The Manny Librodo Experience at Roxas City Capiz

One of Philippines renowned photographers, Manny Librodo is set to have a photography workshop in the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, Roxas City in the Province of Capiz.

On October 30, 2009, the Manny Librodo Experience is brought to this northern Panay city to share Mr.Librodo’s experiences in photography to the photo-enthusiasts of . . . → Read More: The Manny Librodo Experience at Roxas City Capiz

Pan-ay Capiz: Ringing the Largest Church Bell in the Philippines

Pan-ay Church Bells

Pan-ay Church Bells

After spending lunch at Roxas City, we went our way to Pan-ay, Capiz. A few kilometers away from the capital, the surrounding gradually turns from a bustling provincial city to a laid back and quiet town. Surprisingly, their town proper is silent during siesta time.

Pan-ay, Capiz has a lot of history in its sleeves. Some believe that in this town was the first contact of the Spaniards (men of conquistador, Miguel Lopez de Legaspi) at the island of Panay while looking for food provisions. Another was that it became the capital of Provincia de Panay (northern province of Panay because Provincia de Oton occupies the south) for two centuries before it was transferred to Capiz (today’s Roxas City). And finally, a massive church in front of a wide plaza with a massive treasure it holds, and said to be the largest church bell in Asia. Continue reading Pan-ay Capiz: Ringing the Largest Church Bell in the Philippines

Bewitching Roxas City Capiz!

Old Capiz Bridge over Pan-ay River

Old Capiz Bridge over Pan-ay River

It may be the notion of generally most of the Filipinos. Saying Capiz is generalizing to poltergeists and “aswangs” and more carnivores, no thanks to media who brought stereotyping to this laidback beauty in northern Panay. Roxas City, the capital of the northern Panay province of Capiz, its the main agro-industrial hub of the province. Dubbed as the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines”, it is blessed by bountiful harvests from both the sea, rivers and the land.

The city of more than a hundred thousand souls, it has a swampy area in the northern area and a hilly section in the southern area. Panay River runs through the downtown, giving a romantic scene in the city. Daw wala man kahaladlukan man di! Media! (There’s nothing to fear here! Media!)

I took Ivan Henares (of Ivan Around Town [www.ivanhenares.com]) and his friend JQ Quesada for a quick trip to Capiz for a heritage tour. This city was formerly known as Capiz, known for its shell industry of Capiz and the hometown of the former President Manuel Roxas. Just a few kilometers away east is the largest church bell in the country. Continue reading Bewitching Roxas City Capiz!

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