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CITY OF ROXAS (CAPIZ)


GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:   Roxas City is situated at the Northeastern tip of the Island of Panay within the geographical coordinates of 122° 45’ longitude and 11° 35’ latitude.  Its boundaries are: Visayan Sea on the North, Municipality of Panit-an on the South, Municipality of Ivisan on the West, and Municipality of Panay on the East.

ACCESSIBILITY:
    Nearest airport:  
Roxas City Airport, Iloilo International Airport
    Nearest seaport:
    Major road networks: 

CLIMATE AND WEATHER:  
Mostly dry from December to May and wet from June to November, coolest from October to February and hottest from March to May.

HOTELS AND RESORTS:
San Antonio Beach Resort, Roxas Mindtown Hotel, Nesta's Hilltop Hotel, Hotel Veronica, La Hacienda Grande Hotel, Cler Grand Hotel, Halaran Plaza Hotel, Sky Garden Hotel, Capiz Bay Resort, Image Palace Hotel & Restaurant, Flatrock Beach Resort, Julietas Hotel, Hotel Vita, Ho-ay Hotel, Happy Hearth's Drive In Hotel


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS:  
Ancestral house of pres. Roxas, Baybay Beach, Immaculate Concepcion Metropolitan Cathedral, La palaya de Roxas, Olatayan Island, Mantalinga Island, Moro towers, Roxas City Museum, The City Bridge

FIESTAS AND EVENTS:
  
May 3 - Sina-ot Festival, December - Sinadya sa Halaran

ETHNIC GROUPS:

LANGUAGES AND DIALECTS:
  Capiznon, Hiligaynon, Tagalog, English

RELIGION:  
Catholic

FAMOUS SONS AND DAUGHTERS:  
Manuel A Roxas - 1st President of the Philippine Republic

COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA:

SHOPPING AND ENTERTAINMENT:
    Malls:
    Popular establishments:  
Mercury Drugstore
    Entertainment venues:

BANKS:  
Allied Bank, Banco De Oro, Bank of Commerce, Bank of the Philippine Islands, China Banking Corporation, Development Bank of the Philippines, Land Bank of the Philipiines, Metro Bank,  Philippine National Bank, Philippine Savings Bank, Philippine Veterans Bank,  Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation, Security Bank, United Coconut Planters Bank

UNIVERSITIES:

HOSPITALS:
  
Capiz Emmanuel Hospital Inc., St. Anthony College Hospital

MONTHLY COST OF LIVING:
    House Rental:
    Food:
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    Education:
    Health:

PRA RETIREMENT INFORMATION:
    Accredited facilities:
    Merchant partners:
    Registered retirement accommodations:
    Retirement franchises:
    Nearest PRA satellite office:  
Cebu Satellite Office
    Number of PRA retirees:      9


GOVERNMENT INFORMATION:
    Investment zones:
    Government agencies/branch offices:  
DTI, LTO, SSS

LINKS:  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roxas_City,_Capiz


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