Friday, June 17, 2016

U.P. Professors to Launch Books about Panay Bukidnon at Ang Panublion Museum

Two renowned Filipino professors have decided to launch their books in Roxas City.

It brings pride and honor to the Province of Capiz that Dr. Alicia Magos of the University of the Philippines Visayas (UPV) and Dr. Maria Christine Muyco of the University of the Philippines Diliman (UPD) will be launching their books at Ang Panublion Museum in Roxas City this June 27.

The event, known as “Epics, Music and Bird Dance,” will feature Dr. Magos' Amburukay (UP Press), the new volume in the Panay Bukidnon epic series, and Dr. Muyco’s Sibud and Mumunting Tinig (Ateneo de Manila Press), which are about Panay Bukidnon’s Binanog Music and Dance.

Dr. Alicia P. Magos is an anthropologist and professor emerita at U.P. Visayas who did extensive study and published works on the Panay Bukidnon culture of Western Visayas. She embarked on her work about the Sugidanon in 1992 through a grant from the French government, discovering 10 epics: Tikun Kadlom, Amburukay, Derikaryong Pada, Balanakon, Kalampay, Pahagunong, Sinagnayan, Humadapnon sa Tarangban, Nagburuhisan, and Alayaw.

Friday, June 3, 2016

7 Reasons Why You Should Stay at Plaza Central Inn in Roxas City

Plaza Central in. Image: Laaglaag

Looking for a homey place to stay in Roxas City? Plaza Central Inn, set right in Roxas City center, offers you that comfort within your budget feel. It also gives you the idea of how it is to live at a grand house in the Commonwealth era!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

8 Reasons Why You’ll Want to Visit Pilar, Capiz, Again and Again

I was glad to spend a weekend in Pilar last October thanks to the invitation of a good friend, tour guide, and shell craft artist, Gi Biana. Of course I shouldn’t miss the chance to write something (no matter how belated) about this quaint town 45 minutes away from Roxas City.

Pilar is a town of many wonders. It is blessed by the bounty of the land (just look at the expansive sugarcane and rice fields that dot its countryside) and the wealth of the sea. Get your bags ready and head to Pilar where a curnocopia of folklore, natural bounty, and adventure will complete your holiday.   

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Dine at Abuelo by Espacio Verde in Roxas City

The Abuelo at Espacio Verde. Image: Espacio Verde Facebook Page

Barely three minutes away from Roxas City sits Abuelo, the crown jewel of Espacio Verde, one of Roxas City’s finest recreational and dining destinations. The place boasts “lush greens, clear skies and flowing water from a serene lagoon.” Once a fish pond and chicken farm owned by the del Rosario family, Espacio Verde has grown from a private main hall that housed the family gatherings to a sprawling retreat that welcomes anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of city life.
Experience fine dining at its best in the Seafood Capital of the Philippines only at Abuelo by Espacio Verde. And what makes this place so special?

Monday, May 30, 2016

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Capiz Eco-Park in Cuartero, Capiz

Roughly 20 minutes away from Cuartero town proper is a haven for nature lovers—Capiz-Eco Park. And there are just so many reasons why Capiznons should come here. In fact, this place is relatively unknown to most of the locals, so it’s a highly recommended place for those who want to converse with nature or enjoy holistic activities with family and friends.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Capiz Caps Heritage Month Celebration with a Showcase of the Province’s Cultural Masters

The month of May every year is National Heritage Month, in accordance with Proclamation No. 439, s. 2003, and this year’s theme is “Pamilya para sa Pamana” (Family for Heritage). In an effort to enable Capiznons to have a greater connection with the province’s rich history and culture, the Capiz Provincial Tourism and Cultural Affairs Office (PTCAO) held the Dungog Capiznon Youth Heritage Camp from May 27-29 at Vicente Andaya, Sr., National High School in Sigma, Capiz. Participants were high school and college students from all over the province. Ati and Panay Bukidnon participants were also invited to join the event. 

 The highlight, however, was the participants' encounter with cultural masters at Capiz Eco Park in Brgy. Nagba, Cuartero, on May 28th. The participants got the chance to hobnob with cultural masters, who are culture bearers of the different intangible heritages of the province.

Monday, April 4, 2016

CAPIZtahan 2016 Showcases the Wealth of Culture and Bounty that Capiz has to Offer

CAPIZtahan 2016 showcases exciting activities.

This summer, brace yourself for the 2016 CAPIZtahan Festival. Considered as the most colorful event in the province, CAPIZtahan brings you the best that Capiz has to offer. The event is organized by the United Capizeños Foundation, Inc.—One Capiz, in partnership with the Offices of the Congressmen of the First and Second Districts, the Provincial Government of Capiz, and the City Government of Roxas in celebration of the foundation of the civil government of Capiz and the death anniversary of President Manuel A. Roxas.