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Capiz is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. Its capital is Roxas City and is located at the northeastern portion of Panay island, bordering Aklan and Antique to the west, and Iloilo to the south. Capiz faces the Sibuyan Sea to the north. Capiz is known for its mother-of-pearl shells that have the same name and are used for decoration, making lampshades, trays, window doors, etc.. Map of the Philippines showing the regions and provinces (click for larger version). ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Roxas City is the capital of Capiz Province, central Philippines. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... The Sibuyan Sea is a small sea in the Philippines that separates the Visayas from the northern Philippine island of Luzon. ...

REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Province of Capiz
Region: Western Visayas (Region VI)
Capital: Roxas City
Founded:
Population:
2000 census—654,156 (36th largest)
Density—248 per km² (28th highest)
Area: 2,633.2 km² (30th smallest)
Languages: Ilonggo
Governor: Vicente B. Bermejo (2004-2007)
Image:Ph_locator_map_capiz.png

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Image File history File links Provincial seal of Capiz, Philippines. ... Map of the Philippines showing the island groups of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao Map of the Philippines showing all the regions and their provinces A region (Filipino: Rehiyon) is a administrative subdivision in the Philippines. ... Western Visayas, one of the regions of the Philippines, is designated as Region VI. It consists of seven provinces, namely, Aklan, Antique, Negros Occidental, Capiz, Guimaras, Iloilo and Palawan and 17 cities making it the region with the most number of cities. ... Roxas City is the capital of Capiz Province, central Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ... A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A barangay also known as barrio (Filipino: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy) is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village,barrio, district, ward or town. ... House of Representatives of the Philippines - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Hiligaynon or Ilonggo is an Austronesian language spoken in Western Visayas in the Philippines. ... Image File history File links Map of the Philippines showing the location of Capiz. ...


People

Historians and ethnologists narrowed down to three , the types of people known to have inhabited Capiz. Pygmies popularly known as Aetas or negritos; Indonesians descendants of the Mundo tribe in central Panay; and the Malays.


Culture

Aswang

Among Filipinos, Capiz is subject or focus of many Aswang, and other types of mythylogical ghost, goblins, ghouls and manananggal and other monster stories. Capiz is ( unfairly ) rumored to have a number of aswang and covens of witches. Superstitious folk who believe in their existence can still be found in these parts. They typically adorn windows, rooms, etc. with garlic bulbs, holy water, etc.. An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a ghoul in Filipino folklore. ... Reputed ghost of a monk. ... A ghoul is said to be a monster from Persian folklore that feeds on human flesh. ... A manananggal is a creature in Filipino folklore. ...


Myths, Folklore, Superstitious Beliefs and Practices

The early Panayanon believed in many gods. Bulalakaw, a bird which looked like a peacock and could cause illness, was said to live in the island's sacred mountain called Madya-as. A chief goddess was believed to reside in the mountain of the nearby island of Negros Occidental. She was called Laon, after whom Mt. Kanlaon is named. Mediators to the gods, also said to be the first priests, were: Bangutbanwa, who prayed for good harvests and an orderly universe; Mangindalon, who interceded for sick persons and prayed for the punishment of enemies; and Soliran and Solian, who performed marriage ceremonies. Manunubo was the good spirit of the sea. God is the term used to denote the Supreme Being ascribed by monotheistic religions to be the creator, ruler and/or the sum total of, existence. ... Ceres, the Roman goddess of agriculture A goddess is a female deity, in contrast with a male deity known as a god. A great many cultures have goddesses, sometimes alone, but more often as part of a larger pantheon that includes both of the conventional genders and in some cases... Negros Occidental is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


The kama-kama are dwarves living in earth mounds, and are lazy and fun loving. The tamawu/taglugar are spirits that can be either friendly or evil. They live in resplendent palaces that look like mere boulders to the human eye. When they find a human being attractive, they entice the person to join them; this peculiar act of courtship is called yanggaw. The dwindi is a dwarf residing in a mount of earth. The lulid sa bungsud has a big head, but a small torso and limbs. One who disturbs the mound where it resides falls ill. The agta is a very dark, hairy person living in the forest. Although a trickster, it is helpful to people. The amamanhig is a dead person who has returned to life and simply echoes everything that mortals say; it has lost the power to think. Hiwit or barang is a ritual that gives one of the power to inflict pain on an enemy. A dwarf (plural dwarfs or, more recently, dwarves --see under Tolkien below) is a short humanoid creature in Norse mythology, fairy tales, fantasy fiction and role-playing games. ...


Economy

Geography

Capiz is located on a small island formed by the Panay and Banica rivers. The Panay river was famous by the great number of alligators. The soil is poor in the norhtern part of the island and is most productive only in the southern part. It is bouneded by the Mindoro sea, the Panay, Loctugan and Ibisan rivers.


Political

Capiz is subdivided into 16 municipalities and 1 city. A municipality (bayan, sometimes munisipalidad, in Filipino) is a local government unit in the Philippines. ... A city (lungsod, sometimes siyudad, in Filipino) is a tier of local government in the Philippines. ...


City

Roxas City is the capital of Capiz Province, central Philippines. ...

Municipalities

Cuartero is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Dao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Dumalag is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Dumarao is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Ivisan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Jamindan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Ma-ayon is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Mambusao is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Panay is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Panitan is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Pilar is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Pontevedra is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... President Roxas is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Sapi-an is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Sigma is a 4th class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ... Tapaz is a 3rd class municipality in the province of Capiz, Philippines. ...

Physical

History

Folk history recorded in the Maragtas by Pedro Monteclaro says ten Bornean datus landed at a site now known as San Joaquin town in Iloilo province. They purchased Panay from the Aeta, cultivated the land, and renamed the island Madya-as. They divided it into three communities: Irong-irong, Akean (which includes the Capiz area), and Hamtik. Borneo and Sulawesi Borneo (politically divided between Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei) is the third largest island in the world. ... Datu is the title for ancient tribal chieftains in the pre-hispanic Philippines. ... Iloilo is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in the northern part of the Philippines on the island of Luzon. ... Irong-Irong (or Ilong-Ilong) appears in the Maragtas legend of the coming of ten Bornean datus (Chieftains) to Panay who bartered gold for the plains and valleys of the island from a local Ati chieftain. ... Akean, (in the local language of the Panay Island in the Philippines) where the term aklan was named after and is derived from the word akae, to boil or to froth. ... Antique P is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


It is said that in Capiz in 1570, the Datu Bankaya’s wife of the Aklan district gave birth to twin daughters. Twin is "Kapid" in the local dialect, so the Spaniards adopted the name Capiz (Kapid) as inadvertently miscommunicated to them by the natives.


Capiz, which was part of Aklan in pre-Spanish times, was one of the early settlements of the Malayas, centuries before the coming of the Spaniards to the Philippines. It was part of the Confederation of Madjaas, formed after the purchase of Panay by the Bornean datus from the Negrito king named Marikudo. Aklan is a province of the Philippines located in the Western Visayas region. ...


When the Spaniards led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi came to Panay from Cebu in 1569, they found people with tattoos, and so they called it Isla de los Pintados. How the island itself came to be called Panay is uncertain. The Aeta called it Aninipay, after a plant that abounded in the island. Legend has it that Legazpi and his men, in search of food, exclaimed upon the island, pan hay en esta isla!. So they established their first settlement in the island at the mouth of the Banica River in Capiz and called it Pan-ay. This was the second Spanish settlement in the Philippines, the first being San Miguel, Cebu. Miguel López de Legaspi (1524 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish explorer whose travels in the Philippine Islands started a more than 300 years control on the islands by Spain. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ... The Aeta are an indigenous people who live in the northern part of the Philippines on the island of Luzon. ... Miguel López de Legaspi (1524 - August 20, 1572) was a Spanish explorer whose travels in the Philippine Islands started a more than 300 years control on the islands by Spain. ... Panay is an island in the Philippines located in the Visayas. ... Cebu is an island province of the Philippines located in the Central Visayas region. ...


In the same year of 1569 Captain ('Capitan') Diego de Artieda who was sent by Legaspi landed in the Town of Panay adn prolcaimed it as the capital of the province. Later, they moved the Capital to its present site upon discovering the town of Capiz(not the province, and now Roxas City) which was near the sea and provided docking facilities. Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ...

Cities and Municipalities of Capiz
Cities: Roxas City
Municipalities: Cuartero | Dao | Dumalag | Dumarao | Ivisan | Jamindan | Ma-ayon | Mambusao | Panay | Panitan | Pilar | Pontevedra | President Roxas | Sapi-an | Sigma | Tapaz

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