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The City of Roxas or 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 approved 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.

Incumbent Mayor Ronnie T. Dadivas of Roxas City said “Upod kita, padayon sa progreso.”

Now, the City of Roxas is progressively becoming the center of education, trade, tourism and economic activity in Western Visayas.

“Kadto kamo sa Roxas City,” Mayor Dadivas quipped.

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Ed Basilonia
Ed Basilonia
a veteran journalist for more than two decades. He wrote for almost all local newspapers in the province as well as for a national daily as a correspondent. Ed was also the head of the Capiz Provincial Press Bureau for two governors. He was the head of the press bureau when they won as the best information office of an LGU in Western Visayas for the first time ever. He is a public relations practitioner and a media relations expert. He is now a successful businessman but has retained his love for writing.

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