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History | Former Cebu mayor appointed as Capiz’s Japan-sponsored governor

On January 21, 1944, President Jose P. Laurel officially appointed Alfredo V. Jacinto as provincial governor of Capiz, reports Manila's The Tribune. The appointment came after the recommendation of former Speaker Manuel Roxas who was “interested in the restoration of peace and order” in the province. With his appointment, Governor Jacinto officially succeeded Gabriel K. Hernandez, who went into hiding from the Japanese forces after the occupation of Capiz. In July 1943, Santiago Arceño, the province’s senior inspector of the constabulary, was delegated as acting governor, a post he held until Jacinto’s appointment.
Jacinto reportedly had “a long and efficient record of service in the government.” He born on March 23, 1891, in Gapas, Nueva Ecija, to Gervasio Jacinto and Ramona Lim. After finishing secondary course at Liceo de Manila, he was hired to work in Nueva Ecija where he started out as property clerk, rising into the position of Civil Service Accountant. He married his town…
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7 Things You Should Know about Panay Christmas Village, Capiz's Colorful Christmas Attraction

The ber months invite everyone to the town of Panay in the province of Capiz not only to see its historic church bell, but also to experience its festive Christmas Village. For the locals, no Christmas is complete without taking the whole family to this festive, colorful and bright destination.

Panay Christmas Village is close to Roxas City

The town of Panay lies just 20-30 minutes away from the heart of Roxas City, the province's capital. It is accessible through a tricycle ride or by taking a public van bound to the town of Pontevedra (just tell the driver to drop you off at Panay town plaza). You may also charter your own tricycle for faster transport.

It prominently features the town's main attractions



The town's main attractions include the 19th century, neoclassical Santa Monica Church and the famous bell made of 70 sacks of silver and copper coins. Not to be missed, especially during the Holiday season, is the town's Christmas Village, which has become an annual …

President Roxas, the town once chopped off, a Spanish Sugar Mill, and Liktinon Falls

The town of President Roxas is just 40 minutes away from Roxas City. Tourists might get confuse at this, but please don't. Roxas City (formerly known as the town of Capiz), is the capital of the Province of Capiz, while President Roxas, is a town located a few kilometers away. It is known as the sugar capital of northern Panay Island, with its hectares upon hectares of sugarcane plantation and the azucarera that serves as the town’s biggest employer. The tall mountains and rolling hills are stunning views worth capturing. Tucked in these mountains is Liktinon Falls, which will capture your imagination and give you a refreshing respite.

President Roxas is just a bus ride away from where I live and one fine weekend, I ventured out to explore the town that was once called Lutod-Lutod. It was once a part of the nearby town of Pilar (which was named after the Nuestra Senora del Pilar). Shortly after the war, the locals successfully lobbied for the separation of Lutod-Lutod. It was nam…

87 Pictures that Showcase the Beauty and Decay of Gigantes Islands

The trip to Gigantes Islands begins at Bancal Port in Carles. Boat fare is as low as P90 pesos while tourists are charged a one-way environmental fee worth P75. Bancal Port thrives with small and huge water vehicles alike. Fishermen dock here where their day’s catch are traded at the fishing port next to the tourism office. Visitors who want their own private boats for the island hopping may also transact with boat operators. Rate usually begins at 3,000 for a 10-seater boat.



Gigantes’ shores are not as powdery-white as Boracay’s but the sand definitely glimmers in its golden appeal! Tourist boats dock at Sitio Langub in Barangay Granada on the main island.



“Sir, bili na po kayo ng souvenir,” chanted the children to guests walking towards Gigantes’ lighthouse. They chant sounds like the trademark “May uwi si Nanay sa bahay”  of Kris Aquino’s movie Feng Shui. Nevertheless, the children’s intone doesn’t sound that creepy.








The old lighthouse (once called Faro de Sibulac Babae) was built dur…