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Beast attack in Capiz?

‘Sigbin’ kills fowls anew, residents claim


ROXAS City — A suspected chupacabra, locally known as sigbin was again sighted in the province, reportedly sucking blood out of chickens and geese.

Marjorie Bunsalan of Pilar town said she saw a dog-looking creature attacking her chicken and geese.

She described the creature as “having red eyes” and stands “as high as human’s waist.”

“My children and I were then watching television. We were shocked when we heard a loud noise made by chickens at the back of our house,” she said, adding that the creature hurriedly left upon seeing them.

Other town residents attested to Bunsalan’s claims, saying they also saw the sigbin attack and ate their chicken and geese.

In 2008, residents of Brgy. Dumolog here believed that a sigbin killed their chickens. The fowls were found headless. Continue reading


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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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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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Position Paper of Book Project Services for Family Saga on the Proposed “Liberation of Capiz” Holiday

(Sent thru Email, December 16, 2010)

We, the officers of Book Project Services for Family Saga, would like to state that it was only the town proper of Capiz (now Roxas City), and not the province of Capiz, that was cleared of the Japanese on December 20, 1944. Allow us to present these pieces of information:

1. On December 20, 1944, the town proper of Capiz was cleared of the Japanese. The area cleared included the Capiz-Loctugan road, the Capiz-Culasi road, the Culasi seaport, Dayao, Tiza Hill, Libas Hill and Mongpong. Among the buildings cleared were the church, the municipal hall, the Provincial Capitol, Emmanuel hospital and Cine Victoria. [Source: Gamaliel Manikan, Guerilla Warfare on Panay Island in the Philippines (1976, 600-609)].
2. For lack of space, we would like to present only one proof that the province of Capiz was not liberated on December 20, 1944. Beyond the poblacion of the municipality of Capiz toward the direction of Iloilo, there were still Japanese soldiers holed up in some secure places. Our proof is Continue reading

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Sinadya sa Halaran Festival 2010

December 3-8, 2010

Roxas City, Philippines

Theme: Pag-ambitanay, Pagkinalipay, Pagpasalamat (Sharing, Joy and Thanksgiving)

Download Schedule of Activities: Sinadya_sa_Halaran_2010_Schedule

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KI 35th Philippine South District Confab in Boracay

by Adam Jesus Bering

Boracay Island – The Kiwanis International Philippine South District Visayas and Mindanao area
held its 35th District Convention at La Carmela de Boracay Resort Hotel in Boracay Island last
September 9-11, 2010 with a theme: “Make Time to Make a Difference” .

The 35th annual district convention of the Philippine South District opened with Boracay grand
welcome night in the evening of Thursday, September 9, 2010 at the beach front of La Carmela de
Boracay all in white attire.

The grand opening ceremony and plenary session started on the second day with about 350
Kiwanians from 60 clubs and nine divisions were in attendance. At noon, there was an awards luncheon
to give recognition to outstanding clubs and district officers. Beach fun games give more color and
enjoyment that bonds all the Kiwanians in the afternoon. The Governor’s night in the evening features
the divisions & club presentations. Continue reading


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Pest attacks Capiz rice farms

by Jemin B. Guillermo

Roxas City (27 September) — The rice plantation in Capiz is now suffering from pest infestation.

In a Pest Infestation Advisory of Provincial Agriculturist Sylvia Dela Cruz to Capiz Governor Victor Tanco, she said that the field situation of the rice farmers and the changes in climatic condition are very favorable to the occurrence of insect pests and diseases.

Dela Cruz said that the most prevalent insect pest that attacks the rice plantation here is the brown planthopper which is commonly known to rice farmers as “kaki nga wayawaya.”

As of September 22, 2010, the brown planthopper had already affected 6,562 hectares while the area damaged reached 3,581.55 hectares, she said, adding that 11 percent of the total area planted with rice is already totally damaged. Continue reading

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