Roxas City Gears For 60th Charter Day
ROXAS City (May 12) — Various activities have been lined up by this city government for its 60th Charter Day celebration from May 12–14 this year.
The opening day activities will include a Thanksgiving Mass, distribution of cash gift worth P1,000 for Barangay Health Workers (BHW) and various launching ceremonies of development projects.
Mayor Angel Alan Celino will lead local government officials and employees in the anniversary commemoration.
Additional attractions for the three-day celebration are seafood fair, launching of the official Roxas City song by Noel Cabangon, fireworks display, distribution of PhilHealth cards and vegetable seeds, talent competition, fun run of persons with disabilities (PWDs), jet ski exhibition and band as well as beauty contests.
The city government will also step up its "Palangga Ko Ini" (I Love Roxas City) Movement during the celebration.
The initiative aims to encourage everyone to actively get involved in governance to make the city a must-see place in the country.
Republic Act (RA) 603 otherwise known as the City Charter named the municipality of Capiz as Roxas City in honor of its most illustrious son, President Manuel Acuña Roxas.
The cityhood emanated from a bill for the creation of Roxas City, which was sponsored by then Rep. Ramon Arnaldo and was signed into law by President Elpidio Quirino on April 11, 1951, three years after Pres. Roxas died at 56.
Executive Order 438 issued by Pres. Quirino fixed the date of its charter on May 12, 1951.