|Roxas City at night|
Roxas City is known to be the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, because of the abundance of marine life.
And the home to the Last President of the Commonwealth, and First President of the Republic of the Philippines, Manuel A. Roxas.
Whose house is just across the street from the house I grew up in.
|President Manuel A. Roxas|
Besides the abundance of seafood, Roxas is also known for export quality rice, corn, prawns (tiger shrimps), and milkfish (National Fish of the Philippines).
Roxas City, Capiz is world-known, especially to the design industry,
because of the CAPIZ Shells (windowpane oyster), which chandeliers, other light fixtures, photo frames, windows, doors, christmas lanterns, and other decorative accessories for interiors are made from.
|Capiz Shells Chandelier at the lobby of Kapis Mansion Hotel|
Roxas City has come very far from the laid back lifestyle I use to know.
The city is now a very busy center trade for commerce in the Province.
Gone are the days where you can leisurely walk in empty streets.
Despite that, Roxas has maintained it's beauty, the people are still friendly,
and they always greet you with a smile.
It still has a feel of a quiet rural life compared to the big cities in the Philippines.
People still enjoy their siestas in the afternoon.
|Capitol of the Province of Capiz|
|City Fountain covered and transformed into a Large Christmas tree for the Holidays.|
|Immaculate Conception Cathedral|
|The bandstand I sang at with the Famous Filipino Artists |
Kuh Ledesma, Ivy Violan and Jet Montilibano.
We entertained the people for the political campaign of the late Congressman Gerardo Roxas Jr.,
grandson of the late President Manuel A. Roxas.
|Beautiful fountain at the center of the city at night.|
we would go to the beach and see what the fishermen's catch of the day,
Beautiful sunset at Baybay Beach, Roxas City photo credit: Krishna Yu
|Raking Cagaygay Clams for dinner|
This is what was just raked. Cagaycay clams in a ginger spiced broth.
|Mantalinga Island just a few swim strokes away from BayBay Beach|
|"Litob" a delicious sweet clam|
lighted river floaters at night, fireworks, the Fluvial Parade
and of course,
an abundance of delicious dishes and seafood.
This is when you can hardly find "Diwal "in the market.
|Street Dancer at Sinadya sa Halaran|
|Street Dancers in crab costumes - |
a dance of offering for thanksgiving for a great harvest
|Fireworks at the Sinadya sa Halaran|
Things to do in Roxas City:
|Skimboarding at Baybay beach or at Olotayan Beach|
|Wakeboarding at Baybay, Beach|
|PANAY RIVER TOUR|
|A private river and beach hopping tour from Panay River tours.|
A must do in Roxas City.
|Lounging, enjoying a drink, and massage aboard the Panay River Tour boat.|
|Flatrock Beach Resort|
Swim and go boating at the clean and calm aquamarine waters of Flatrock Beach Resort.
photo credit: Maria "Matz" Baguio
|Enjoy swimming, diving off this bamboo raft with a table and bench called "Balsa".|
You can carry aboard a picnic basket or a cooler full of food and drinks and enjoy
having lunch on one of the Floating "Balsa" at
Flatrock Beach Resort
Culasi, Roxas City owned by my Uncle.
|Enjoy a day of swimming at a Flatrock's beach which is nestled in a cove at Culasi, Roxas City.|
|When staying at Flatrock, wake up at the break of dawn and welcome the local fishermen |
or join them in pulling their fishnets ashore for their catch of the day.
|Go and see the Philippine Eagle and the Philippine Monkey |
at Talon Adventure Park.
The park offers a zoo, you can rent out and trek the hills with ATV's,
zipline, Zorb downhill, go Mountain biking or just leisurely relax at the beach.
|A beach hut available for rent for a day of picnic at Talon Adventure Park.|
|For the Night Owls, they flock to Soul Super Club.|
Other delicious food I enjoy and crave:
|Fresh Seaweed Salad|
|Grilled Bread from a local Bakery|
|Baye-Baye a steamed riced dessert with candied coconut on top.|
|Santol a mouthwatering, very sour juicy fruit.|
Another place we never fail to visit everytime we come home is the Sta. Monica Church in Pan-ay, Capiz.
It is one of the oldest church in the Philippines, built in 1774.
Just a few minutes drive outside of Roxas, and where you can find the Largest Bell in Asia.
|Yup! That's how large it is. photo credit:Nancy Mae|
Another must see is Christ the Redeemer Shrine at Ivisan, Capiz. A smaller replica of Rio de Janiero's famous statue.
I would like to thank my very talented photographer friends who unselfishly shared their beautiful photos with me.
- Bordoy Viterbo - Bordoy Photography
- Carl Tinsay
- Jun Berjamin - Jun Berjamin Photography
- Krishna Yu
- Mon Corpuz - Mon Corpuz Photography
- Nancy Mae
- Rhap Distajo - Rhap Distajo Photography
To contact these talented friends of mine just click on their links.
|"Carag" tropical fire ant|