Capiz News

  • Panay River Rehab Eyed

    The government and private sectors are working for the preservation and rehabilitation of the Panay River in Capiz.

    Valentin Talabero, provincial director of Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-Capiz), said that the Save Panay River Council and Task Force has formally been formed last September 5, 2016.

    An initiative of Capiz Governor Antonio Del Rosario, Talabero said this is a long-term intervention program to curb the environmental degradation of the 152-kilometer river and its tributaries.

    Talabero said that garbage has been freely disposed along riverbanks, part ...

  • Community Turns Up To Help Rehabilitate Mangrove

    A mangrove planting activity was held last June at Palina Greenbelt Ecopark in Barangay Cagay, participated by volunteers from Shell Culasi depot, Shell Lapus terminal, Shell Roxas station, Roxas City local government unit, and Shell's implementing partner, the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP).

    "This project will keep this place clean and green," said Belinda Garrido, coastal resource management coordinator in Roxas City. She added that the project will contribute to the sustainability of coastal resources, given that mangroves are pollution filters. Moreover, the thick root f ...

  • Travel To Olutayan Island In Roxas City Capiz

    It was not planned, or maybe I wasn't part of the planning, he he.. as most of the time I have opted to stay in rather than trek a long trail, with a long drive and a not so calm boat ride.

    We were hosted by the Vice Mayor of Capiz, Erwin Sicad and Ging Bayoneta. We had to be early to catch the ferry or is it a boat ride to the island, a good 45 minutes ride, although chartered, we still had to maintain schedule. We went to the estuary near the market, for our ride.

    The estuary in itself was a treat, houses on the water, the water was murky but without that stale water smell, where even ...

  • Bridge To Link Capiz Agri-tourism Sites

    A P25-million bridge will be built to link several agri-tourism sites in Capiz.

    "The Bayuyan Bridge will provide a convenient service roadway and access to identified tourism spots," said Sanny Oropel, chief of the Capiz 1st District Engineering Office under Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6).

    The bridge will make more accessible adventure sites such as Lintiknon Falls in President Roxas town and Hinulugan Falls in Pilar town.

    As a convergence project with the Department of Agrarian Reform, it will also make it easier for farmers in nine villages of President Roxas and P ...

  • Pagpasidungog Festival Honoring Successful Panitenos

    This old town in Capiz celebrates the successes of its people!

    Panitan, one of the oldest towns in Capiz, is classified as a third class municipality of the province and is subdivided into 26 barangays. It is situated about 15 kilometers south of the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, Roxas City.

    Every year, the Municipality of Panitan gives recognition to successful PaniteƱos that have helped develop the town may it be in the aspect of cultural, social, educational or trade and industry, the celebration is called Pagpasidungog Festival.

    The name of the festival is a local native te ...

  • Padagyaw Festival Why Do The People Of Dumarao Call For Bayanihan

    Celebrate the thanksgiving festival of the people of Dumarao on August 1-5.

    Dumarao is a second class municipality in Capiz Province and is subdivided into 33 barangays. Founded in 1580, it was established by the Spaniards in honor of Our Lady of the Snows.

    To give you a brief background about the Our Lady of the Snows, it is one of the oldest devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The story is attached to a legend that dates back in 352 A.D. or as early as the 4th Century A.D. in relation to an awe-inspiring snowfall during summer in Rome.

    Every month of August, the town is annually c ...