Written by Vincent Bigcas
ROXAS CITY, Capiz (April 4) -- The Capiz provincial government will celebrate its 111th anniversary foundation on April 15 this year.
Based on records, the American government established the civil government of Capiz on April 15, 1901 by virtue of Act No. 115.
The marker, which contains the said Act's text, is displayed at the Provincial Capitol’s entrance for reference of Capiceños and local researchers.
“One hundred eleven years ago, a community blessed with the bounties of nature and the home of hardworking and enthusiastic stewards of God’s creation was established,” said Capiz Gov. Victor A. Tanco, Sr.
The celebration, for two consecutive years now, will showcase a public – private partnership as a collaborative effort of the Capiz and Roxas City governments, First Congressional District Office of Antonio Del Rosario and a private group named ONE Capiz will again take center stage.
In his message, Cong. Del Rosario said that the celebration also commemorates the 64th death anniversary of the late President Manuel A. Roxas who died on April 15, 1948.
“It is our hope that Capiztahan 2012 will give us the opportunities to show you captivating sights, experience our rich cultural heritage, taste exotic seafoods and feel the warm and caring ways of Capiceños,” he emphasized.
Top local government officials also led in inviting Capiceños and tourists to come for the three-day celebration on April 13 to 15 as Capiztahan activities are geared towards attracting people to come and see what the province can offer.
“Come to Roxas City and Capiz,” said Roxas City mayor Angel Alan Celino and Tanco in a local television ads for the celebration.
The yearly celebration is stipulated in an ordinance approved by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Capiz in 2003. (JCM/AAL/PIA 6 Capiz)