The capital of the Province of Capiz was named after the last president of the Commonwealth of the Philippines, the first president of the Third Philippine Republic, and the fifth president of the Philippines pursuant to the provisions of Republic Act No. 603.On April 11, 1951, the city charter was signed by President Elpidio Quirino, who succeeded President Manuel Acuña Roxas upon his untimely death in Clark Air Field in Pampanga. The province’s proudest son, President Roxas was born to Gerardo Roxas, Sr. and Rosario Acuña in a house in the former town of Capiz, Capiz on January 1, 1892. His presidency was cut shortRead More →

The future president of the Republic of the Philippines was born to Gerardo Roxas, Sr. and Rosario Acuña in this house in the former town of Capiz, Capiz on January 1, 1892. Manuel Acuña Roxas had a meteoric rise to Philippine politics and public service. In 1917 he was elected to the Capiz Municipal Council. From 1919 to 1922, he was the governor of the Province of Capiz. As a member of the House of Representatives, Roxas represented the first district of Capiz to the Sixth (1922-25), Seventh (1925-28), Eighth (1928-31), Ninth (1931-34), and Tenth (1934-45) Philippine Legislatures. He also represented Capiz in the FirstRead More →

For four days every mid February, the sprawling Clark Air Field is adorned with colorful giant balloons. In what has become an annual spectacle, various Philippine-based companies and a number of foreign hot air balloon enthusiasts converged at the former American air base to the delight of nearly a hundred thousand crowd. The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta has been held the last 17 years. It aims to fuel a strong passion for flying, to help spur the aviation industry and to create tourism-related jobs and business opportunities. (79)Read More →