Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Multiple Names of the People of Capiz

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


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Roxas City Villareal Stadium and Vicinity Aerial Video

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.

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Can P4.9-B Floodway Stop Floods?

ROXAS CityGov. 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

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City Hall Mulls Biometrics to Ensure Workers’ Attendance

ROXAS City – To ensure the attendance of its employees — and stop their tardiness – the city government is planning to buy eight biometric time clocks.

Mayor Angel Alan Celino observed that some city hall employees reported late, some by an hour.

“Using high technology such as biometrics, I hope employees will report to work and leave office on time,” the mayor stressed.

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Explore Roxas City!

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Roxas City Capiz Seafood Capital of the Philippines

Welcome to Roxas City, Seafood Capital of the Philippines!


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RoxasCity.Gov.Ph – Roxas City Official Website is Down

It’s 2011.  Happy New Year to All!

Roxas City has a lot of changes now and improvements.  Since the City Mayor Alan Celino assumed his office last year, there are major changes implemented in the City.  This  is part of his platform of Government which is “4AC: 4 A Change”. Some of the notable physical changes and improvement in Roxas City are:

  • Palm Trees within the center island along the Arnaldo Boulevard Road
  • Reconstruction of the Rotunda Fountain Landmark
  • The implementation of Coding Scheme for Tricycles
  • The construction and repairs of drainage system of major streets and barangays in Roxas City
  • Roxas City Auxilliary Police (Traffic Enforcer) and Sanitary Health Workers
  • Fence barriers within the intersections along Gaisano Blvd and Pres. Manuel Roxas Mem. School to avoid traffic.
  • and many more …

But as of the beginning of year 2011, one of the major changes I’ve noticed online is the website of Roxas City Government.  As I visited the site to be updated about Roxas City, I’d noticed that the official website of Roxas City is down.  I am thinking that their hosting or domain expired, but as I asked my friends from Roxas City Hall, according to them, there will be a major Continue reading

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