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Pangilatan Falls: Best waterfalls in Western Visayas

         ROXAS CITY – Yes, folks, you heard it right.  The best waterfalls in Western Visayas can be found in Tapaz, Capiz, some 60 km. from here.  It is known as the Pangilatan Falls Ecotourism Park.

Pangilatan Falls, Tapaz, Capiz

Pangilatan Falls, Tapaz, Capiz

        This writer only learned about his untapped tourist potential from the town’s Sangguniang Bayan member, Arnold Jaranilla, the SB’s chair of the committee on tourism.

        Jaranilla, who was one of the participants to the  two-day provincial tourism strategic planning  workshop, lost no time in convincing his fellow participants about the potential of the place as a major tourist-drawer.  He described it as breathtaking and unspoiled and, no doubt, the best of its kind in the region.   Through the brochure that Jaranilla handed to us, we learned that Tapaz, once the hotbed of communist insurgency in the region, has more than 10 other waterfalls that can transform the town into a tourist haven. Continue reading

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Rare mosquito-borne disease afflicts Tapaznons

‘It destroys a person’s life’

 

            ROXAS CITY –The first ever-documented cases of Filariasis, a rare  mosquito-borne disease, were found in Tapaz, Capiz last month.

                 The disease which, if not treated early,  results to the  weird enlargement of thigh, leg, breast or scrotum,  reportedly first afflicted some Tapaz residents as far back as the early 1980s. Continue reading

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