ROXAS CITY, Capiz (May 12) -- A simple but festive mood celebration will mark Roxas City’s 61st cityhood on May 12 this year.
City Tourism Officer Bryan Mari Argos said that a three-day food festival opened last May 10 evening at the Roxas City plaza for food and sound trippers in view of the celebration.
Local bands have been tapped to perform at the food festival which starts at sundown until midnight.
“Various oyster menus will be featured by participating stalls in the food festival as the city government has designed a contest on the delectable marine bivalve mollusks,” Argos stressed.
The contest dubbed “Talaba Culinaria” will end on May 12 with the awarding of winners.
Another oyster-based contest scheduled on May 12 at 5:00pm will be a competition for the fastest table preparation of the bivalve among men and women participants, respectively.
A traditional fireworks display will be staged on the last day of the food festival.
The city’s tourism czar also noted the city’s Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) federation led by its President Kriza Fernando has also organized some activities in time with the charter celebration.
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.
(JCM/AAL/PIA 6 Capiz)