The colorful special event of the province of Capiz, CAPIZtahan 2016 is set to officially start April 14, 2016, but as early as April 9, there will be pre event activities that will make the festivities more lively and attractive to local and foreign tourists.
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.
Here are the activities to watch out for during CAPIZtahan 2016.
Pre-CAPIZtahan 2016 Activities
National Arnis Tournament
Dinggoy Roxas Civic Center
Regional Karera sa Bukid
Pueblo de Panay, Roxas City
Farmers’ and Fishermen’s Day
Grand Bloodletting Day
April 14, 2016 – Thursday – CAPIZtahan activities
Flag Raising and Opening Program
Roxas City Hall and Capiz Provincial Capitol Grounds, 8:30 am.
Opening of Unli Kultura Expo and the CAPIZtahan Trade Fare
Capiz Provincial Park, 9:30 am.
A three-day exhibit showcasing native and indigenous products of Capiz. About 46 exhibitors will join the event. The exhibits shall run until Sunday, April 17.
Opening of the Shell Village
Balay Capiznon, near the Provincial Capitol.
This features the various products using Capiz shell, 9:30 am.
Opening 2nd CAPIZtahan Kite Flying Competition
Pueblo de Panay Roxas City, 6 am.
A thee-day event and workshop for kite-flying enthusiasts.
Opening of Artist Village and Samuryakot, a mixed-media art workshop, competition, and exhibit
Garden Palace Restaurant, Pueblo de Panay.
The speakers/ judges include renowned Cebuano artist Javy Villacin.
Amba Capizeño Music and Dance Fest
Capiz Provincial Park, 4 pm.
Bravo, Capizeño! A Music and Dance Festival
Roxas City Bandstand, 6 pm.
The program features award-winning performances of performers from schools, colleges and universities in Roxas City. Another highlight is the performance of barritone and NCCA Ani ng Dangal awardee Joseleo Logdat.
CAPIZtahan Tribal Competition
Roxas City Bandstand, 7:30 pm.
April 15, 2016 activities
CAPIZtahan Fun Run
To commence the Roxas City Plaza to the People’s Park, 5:30 am.
Immaculate Concepcion Cathedral, 8 am.
Unveiling of the New Bronze Statue of President Manuel Roxas and Wreath Laying Ceremony for the 68th Death Anniversary
President Manuel Roxas Statue, Roxas City Plaza. 9:30 am
President Manuel Roxas Exhibit
Ang Panublion Museum, Roxas City, 10 am.
To showcase memorabilias, items, and mementos belonging to President Manuel Roxas.
ABS-CBN Kapamilya Fiesta
Villareal Stadium, 6 pm.
Featuring celebrities from the Kapamilya Network
Villareal Stadium, 7 pm.
Opening of 3rd Reggae Festival and Seafood Fair
People’s Park, Baybay Roxas City, 6pm.
Fireworks display every night for three nights.
April 16, 2016 activities
6th DYVR RMN Baroto Race
Roxas City Plaza, 7 am.
Ecopark, Cuartero, Capiz, 8 am.
1st Love Radio Dance Shoot Out
Robinson’s Place, Roxas, 1 pm.
Parade of Lights
Roxas City Plaza, 6 pm
Showcasing 50 dancers from every municipality in Capiz. Parade starts at Fuentes Drive to Roxas City Plaza. Fireworks display afterwards at 8 pm.
Bikini Beach Bodies
People’s Park, Baybay, Roxas City, 8 pm.
April 17 – Sunday
Capiz Day of Prayer: An Interfaith Thanksgiving Concert
Roxas City Bandstand, 6 pm.
Performers from different religious organizations in the province will have a 15-minute performance. The event will also feature barritone performer Joseleo Logdat.