On April 15, 1901, the Philippine Commission approved Act No. 115 creating the Province of Capiz. It was the third province to be organized in Panay Island pursuant to the provisions of the Provincial Government Act of 1901 (Act No. 83). The Province of Iloilo through Act No. 113 and the Province of Antique through Act No. 114 were organized on April 11 and April 13, respectively. The town of Capiz was named as the provincial capital (Section 5). It is now called as Roxas City.

Capiz CapitolPresident Ramon Magsaysay signed Republic Act No. 1414 on April 25, 1956. It separated from the Province of Capiz the municipalities of Altavas, Balete, Batan, Banga, Buruanga, Ibajay, Kalibo, Lezo, Libacao, Madalag, Malay, Makato, Malinao, Nabas, New Washington, Numancia, and Tangalan to create the Province of Aklan.

Note: This part of LegendHarry‘s July 30-August 8, 2013 Panay Island Backpacking Trip.


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