Roxas City History, Tourist Spots, Festival

Roxas is a 3rd class city and the capital of of Capiz Province in Region 6 or Western Visayas Region, Philippines.

Roxas City Welcome Arch
Roxas City Welcome Arch (Credit: wiki commons)

Profile of Roxas City (Geography)
Location –> northeastern part of Panay Island (See map below)
Neighboring Towns –> Panay (east), Panitan (south), Ivisan (west)
Area –> 95.07 km2 (36.71 sq mi)
Population –> 167,003 (2015 Census)
No. of Barangays –> 47
Revenue (2016) –> 624,662,844.31
Terrain –> Flat with hills on the western part of the city
Industries –> Agriculture, Trading, Tourism
Major Products –> Rice, Fish, Vegetables, Poultry, Handicraft, Home-made Food Items
People/Language –> Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English
Legislative District –> 1st
Government Officials
Congressman –> Emmanuel A. Billones
Mayor –> Ronnie Dadivas
Vice Mayor –> Erwin B. Sicad

History of Roxas City

Roxas was formerly called Capiz. It was founded in 1569 as a Spanish mission. It became a city on May 12, 1951 by virtue of Republic Act 603 signed by then President Elpidio Quirino.

Economy, Business and Investment in Roxas City

Roxas is considered the seafoods capital of the Philippines because of the great variety of seafoods produced and process in te city.

Tourist Spots in Roxas City

Ang Panublion Museum
Manuel A. Roxas Monument
Roxas City Bandstand
Palina Greenbelt Ecopark
Provincial Capitol
Immaculate Conception Metropolitan Cathedral
Shrine of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
Olotayan Island

Festival in Roxas City

Sinadya sa Halaran Festival

Map of Roxas City in Capiz Province

See also: List of Philippine Cities by Region and Province
See also: Biography of Governor Esteban Contreras

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