The Seafood Capital of the Philippines
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Country Philippines
City ROXAS
Official Website http://www.philcttis.org
Island Grouping Visayas
Region Region VI
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Roxas city, capital of Capiz, is located at the northeastern tip of Panay, 136 km. away from Iloilo city and 886 km. from Boracay. Travel time is only 40 minutes by plane south of Manila. The landscape is dotted with verdant hills on mostly flat land intertwined with a network of brackish water abundant with marine products. That is why Roxas city is known as the Seafood Capital of the Philippines. The city is politically divided into 47 barangays.

Population

According to the 2000 census, it has a population of 126,352 people in 25,126 households.

Language

Hiligaynon is the dominant dialect spoken in the province.

Climate

The province has a 3rd type of climate, seasonal changes are not pronounced. Relatively dry from November to April and wet from May to October.

Economy

Roxas City is a 2nd class city in the province of Capiz, Philippines. It is the capital city of Capiz.

Roxas city has basically an Agri-based economy. Farming and fishing are the major economic activities and claim 60% of the city's land area. The city is now moving towards commercialization and industrialization as it is the center of trade and commerce not only in the Province of Capiz but also in the northern part of Panay Island. Goods exported by the city through its national port and the port of Iloilo are mostly agricultural and marine products like palay ,rice, corn, copra, kapis shells, green mollusks, oysters, dried and fresh fish ,prawns, crabs, and shrimps.

It is a center for copra and aquaculture production. The surrounding area grows sugarcane, rice, coconuts, fruit, hemp, and tobacco.

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Date  Title  Action
Article 
10 Oct 2010  BUSINESS DIRECTORY: ORGANIC, HERBAL & NATURAL PRODUCTS  View
01 Jun 2008  Hotel at center of Roxas City  View
04 Apr 2008  One Town One Product: Roxas  View
01 Apr 2008  HISTORY OF ROXAS CITY  View
21 Oct 2007  Commodity Profile: Region VI  View
13 Oct 2007  One Stop Export Documentation Center  View
News 
13 Sep 2010  CAPIZ TOWN TO GET BIRTHING CLINIC  View
09 Sep 2010  Region 6 Western Visayas Agribiz Profile  View
07 Sep 2010  PhilWater 2010 to gather Asia-Pacific officials on water safety & security  View
07 Sep 2010  CAPIZ TOWN TO GET BIRTHING CLINIC  View
13 Jan 2008  Kiteboarding, the next phenomenon  View
25 Sep 2007  Capiz readies anti-pest sentries  View
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