fireworks (Oron, Cebu)
  6. Avila Fireworks (Lapu-lapu, Cebu)
  7. Ulyses Fireworks (Cebu City)
  8. Twin Cat Fireworks (Sta. Maria, Bulacan)
  9. Digispic Fireworks (Oroqueta City)
  10. Blue Thunder Fireworks (Sta. Maria, Bulacan)
  11. Frenz M Fireworks (Gen. Santos City)
  12. Tiger Fire (Sta. Maria, Bulacan)
  13. Joaquin Fireworks (Talamban, Cebu)
  14. Delumpa Fireworks (Iloilo City)
  15. Futec Fireworks (Pulilan, Bulacan)
  16. Skyline Fireworks (Bocaue, Bulacan)
  17. Six Fireworks (Valenzuela City, Metro Manila)
  18. DSS Fireworks (Dumanguete City)
  19. Nation Fireworks (Bulacan)
  20. Golden Thunder Fireworks (Sta. Maria Bulacan)

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Capiztahan 2009 – Bungad/Bunggad (Opening Program)

Capiztahan 2009 - Bungad/Bunggad in front of Capitol Building

Capiztahan 2009 - Bungad/Bunggad in front of Capitol Building

Bunggad signals the formal opening of the celebration of the Capiztahan 2009 – the108th Foundation Day Commemoration of the Civil Government of Capiz, April 13-15, 2009. A flag raising ceremony of the Capiz Government, City and all municipal banners was held in front of the Capitol Building.  An opening program followed after the flag raising.

 

This year’s CAPIZtahan theme is: “Pagpasanyug sang kultura sang maayo nga Panghimanwa Padulong sa Tayuyon nga Katin-aran.” (Enhancement of Culture of Good Governance Towards Sustainable Development”.

 

Capiztahan 2009 - Flag Raising Ceremony of procincial, City and Municipals Banners

Capiztahan 2009 - Flag Raising Ceremony of procincial, City and Municipals Banners

 

Capiztahan 2009 Guest Speakers Edwin Trompeta - Region 6 Tourism Director and Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

Capiztahan 2009 Guest Speakers Edwin Trompeta - Region 6 Tourism Director and Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts

The special guest of this years opening program of the Capiztahan 2009 are  Edwin G. Trompeta, Regional Director (R6) of Department of Tourism and Cecile Guidote-Alvarez, Executive Director of the National Commission for Culture and the Arts.

 

Governor Tanco delivered his welcome remarks and emphasized the commemoration of the hard works made of those great Capiznons in the past of building the Civil Government of Capiz through the United States Philippine Commission Act No. 1115, entitled “An Act Extending the Provisions of the Provincial Government of Capiz on April 15, 2001.  Gov.

 

Through the spirit of this celebration, Governor Tanco challenged all the true-bloodied Capiznons to

“Let our culture of selfless service for our province and our fellow “kasimanwa” emerge in us – in mutual partnership between you and your government, as we were made as ONE PROVINCE, and so, we are ONE PEOPLE.”

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Capiztahan 2009 Fireworks Exhibition

The Capiztahan 2009 activity go with a bang as the Chinese and Korean fireworks manufacturers showcase their products by having a fireworks exhibition held at Villareal Stadium, Roxas City this April 13, 2009 which started at exactly 7:00pm.

 

Hundreds of Capiznon spectators watched the awesome explosions of fireworks that lasted almost 6 minutes.

 

What you could hear from the Capiznon audience who witnessed and enjoyed the event as the bombs bursting in the air, the rockets’ red flare, loud explosions and colorful superstars igniting in the air are expressions such as: “ooohhhhh”…. “ahhhhhhhh”… and “wowwwwwwww”. Most of the spectators commented that it was the best and impressive fireworks display they’ve seen so far.  The superb sound could be heard and feel 7 kilometers away.

 

 

 

There are different effects and patterns of colors of stars with a combination of red and lemon of w-shaped and v-shaped firing of brocade crown in the sky.  You can also see a multi colored glitter leading to some excellent crossettes of mixed colors and beautiful peonies. The most finale of the fireworks exhibit is a fan fired of a cloud of crackles.

 

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Capiztahan 2009 Schedule of Events

Fiesta Capiznon during capiztahan 2009, Capiz Gym, Villareal Stadium, Roxas City

Fiesta Capiznon during capiztahan 2009, Capiz Gym, Villareal Stadium, Roxas City

 (The 108th Foundation Day Commemoration of the Civil Government of Capiz)

April 13-15, 2009

Theme: Pagpasanyog sang Kultura sang Maayo nga Paghimanwa Padulong sa Tayuyon nga Katin-aran)

 Enhancement of Culture of Good Governance Towards Sustainable Development

 

 

­April 13, 2009

 

Tagbuanay (Civic Parade)

Villareal Stadium to Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

7:30 am

 

Capiztahan 2009 - Misa Pasalamat

Capiztahan 2009 - Misa Pasalamat

 

Misa Pasalamat

(Thanksgiving Mass)

Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral

9:00 am

 

 

 

 

 

Capiztahan 2009 - Flag Raising

Capiztahan 2009 - Flag Raising

 

Bungad/Bunggad

(Flagraising/Raising of Provincial, City & Municipal Banners/Opening Program)

In front of Provincial Capitol

10:00am

 

 

 

 

Capiztahan 2009 - Crafts and Horticulture Fair Organizers with Roxas City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas
Capiztahan 2009 – Crafts and Horticulture Fair Organizers with Roxas City Vice Mayor Ronnie Dadivas

Opening of Crafts and Horticulture Fair

Provincial Park, Roxas City

11:30 am

 

Fiesta Capiznon

Capiz Gym

 

Patubas

(Blessing/Inauguration/Lanuching/Turnover of Projects)

Hall of Governors, Prov’l Capitol/Project Sites

2:00 pm

 

Huwaran

(Interactive Exhibit/Showcase of Good Practices in Local Governance)

Provincial Capitol

2:30pm

 

Tiangge/Kusina sa Parke

(Crafts and Food Fair)

Provincial Park, Roxas City

3:00 pm

 

Tunog Capiznon

(Live Band Entertainment featuring Hiligaynon Reggae and other Pop Music)

Provincial Park, Roxas City

6:00 pm

 

Fireworks Exhibition

(China and South Korea Pyrotechnic Teams)

Villareal Stadium

7:00 pm

 

Dungog Capiznon

(Awarding Ceremonies of Outstanding Capiznon)

Hall of Governors, Prov’l Capitol

7:30 pm

 

April 14, 2009

 

Pag-ulikid

8:00 am 

  • Farmers & Fisher folks’ Day – Capiz Gym
  • Surgical/Dental Services – Government Hospitals
  • Feeding Program for Streetchildren – Canopy Area, Capiz Gym

Tiangge/Kusina Sa Parke

(Crafts and Food Fair)

Provincial Park, Roxas City

5:00pm

 

 

April 15, 2009

 

Tunog Capiznon

(Live Band Entertainment Featuring Hiligaynon Reggae and other Pop Music)

Provincial Park, Roxas City

6:00 pm

 

Misa Pasalamat

(Thanksgiving Mass)

Immaculate Conception Cathedral)

8:00 am

 

Paghanduraw

(Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Day Celebration)

- Wreath Laying

Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Monument

9:00 am

 

Pag-ulikid

8:00 am

  • Passporting – Provincial Capitol, Roxas City
  • Dental Services – Capiz Rehabilitation Center
  • Agricultural Extension Workers Forum – Capiz Gym

 Tiangge/Kusina Sa Parke

(Crafts and Food Chair)

Provincial Park, Roxas City

5:00 pm

 

Hugyaw Capiz

5:00 pm

Performance/ Live Band Entertainment Featuring Hiligaynon Reggae and other Pop Music

Villareal Stadium

 

Fireworks Competition

7:00 pm

In front of Provincial Capitol and Villareal

 

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Holy Week Celebration in Capiz, Philippines

The Holy Week Celebration in Capiz, Philippines is different charm for everyone that combines native traditions and modern day touches with numerous innovations. This has been considered as the holiest week. As Pan-ay town and Capiz became the center of Catholicism in the Panay Island during the Spanish colonization in 18th century, Capiznon tradition in celebrating Holy Week was greatly influenced by Spanish conquistadores.

Holy Week in Roxas City, Philippines

Holy Week Procession during Good Friday at Roxas City, Philippines

Lenten season has been solemnly observed by Capizeño through “Pagpamalandung” with a mixture of pagan rituals and “Panimad-on” or superstitions. Others where busy looking for “Pangalap” or amulet in the mountains and caves in Capiz specially during Good Friday where they believed could protect them from harm, physical or otherwise.  Some are fulfilling their vows or “pana-ad” through “penitensya” or penitence, sacrifices, myriad of flagellants, “puasa” or fasting; and church visits or “visita iglesia”

Holy Week Processions in Good Friday is one of the spectacular activity should’nt be missed.

Lenten season is also a chance for family members, batchmates, classmates, kababata and barkadas to be reunited in which majority of them where having their vacations. Continue reading

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Visita Iglesia in Capiz: Top 7 Churches to Visit

visita-iglesia-route-capizHoly Thursday also known as Maundy Thursday for Christian Churches is very significant in observing the Lenten Season or Semana Santa/Cuaresma specially in the Philippines.

 

Traditionally, on this day, Catholic faithful solemnize the importance of Holy Thursday through Visita Iglesia or Church Visits.

Four (4) activities where commemorated in observance of Maundy Thursday:

  1. the washing of the Disciples’ Feet by Jesus Christ;
  2. the institution of the Mystery of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper;
  3. the agony of Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane; and
  4. the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.

The last supper of Jesus Christ with the Apostles was also observed on this day.

 

 But what is more important in the custom/tradition of the Filipino Catholic faithful during Huebes Santo is to do the visita iglesia, literally, church visits.  This tradition was an ancient practice started in Rome, where early pilgrims visited seven (7) pilgrim churches in Rome as penance. 

 

 Here in the Philippines, faithful carry out this tradition of Visita Iglesia as their “Pana-ad” by visiting seven churches (others may extend it to 14) and say the Stations of the Cross or Via Crusis, with two stations in each churches.

They follow this sequence:

  1. Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane,
  2. Jesus is betrayed by Judas and arrested,
  3. Jesus is condemned by the Sanhedrin,
  4. Jesus is denied by Peter,
  5. Jesus is judged by Pilate,
  6. Jesus is scourged and crowned with thorns,
  7. Jesus takes up His cross,
  8. Jesus is helped by Simon to carry His cross,
  9. Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem,
  10. Jesus is crucified,
  11. Jesus promises His kingdom to the repentant thief,
  12. Jesus entrusts Mary and John to each other,
  13. Jesus dies on the cross,
  14. Jesus is laid in the tomb.

Capiznon became truly faithful in observing this tradition, looking back to its history, Pan-ay town became the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines next to Cebu. Capiz then, became the center of Catholicism in the entire island.

Here are the possible route for visita iglesia in Capiz based on its proximity and accessibility (Roxas City->Pan-ay->Pontevedra -> Bailan -> Panit-an -> Loctugan -> Roxas City):

visita-iglesia-route-capiz

1. Immaculate Concepcion Metropolitan Cathedral – Roxas City

Immaculate Concepcion Metropolitan Cathedral Parish

Immaculate Concepcion Metropolitan Cathedral Parish

 2. Sta. Monica Parish – Pan-ay, Capiz

Sta. Monica Church, Panay Capiz.. the church where the Biggest Bell in Asia hangs in its belfry

Sta. Monica Church, Panay Capiz.. the church where the Biggest Bell in Asia hangs in its belfry

3. St. Isidore Parish  – Pontevedra, Capiz

Parish of St. Isidore, Pontevedra, Capiz

Parish of St. Isidore, Pontevedra, Capiz

4. St. Vincent Ferrer Parish – Brgy. Bailan Pontevedra, Capiz

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Brgy. Bailan, Pontevedra, Capiz

St. Vincent Ferrer Parish, Brgy. Bailan, Pontevedra, Capiz

5. St. Laurence Parish – Panitan, Capiz

St. Laurence Parish, Panitan, Capiz

St. Laurence Parish, Panitan, Capiz

6. St. Therese of Avila Parish – Brgy. Loctugan, Roxas City

St. Therese of Avila Parish, Brgy. Loctugan, Roxas City

St. Therese of Avila Parish, Brgy. Loctugan, Roxas City

7. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish – Roxas City

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Roxas City

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, Roxas

Are Filipinos nowadays truly faithful in observing this Holy Week? Do they solemnly and religiously observing the Visita Iglesia? or just doing the Visita Isla (Island Hopping)?  Try to ask the teenagers now, they can’t even understand the reasons of observing this religious tradition, or this is just a reason to get away from work  or school  and enjoy the entire week with friends for a vacation.   

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Capiztahan 2009 – April 13-15, 2009 : Rationale

(the 108th Foundation Day Commemoration of the Civil Government of Capiz)
April 13-15, 2009

 I. Capiztahan Rationale

                  The United States Philippine Commission through Act No. 115, entitled “AN ACT EXTENDING THE PROVISIONS OF THE PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT ACT TO THE PROVINCE OF CAPIZ” established the Provincial Government of Capiz (April 15, 1901).

 

Capiz Provincial Capitol

Capiz Provincial Capitol

                 REPUBLICT ACT NO. 9217 of the House of Representatives, otherwise known as the declaration of April 15 of every year as Pres. Manuel Acuña Roxas Memorial Day (a special non-working holiday for the entire Capiz Province and Roxas City).

                 The Sanguniang Panlalawigan of the Province of Capiz passed and approved ORDINANCE NO. 02-S-2003, entitled “AN ACT DECLARING APRIL 15 OF EVERY CALENDAR YEAR AS THE FOUNDATION DAY OF THE PROVINCE OF CAPIZ AND TO CELEBRATE SAID OCCASION WITH FITTING ACTIVITY.” (February 21, 2003).

               The present administration, hold sacred the historical past, culture and legacies left by our forefathers who guided and chartered the province of Capiz to what it is at present and consistently adhering to the slogan “Labi Sa Tanan Ang Tawo”, it is but fitting that this forthcoming 108th Foundation Day of the Province be remembered and celebrated not only by the provincial government and the other LGUs but with multi-sectoral participation.

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Earth Hour 2009 overwhelmingly participated worldwide. . .

     Roxas City – The observance of the Earth Hour 2009 last Saturday was overwhelmingly participated by over 15-million Filipinos in about 647 major cities and towns across the country who switched-off their lights for 60 minutes topping all other countries for the biggest number of participation trailed by Greece with 484 and Australia with 309 – proving that Filipinos rise up and unite to the challenge of climate change. 

      The World Wildlife Fund – Philippines reported based on preliminary reports indicate that 611MWh of power was saved during the black-out – equivalent to shutting down a dozen coal-fired power plants for 60 minutes. A total of 386MWh was saved in Luzon, 150MWh in Mindanao and 75MWh in the Visayas. The organizers of this year’s call hoped for the participation of at least 1000 cities and towns worldwide, the group said. Continue reading

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