Captivating Capiz is the keyword tag used for the mini SEO contest here in the Province of Capiz. Here we will know all the necessary strategies used for optimizing one site. Students, professionals and who may it be shows there best as competition moves along. Fascinating to know that this is the very first blog I’ve posted in my life. In connection, I’m presenting my beloved municipality where I am currently residing and proud to be called a Pan-ayanon! Be captivated by the outstanding beauty of Capiz. As you can see in the upper corner of this page, an aerial view of Panay and how it looks like above. Trully fascinating.
Santa Monica Parish Church
Owing to the shortage of food in Cebu. Legazpi moved to Panay in 1569. On the bank of the Panay River, he founded the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines. This settlement is now the town of Pan-ay in Capiz Province that captivates the spaniards due to its bountiful food and weather climate.
At the beginning, the Panay Filipinos where hostile. But owing to the apostolic labours of Fr. Juan de Alba and other Augustinian missionaries, they were pacified and captivates by the alluring of Legazpi and finally became friends.
Two Chiefs of Panay, Datu Macabaog and Madidadang, were converted to Christianity by the Augustinian missionaries and became good friends of Legazpi.
(Zaide, Sonia M. The Philippines; A unique Nation with Gregorio F. Zaide. History of the Republic of the Philippines, 2nd Edition, Quezon City: All Nation Publishing Co., Inc., Copyright1999, p89.)
Currently, Panay keeps on improving its status every year. Mayor Dante Bermejo beautifies the Municipal Hall inside and out. They changed the old structures to a new one, possibly like a Spanish zone that attracts the eyes. Same with the outside appearance in front of the Santa Monica Parish Church that illuminates the plaza as if you are outside the country. Thanks to Mayor Vic Bermejo of Roxas City because during his reign as Governor of Capiz he donated in renewing the front of the church. There are hearsay that at the back of the Santa Monica Parish Church there would be a place a lotted for statues, these statues are for expressing the Historical events that happened in the past. Hoping this hearsay will be implemented to attract more tourists respectively. Changes reall1y is happening in the Municipality of Panay because there are still ongoing projects of the current Mayor. “Itib-ong ang Dungang Manngad sang Pan-ay!” Indeed fascinating…
Did you know?
Pan-ay is the first Capital of Capiz.
Pan-ay being the first organized community in the province was made the first capital (Cabezera) of Capiz, during the early Spanish regime. Even the “Gobernador” of Capiz has been officially residing in this town where the “care real” was located. The first governor appointed by King Phillip II of Spain was a Spaniards by the name of Pavis. Although other settlements like Capiz nor Roxas City, Pontevedra, and Pilar were established, Pan-ay being more organized was chosen to be a favor of the Governor and the Priests as the “Provincia” or the Capital of Capiz. Pavis did not live long and his remains were buried inside the Church or Pan-ay. After the death of Pavis, the site of Provincia or the Capital was then moved to Capiz, now Roxas City. The basic reason of the transfer was access of water transformation. The succeeding governors then lived in Capiz, (Roxas City). (Reference: Linnga –Anay 2008)
The Principal focus of development:
Develop and sustain the productivity and efficiency of the agriculture sector through: provision of access to Specialized Credit Programs Technology Enhancement and Adoption Infrastructure Development (irrigation, post harvest facilities) Promotion of Corp Diversification and Intensification Elimination of Crop Disease and Infestation
Enhance, regenerate and sustain level of productivity and efficiency of inland and coastal fishery resources Rehabilitate marine ecosystems and watershed areas. Educate fishing communities on coastal resources protection and conservation. Access for marginalized fishing communities to socialized credit facilities and alternative livelihood Protection of mangrove forests. Inter – LGU cooperation and management of fishery resources through the Pilar Bay Management and Conservation Program (composed of coastal Municipalities of Panay, Pontevedra, President Roxas and Pilar)
To develop and harness tourism potentials as another economic base of the municipality Tap and utilize the assistance of the department of Trade and Industry for the Tourism development in the area To promote tourism related investment To Fully put in place basic infrastructure support facilities
Provision, maintenance and development of basic infrastructure facilities and utilities Enhance provincial/municipal/barangay farm to market roads Rehabilitate/construct hanging footbridges in the municipality Fully energize all forty-two (42) barangay of the municipality. Expand services like water, energy, and communication services to designated municipality growth centers.
Maintenance of environmental sanitation and cleanliness within the municipality acquire garbage dumpsite/landfill and other facilities acquisition of waste disposal technology. Establish and enforce national and local environmental laws and ordinances Increase community awareness on the effects of indiscriminate waste and garbage disposal.
Panay has a Municipal Fiesta called Lingga- anay with different themes every year. We all know that fiesta is the Filipinos ultimate expression of gratitude and solidarity. Thus, Panayanon celebrates fiesta for creatively manifest their thanks and appreciation for the blessings they have received from the previous year. The joyous event also highlights the success of barangay residents from last year’s harvest that captivates the best things happened from the entire year.