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Capiceņos Remember Pres. Roxas PDF Print E-mail
The commemoration kicked off with a mass at the Roxas City Metropolitan Cathedral that was attended by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Sec. Mar Roxas mother Judy A. Roxas, One Capiz as well as local officials and government employees, among others.

Pres. Roxas’ death anniversary also coincides with the Capiz provincial government’s 113th foundation day by virtue of Act No. 115 issued in 1901.

In 2003, Republic Act No. 9217 or the Pres. Manuel A. Roxas Memorial Day Act was signed into law which declared April 15 as a special holiday throughout the province.

The law assigns the nearest Friday to April 15 as a special non-working holiday in the entire province and city, April 18 for this year, to give the people a chance to ponder on the unselfish acts of Roxas.

Roxas, fondly called as Manoling, was the first bar topnotcher from the University of the Philippines (UP) and elected Capiz governor at age 27 in 1919.

He also served as the province's first congressional district representative and senator before elected as the country's highest ranking official from 1946 until his untimely death on April 15, 1948. (JCM/AAL/PIA6 Capiz)

- See more at: http://r06.pia.gov.ph/index.php?article=1001397617856#sthash.2OEhnQ20.dpuf
 
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