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TRIVIA
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 Roxas / Capiz
 Things To Do and See

HISTORICAL
  1. Birthplace of Manuel Roxas, Roxas- Located in the city proper, 2 storey hardwood and stone house of First Philippine President Manuel Roxas, now a historical shrine.
  2. Moro Towers, Sitio Nipa, Roxas City- Half-torn stone structures built in 1814 to repel the invading Moros and Portuguese colonizers.
CULTURAL
  1. Ang Panublion (Roxas City Museum), Roxas City; built in 1910 as a water tank; has memorabilia of illustrious sons and daughters of Roxas City; collections of religious icons, artifacts and artworks.
  2. Mundo Dance, Tapaz dance of the mountain tribe known as Mundo, vanishing remnants of pre-Malayan Indonesian immigrants to Panay.
NATURAL
  1. Baybay Beach, Roxas City; 3 kilometers from city proper; clean black sand; beach houses.
  2. Olutayan Island, a 30-minute pump boat ride from Banica Terminal, Roxas City; crystal clear waters and multi-colored fishes; beach is carpeted with tiny crushed shells called cascaho.
  3. Quipot Cave, Brgy. Burias, Mambusao; a thirty minute ride over rough road, from Mambusao Agricultural and Technical College or around 9 km. from the town proper; has many chambers some of which are as big as hotel ballroom with plenty of stalactites and stalagmites.
  4. Napti Island, Pan-ay; about 3 to 4 hectares big located near Olutayan Island; has white sand, small cave and an abundant shells for necklaces.
  5. Buntod Beach, Pan-ay; about a kilometer long; located far from the inhabited section of Pan-ay; one of the cleanest beaches in Capiz; has fine black sand with a beach free of jellyfish all year round; approximately ten minutes by jeepneys, cars and tricycles from the town; accessible by speedboats or pump boats from any point in Capiz.
  6. Pilar Cave, Pilar; one and a half km. from the poblacion of jeepneys, tricycles and cars over rough roads; one and a half km. with chambers of varying sizes; different plants and orchids hang from the cliffs.
  7. Tucad Reef, Pilar; 10 km. from Pilar shoreline; submarine islet of seashells and corals topped with thin layers of sand .
  8. Suhot Cave, Dumalag; situated in Dumalag, Capiz; 300 meters away from the provincial road; has a series of interconnected caverns of different sizes.
  9. Igang Maayon; Tapulang, Maayon; a limestone cave; around 7 km. away from the poblacion; 15 minutes ride by car or jeepney.
  10. The Coves Of Ivisan (Bgy. Basiao & Bgy. Baliring); White sand beach coves located 10 km or 30 minutes by jeepney, car or tricycle over rough roads from the town proper.
  11. Suhoton Caves, Jamindan; has multi-layered chambers in its vast interior.
RELIGIOUS
  1. Pan-ay Church, Pan-ay; awe-inspiring church of coral blocks; monument to past Spanish grandeur; its bell cast out of 76 sacks of coins is known as the largest in Southeast Asia.
  2. Dumalag Church, Dumalag; a yellow sandstone church finished in 1872.
MAN-MADE
  1. Mussel Farm, Sapian; a farm of dark green mussels located10 kilometers north of the town's commercial hub.
FESTIVALS
  1. Halaran Festival, Roxas City; depicts the colorful history and culture of the Capizenos back to the pre-Spanish times particularly the landing and settlement of the Bornean datus; highlighted by eating, drinking and dancing to the exotic beat of drums; celebrated every first weekend of October.
  2. Sinadya Festival, Roxas City; showcases the rituals and festivities of the Capizenos; highlighted by the diana, fireworks display, grand dancing parade, giant papier maches, processions, food festivals and sports exhibitions.
  3. Balintawakan Festival , Pontevedra; a simple gathering mostly of senior citizens of Pontevedra characterized by a "binayle" at the town's public market.


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CAPITAL: Roxas City
LAND AREA: 1,817.9 sq. km.
TEL. AREA CODE: 36
NO. OF TOWNS: 17
ZIP CODE: 5800
 
  

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