The United Capizeños Foundation Inc. or the so-called ONE Capiz will host this year’s celebration, which has the theme “Public-Private Partnership: Foundation of Good Governance.”
This annual festival will feature numerous and colorful events, incomparable seafood offerings and the rich culture of Capiz.
It will also promote the province as the premiere tourist “seafood trip” destination in the country.
To kick off the celebration on April 15 is a Thanksgiving Mass, 7 a.m. at the Roxas City Immaculate Conception Cathedral. It will be followed by a flag-raising, 8 a.m. at the Capitol grounds.
There will also be a wreath-laying ceremony at the monument of President Manuel Acuña Roxas, 8:30 a.m. at the Roxas City Public Plaza; Photo Exhibit (Centennial Celebration of the Provincial Capitol), 9 a.m. at the lobby of the ground floor of the Provincial Capitol; and the CAPIZtahan Comics (Caricatures, April 15–17), 9:30 a.m. at the Balay Capiznon.
Three events will open simultaneously — Job Fair (April 15–16) at the Roxas City Hall; Trade and Horticulture Fair (April 15–17) at the Provincial Park; and the Medical Mission (April 15–17) at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital.
Capiceños and other revelers will see action in the National Cock Fighting Derby, 11 a.m. at the Capiz Gym.
A cooking demonstration by Chef Margarita Fores and the opening of the Seafood Fair (April 15–17) will be held at the People’s Park in Brgy. Baybay here, along with the display of colorful boats at the Baybay beach, 12 noon.
The Sen. Gerardo Roxas District Hospital in Dao town will be inaugurated at 2 p.m. It will be followed by a Concert for the Centennial Celebration at the Provincial Capitol, 5 p.m. at the Hall of Governors, Provincial Capitol.
A Cultural Show (Showcase of Capiznon Talents) featuring ABS-CBN Star Power winner Angeline Quinto will be held at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, 7 p.m.
On April 16, the first quarter meeting for 2011 of the Regional Development Council 6 led by its chair, Gov. Victor Tanco, will be held 10 a.m. at the Hall of Governors, Provincial Capitol.
Farmer’s Day will be held at the Villareal Stadium, 2 p.m.; general assembly of the Capiz Women’s Inc. at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, 3 p.m.; unveiling of the Arnaldo Boulevard Beautification Marker at 5 p.m.; launching of the ordinance on standard time at the Roxas City Band Stand, 5:30 p.m.; Electric Parade featuring Venus Raj at the Roxas City Plaza to People’s Park, 6 p.m.; and Fireworks Display at the People’s Park, Brgy. Baybay, 7 p.m.
Lastly, on April 17, the Radio Mindanao Network Baroto Race will be at the historic Panay River along Capiz Bridge here, 8 a.m.; Halad sang Bombo and Star FM sa Capiznon, featuring Battle of the Bands and Dance Showdown at the Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center, 1 p.m.; and the Concert at the Stadium with Divest Band and matinee idol Jericho Rosales at the Villareal Stadium, at 7 p.m./PN