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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Komiks' first issue
The following is the first issue of Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino's komiks, which focuses on the anti-smoking campaign of Roxas City. The Project is handled by the PR Office. Source: GTP
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.
Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino assists in the distribution of Emergency Shelter Assistance (ESA) to barangay Tiza residents. Each of the 721 recipients whose houses were totally destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda in November last year received P30, 000 in grant. There are still a few remaining barangays left before the ESA is completed in the city’s 47 barangays.
The first Citymall owned by Double Dragon Properties Corp. opened on Arnaldo Boulevard in Roxas City March 27, 2015 with Interior Secretary Mar Roxas ll and Kapampamilya star Anne Curtis gracing the occasion. Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino welcomed this latest investment to rise in the Seafood Capital of the Philippines.
NHA to provide housing units to 186 families rendered homeless by fire
The National Housing Authority, through Interior Secretary Mar Roxas ll, is "providing" housing units to 186 families in Barangay San Jose, Roxas City rendered homeless by the March 8 fire, the completion of which are being rushed to comply with the two-month period.
Roxas taps Manila connection to help folks; more aids forthcoming
The victims of the fire that hit urban poor areas in barangay 9 and Punta Tabuc here will be relocated and they will have their dwelling place in San Jose in two months, complete with facilities. The National Housing Authority said the affected folks can permanently occupy the relocation site in Barangay San Jose in two months on request of Department of Interior and Local Government secretary Manuel Roxas II.
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas ll, accompanied by Mayor Angel Alan B. Celino, arrived here today and visited Punta Tabuc and Barangay 9 (Railway) and condoled with the fire victims. More than 100 houses consisting of 180 families were razed to the ground in Punta Tabuc and Railway in what was deemed the biggest fire to hit Roxas City. The fire started around 7 p.m. March 8 and lasted in the morning of March 9.