Category: Capiz

Roxas City, Capiz – Legendary Island of Olotayan

According to legend, Olotayan Island in Roxas City was formed by the head and stomach of a wicked giant. My second visit to Roxas City afforded a half-day visit to an off-the-beaten-track destination. The neighboring island of Olotayan – the only insular barangay of the city – harbors pristine beaches...

DIY Walking Tour – Roxas City

Location: Roxas City, Capiz Starting Point: Manuel Roxas Shrine End Point: Roxas City Museum (Panublion Museum) Distance: 1.5 km Duration: 2 hours Though much father from famed Boracay Island – four hours, to be exact – the city of Roxas in Capiz province makes for a much more pleasant, laid-back gateway to Western Visayas, compared to neighboring...

Pan-ay, Capiz – Where the Big Bell Tolls

The five-storey belfry of coral stone afforded a pastoral panorama beyond the town plaza occasionally punctuated by jeepneys and tricycles whirring along the highway that stretched back to Roxas City. Click! The tourist guide snapped photos of me grinning—half in fear—underneath 10.4 tons of cast metal precariously suspended by rusty...