The abundance of marine life makes Roxas City the "Seafood Capital of the Philippines." This environment-friendly city is home to one of the richest fishing grounds in the country. Being a recipient of the Cleanest and Greenest Component City in Western Visayas Award in the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran (GPK) Cleanliness and Environmental contest is a clear testament of its people's commitment in ensuring a healthier and brighter future for all its residents and visitors as well. Recently, Roxas City has been a recipient of major awards from various government agencies. This year the Department of Health (DOH) awarded this city with its 2nd Red Orchid Award for being "100 percent tobacco-free." It has also gained the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Seal of Good Housekeeping and lauded the Best Police Station in the region by the Philippine National Police (PNP).
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64th Charter Day
May 12, 2015 is the 64th Charter Day of Roxas City. Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino invited everyone to partake in the simple celebration of the 64th Founding Anniversary of Roxas City. There will be live band at the city plaza, selling of diwal, among others.
After more than five years in office and is now on his way to completing his third term as the city's chief executive, Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino is well on his way of leaving an important legacy to the people of Roxas City. This is the legacy of Pagbag-o or CHANGE. Used to be just a battle cry, the Pagbag-o, loosely translated as For a Change, has become a reality under Mayor Celino's stewardship.
The Roxas City government under Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino may yet go down in the history as the most awarded. Just very recently, the Department of the Interior and Local Government conferred to the City the Good Financial Housekeeping, the third time is has bestowed such award. The award attests to the City's viable financial condition, which makes it highly eligible for more grants from various DILG programs.
San Jose Barangay Captain Jericho Celino of Roxas City was recently named "Sandugo" awardee in Western Visayas by the Philippine National Red Cross (PNRC). Raymundo Martinez, PNRC Capiz officer-in-charge, explained that "Sandugo" recognizes barangays whose chief executives take active participation in the bloodletting program. Their barangays should have reached at least 25 donors equivalent to 1 percent of their total population.
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino pledged to give P100, 000 to Roxas City plant growers during the opening of a Plant Farm at Punta Dulog, Pueblo de Panay in Barangay Lawaan, Roxas City March 23, 2015. With him on the same occasion were DILG Secretary Mar Roxas ll's Friday man Emmanuel "Tawi" Billones, Sr. and Councilor Matthew James Viterbo.
Three hundred ninety six families from Libas while 221 from Adlawan received their typhoon assistance of P30,000 each from the city government April 7, 2015. The grant came from foreign donors and was channeled to the Department of Social Welfare and Development.
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino said the Toyota Roxas City Branch which opened March 17, 2015 along National Highway, Brgy. Bolo, Roxas City is a welcome investment that is the latest to cash in on Roxas City's growing economy. We thank the TOYOTA for their trust and confidence in Roxas City as site of one of their biggest branches in Western VIsayas, said the Mayor.