Another long weekend as Roxas City marks 72nd anniversary

By Felipe V. Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Another long weekend here as the city government suspended work and classes at all levels in celebration of “Kaadlawan sang Roxas City” on May 12 and 13, 2023.

Roxas City Mayor Ronnie Dadivas issued on May 10, 2023 Executive Order 12 that sets preparations for the city’s 72nd charter anniversary.

Roxas City is an agri-fishery capital of the province of Capiz with 47 barangays.

Capiz became a chartered city on May 12, 1951 through House Bill 1528 sponsored by Ramon Acuña Arnaldo, the representative of the First District of Capiz. It was signed by President Elpidio Quirino on April 11, 1951 as Republic Act 603.

Consequently, the town was named Roxas City after his illustrious son, President Manuel Acuña Roxas, the last president of the Commonwealth and the first president of the Philippine Republic.

The city government invites everyone to be part of this two-day extravaganza, brimming with a wide array of activities that promise to ignite joy and excitement in every attendee.

The festivities kick off with a heartwarming Thanksgiving Mass on May 12, followed by a vibrant parade and an exciting basketball game.

Don’t miss the chance to witness the captivating Rap Showdown and Cultural Show, showcasing the extraordinary talents of our local artists.

As night falls, prepare to be dazzled by a breathtaking Fireworks Display that will leave everyone in awe.

Al James, an exceptional rap artist, musician, and songwriter, along with a lineup of other outstanding performers will make the night truly unforgettable.

On May 13, the highlight of the evening will be the presence of the iconic Ely Buendia, a legendary figure in the music industry, as he takes the stage and delivers a performance that will leave a spellbound. To add to the enchantment, another mesmerizing fireworks display will paint the night sky with brilliant colors and intricate patterns.