NCCA: Grand ‘Capiztahan’ festivity kicks off in Roxas City

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THE Provincial Government of Capiz, led by Governor Antonio del Rosario and provincial tourism and cultural affairs officer Alphonsus Tesoro will once again celebrate province’s annual Capiztahan Festival from April 12 to 15, 2019 in Roxas City, Capiz.

Capiztahan is an annual tourism and cultural event of Capizeños to celebrate the founding anniversary of the civil government. This year’s fete showcases the richness of its agricultural and aquamarine resources.

Before the formal celebration of Capiztahan, there were pre-Capiztahan activities such as farms and industry encounters through science and technology agenda, Mutya sang Capiz, farmers and fisherfolks day, night market, zumba for a cause, bloodletting activity, international cock derby, and the Visayas launch of Filipino Food Month.

Capiz is known to be the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”. Capizeños will prepare huge servings of crabs, oysters, shrimps, and other seafood as part of the Capiztahan Food Festival.

During the Capiztahan Agro-Industrial/Trade and Tourism Fair, there will be local products and crafts all over the province will be sold.

As the province’s aim to be the sports-tourism capital of the country, Capiz Triaksyon National Age Group Triathlon 2019 will be highlighted on the festival.

Sadsad Capiz, a street dance competition that showcases colorful and vibrant performance to interest local and foreign tourists shall ensue from April 12 to 14, 2019.

On the last day, a wreath-laying ceremony for the 71st death anniversary of President Manuel A. Roxas will be held at his monument.

Other activities to expect are the 5th Capiztahan Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Tournament, 3rd Capiztahan Taekwondo Championship, 3rd Capiztahan Regional Invitational Bowling Tournament, Capiztahan Chess Festival, among others.

Being the nearest Friday, April 12th is hereby declared as a special non-working in the entire province by virtue of Executive Order No. 005, in consonance with Republic Act No. 9217, to commemorate the death anniversary of the late President Manuel A. Roxas.

For more details, please contact Mr. Rene Napeñas, head of the Public Affairs and Information Section, through 0928-5081057, 527-2192 loc 628 or through email address Log on to


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