Roxas City Celebrates 65th Cityhood
The day-long exhibit formally opened after a ribbon cutting ceremony that was led by Roxas City Mayor Angel Alan Celino’s Executive Assistant Hazel Bernas and Dino Altobano of the Roxas City Tourism Office.

Roxas Press Bureau chief Cyril Simpas said that a discounted fee on the river tour package as well as airing of a broadcast material about the Roxas City charter anniversary were also made during the charter Day.

Republic Act (RA) 603 otherwise known as the Roxas 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. (JSC/AAL-PIA6 Capiz)