Capiz Province, Philippines
List of Municipalities in the Capiz Province within Region VI in the Republic of The Philippines
Cuartero | Dao | Dumalag | Dumarao | Ivisan | Jamindan | Ma-Ayon | Mambusao | Panay | Panitan | Pilar | Pontevedra | President Roxas | Sapi-An | Sigma | Tapaz
Cities in the province of Capiz: Roxas City (Capital)
Seal of Capiz Province
|Interactive Google Satellite Map of Capiz|
Capiz welcome arch
Capiz Provincial Capitol in Roxas City
Capiz Province, Philippines
- Roxas City is the capital of Capiz
- Capiz has a total of 473 barangays, Capiz has 16 municipalities and 1 city
- Each of the 473 barangays of Capiz has its own interactive webpage
- Registered Voters of Capiz as of (2010) = 379,123
- Population of Capiz (as of Aug 1, 2007) = 701,664
- Land Area of Capiz (as of 2007, in hectares) = 259,464
- Capiz is a 1st class province.
- The province of Capiz is within Region VI in the Island of panay.
Geography of Capiz, Philippines
Geography of Capiz
Location of Capiz, Philippines
Capiz is located ....
History of Capiz, Philippines
Capiz became the second Spanish settlement after Cebu when Captain Diego de Artienda, sent by Legaspi landed in the town of Pan-ay and proclaimed it the capital of the province. The capital was then moved to the present location of Roxas City.
Folk history recorded in the Maragtas by Pedro Monteclaro says ten Bornean datus landed at a site now known as San Joaquin town in Iloilo province. They purchased Panay Island from the Aeta, cultivated the land, and renamed the island Madya-as. They divided it into three communities: Irong-irong, Akean (which includes the Capiz area), and Hamtik.
It is said that in Capiz in 1570, the Datu Bankaya’s wife of the Aklan district gave birth to twin daughters. Twin is "Kapid" in the local dialect, so the Spaniards adopted the name Capiz (Kapid) as inadvertently miscommunicated to them by the natives. Capiz, which was part of Aklan in pre-Spanish times, was one of the early settlements of the Malays, centuries before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines. It was part of the Confederation of Madjaas, formed after the purchase of Panay by the Bornean datus from the Negrito king named Marikudo.
When the Spaniards led by Miguel López de Legazpi came to Panay from Cebu in 1569, they found people with tattoos, and so they called it Isla de los Pintados. How the island itself came to be called Panay is uncertain. The Aeta called it Aninipay, after a plant that abounded in the island. Legend has it that López de Legazpi and his men, in search of food, exclaimed upon the island, pan hay en esta isla!. So they established their first settlement in the island at the mouth of the Banica River in Capiz and called it Pan-ay. This was the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines, the first being San Miguel, Cebu.
In the same year of 1569 Captain ('Capitan') Diego de Artieda who was sent by Legaspi landed in the Town of Panay and proclaimed it as the capital of the province. Later, they moved the Capital to its present site upon discovering the town of Capiz (not the province, and now Roxas City) which was near the sea and provided docking facilities.
In 1942, the region was occupied by the Japanese troops. In 1945, the region was liberated by the joint Filipino and American troops with Filipino guerrillas from the defeated Japanese Imperial forces during Second World War.
Capiz and Aklan were united under one province until April 25, 1956, when President Ramon Magsaysay signed into law Republic Act 1414 separating the two entities. (source verbatim from: www.capiz.gov.ph/)
People of Capiz, Philippines
Total Population of Capiz
- Elected officials of Capiz for the term of 2013-2016
- Provincial Governor of Capiz: Victor Arancillo Tanco - LIBERAL PARTY
- Provincial Vice-Governor of Capiz: Esteban Evan Bacero Contreras II - LIBERAL PARTY
- House Representatives of Capiz:
- 1st District Congressman: Antonio Arancillo Del Rosario - LIBERAL PARTY
- 2nd District Congressman: CASTRO, OTO NATIONAL UNITY PARTY
- Elected officials of Capiz for the term of 2010-2013
- Provincial Governor: Victor Arancillo Tanco
- Provincial Vice-Governor: Esteban Evan Bacero Contreras II
- House Representatives:
- Provincial Board Members:
- 1st District:
- Blesilda Perez Almalbis
- Remia Daliva Fuentes-Bartolome
- Jonathan Bofill Besa
- Roberto Villarruz Ignacio
- Eduardo Mabasa Magallanes
- 2nd District:
- Elected officials of Capiz for the term of 2007-2010
- Governor of Capiz for the term of 2007-2010
- Member(s) of the House of Representatives of Capiz for the term of 2007-2010
Businesses in Capiz, Philippines
- We invite you to list your business located in Capiz.
- Give your business a good description. Add your address and contact number if available.
- Resorts, restaurants, pension houses, or hotels are welcome to be listed here.
- Bakery, Mechanical Shop, Bicycle Shop, Tailor shops can be listed here.
- If you have a pharmacy or gas station, it can be listed here too.
- Hardware stores, Agrivets, salon, spas, etc. are welcome to be listed.
- We do not allow external links exept for our sponsors zamboanga.com and maletsky.com. If you have an external site for your business you may not link to it in Z-Wiki but you can point to it. e.g. list it like this: www.my??business.com - this tells the people of your website but it does not link to it.
- Businesses in Capiz
- The name of your business, address, phone number
- If you have real estate property, whether its commercial, residential, farm land, or just an empty lot in Capiz, you can list that property for free. Click to VIEW, EDIT, or ADD Realty Listings.
- You can list your House and lot or farm land for sale or lease for free here.
- If you are a real estate developer, you can list your subdivision, condominiums, high rises, apartment complexes, shopping strips or malls, open market developments here for Free.
Churches, Mosques, or Places of Worship in Capiz, Philippines
The name of your church, mosque, or place of worship can be listed here. We can even provide you with a free webpage for you. We can help you.
- List the Mosques or Masjid in Capiz here.
- List the Catholic churches and chapels in Capiz here.
- List the Methodist churches in Capiz here.
- List the Iglesia Ni Cristo churches in Capiz here.
- List the Seventh-day Adventist churches in Capiz here.
- List the Church of Jesus Christ Latter day Saints (Mormons) churches in Capiz here.
- List the Presbyterian churches in Capiz here.
- List the Baptist churches in Capiz here.
Schools in Capiz, Philippines
School year 2013-2014 starts June 3 and ends March 31, 2014, for public elementary and secondary schools. The school year will have 201 school days, of which 180 days are “nonnegotiable” student-teacher contact time.
The multisectoral Brigada Eskwela to prepare schools for the students’ return will be on May 21-26. Oplan Balik Eskwela will be from May 28 to June 8 while orientation on K to 12 for parents and other stakeholders will be on June 9.
Although private schools may deviate from the Department of Education (DepEd) calendar, they are enjoined not to start before June 3 and later than Aug 31.
School Year 2013-2014 in public elementary and high schools will start on June 3 and end on March 31, 2014 The name of your school in Capiz can be listed here. You can list it like this:
- Name of School. Private or Public. It can be an elementary school, high school, college.
- Address of your school
- Telephone Number
- Principal of the school
You can also create a webpage for your school. We can help you.
Economy of Capiz, Philippines
- If you have an article that talks about the improvement of the economy of Capiz you can post that article here. If you come across any news item that talks about the economy of Capiz, you may post it here. Of course you have to reference the writer of the article. Any improvement to transportation, power and service usually improves the economy of the community, so go ahead and report that too.
If you have a job available and that job is within the Province of Capiz, Philippines, you may post it here.
Remember to be as descriptive as possible and to post your Company name, Contact person, physical address, email address and Phone number..
Post expiration of Job Application. Go ahead and Click to Insert your job offer in the "Jobs in Capiz Philippines" page.
Natural Resources of Capiz, Philippines
- Protect the environment
It is sad but true that as of the year 2012 the rivers of the Philippines continue to be the #1 Sewer Systems of the Philippines.
Protect & Save the Rivers. Do not let your sewer drain into the river. Your community can be the first to initiate this project.
Build your riverbank protection with a built-in gutter system. Reforest within Ten Years - Guaranteed!
Let us plant more trees in every barangay in the entire Philippines. It does not make any difference if the barangay is urban, partially urban or rural; we need more trees. Trees will prevent erosion, provide oxygen, prevent green house effect, and even a place of business for the shade tree mechanic.
The Philippines is a tropical country and practically anything will grow. The DENR has the planting trees project that goes on every year. Lots of picture taking for the media. Planting trees one by one is the "human" way of doing it. This individual planting of trees is good if done to "line" the roads and highways with trees or along fences or property divisions, or if you have a plantation.
To reforest the nation of the Philippines we have to plant trees the "mother nature" way. Sow the seeds during the rainy season. Go deep into "bald" forests and plant trees by sowing seeds. If there's not enough volunteers to do this, use the military helicopters to fly over the designated areas and sow the seeds.
Guaranteed within a few years, The Philippines will be lush again. >>Read More
We are using our rivers as our sewer system. If you ask a Filipino, "Are the Filipinos a clean people?" The answer is an automatic, "Yes!". However, the Filipinos are suffering from the same disease or attitude as most people do, and that is the "NIMBY" disease or "NIMBY" attitude. (NIMBY) Not In My Back Yard. So it is OK to dump my garbage and sewer there. Not mine! Someone else will take care of it.
This attitude is killing our rivers. Your great-grandparents, grandparents or parents were once proud to tell the stories of how they enjoyed swimming in the river behind your house or nearby. However, you can't say the same or tell the same stories to your kids or grand kids. Why? Because your generation is killing the river.
- Secretary Ramon J. P. Paje
- Department of Environment and Natural Resources
- Visayas Avenue, Diliman, 1100 Quezon City, Philippines
We have so much water in the Philippines and yet very little to drink.
Instead of relying too much on Diesel fuel and Coal to generate the majority of Philippine's Electrical energy Supply, we can concentrate more on renewable and sustainable source of energy such as: Hydro Power, Solar Power, and Wind Power. We have too many black outs.
Tourists Attractions of Capiz, Philippines
- Help us add some of the tourist attractions of Capiz in Z-wiki. This will help boost the local economy of Capiz. Anything that is unique or anything that stands out in your community may be a tourist attraction.
- Landmarks are usually photographed a lot by visitors. Post the Capiz landmarks here.
Capiz is abundant with seafood found on its rich marine fishing ground. Savor the taste of mouth watering, tempting, fresh, safe, yummy, plentiful and cheap seafood, such as oysters or "talaba", clams, mussel, greenshell or "tahong"," angel wings or "diwal", milk-fish or "bangrus", king crab or "alimango", blue crab or "kasag", shrimp or "pasayan", prawn or "lukon", squid, tangigue, scallops, seaweeds or "gulaman", lobster and Lapu-lapu.
Festivals, Fiestas and Traditions of Capiz, Philippines
Every city or municipality has some sort of a festival or tradition that is celebrated every year. In the Philippines almost all barangays that are predominantly populated by Christians celebrate fiesta. Tell us about the festivals, fiestas and traditions of Capiz.
- Index surges past 6,700-pt level
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Positive developments abroad during the Lenten holidays carried the benchmark index past the 6,700 level for the first time this year.
- The Philippine Stock Exchange index (PSEi) climbed 1.44 percent or 96.33 points to 6,767.51, its best since closing at 6,800.11 on July 25, 2013. The broader all shares index jumped 1.26 percent or 50.74 points to 4,063.77 ....................... Full Story»
- PNoy: Make positive transformation of PH society permanent
- Monday, April 21, 2014
- MANILA, April 21 – In his Easter message, President Benigno S. Aquino III challenged Filipinos to pursue the gains made by his Administration when he steps down in 2016, even as he assured that good governance and economic progress will be strengthened in the remainder of his term.
- He said that government institutions will be further strengthened, and more corrupt officials will be held accountable, even as the economy continues to grow and the lives of the people improve ....................... Full Story»
- Fil-Am gymnast claims berth in Youth Games
- Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am
- MANILA, Philippines - Fil-Am Ava Verdeflor came out short in the medal round in the Junior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Tashkent, Uzbekistan but managed to salvage points to qualify for the 2014 Summer Youth Olympics in China.
- The 15-year-old Verdeflor, a native of Tarlac City based in Dallas, Texas, finished ninth among 30 bets from 22 countries with 30.3 points in the overall individual standings as she broke the 30-point qualifying standard for this year’s Youth Games slated Aug. 17-27 in Nanjing ....................... Full Story»
Capiz Zip Codes
- Source: Philippine Postal Corporation
- This table is Sortable by City/Municipality or by ZipCode
|Click on Icon to Sort
|Click on Icon to Sort
Capiz, Philippines supports Philippine Cycling
Philippine Cycling is about cycling in the Philippnes. Philippine Cycling helps promote bike races, cycling clubs, bicycle tours, and the development of bicycle trails. Activities are coordinated with bike shops and cycling clubs throughout the Philippines to promote the fun of riding bikes. Philippine Cycling will be coordinating events with tour of Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Road biking and mountain bikings will be promoted by Philippine Cycling.
Cycling Activity to Participate In
Your cycling activity can be posted here and it will be posted in all the Provincial, City, Municipal and Barangay pages
- Do this so your photo upload will be properly categorized for Capiz.
- Copy and paste the code below in "green" to the body or "Summary" of the image file that you are uploading.
[[Category:Capiz, Philippines Photo Gallery]]
*[[Capiz Province, Philippines]]
Most of the contents in this site are taken from the department of tourism, comelec, natioanal statistical board, DILG, (LGU) government sites, online news, and other content sites about the specific community. This page does not serve as the official website of the community but rather compliments and helps the community to promote tourism and attract investors.
This is an interactive and collaborative webpage, meant to help promote this community and showcase it to the world via the internet.
This wiki page follows a format. The editor of this wiki page reserves the right to change formats, edit, or delete entries that may be considered as offensive, vulgar or not for the betterment of this wiki page.