1st ‘Electric Parade’ Held
Miss Universe 4th runner-up Venus Raj and Binibining Pilipinas Tourism 2011 Isabella Manjon graced the event that started from the public plaza and ended at the People’s Park in Brgy. Baybay.
A fireworks display, which lasted for about 30 minutes, was also shown to delight the audience.
Also, three Cabinet secretaries of President Benigno Aquino III — Health Secretary Enrique Ona, Tourism Secretary Alberto Lim and Agriculture Secretary Prospero Alcala — graced the celebration that kicked off on Friday.
Ona inaugurated the newly constructed Sen. Gerry Roxas District Hospital in Dao town and the water analysis laboratory at the Roxas Memorial Provincial Hospital.
He pledged additional support to the province aside from the P37 million earmarked for the construction of a new provincial hospital in Brgy. Lawaan here.
Alcala and Lim, on the other hand, attended the quarterly meeting of the Regional Development Council (RDC) at the Capiz Provincial Capitol on Saturday.
Gov. Victor Tanco is the RDC chairman.
Alcala also attended the Farmers’ Day at the Capiz Gym, while Lim graced the “Electric Parade,” one of the major highlights of the three-day “Capiztahan.”
The United Capizeños Foundation Inc. hosts this year’s celebration, which has the theme “Public-Private Partnership: Foundation of Good Governance.”
Capiztahan promotes the province as a premiere tourist “seafood trip” destination. Capiz is known to produce delicious seafoods./PN