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
Welcome to the new Roxas City, an evolving metropolis.
From being the Seafood Capital of the Philippines, Roxas City is now seen as a fast-rising economy in Western Visayas. Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas ll also wants to make Roxas City the Logistics Hub for Northern Panay in Western Visayas.
Former Roxas City Executive Secretary Jericho Celino, now the Barangay Captain of San Jose and Vice President of the Roxas City Liga ng mga Barangay, is seen as now "ripe" for a higher public office, perhaps as city councilor.
The construction of a three-storey annex building for the Roxas City Hall was proposed to make services better, according to city architect Margie Maestro. Among the offices that need to be expanded are: the City Licensing Division, since there are many clients during the business permit renewal; Accounting Office; and the financial assistance area.
Beautifying the lighthouse and its surroundings and making it more accessible are being taken care of by One Capiz, a group of concerned Capiceños, with the help of the Roxas City government, according to Assistant Department Head of the City Engineer's Office architect Margie Maestro. She said a P3-million budget from the Department of Transportation and Communications will be used to construct a view deck and a 375- meter pathway to the lighthouse.
Barra cannon a carronade made by Scotland firm between 1776-1852
A cannon discovered by five fishermen beneath the waters of Barangay Barra, Roxas City on Aug. 6,2014, close to the site of the sunken Spanish Galleon ship, has been identified as "very possibly a CARRONADE manufactured by the Carron Company of Falkirk, Scotland between 1776-1852."
The City Licensing Division and the City Solid Waste Management Office gave free lipsticks to vegetable vendors at Teodoro Arcenas Trade Center as incentives for keeping the areas around them clean. Roxas City Solid Waste Management Focal Person Glenn Beup personally handed the imported lipsticks - courtesy of economic affairs consultant Carmen Andrade, to the delighted vegetable sellers.
ROXAS City - City government officials here who recently went to Davao City for a study tour denied insinuations that they went on a trip for nothing. Mayor Angel Alan Celino and several department heads went on a four-day "knowledge journey" from June 23 to 26. Roxas officials said they chose Davao because the latter city was last year's Presidential Awardee for being the most child-friendly highly urbanized city.