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Capiztahan 2016 


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

Capiz Gym

Grand Bloodletting Day

Robinson’s Mall.

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.

Commemorative Mass

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

Fireworks Competition

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.

Familiarization Tour

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.

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