The Ang Panublion Museum is located in Roxas City in Capiz Province. Also known as the Roxas City Museum, Ang Panublion was originally built as a water tank in 1910. The Panublion Museum now refills the water tank with Capiz history, culture and arts. It houses exhibitions, conducts Think Tank Talks, Creativity Labs, and Bidjo sa Sabado. The Panublion’s program is guided by the UCFI-ONE Capiz work plan for tourism, education, culture and arts. Its objective is to establish Capiz as an Eco-Cultural Tourism Hub in Central Visayas. As Such, the museum will not only serve a repository of cultural/historical memorabilia and artefacts, but will serve as the venue where Capizeños bring their artestry into the light where it can blossom and shed its radiance. The Ang Panublion Museum is located on Hughes Street Continue reading
The Culajao Mangrove Eco Park is located in Culajao, Roxas City in Capiz Province. This sanctuary has the distinction of being the only community protected and the only mangrove reserve within the city. This place stretches over 4.69 hectares and is home to diversity of marine life. Marvel at the wonder of marine biodiversity in several nipa huts interconnected by more than 100 meters long pedestrian suspension bridge or join an educational tour by riding in a bamboo raft or banca to take a closer look at 19 species of mangroves that serve as habitat for a wide variety of fishes, crustaceans, mollusks, and shells while listening to a live composo about mangroves and Barangay Culajao. Look out also for exotic birds and insects. This reserve is under the purview of Roxas City Government in partnership with PEW Fellows in Marine Conservation and Continue reading
Olotayan Island is a barangay island of Capiz Province. Olotayan Island is part of Roxas City. The name is a combination of olo (“head”) and “tyan” (stomach), as a Capiz legend tells of a cruel giant whose body the anitos (gods) struck with lightning, scattering his body parts all over the sea. Nearer to Roxas’ shore is Mantalinga Island – reportedly the giant’s “mata” (eyes) and “talinga” (ears). Natives of this place consider a “mini Boracay“, with its white sand and clear waters. Travel in this island with a boat, approximately an hour from wharfs of Banica, Roxas City, will bring a refreshing sight of placis atmosphere, serene shores, and white sand that may look like that of Boracay‘s. This island is truly blessed with its beautiful sceneries. Scattered pieces of corals are washed to the shore by shore waves, which makes the place very pleasing and things were made naturally by Continue reading
The Binnadangan Festival is an annual of Pagay Festival (Palay Festival) held every July 4. The Festival was popularly known as the Araw ng Roxas Celebration but it was declared formally as Pagay Festival during the reign of Mayor Benedict Calderon. It is celebrated because of the rich agricultural bounty of Roxas, being one of the towns that produce large stocks of rice. The festival features a Parade comprises mostly by Politicians and participating schools from different parts of Roxas, kuliglig contest and cooking of the biggest rice cake that was also featured in the national television. Continue reading
Ten kilometers north of the town’s commercial hub out in the sea, this mussel farm patiently lies like a silent picture of a thousand bamboo stilts arrayed 6 feet apart into the briny water. However, each bamboo pole stuck through the sea floor 6 to 7 feet deep yields hundreds of fat dark green mussel neatly arranged like dark distended leaves sprouting heavily on top of each other. One gets to this sea farm by means of pump boats, dugouts or rafts from Sitio Angkin.